23 August 2014

Tirkish cuisine on stamps..

 

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Date of Issue : 15 August 2014

Here is new stamp set of stamps  on  gastronomy. Turkey Post issued a   commemorative sheet with the theme of  Local Dishes Southeastern Anatolia Region on 15th August 2014.

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Local cuisine of Southeastern Anatolia Region heavily dependent on meaty fare, with Gaziantep and Urfa being renowned nationwide for their local varieties of kebabs. A local popular product is pistachio, grown in the countryside surrounding Gaziantep and Siirt, in the southwest and northeast of the region respectively. Gaziantep variety is smaller and tastier, but both are worth a try.

New Special Cover 

A special cover on 'World Elephant day' was released on 12 August 2014 at Bangalore.

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: Vijay Kumar Jain – Jaipur : Sreejeshkrishnan - Trivandrum

22 August 2014

TAIPEI 2015 – 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

 

 

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Date of issue : 19 September 2014

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Chunghwa Post is to issue special stamps sheet designed for the TAIPEI 2015 – 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition that will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 from April 24 – 28, 2015. The sheet will be introduced on the 19th of September.

In order to promote this exhibition, Chunghwa Post is specially issuing this souvenir sheet with four stamps featuring scenic vistas of Taiwan in spring, summer, fall and winter before its opening. Each stamp has an adjacent tag.

  • Spring (NT$5): During spring, the Yushan azaleas bloom with great abundance on Hehuanshan (Mt. Hehuan). Their gorgeous pink blooms delight hikers.
  • Summer (NT$5): When tung trees bloom in the summer, tourists on the Pingxi railway line are offered gorgeous vistas covered in snow-white blooms. It’s a truly special sight.
  • Fall (NT$10): On clear, cool autumn days, the maples on Wuling Farm that have turned red along babbling Qijiawan Creek look gorgeous. The beautiful mountain scenery compels people to appreciate the view.
  • Winter (NT$25): During winter, blooming cherry trees turn the slopes of Lishan (Mt. Li) scarlet. The cherry blossoms provide gorgeous vistas against views of snow-covered Xueshan (Mt. Xue) that tourists find irresistible

Club News

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The 9th Odisha Philatelic Exhibition, ODIPEX-2014 organized by Odisha Postal Circle started today at Marawari Society, Unit-6, Bhubaneswar. The function was attended by Major General B.P.Das, AVSM, Retd CPMG in presence of Chief Post Master General Tilak De, Sri Jaleswar Kanhar, Post Master General, Sambalur region, Dr B.Vikrama, Superintending Archeologist, Bhubaneswar. Sri Sahadev Sahoo from Odisha and Rajesh kumar Bagri from Kolkata are the two jury members . There are 20 dealers from all over India to display materials for stamp lovers.

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408 frames are in display at the venue. A beautiful Special Cover, on Khandagiri & Udayagiri was released with cave cut elephant as cachet.Thousand of general public, philatelist and students visited the stamp exhibition.

 

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- Dr Bibhudatta Mishra – Bhubaneswar

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20 August 2014

New Stamp from India - Gaiety Theatre, Shimla

 

 

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Date of Issue : 20 August 2014

India Post issued a commemorative stamp on Gaiety Theatre Complex on 20th August 2014. No any stamp release function  was organized on the occasion.

The Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla, a hub of theatre and landmark heritage structure, which continues to stand tall after 125 glorious years of its existence. Gaiety Theater is located on the Mall, was opened on the 30th May, 1887. Many popular film personalities have performed on its stage. Today, the Gaiety theatre is primarily known for its social club. Schools in Shimla use this theater for performing arts. The theater has been renovated with the original structure untouched to keep its heritage preserved while making it more attractive.

Courtesy - Prashant Pandyahttp://www.indianphilately.net/news.html

 

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A special Cover on Gaiety Theater Complex, Shimla  was also released by HP Postal Circle on 6 June 20111.

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New Stamp Booklet by India Post

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India Post – Tamil Nadu Circle - Chennai - issued  a booklet today, approved by PMG. Brihadeeswara Temple - MRP Rs. 100 (contains 4 x Rs. 5 stamp of Brihadeeswara Temple issued in 2010)sponsored by SIPA (South Indian Philatelists Association), Chennai and Bombay Sweets, Thanjavur.

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Courtesy : Kasinath R. - Thanjavur

 

Club News

New Pictorial postmarks from Poland

1. Mushroom

2. Stork

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On August 29th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be available in Warszawa 1.The pictorial cancellation is featuring two king boletes (Boletus edulis).

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE.E.Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de  & Wolfgang Hoelzl.

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On October 17th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be available in Jarocin Poznanski 1.
The pictorial cancellation is featuring a flying Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).

Courtesy : Wolfgang Beyer & Heike Peschel

19 August 2014

Indian Winners at Philakorea 2014

 

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Philakorea 2014, World Stamp Exhibition was held in Seoul from August 7 to August 12, 2014. Here is the award list of Indian participants . Heartiest Congratulations to all participants !

