24 July 2017

Picture Postcards on Chandrashekhar Azad from Allahabad





On 111th birth anniversary of Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad, a set of six picture postcards were issued by India Post at Allahabad on 22 July 2017. The postcards depict pictures of Chandrashekhar Azad Park situated in the heart of the city.The cost of mint postcards is Rs.100 and is available at the HPO Allahabad.







- Ambrish Kumar - Allahabad

23 July 2017

200 Years of Kaleidoscope





Date of Issue : 10 July 2017

Here is a beautiful miniature sheet issued by Jersey Post featuring 200 Years of Kaleiodoscope. The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, and the patent was granted in 1817. Whereas the instruments themselves have become simplified and mass-produced in modern times, fascination remains constant some 200 years on. Six stamps feature intricate, symmetrically designed illustrations, in homage to the curious beauty of kaleidoscope patterns that have captivated people for 200 years. Each of the designs is based on a different theme, using Jersey’s abundance of flora and fauna as their subject.



An inscription on each stamp provides a clue as to what is shown. For example, the 49-penny stamp is inscribed “shells & anemones.”
The other stamps are inscribed: “feathers & eggs,” 63p; “wildflowers,” 73p; “woodlands,” 79p; “minibeasts” (insects and a spider), 90p; and “marine life,” £1.07.
Brewster (1781-1868), a Scottish physicist, actually invented the kaleidoscope in 1816. The 200th anniversary refers to the year it was patented, 1817.



22 July 2017

Protect Pollinators....





Date of Issue : 3 August 2017

Here is a pane of beautiful stamps for Lovers of flowers and  butterflies. On August 3, 2017, in Richmond, VA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Protect Pollinators stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 475200). The Protect Pollinators $9.80 pane of 20 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually. The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 3, 2017.



The U.S. Postal Service pays tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with stamps depicting two of  continent’s most iconic: the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and the western honeybee (Apis mellifera), each shown industriously pollinating a variety of plants native to North America.




The stamps feature:
1. A monarch and a coneflower
(photo by Karen Mayford);
2. A western honeybee and a golden ragwort
(photo by George D. Lepp);
3. A monarch and a zinnia
(photo by Bonnie Sue Rauch);
4. A western honeybee and a New England aster
(photo by Michael Durham); and
5. A monarch and goldenrod
(photo by Justin Fowler).

Source : USPS

20 July 2017

70th Anniversary of Lambretta






 Date of Issue : 3 June 2017


Here is a beautiful stamp issued by Italy Post featuring Lambtretta Scooter. This scooter was also once very popular in India The stamp has been issued to commemorate 70th anniversary of Lambretta Scoter. The stamp features  a poster advertising the Lambretta fifties, created by illustrator and poster designer Italian Franco Mosca, kept at the Lambretta Scooter Museum, Rodano (Milan). 


Lambretta is the brand name of a line of motor scooters initially manufactured in Milan, Italy, by Innocenti. The name is derived from the word Lambrate, the suburb of Milan named after the river which flows through the area, and where the factory was located. Lambretta was the name of a mythical water-sprite associated with the river which runs adjacent to the former production site.



19 July 2017

New Special Covers...



Goods and Services Tax - 1 July 2017





Leader K. Karunakaran Birth Centenary  - 7 July 2017 Kozhikode


International Yoga Day - 21 June 2017 Chennai




World Red Cross Day - 8 May 2017



Sreejesh Krishnan - Trivandrum


16 July 2017

Karphilex-2017 Exclusive Special Covers





Postal administrations of Botswana,Namibia and Vietnam released Special covers to mark their presence at Karphilex-2017.







This may be the first time when  a foreign postal administration  released  special covers at a philatelic event in India.


New Special Cover -KTK/59/2017 - Raksha Bandhan 



Karnataka Postal Circle released the special cover at Karphilex 2017 venue.Interesting to note that the cancellation does not have the Date mentioned.

- Suresh Rao, Bangalore


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