27 March 2015

Toys of yesteryears

 

Date of Issue 16 April 2015

Serbia Post will issue two stamps on 15th April 2015  and French Post will issue a stamp on 4th May 2015 featuring popular old toys for Europa 2015 theme. The theme of Europa 2015 stamps is Old Toys.

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Date of Issue : 4 May 2015

View  : All Europa stamps

Club News

Stamp exhibition in Germany

RHEIN-RUHR-POSTA 2015 LÖHNE(GERMANY) 17 – 19 April 2015

 

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A big philatelic Exhibition will be held from April 17th to April 19th in Löhne, Germany. Philatelists from Germany and other European countries will display 130 exhibits including 13 exhibits about philatelic literature in more than 600 Frames together with  a special show about Polar philately. During this philatelic event the following German Collector Groups will hold a meeting in Löhne :

ArGe BRAZIL, ArGe USA/CANADA, ArGe COINS and MONETARY SYSTEMS, ArGe AUTOMOBILES, ArGe PRECANCELLATIONS, ArGe POLAR PHILATELY and  Ar Ge MAPS/SURVEY/DISCOVERY of EARTH.

Interested Indian Philatelists or from other countries may please  contact

me for more information about these German Collector Groups. Mail:  Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de .

During this great philatelic event RHEIN-RUHR-POSTA 2015 from April 17th to April 19th in Löhne,five different very nice pictorial  postmarks  will be available

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On April 17th a new postmark will be issued in 32584 LÖHNE. The postmark will feature a Minervas

Owl ( Athene noctua) and the logo of the philatelic exhibition.

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On April 17th a new postmark will be issued in 32584 LÖHNE. The postmark  will feature Erich von

Drygalski, the leader of the first German  expedition to South pole.

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On April 17th a new postmark will be issued in 32584 LÖHNE .  The postmark will feature a motorcycle

of the popular make Miele from the last Century.

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On April 17th a new postmark will be issued in 32584 LÖHNE.  The postmark will feature a squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and a letterbox.

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On April 19th a new postmark will be issued in 32584 LÖHNE.  The postmark will feature a steam locomotive.

Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German

Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de . Postage rates:

0,80 Euro AIRMAIL, 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer, Wolfgang Bloebaum and Wolfgang Duemke

Saving children with oncology

 

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Date of Issue – 16 March 2015

Slovak Post has released a special stamp celebrating the anniversary of the opening of a special department for the transplantation of haematogenous cells that was established at the University Children’s Hospital and Clinic (UCHC) in Bratislava in 1995. The item was issued and put into circulation on the 16th of March.

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The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Clinic in the UCHC in Bratislava is the only one of its kind in Slovakia, where the transplantation of haematogenous cells in cases of children (ranging from 0 to 18) with oncology, serious haematology and metabolic issues (as well as some congenital malfunctioning of the immune system) are conducted.

The BMTU has been a long-recognized member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), and the results the Unit has achieved using this therapy can be compared to the results of the paediatric transplant centres in the most developed countries in Europe.

New Special Covers

GUJPEX 2015 : Special Cover on Martyrs of Adas - 26th March 2015

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On the third day of GUJPEX 2015 exhibition a Special Cover on Immortal Martyrs of Adas was released by Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General (BD), Gujarat Postal Circle.

125 Year of the National Council of YMCAs of India – 20th February 2015

 

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YMCA Madras, along with the National Council of YMCA, organized 125th Anniversary Celebrations - Thanksgiving Service on 20th February, 2015 at YMCA Vepery Youth Centre, Chennai, in the presence of the World YMCA President, Mr. Peter Posner. On the occasion a Special Cover was also released to mark 125 Year of the National Council of YMCAs of India (Special Cover approval no. TN/07/2015).

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Special Cover on Dr. K. V. Rao, founder of Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society – 21st March 2015

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A special cover was released to mark the establishment of 15 years of Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society and the 95th birth anniversary of Dr. K. V. Rao.

