18 January 2017

New stamp from Ukraine...

The Cultural Epochs of Ukraine

The Paleolithic Age

Date of Issue : 20 January 2017

Club News

Stamp exhibition in Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Distt. Level Philatelic Exhibition at DAV School, Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi from 30 January 2017 to 31 January 2017. For details plz contact : Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices - phone no. 01905-235746, 9418307848.email :e-mail: domandi.hp@indiapost.gov.in

New Stamp from India - Dr. MG Ramachandran

Date of Issue : 17 January 2017

The birth centenary of Dr. M G Ramachandran was celebrated on 17th January 2017 at Dr MGR Medical University campus in Guindy. On the occasion a Commemorative Stamp was released by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam .

17 January 2017

School Days..

Date of Issue : 17 November 2017

Here is a  beautiful set of stamps of Pro Juventure series    from Swiss Post on the theme of schooldays with a pair of motifs: Learning and playing, or blackboard and playground, that is to say Pythagoras and hopscotch. The two poles of our schooldays, the two areas in which we gather a multitude of experiences that will shape our subsequent lives. 

Acquiring knowledge and having fun: both were crucial for our development. Think back to your own childhood. What memories remain unforgettable? How did you fare back then? And how did your colleagues get on? Sure, not everyone had the same opportunities, just like today. And that’s exactly the problem that Pro Juventute is seeking to address – by creating equal opportunities for  young people. The money raised from these annual stamp issues  support projects working in this area. 

Stamp Booklet

15 January 2017

Most beautiful stamp of 2015...

Israel’s International Year of Light stamp recently received the Nexofil award for the most beautiful stamp of 2015.The awards were presented Oct. 28, 2016 in Spain. A Swedish Ingrid Bergman stamp was the runner-up, and a Croatian stamp placed third.
The winners were determined by an international jury comprised of philatelists from more than 20 countries. Issued Feb. 10, 2015, the 11.80-shekel stamp from Israel commemorated both the International Year of Light and the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry (Scott 2050). 
The stamp design represents the Schrodinger equation on the left and the protein rhodopsin on the right. Shown on the attached tab, or label, are the emblem of the International Year of Light and representation of rods and cones, two types of light-sensitive cells in the human retina.
Sweden’s 14-krona Ingrid Bergman stamp issued Aug. 20, 2015, is part of a joint issue with the United States honoring the 100th birth anniversary of the actress (Sweden Scott 2756, United States 5012). 
Both the Swedish and U.S. stamps were based on a photograph of Bergman taken by celebrity photographer Laszlo Willinger. The Swedish stamp was designed by Gustaf Martensson and engraved by Lars Sjooblom.
Martin Pingel, head of design at Postnord Stamps, described the design as “a simple, powerful depiction of one of the world’s most well-known actresses of the 20th century.”
The Croatian stamp, issued July 9, 2015 (Scott 964), was part of the multination Euromed series featuring boats of the Mediterranean. 
The 5.80-kuna stamp pictures a cargo vessel known as a bracera. The stamp design by Dean Roksandie is based on a photograph by Ljubo Gamulin. 
Israel won another first-place Nexofil award for best definitive stamp series for its Sept. 2, 2015, Rivers issue (Scott 2079-2084). 
Spain also received two first-place awards, one for best engraved stamp (Scott 4048, Segovia UNESCO World Heritage Site) and best mixed printing (4038, Exfilna 2015, National Philatelic Exhibition, Aviles).
Other first-place awards were presented to stamps and souvenir sheets of Austria, Belgium, France, Liechtenstein, Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

New Special Cover

 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

A Special cover was released on 7th January 2017 to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2017, held from 7-9 January 2017 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

-Suresh.R ,Bengaluru
Attachments area

14 January 2017

Greetings on Makar Sankranti, Pongal & Bihu..

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated in India, Nepal and parts of Bangladesh in various cultural forms. In Punjab it is celebrated as Lohri,In Assam as Bihu and in Tamil Nadu as Pongal.  It is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus all over India and in other countries.. Makar Sankranti is a festival of the harvest season when the Sun enters the Tropic of Capricorn or 'Makar'. It usually coincides with 14th or 15th of January every year corresponding to the month of 'Magh' according to the Hindu solar calendar.

Pongal - The harvest festival

Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.  For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival. Pongal, one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. This four-day festival of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word meaning "to boil" and is held in the month of Thai (January-February) during the season when rice and other cereals, sugar-cane, and turmeric (an essential ingredient in Tamil cooking) are harvested.

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