 

SR     NAME /  Medal                   TITLE OF EXHIBIT           MARKS
   


1   ANIL SURI                FISCAL OF COCHIN            95    LARGE GOLD


2  KS, MOHAN              POSTAL HISTORY OF COCHIN       86        LARGE     VERMIL


3    AVINASH SHARMA     OLYMPIC GAME                          84               VERMIL

4     DINESH SHARMA     HISTORY OF OLYMPIC GAME          66           SILVER BRONZ
                                      THROUGH PHILATELY
5   SURENDRA KOTADIA  INDIA BOOKLETS OF POST            63           BRONZ

6   PRAFUL THAKKER        COLLECTORS GUIDE TO FIRST  -----    OUT OF
                                       DAY COVER & FOLDERS OF      COMPETITION
                                       INDIA 1947 - 1964 OFFICIAL &
                                       PRIVATE
7   PRAFUL THAKKER    COLLECTORS GUIDE TO FIRST        63              BRONZ
                                       DAY COVER & FOLDERS OF
                                       INDIA WITH SET OF STAMPS,
                                       SE- TENANT STAMPS &
                                       MINIATURE SHEET

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Courtesy :

Surendra Kotadia
National Commissioner for India

Glimpses of Philakorea 2014

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Crowds gather at the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition, held at COEX in southern Seoul, from August 7 to 12. (photo: Jeon Han)

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The tape-cutting event at the opening of the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition, held at COEX in southern Seoul from August 7 to 12. (photo: Jeon Han)

Phila Korea stamp set

The Philately Week series of special stamps features the winning designs of the 19th International Postage Stamp Design Contest, organized last year. They were printed in time for the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition.

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Pictures inspired by the song "Arirang" are printed on Hanji, traditional Korean paper, part of a special commemorative series of stamps made for the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition.

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Stamps based on famous artwork, animals, the World Cup and the Seoul Olympic Games await visitors at the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. (photo: Jeon Han)

Image Courtesy : Korea. Net

New stamps from USPS..

 

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Date of Issue : 21 August 2014

Hudson River School stamps

USPS will issue a set of four Forever stamps on 21st August 2014 featuring famous paintings of Hudson River School .

During the 19th century, the artists of a young America searched for a new way of viewing the world and found it in the very landscapes around them. Inspired by the stunning natural beauty of New York state, the loose-knit Hudson River School of painters flourished from the mid-1830s to the mid-1870s and gave America its first major school of art.

This 12th issuance in the American Treasures series features details of paintings by four renowned Hudson River School artists. The paintings on these stamps are: Distant View of Niagara Falls (1830) by Thomas Cole, from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago;Summer Afternoon (1865) by Asher B. Durand, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sunset (1856) by Frederic Edwin Church, from the collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; and Grand Canyon (1912) by Thomas Moran, from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The Civil War: 1864 stamps from USPS

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Date of Issue : 30 July 2014

USPS issued  two stamps on “The Civil War (1861-1865)”, the most wrenching chapter in American history, claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers and brought vast changes to the country.

One stamp depicts the 22nd United States Colored Troops engaged in the June 15-18, 1864, assault on Petersburg, Virginia, at the beginning of the Petersburg Campaign. The other stamp depicts Admiral David G. Farragut’s fleet at the Battle of Mobile Bay (Alabama) on August 5, 1864.


18 August 2014

New My Stamps by India Post

‘ My Stamps ’ new designs launched..

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Taj Mahal

India Post has launched 'My Stamp' at Indipex-2011, World Philatelic Exhibition on 12th February 2011. 17 different sheets were made available during the launch of 'My Stamps' having designs/themes of 12 diff. Sun signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Capricorn) Taj Mahal, Jungle lore (Wildlife: Indian lion, Indian elephant, Tiger, Rhino), Tales of Panchatantra (The lion and the rabbit, The monkey and the crocodile, The crow and the snake and The tortoise and the geese, Full steam ahead (Locomotives: WP/1, 1963, WDM2, 1963, GIP No. 1, 1853 and F/1, 1895) and Flying high (Aeroplanes: LCA - Tejas, Dhruv and HT-2).

In the second phase four new designs on Flower theme (Lily, Dahlia, Cineraria and Pansy) were launched on 19th October, 2012.

As per the Office Memorandum F. No. 17-5/2013-Phil, dated 22nd July 2014 issued by Philately Division, Department of Posts, 10 new themes of My Stamps have been launched, viz. Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Mysore Palace, Fairy Queen, Port Blair Island, Ajanta Caves, St. Francis Church and Greetings. The cost of each sheet is Rs 300.

These new themes are based on local tourist attraction places. Therefore the distribution of the same has been prepared in view of the location of the above places, except Taj Mahal, Fairy Queen and Greetings which are distributed to all postal circles, rest of the themes are circulated only to the concerned circle headquarters. However My Stamp Counters and philatelic bureaux of the circles other than the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarter can place their demand of My Stamp sheetlets to the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarters.

Hawa Mahal

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Mysore Palace

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Port Blair Island

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Ajanta Caves

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St. Francis Church

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Red Fort

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Qutub Minar

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Fairy Queen

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Greetings

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Courtesy : Prashant Pandya : http://www.indianphilately.net/news0814.html

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