 

100 Years Urs Celebrations of Muhammad Anwarullah Farooqi Fazilat Jung -20th March 2015

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A special cover was released on 100 Years Urs Celebrations of Muhammad Anwarullah Farooqi Fazilat Jung by Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri K. Chandrashekar Rao at Jamia Nizamia, Hyderabad.

Audumbaram Tree, Warangal – 16th March 2015

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A Special Cover was released by A.P. Postal Circle on Audumbaram Tree, a 24 hour oxygen generator at Warangal on 16th March 2015.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

26 March 2015

My recent covers..

 

Cover from Germany - Greetings from Oman

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Thanks to Mr Wolfgang Beyer – Germany for this very special cover.

Hi !

I have recently received these beautiful covers from my friends. Many many thanks to all of them for these wonderful covers !!

Cover from Algeria

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Thanks to Mr. Ouari Khemissi, Setif – Algeria .

Cover from Latvia

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Thanks to Mr EN Limanski, Riga – Latvia .

 

 

Club News

 

SAPEX-2015 – Sahranpur

Wood Carving City, Saharanpur – 24 March 20154

 

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District level philatelic exhibition SAPEX-2015 of Bareilly region was held at PTC, Saharanpur from 24-25 March 2015. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Sarita Singh, CPMG, UP circle. A special cover on “Wood carving City, Saharanpur” was released on the first day. The release function was graced by Ms. Sarita Singh, Dr. Ashok Raghav, DIG Saharanpur, Mr. Indraveer Singh Yadav, DM Saharanpur, Sh. Abhishek Singh, Director PTC and Sh. Prateek Jhajharia SSPO Saharanpur. Saharanpur is internationally famous for its wood carving work. Dating back to about 400 years ago in Mughal period, some craftsman came from Kashmir and settled down in Saharanpur and took this work to earn their bread and butter. Gradually this art got extended amongst common men in Saharanpur and now wooden handicraft work is famed all over the world. About one lack artists, craftsmen and labourers are involved in this industry.

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Overall 50 frames were put on display. The jury consisted of Sh. Abhishek Singh, Sh. Abhai Mishra and Sh. SC Kalra. Two gold, two silver and nine bronze medals were awarded in the competitive class. A philatelic workshop was organized on second day. My stamp facility was provided during the exhibition for the visitors.

- Abhai Mishra – Dehradun

Mahatma through Stamps

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A small book Mahatma through Stamps which was released during Karnapex 2015 has 28 pages with  52 photos of Mahatma Gandhi related  stamps, MS,Covers. The book is available at Philatelic Bureau, Bangalore.

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A small book Mahatma through Stamps which was released during Karnapex 2015 has 28 pages with  52 photos of Mahatma Gandhi related  stamps, MS,Covers. 

- Suresh Rao, Bangalore

Special Cover on Swami Chidananda Saraswati – 25th March 2015

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On the second day of GUJPEX2015, a Special Cover on Swami Chidananda Saraswati was released by Shri Swami Abivaitanandaji and Shri Swami Padmanadhanandaji in presence of Brigadier Sanjeev Thapar, Chief Postmaster General, Gujarat Postal Circle and Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General (BD), Gujarat Postal Circle.

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Swami Chidananda Saraswati (b. September 24, 1916 – d. August 28, 2008) was President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. He is well known in India as a yogi and spiritual leader. He succeeded as President of the Divine Life Society in 1963, after the death of his predecessor, Sivananda Saraswati, who founded the Society.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

New pictorial cancellation from Germany

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On May first 2015 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 20537 HAMBURG. The cancellation will feature  a squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de . Postage rates: 0,80 Euro  AIRMAIL , 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

25 March 2015

Gujpex-2015, Ahmedabad

 

 

Special Cover on ‘Sabarmati River Front’ – 24 March 2015

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Gujpex-2015, 13th Gujarat State Level Philatelic Exhibition – 24th – 27th March 2015

Gujpex-2015, 13th Gujarat State Level Philatelic Exhibition organized by Gujarat Postal Circle inaugurated by Hon. Governor of Gujarat Shri O.P. Kohli at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Ahmedabad. Ms. Meenaxiben Patel, Hon'ble Mayor, Ahmedabad city, Dr. Kirit Solanki, Member of Parliament (LS) and Dr. Jagdish Bhavsar, Chairman, Ahmedabad Municipal School Board and Brigadier Sanjeev Thapar, Chief Postmaster General, Gujarat Postal Circle were present on the dais at the inaugural function. Large number of philatelists, stamp dealers and officers and staff members of Department of Posts witnessed the inaugural ceremony.

