18 August 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales

Gibraltar Post will issue 4 commemorative stamps on 31st August 2017 on 20th death anniversary of Lady Diana. The stamps feature Lady Dina in 4 different poses in Black n White with her autograph in pink. The FDC cancellation also features the autograph of Lady Diana  Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, Princess Diana became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, on July 29, 1981. They had two sons and later divorced in 1996. Diana died on August 31, 1997, from injuries she sustained in a car crash in Paris. She is remembered as "The People's Princess" because of her widespread popularity and global humanitarian efforts. 

From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the “world’s most photographed woman”. She was noted for her compassion, style, charisma, and high-profile charity work, as well as her difficult marriage to the Prince of Wales. Paul Burrell, who worked as a butler for the Princess, remembered her as a “deep thinker” capable of “introspective analysis”. She was often described as a devoted mother to her children, who are influenced by her personality and manner of life. In the early years, Diana was often noted for her shy nature, as well as her shrewdness, funny character, and smartness. Those who had communicated with her closely describe her as a person who was led by her heart.
Diana was widely known for her encounters with sick and dying patients, the poor and unwanted whom she used to comfort, an action that earned her more popularity. She was mindful of people’s thoughts and feelings, and later revealed her wish of becoming a beloved figure among the people by saying in her 1995 interview that “[She’d] like to be a queen of people’s hearts, in people’s hearts”. According to the biographer Tina Brown, she could charm the people with a single glance.
 “Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic”.

16 August 2017

ASEAN National Flowers joint commemorative stamps

 Date of Issue : 8 August 2017

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the postal administrations’ from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines releases the first omnibus joint stamp issue featuring the national flower of each countries.
Although Brunei is a member of ASEANPost, the country did not issue a national flower stamp. The Philippine stamps has featured the Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), the country’s National flower in the joint commemorative issue.

15 August 2017

Happy Independence Day

15 August 2017 - 71st Independence Day 

Let's  celebrate 70th anniversary of our Independence. Greetings to all Indians living in every corner of the world on this special occasion !

14 August 2017

Festivals of India - Janmashtami

Greetings on Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami,  is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Sri Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Lord Krishna is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities.Krishna's birthday is celebrated every year by Hindus on Janmashtami .

13 August 2017

New stamps from India - 75 Years : 1942 Freedom Movement

1942 Freedom Movement

Date of Issue : 9 August 2017

To commemorate 75 years of 1942 Quit India Movement a set of 8 Commemorative Stamps and a Miniature Sheet was released by The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 9th August, 2017. 

The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during, demanding an end to British Rule of India. 

Set of 8 Stamps depicts Mahatma Gandhi drafting historical speech for All India Congress Committee meeting, Bombay 1942, Huge Crowd gathered outside the historic AICC meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Mahatama Gandhi addressing the historic session of AICC at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Press report on the AICC meeting and the adoption of Quit Inda Resolution, Agakhan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi lost Mahadev Desai and Kasturba Gandhi, Mass uprising and demonstrations with women's participation in large numbers during the Quit India movement, Campaigners during the Quit India Movement, Demonstrators fearlessly confronting police during Quit India Movement.

New Special Cover on Jainism theme...

Chaturmas spiritual function of 9th Jain Acharya of Jaimal Gachchha 
First Sravan sanghiya Yuvacharya  Pujya Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”

On the occasion of Chaturmas spiritual function of 9th Jain Acharya of Jaimal Gachchha and first Sravan sanghiya Yuvacharya  Pujya Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”, a special cover was released on 12th August 2017 at Bhilai (C.G.). Dr. Sarita Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Chhattisgarh Circle released this special cover and special cancellation in a grand function. Dr. Pradip Jain, National Vice Chairman, Jainism Philately Group was instrumental in release of this special cover and cancellation.

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)
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