24 November 2014

New Christmas stamps

 

Estonia

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Date of Issue : 20 November 2014

For this year’s Christmas here are new stamps issued recently. Estonia Post introduced two Christmas stamps on the 20th of November. The items depict gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular, and the religious. Like in other Nordic states, Estonia’s celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve, however Christmas season starts in Advent with people buying Advent calendars or lighting Advent candles.

Poland

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Date of issue : 14 November 2014

Polish Post has already issued its annual Christmas stamps on the 14th of November . Christmas in Poland is a major annual celebration, as in most countries of the Christian world. The observance of Christmas developed gradually over the centuries, beginning in ancient times; combining old pagan customs with the religious ones introduced after the Christianization of Poland by the Catholic Church.

Later influences include mutual permeating of local traditions and various folk cultures. Christmas trees are decorated and lit in family rooms on the day of Christmas Eve. Other trees are placed in most public areas and outside churches. Christmas is called “Boże Narodzenie” in Polish (literally ‘God’s Birth’).

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Finland

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Date of issue : 17 November 2014

Finnish Post issued a Santa Claus special stamp for this year’s Christmas  on the 17th of November.

The Joulun taika (The Magic of Christmas) stamp's based on Antti Kurola’s impressive photograph. In the magical picture, Santa Claus is throwing snow into the air with both hands, and behind the snow-covered spruce tree forest is revealed the city of Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus stamp is a great way to show to the rest of the world where the real Father Christmas is from.

23 November 2014

New Special Covers

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

 

 

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CHILDREN'S POSTAGE STAMPS - FABLES


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.

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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

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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

 

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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.

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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

 

 

 

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

 

New Pictorial cancellation from Italy

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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

HYDERABAD STAMP, COIN & NOTE FAIR-2015

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

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