30 October 2014

Winter Fun Stamps from USPS



Date of Issue : 23 October 2014


Winter Fun and Global Wreath Forever Stamps  from USPS Celebrate Holiday Mailings

The US Postal Service is helping customers prepare for the holiday season  by dedicating festive domestic and international Forever stamps. A first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Winter Fun domestic stamps and the Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath International stamp was held at the American Stamp Dealers Association National Postage Stamp Show 2014.



Celebrate the season with this Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath Digital Color Postmark First Day Cover. Part of the Global Holiday series, the stamp art features a classic wreath with a twist - a circle of densely packed silver bells topped with a bright red bow and set against a deep green background.

The color postmark features the words “Silver Bells Wreath” in red between the words “Global” and “First Day of Issue,” which form a circle to mirror the wreath’s shape. Red holly and green branches accent the design and accompany the date and location of stamp issuance: October 23, 2014, New York, NY 10199.



Celebrate snowy days spent outdoors with this new set of four Winter Fun Digital Color Postmark First Day Covers. The stamp art features four playful designs of the season’s most enjoyable activities -ice-skating, making snow angels, building snowmen, and bird-watching.

Club News

Philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka"

On behalf of India Post Karnataka Circle and Karnataka Philately Society ,
I cordially invite you for the philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka" organized at 'Vismaya' Hall of MG Road Metro Station. The inauguration ceremony will commence at 11.00 A.M. I invite all the philatelists for the inauguration ceremony.

The exhibition is being organized for a period from 1st November 2014 to 10th November 2014. from 11.00 AM to 07.00 PM . Tuesday will be holiday.

A special cover is proposed to be released  on the occasion at the Vismaya Hall, Rangoli Metro Art Center, MG Road Metro Station, Bangalore.

- Jagannath Mani, Bangalore

29 October 2014

New stamps from Malaysia



Pos Malaysia issued a beautiful set of stamps featuring Malay folk stories   on  27th October 2014.


The “Malay Folk Stories” series features six legends – Hang Tuah, Mahsuri, Tun Teja, Merong Mahawangsa, Tun Kudu and Tun Fatimah.Printed on exclusive watermark papers, the stamps are available in three setenant designs in denominations of 60 sen each.



Club News

Stamp Fair in Ludhiana

The Ludhiana Philatelic Club is celebrating its 40th Foundation Day on 14th November, 2014 at Lions Bhawan, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. To mark this occasion A Dak Ticket Bal Mela, On the Spot Painting Competition, Stamp Bazaar and Cultural Programme by the Children will be organized. The celebrations will be held from 9.00 am to 5.00pm.

A Colourful Digest will be brought out to mark the event. It will contain articles on various facets of Philately, useful information about Ludhiana and updated directory of LPC members. This will be a useful publication to collect.

On this occasion   limited number of dealers’ booths will be provided. These will be allotted on first-come first-serve basis. There are no charges for the stalls.

You are invited to participate in the Stamp Bazaar and send your consent by e-mail to ludhianaphilatelicclub@gmail.com so that necessary arrangements may be made.

- Mukesh Malhotra , LUDHIANA PHILATELIC CLUB Ph : (O) 0161-2300114, 2302426

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



KOCHIPEX-2014 will be organised by Ernakulam and Aluva Postal Division on 27th and 28th November 2014 at Sahrudaya Campus Anchumury Ponnurunni, Vyttila, Kochi - 682 019, Kerala.

28 October 2014

Stamp for Formula one lovers …



Date of Issue : 12 October 2014

Here is a beautiful stamp from Russia featuring formula one car. Russian Post,  issued a special stamp commemorating the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, the sixteenth race of the 2014 Formula One season, too place at the Sochi Autodrom. The stamp was unveiled on the 12th of October.


The 2014 Russian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 October 2014. The race, contested over fifty-three laps, was held at the Sochi Autodrom, a brand new circuit built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi.

The race was the sixteenth round of the 2014 season, following on from the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka one week previously, and preceding the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. The race marked the first time that the Russian Grand Prix has been held in a century, and was also the first time the Russian Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950.


Juan Manuel Fangio's 1951 title-winning Alfa Romeo 159

FIA Formula One World Championship is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).The "formula", designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.


Formula One cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic down force. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 360 km/h (220 mph) with engines currently limited in performance to a maximum of 15,000 RPM. Grand Prix racing began in 1906 and became the most popular type internationally in the second half of the twentieth century.

27 October 2014

New Stamp from India





The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala at the function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 25th October 2014 to mark 150th birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala. Anagarika Dharmapala  played a leading role in the revival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world.


Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest , Mansoor B. Mangalore

Club News


Philatelic & Numismatic Welfare Association, Krishna District, Vijayawada is going to conduct an exhibition of stamps, coins and currency notes on 14, 15, 16 November, 2014 at K.B.N. College, Kothapet, Vijayawada-1.  The exhibition timing is 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.  There will be 30 dealer’s booths – of which 6 premium stalls and 24 standard stalls. 

Details can be available from K.N.V. Naveen Kumar, Phones: 9293741834, 8801571684, 984940772

Email: kdpnwa@gmail.com

- P.Mohanachandran Nair, Thiruvananthapuram 

Ananthapuripex-2014, Thiruvananthapuram District Level Philatelic Exhibition at Thiruvananthapuram - 13th - 14th November 2014.

Ananthapuripex-2014'Ananthapuripex-2014', Thiruvananthapuram District Level Philatelic Exhibition will be organised on 13th and 14th November 2014 at Bhagyamala Auditorium, Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram by Thiruvananthapuram North Postal Division. Painting and quiz competitions for school children  and Philatelic workshops will also be conducted during the exhibition. ‘My Stamp’ counter will also be opened at the venue. On the occasion two special covers will also be released on the theme “Mangalyan” and “Fort Girls High School, Thiruvananthapuram.”  Dealer’s booths are available for a rent of Rs.3000/- for two days.

For more details please contact C. R. Ramakrishnan, Sr. Supdt of PO’s, Thiruvananthapuram North Division, Thiruvananthapuram-695001. (Phone No.0471-2470111)

ROCPEX-2014, Tiruchirappalli District Level Philatelic Exhibition at Tiruchirappalli - 21st - 22nd November 2014.

Rocpex-2014ROCPEX-2014, Tiruchirappalli District Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held on 21st and 22nd November 2014 at Bishop Heber College, Puthur, Tiruchirappalli - 620 017. The exhibition is being organised by O/o the Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices, Tiruchirappalli Postal Division in co-operation with the Postmaster General, Central Region, Tamilnadu.

For more details please contact:
Shri M. Muthusamy,
Deputy Postmaster, Tiruchirappalli HO. Contact Nos.: (O) +91-431-2460485, (M) +919443049322

Shri M. Madheswaran,
Asst. Supt. of Post Offices (OD), Tiruchirappalli Postal Division, Contact Nos: (O) +91-431-2419722, (M) +919443270143

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest


CG Award 2014 for Rainbow Stamp News and Rainbow Stamp Club



CG Award 2014 (CG International Philatelic Promotion Awards)

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Rainbow Stamp News and Rainbow Stamp Club win  CG Award 2014 with 4th position and 10th position respectively

Christoph Gärtner Auction House is one of the largest international auction houses, holding three to four auctions annually since 2006. In 2013 Christoph Gärtner Auction House launched CG International Philatelic Promotion Award (CG Award) for the promotion of philatelic research and the preservation of philatelic knowledge. This year also Christoph Gärtner Auction House announced CG Award 2014 competition. The competition was open to all working groups, clubs, associations, societies and publishers of philatelic magazines and newsletters publishing a periodical anywhere in the world. In the competition, print media, digital media and the promotion of young talent/public relations were considered as a whole.

"The Award Ceremony of the 2nd "CG International Philatelic Promotion Award" was held on 24th October, 2014 on the occasion of the Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen 2014. (Leading philatelic fair held every year in Germany under the patronage of AIJP - Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatelique)." was held on 24th October, 2014 on the occasion of the Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen 2014. (Leading philatelic fair held every year in Germany under the patronage of AIJP - Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatelique).

The judging panel consisted of Mr. Patrik Maselis, Belgium (Président Club de Monte-Carlo), Mr. Rainer von Scharpen, Germany (Generalsekretär der AIJP, BDPh e.V. - Leiter der Bundesstelle Literatur), Mr. Henk Slabbink , Belgium (Président Academie Européenne de Philatélie) and Mr. Walter Marchart, Germany (ehemaliger 2. Vorsitzender des BDPh e.V., aktiver Juror Philatelistische Literatur). Christoph Gärtner Auction House was not involved in the assessment process.

I am pleased to inform the Readers that Rainbow Stamp News won 4th Position and Rainbow Stamp Club got 10th Position in digital media section . Other entries from India,  ‘Indian Philately Digest’ (Digital publication of Indian Philatelists’ Forum) has won 5th position in Digital media section of competition and and GPA News (33rd Position) in print media section. Many Many Congratulations to Mr Prashant Pandya the webmaster of Indian Philately Digest and Gujarat Philatelists’ Association on winning this International award. In digital media section there were 14 entries and in print media section there were 49 entries in the competition.

Many Many thanks to all the Readers  and Contributors of  Rainbow Stamp Club and Rainbow Stamp News for their continuous contribution in bridging both the newsletters to the International level !!

View   : Award List

23 October 2014

Happy Deepawali

Wishing you all a very Happy 
Prosperous Deepawali !!

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