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On the occasion as Special Cover on ‘Sabarmati River Front’ was released by Hon. Governor.

Hon. Governor also released a book titled ‘Collector's Guide to British India Bazar Postcards' written by philatelist Shri Prafful Thakkar. 240 fully coloured pages presents present more than 1700 Bazar Postcards with value along with pictures in different varieties of British Royalty, Indian Princely State Rulers, Ravi Varma paintings-oleographs and Other Themes with further classification of color, creativity, calligraphy and design.

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Courtesy - Indian Philately Digest

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Collector's Guide to British India Bazar Postcard – By Praful Thakkar

Bazar Postcards of British India is a fascinating section of Indian Postal stationery which has colors, creativity and charisma. They were created during British period by dealers who knew the pulse of the masses. They were artistically and exquisitely made to attract and appeal to public imagination to use them. They were mainly produced and used during the Edwardian period. Subsequently, they were in vogue for advertising purpose in Georgian periods too.

This subject has an attraction because these ornamental and artistic Bazar Postcards have got the touch of creative imagination of dealers of those days. The colorful creativity of Bazar Postcards can be seen on address side. Here attracting pictures, calligraphic & artistic writing of words “Post Card” and graphic designed box for affixing the stamp were shown by the manufacturers..

In this book of 240 fully colored pages, an effort is made to present more than 1700 Bazar Postcards with value along with pictures in different varieties of British Royalty, Indian Princely State Rulers, Ravi Varma paintings-oleographs and Other Themes with further classification of color, creativity, calligraphy and design. They certainly show that the touch of creative imagination of dealers of those days was able to create fascination and attraction in general public for these ornamental and artistic Bazar Postcards.

imagePraful K. Thakkar, a retired IAS officer is the collector of autographs, stamps, FDCs, coins, medals, tokens, badges , badge plates etc. since last more than 45 years. He got a legacy of art and numismatic understanding and insight from his father. He developed the hobby of collecting Art, Autographs and Numismatic objects in his own way. ‘Share the Knowledge & Spread the Knowledge’ is the motto of his life. And in true spirit of his life’s motto, besides authoring several learned publications on Indian culture in Gujarati, he has authored ‘Collector’s Guide to Indian Canteen Tokens’, ‘Collector’s Guide to Membership Badges of Turf & Race Clubs of India’, ‘Collector’s Guide to Chronologies of Sultans, Rulers & Colonial Heads of India’ and ‘Chapras : Collector’s Guide to Belt Buckles, Badges and Badge Plates of India’, ‘Collector’s Guide to First Day Covers & Folders of India 1947-1964 Official & Private’ and "Glimpses of Indian Autographs". His philately book has received awards in International Philatelic Exhibitions at Portugal, South Africa, Washington-USA , Chicago-USA, Tokyo-Japan and Jakarta-Indonesia.

His two websites www.indiannumismatics.com and www.indianautographs.com have made landmarks in their respective hobby-fields of Numismatics and Autograph collection.

In 2008, The Numismatic Society of India Varanasi, Indian Coin Society, Nagpur and Indian National Trust for Art Culture and Heritage, Gwalior have awarded him the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for his innumerable and invaluable contribution to Indian Numismatics and Para-numismatics in all its aspects.

In 2009, he has been considered as National record holder by Limca Book of Records and has been placed as record holder for his collections of Autographs and Indian Canteen Tokens.

