28 April 2017

New Stamps from India








Date of Issue  : 26 April 2017 

India Post issued  commemorative postage stamps on 3 famous Telugu writers : Aatukuri Molla,Viswanatha Satyanarayana and Tarigonda Vengamamba on 26 April 2017.





26 April 2017

Club News


New Stamps from India Post on Telugu Writers



A set of 3 stamps on Telugu writers will be  issued today, April 26, 2017. The release function will be held  at Sri Venkateswaraswamy Temple, Brindavan Garden, Guntur at 5.30 p.m.



Source : Stamps of India


National Hobby Festival in Ahmedabad

A hobby festival will be held at Gujarat University Convention Center, Ahmedabad from 19 - 21 May 2017





25 April 2017

Stamps for special moments ...









Here is a beautiful set of Greeting stamps in different colors from Netherlands for very special moments. These re very good items for " Greetings " theme.

For Special Moments

On 27 January 2017, PostNL  issued the stamp sheetlet For Special Moments. The sheetlet consists of ten stamps marked with ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weight destined for mail in the Netherlands. The stamps are for franking congratulatory mail and other cards and letters for special occasions.





The newest For Special Moments stamp sheetlet has ten stamps, each with a value denomination of 1. Four out of the ten stamps are square. The other six are heart-shaped. The images on the stamps are made up of little illustrations by graphic designer Marenthe Otten. The focus of each stamp is a wish for a special moment in brightly illustrated handwriting. The ten wishes are gefeliciteerd (Congratulations), liefs (Love), veel geluk (Lots of luck), sterkte (Feel better), succes (Good luck), hoera (Hooray), fijne dag (Have a nice day), proficiat (Well done), voor jou (For you ) and beterschap (Get well soon). Each wish ends with an emoticon: punctuation marks and letters forming a face. 

The open spaces on the stamps are decorated with fun illustrations, such as leaf veins, flowers, tree leaves and flower petals, four-leaf clovers, circles, crescents and stars in all kinds of shapes and colours. Each stamp also features a second emoticon, along with these illustrations and the value denomination 1. The For Special Moments stamp sheetlet also has seven closing seals containing a little hand-drawn face. Five closing seals are heart-shaped. Two are shaped like a butterfly. Two fonts were used for the typography: the Avenir Black (Adrian Frutiger, 1988) for the value denomination 1, and the Uma Bold (Ariel Di Lision, 2012) for the words ‘Nederland’ and ‘2017’.


24 April 2017

World's longest stamp







Date of Issue : 1 April 2017

Image courtesy : The Nation

On April 1, Thailand Post issued a sheet of five stamps—the longest the world have seen, at 170 mm in length—to mark the 70th anniversary of late King Rama IX’s accession to the throne. Each of the five stamps features the same design, which includes a series photographs of the king set against a background of luscious green fields. Nine million stamps were printed by the Thai British Security Printing Public Company.



New scented stamp from India..



Coffee



Date of Issue : 23 April 2017

Department of Posts released commemorative postage miniature sheet   with  the  fragrance of Coffee on 23rd April 2017.



The Scented Coffee stamp was released yesterday at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bengaluru G.P.O by  Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha,Former Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa and Member of Parliament Shobha Karandlaje .




Coffee production in India   is dominated in the hill tracts of South Indian states, with the state of Karnataka  accounting 71% followed by Kerala 21% and Tamil Nadu 5% of production of 8,200 tonnes. Indian coffee is said to be the finest coffee grown in the shade rather than direct sunlight anywhere in the world. There are approximately 250,000 coffee growers in India.


Coffee trees are pruned short to conserve their energy and aid in harvesting, but can grow to more than 30 feet (9 meters) high. Each tree is covered with green, waxy leaves growing opposite each other in pairs. Coffee cherries grow along the branches. Because it grows in a continuous cycle, it’s not unusual to see flowers, green fruit and ripe fruit simultaneously on a single tree.

It takes nearly a year for a cherry to mature after first flowering, and about 5 years of growth to reach full fruit production. While coffee plants can live up to 100 years, they are generally the most productive between the ages of 7 and 20. Proper care can maintain and even increase their output over the years, depending on the variety. The average coffee tree produces 10 pounds of coffee cherry per year, or 2 pounds of green beans.

All commercially grown coffee is from a region of the world called the Coffee Belt. The trees grow best in rich soil, with mild temperatures, frequent rain and shaded sun.


Release of Commemorative Postage Stamp on Platinum Jubilee of Bharat Ratna Bhim Rao Ambedkar Institute of Telecom Training, Jabalpur



 Date of Issue : 22 April 2017



: Suresh R. & Jagannath Mani - Bangalore

23 April 2017

Adieu ...Man of Roses...



Rainbow will always miss you ........



I am sorry to inform all the  Readers of Rainbow that renowned philatelist Dr Satyendra Kumar Agrawal passed away on 21st April 2017. He was internationally known for his finest philatelic collection on Roses. He has written a number of articles on thematic philately  in several national and international philatelic magazines including Topical Times of American Philatelic Society. He has contributed more than 100 articles to Rainbow stamp News. His sudden death is a great loss to Indian philately. Our heartfelt Condolences to all his family members . May his soul Rest in Peace. 







RIP...Dr Agrawal....

It was shocking to hear the that Dr. Satyendra  Agrawal has passed away leaving a vacuum in philatelic fraternity in India. It took me some time to believe this  truth.  Dr Agrawal a very close friend of mine and was genuinely an asset of Indian philately. His different articles touching different aspects of thematic philately  will keep spreading their fragrance in the years to come in philatelic field as his  highly recognized collection and exhibit on ROSES does. A master in Thematic Philately, a thorough gentleman, a seasoned poet with good command on Urdu poetic vocabulary , a prolific writer, cartoonist  ….a man with versatile personality .My heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace and may god give strength to his family members to bear this  irreparable s loss.
- Naresh Agrawal- Bilaspur (C.G.)


Dipok Dey What a sad news it is. He was a very good friend of mine. It's a great loss to Indian Philatelic particularly thematic . I pray to God- May his soul rest in peace.


Col Jayanta Dutta Sad to hear this. RIP


Abhai Mishra Unbelievable , no words to express the loss


Jagannath Mani 

Very sad news .
Dr.Satyendra Kumar Agrawal 
Writer,Cartoonist,Philatelist and more over my one of my best friend who motivated others to write-up and share the knowledge among the others 
Lot of wonderful articles he contributed to philatelic world .
My heartfelt condolences...May his soul rest in peace and may god give strength to bear this loss to all friends and family members.

Sudhir Jain Oh very sad. He was great Philatelist, great writer and my good friend.
May God rest his soul in peace

Prashant Pandya Very Sad news. Indian Philatelic fraternity has lost a good writer. My heartfelt condolences.

Vidhu Chopra It's really a heartfelt news & difficult to believe such a shocking news.his absence will always be felt as we have lost such a knowledgable gentleman.My sincere condolence to the family & prayers for his departed soul

Kamran Ahmad very sad news .a flow of philatelic knowledge has stopped. 
sad day for philatelist community. 
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