23 November 2014

New Special Covers



Kerala Postal Circle released a Special Cover on 19-11-2014 in connection with MALAPPURAMPEX 2014. CONOLLY'S PLOT - The oldest Teak Plantation in the world.  Situated in Nilambur, Malappuram District, Kerala State.  It is named after H.V. Conolly, the Malabar District Collector between 1841 and 1855 during the British Rule, who was instrumental in planting teak in the entire Nilambur area.  The cancellation depicts ‘The hanging bridge’  in Conolly's plot, Nilambur on Chaliyar River. Cover approval No. KL-16/2014

Special Cover on Second Death Anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra


A special cover on Second death anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra wAS issued on 3rd November 2014 at Patna.

- Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum

Forthcoming stamp exhibitions

Kochipex - 2014, Philatelic Exhibition at Vyttila, Kochi - 27th - 28th November 2014.

Kovaipex - 2014, Philatelic Exhibition at Coimbatore - 27th - 29th November 2014.

Silverpex - 2015, National Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition at Kannur - 9th - 11th January 2015.

SINE, Stamps of India National Exhibition at New Delhi -Stamps of India National Exhibition on Jan 30, Jan 31, & Feb 1, 2015 at NDMC Convention Centre, Opp Jantar Mantar, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. For details visit stampsofindia.com

Hyderabad Stamp, Coin & Note Fair - 2015 at Hyderabad - 6th - 8th February 2015.

21 November 2014

Christmas sparkling stamps from Switzerland



Swiss Post released a set of stamps dedicated to Christmas and New Year holidays. The stamps depict Santa Claus, festive delicious biscuits, advent wreath and crib. This year’s Christmas stamp series unleashes a true blaze of colour.  The stamp depict the joy of the holidays sparkles like the reflection of candles on Christmas tree ornaments.

Club News

New Special Cover


A Special Cover on New Judicial Complex of Muvattupuzha was issued at Muvattupuzha on 17th October 2014. (Special Cover approval no. KL-12/2014)

The  Judicial Complex at Muvattupuzha  -  The Cradle of Triveni Sangamam - actually a monument, which reveals the golden reign of the Kings of Travancore,  is   prestigiously kept up even today – for the  last 135 years.

- Sreejesh Krishnan – Thiruvananthapuram

New Meghdoot Cards

Two new Meghdoot Cards recently issued by India Post in denomination of 25 paise in the months of August and September 2014.

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: Timir Shah – Vadodara

Stamps of India National Exhibition


Stamps of India National Exhibition on Jan 30, Jan 31, & Feb 1, 2015 at NDMC Convention Centre, Opp Jantar Mantar, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. For details visit stampsofindia.com

20 November 2014

New stamps on children’s fables from Switzerland





Every year, almost all world postal administrations publish a special postage stamp issue named "Children's Postage Stamp". The motifs of these stamps are usually the usually the favourite children's pets, fairy tales and literature heroes, children's toys, cartoons. Children's stamps may include educational and corrective topics in animated form, i.e. drawings on certain topics that children normally learn in school: famous scientists and phenomenon that
they study, historical figures and events, sport heroes, pets and attitude to-wards them.... They are all represented in a way that is interesting and understandable to little children.

The theme of this year's Children's Postage Stamp is fable-short story in which animals behave like humans.  Fables are at the same time instructive stories, narrated concisely and with great humour, and containing important life truths. Dositej Obradovic, Serbian educator and fabulist has collected and published the fables that are motifs on stamps.


Motifs on Stamps: 23 RSD- The dog and his shadow, 35 RSD - The fox and the crow, 46 RSD- The Rooster and the precious stone, 70 RSD- The turtle and the eagle.

Motifs on Envelopes: a- Two mice,   b- Pig and oak

Courtesy – Dr. Avinash Jagtap, Switzerland

Club News

New Special Cover


Special Cover on Dr. A. S. Rao, on the occasion of his Birth Centenary Celebration - 16th November 2014

The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu along with the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya released a Special Cover on Dr. A.S. Rao on his Birth Centenary Celebrations at Hyderabad on 16th November, 2014. Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle was also present on the occasion.

Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao (popularly known as A. S. Rao) (b. 1914 – d. 2003) was an eminent Indian scientist and founder of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad. Shri Rao represented India at many international conferences on scientific development including UN conferences on peaceful uses of atomic energy. He also served on the editorial and advisory boards of many scientific journals including many international journals of repute. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1960.

Special Cover on 125th Annual Conference of Akhil Bhartiya Bhargava Sabha - 15th November 2014

125th Annual Conference of Akhil Bhartiya Bhargava Sabha was held at Udaipur from 15th to 17th November 2014 at Udaipur. To mark the occasion a Special Cover was released on 15th November 2014 at Udaipur.