In the same year 2009, Gujarat Coin Society took cognisance of his excellent works and achievements and has also given him ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for his outstanding service to numismatic fraternity. He has rendered his services as Chairman in Coinex-2006 and Coinex-2010, which were National Level Numismatic Exhibitions organised by Gujarat Coin Society, Ahmedabad. And he has successfully accomplished his mission.

In 2011, Lohana Maha Parishad, Ahmedabad has awarded him an International level ‘Vishisht Raghuvanshi Pratibha Award’ recognising and appreciating his vivid activities and hobbies.

Through this book ‘Collector's Guide to British India Bazar Postcards’, he has made a painstaking and pioneering attempt to give a direction and dimension to this little explored and less known creative subject of Indian philately-Bazar Postcards.

24 March 2015

Sunflower on new stamp from Latvia

 

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Date of Issue : 6 March 2015

Here is a beautiful stamp from Latvia . The FDC of this stamp is very attractive. Latvia Post has introduced this new stamp on  Sunflower as part of the popular and eye-catching series Flowers. Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants in the family Compositae. Its name is largely derived from heliotropism, the term used to describe the movement of the blooming part in response to the direction of the bright light of the sun. Sunflowers can reach a height of 3 meters and they bloom from July to September. Sunflowers are known not only as ornamental plants, but are also widely used in the production of oil, food, livestock forage and medicine.

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Sunflower is the sixth stamp in the series Flowers, which was launched in 2010 by Latvijas Pasts. The first release in the series was Peony, which was followed by Rose, Lily, Iris and Tulip.

Club News

The Indian Thematic  Society has issued a new issue no.69 March 2015 of its quarterly magazine "ITS Stamp News" .

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  For the magazine please contact  Mr Suraj Jaitly: email -  indianthematicsociety@gmail.com

 

New Special Covers

NEW COVER ISSUED ON JAIN SAINT AT AHMEDABAD

- Sudhir Jain

To commemorate the 10th Centenary of Jain Acharya Kalikal Sarvagya Shri Henchandracharya JI Maharaj, a special cover has been issued on 23rd March 2015 at Ahmedabad. The cover was released at Shasansamrat Bhavan, Sheth Hathisingh Wadi, Ahmedabad in a function by Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Post Master General Gujarat Circle in the holy presence of Acharya Shri Vijayshilchandrasuriji Maharaj.

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Special Cover on Adarsh Vidyalaya, Mumbai – 1st March 2015

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To mark the Golden Jubilee a Special Cover on Adarsh Vidyalaya was released at Mumbai on 1st March 2015.

Rajasthani Mahila Mandal, Mumbai is a nonprofit NGO working for the upliftment of underprivileged women and children. Mandal is rendering varied facilities in the field of Education, Vocational, Support Group, Income Generation and Medical Aid, in order to uplift the weaker section of the society. The Mandal runs two BMC recongnised Hindi medium primary schools viz. Adarsh Vidyalaya I (Thakurdwar) and Adarsh Vidyalaya II with strength of 500 students. One English medium school viz. RMM English School is also set up by the Mandal. A free bus service to the children is provided by Mandal to encourage them to join the School, and motivate the parents not to let them on the streets, or engage them as child labours.

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Kohimapex-2015, Kohima district level philatelic exhibition at Kohima – 13th – 14th March 2015

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Kohimapex-2015, a two-day Kohima district philatelic exhibition was organized by Nagaland Postal Division from 14th to 15th March 2015 at Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima (LFHSSK). The exhibition was inaugurated by Athikho Chalai, Accountant General, Nagaland as the chief guest and Shri Som Kamei, Director of Postal Services, Kohima. On the occasion ICC World Cup-2015 Souvenir sheet was also launched.

The philatelic exhibition witnessed the participation of several students from different educational institutions in and around Kohima. Letter Writing and Stamp Design Competition were also conducted for different age categories.

The closing function took place on 14th March with Sr. Anna Molly, Principal Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima as the guest of honour. Prizes to the winners in the different competitions were given away by the guest of honour Sr. Anna Molly, Sr. Superior Lydia and Som Kamei, Director of Postal Services.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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