January 16, 2017

First long-duration space flight

Russia Post released a stamp of  German Titov on 5th August 2016 to celebrate 55 years of the first long-duration space flight.

In August 1961, German Titov, a pilot-cosmonaut, driving a space ship "Vostok-2", made the second in the Astronautics history of the world, after the flight of Yuri Gagarin, breaking more than 700 thousand km and making 17 turnovers around the Earth. It was the first record of the duration of being in space. During this time German Titov has successfully carried out several scientific experiments, made the first photo of the Earth from the space and on the personal example proved that people can live and work in space.

January 15, 2017

Omsk City

Russia Post issued a stamp on the 300th Foundation Anniversary of Omsk City  on 6th August 2016.

The stamp features the architectural objects of the city, a monument of "Soldier" on the background of the Omsk fire tower of Stolypin State Agrarian University and residential buildings "House with a spire".

January 14, 2017

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.

Cover Code:KTK/01/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

January 13, 2017

India - Portugal : Joint issue.

India Post released a Joint Issue on Diplomatic relations between India and Portugal released on 7th January 2017.The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Portuguese Republic, Mr. Antonio Costa released a set of two commemorative Joint Issue stamps and a miniature sheet at Hyderabad House, New Delhi . The stamps depict Dandiya Dance of India and Pauliteiros Dance of Portugal.


January 12, 2017

Guru Gobind Singh

India Post released a commemorative stamp and a miniature sheet to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on 5th January 2017 at Patna.


January 11, 2017

Dr. Gaya Prasad Katiyar

India Post released a stamp of freedom fighter, Dr. Gaya Prasad Katiyar on 26th December 2016.

January 10, 2017

Tanapex - 2017 (3)

Special covers released on 7th January 2017, Third day of Tanapex - 2017.




January 9, 2017

Bookmarks 2017

India Post Karnataka Circle brought out another five sets of beautifully made bookmarks, two sets with 10 Bookmarks and three with 12 bookmarks each, totaling to 56 bookmarks.The themes chosen this time are Underwater life,Temples & Temple Architecture,Orchids,Olympics and Rare birds. 







Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

January 8, 2017

Orel City

Russia Post issued a stamp to commemorate 450th Foundation Anniversary of Orel City on 5th August 2016 featuring the landscape of the Orel city and the anniversary logo of the celebration.


January 7, 2017

Tanapex - 2017 (2)

Special covers released on 6th January 2017, Second day of Tanapex - 2017






Courtesy: Bala Sakthis, Chennai

January 6, 2017

Tanapex - 2017 (1)

Tanapex - 2017, State Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held from 5th to 8th January 2017 at Amma Arangam, Community Hall, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai - 600 030.

T. Murthy, member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Harmander Singh, principal secretary, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles and Khadi department and Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, TN Postal Circle were present on the occasion of the inauguration of the Exhibition.

A special cover was released to mark the inauguration which has "logo on leaf" Drawing on pepal leaf is an ancient craft which emanated from India, especially from Tamilnadu. the tree is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists since it is believed that Buddha sat under this tree and attained enlightment.

 Cover Code: TN/01/2017

Special cover on Traditional Silk Sarees of Tamil Nadu.
  Cover Code: TN/02/2017

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations were released on Muttom Light House, Arthanareeswarar Temple and Manappad Light House.

Courtesy: Bala Sakthis, Chennai.

January 5, 2017

Personalities of Bihar

India Post released a set of eight commemorative stamps on the Personalities of Bihar, namely Dashrath Manjhi, Kailashpati Mishra, Karpoori Thakur, Sri Krishna Sinha, Kunwar Singh, Phanishwar Nath Renu, Sachchidananda Sinha and Vidyapati on 26th December 2016.


Likhachov Automobile Plant

Russia Post issued a stamp to commemorate he 100th Foundation Anniversary of the Moscow Joint-Stock Company Likhachov Automobile Plant on 2nd August 2016 depicting the automobile ZIL-130 on the background of the first building of the plant.


January 4, 2017

Deendayal Upadhyaya

India Post released a stamp of Deendayal Upadhyaya  on 29th December 2016.


January 3, 2017

Legendary Singers of India

India Post released a set of 10 stamp and a miniature sheet on the legendary Singers of India on 30th December 2016.

The stamps featured Indian singers namely Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Bhupen Hazarika, Geeta Dutt, T. M. Soundarajrajan and Shamshad Begum.

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

India Post released a Miniature sheet on 1st January 2017 consisting of 12 stamps  featuring Ganesh Pol, Amber Fort, Pashmina Shawl, Chhau Mask, Bodhi Tree, Sarota, Peacock Gate, Chaitya Hall, Tanjavur Painting, Blue Pottery, Stained Glass Window, Peitra Dura and Zardozi to celebrate Happy New year 2017.  

The stamps were also issued in a 12 sheet desk calendar sold at Rs 1,000. The size of stamps in the calendar is much larger from the miniature sheet.