Special Cover on 125th Annual Conference of Akhil Bhartiya Bhargava Sabha

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

19 November 2014

Holiday stamps from USPS



Date of Issue : 6 November , 2014

Here are new Holiday stamps from USPS. These beautiful stamps feature characters from ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’. These are wonderful stamps for the Christmas greetings. Children  would love these stamps depicting Rudolph and his friends.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

On the evening of December 6, 1964, families sat down to watch a new TV show for the first time: an animated special called Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It featured the voice of Burl Ives as Sam, a singing snowman, who narrates the tale of a misfit reindeer who finds his own special way to shine. The hour-long show went on to become not only the longest-running and highest-rated Christmas special in TV history, but also a beloved holiday tradition.

Rudolph and his friends now bring their own brand of joy and nostalgia to four holiday stamps. The stamp artwork features still frames from the special, which was produced by Rankin/Bass using stop-motion animation. In this type of production, moveable models are photographed against backgrounds, giving the images their distinctive look. Rudolph, Santa, and the Abominable Snow Monster all star on stamps of their own, while a fourth stamp features Hermey, the elf who dreams of becoming a dentist, touching Rudolph’s glowing red nose.
In order to create the special, new characters (including the Abominable Snow Monster and Hermey) were added to those featured in the poem written by Robert L. May and the song written by Johnny Marks.
In addition to the Rudolph song, the special also contains five of composer Johnny Marks’s previous songs and seven new songs that include “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Silver and Gold,” “Jingle, Jingle, Jingle,” “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,” “There’s Always Tomorrow” and “We’re a Couple of Misfits.”
And as for Rudolph, the star of the show? As the millions of fans of the classic animated special know, he went down in history!Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps. The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

My Recent Cover






Received this cover with pictorial cancellation  from Germany. Thanks to Mr Wolfgang Beyer for this nice cover.


New Pictorial cancellation from Italy


On December 6, 2014 a new pictorial cancellation   will be issued in I-33026 PALUZZA. The cancellation is featuring a groundhog (Marmota monax). For this cancellation please contact : Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German philatelic Collector Group Arge ZOOLOGIE.Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de

Club News


The Hyderabad Philatelic & Hobbies Society is  organising “HYDERABAD STAMPS, COINS 7 NOTE FAIR-2015” from 06th February, 2015 to 08thFebruary, 2015, at Federation House, FAPCCI  Lane,  Near Pragati Art Printers, Red Hills, Hyderabad-500 004.  The fair timing is 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. 

For more details please contact (1) Sri Sunder Bahirwani, Mobile 0998537370; email: sundr.bahirwani@rediffmail.com  or (2) Sri Shri Prakash Agarwaal, Mobile:09346777206; email: spagarwaal@yahoo.com

18 November 2014

Christmas 2014 stamps from Sweden



Date of Issue : 13 November 2014

Here are new stamps issued by Swedish Post for this year’s Christmas. The stamps are so beautiful and tempting featuring a  variety of Christmas sweets. This set of stamps is one of the most beautiful sets issued on Christmas this year. The other philatelic items issued with this set are magnificent and have been shown below.

Popular sweets on the Christmas table and the Christmas tree 


“The ‘lussebulle’ is a bun that, as everyone knows, gets its yellow color from saffron. As far back as the Middle Ages this expensive spice was popular among the aristocracy. It was first used in a Swedish cookbook in the 1700s, but it was not until the end of the 1800s when so many of the Christmas traditions were established in our country that buns and other baked goods with the yellow coloring became common in Swedish kitchens and were linked in particular to Christ-mas,” says Lena Kättström Höök.

Spiking oranges with aromatic cloves is a relatively late tradition. The combination of the clove and orange scents was considered to be refreshing and pleasant.

“The Christmas apple, which was picked and kept fresh by wrapping it in a newspaper, is an early tradition. In the first record of a Swedish Christmas tree from the mid-18th century, Christmas apples, among other decorations, hung from the tree branches.”

Marzipan was also found on the holiday tables of the elite in the 17th century. Marzipan figures often depicted people in fine clothing; the marzipan pig came much later. Sugar used to be expensive, and marzipan, like saffron, was a status symbol.


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“Gingerbread cookies, which are spiced with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, could be bought in the large cities as early as during the 16th century and were at that time viewed as a luxury. They were baked in the monasteries during the Middle Ages and were considered to be a cure-all remedy. Gingerbread houses were first mentioned in Sweden in 1883. The story about Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm was mostly like the source,” says Lena Kättström Höök.

Originally, mulled wine was used as a medicine and drunk throughout the year to promote good health. Toward the end of the 19th century, mulled wine started to become a common Christmas drink in our country. 






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Club News


July-August 2014 issue of Stamps Today edited and published by Mr Vijay Seth by has been released. To get the copy of this issue, Please contact : Mr Vijay Seth email : stampstodayindia@gmail.com

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