May 22, 2018

Dr. B.P. Radhakrishna

A special cover was released on 30th April 2018 to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Dr. B.P. Radhakrishna.

Dr. B.P. Radhakrishna (BPR) was the doyen of post-independent Indian Geology. An institution builder par excellence and a distinguished editor, he was a liberal humanist who personified the best of Indian cultural and civilizational values. By his commitment and probity in scientific pursuits, he became the conscience keeper of the Indian Geo science Community.

Cover Code: KTK/37/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 21, 2018

St.George CSI Church Pallikunnu

A special cover was released at Peermade on 17th May 2018 to celebrate the sesquicentennial celebrations of St.George CSI Church Pallikunnu.

Cover code: KL-11/2018
Courtesy: Sebastian C Parackal

May 20, 2018

Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk. - Sports Venues

Russia Post issued a set of 4 stamps on Sports Venues of  Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

The 29th Winter Universiade 2019 is scheduled to be held between 2-12 March 2019. 73 medal sets will be competed for in 11 sports. The postage stamps of 2018 feature the Bobrovy Log Fun Park, Platinum Arena Krasnoyarsk Sports and Entertainment Complex, Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace and Biathlon Academy Multi-Purpose Complex with the 2019 Winter Universiade logo.

May 19, 2018

Jax, The Official Stamp licker.

Poojya Shri Dr. Basavalinga Pattaddevaru, Hiremath Samsthan

A Special Cover was released on 21st April 2018 at Bhalki on Poojya Shri Dr. Basavalinga Pattaddevaru, Hiremath Samsthan.

Poojya Shri Dr. Basavalinga Pattaddevaru is a distinguished and eminent personality. He is popularly known as Kannada Jangama of Kannada Matha. He is the founder president of Hiremath Samsthana Vidyapeetha Trust , Bhalki. He is a renowned educationalist, social reformer, innovative writer and president of modem Anubhav Mantapa. He is also a pioneer of Vachana University. He has profoundly contributed to art, literature, education, society and religion. His work is also extended to many fields such as adoption of orphan children, emancipation of women, dalits and downtrodden. He finds happiness in the welfare of society. His initiatives influenced many spheres of human activities. It transformed the society and life of underprivileged and oppressed ones. Considering his selfless and boundless service to humanity, he has been conferred with many awards such as Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasthi and Suvarna Karnataka Ekikarana Puraskar and Honorary Doctorate by Gulbarga university.

Cover Code: KTK/38/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 18, 2018

Great Arctic State Nature Reserve

Russia Post issued a  stamp on 28th February 2018 featuring a snowy owl against the typical landscape of the Great Arctic State Nature Reserve which is a joint issue between the RCC Communications Administrations.

The Great Arctic State Nature Reserve is the largest reserve in Russia and Eurasia and the third largest in the world.  Among the birds inhabiting the tundra are the snowy owl, the rock ptarmigan, the Steller’s Eider, the brant and rare gull species: the Ross’s gull, the Sabine’s gull and the ivory gull. 100 bird species can be found throughout the reserve. There are 24 mammal species and 25 fish species inhabiting the territory. Big mammals live in the reserve: the polar bear, the reindeer, the muskox. Arctic foxes, wolverines, stoats and lemmings are usual inhabitants in the area. The walrus, the beluga whale, the ringed seal and the bearded seal are widespread in the Arctic seas.


A special cover was released on the Golden Jubilee of BAIF on 27th April 2018 at Pune.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 17, 2018

Krishnapex - 2018

A special cover was released on 9th March 2018 at Vijayawada at the venue of Krishna District Philatelic Exhibition - 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Indian Water Works Association.

A special cover was released on Water Resources Day, 21st April 2018 at Jodhpur centre of Indian Water Works Association.

May 16, 2018


Russia Post released a stamp on the 21st February 2018 featuring the Floating Bridge over the Moskva River against the background of the Kremlin and the EUROPA Stamp Issue Programme logo.

The postage stamp features the Floating Bridge at Zaryadye Park. The bridge was opened at Zaryadye Park in Moscow in September 2017. It represents a V-shaped observation deck which is a 70-meter console without a single support with a high glass barrier. The bridge is 244 meters long, its weight is 3 700 tons.

Ambedkar Jayanthi.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital, Bengaluru is commemorating Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Birth Anniversary by releasing this special cover on 14th April 2018.

Bharatha Rathna Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar popularly known as Baba Saheb Ambedkar was an eminent jurist who fought to eradicate social evils like untouchability and caste restrictions. He is called as the "Father of Indian Constitution" who fought for the rights of Dalits and other downtrodden classes. He relentlessly fought along with other national leaders to ensure liberty, fraternity and unity of all section of the society.

With the patronage of the Government of Karnataka, Ananda Social & Educational Trust established and manages the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital, Mathrushri Ramabai Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital and Mathrushri Bheemabai Ambedkar College of Nursing and other Paramedical courses covering diploma, graduate and post graduate studies and research. The educational and health services of the colleges and hospitals are availed by thousands of students, patients with the help of eminent doctors and staff with all professional and technical facilities. Free health services are provided to the poor and needy people.

Cover Code: KTK/34/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 15, 2018

Prithviraj Chauhan

A set of 4 stamp and a miniature sheet was released on Prithviraj Chauhan on 28th April 2018.

May 14, 2018

Bullock Cart carried Mail

A special Bullock Cart carried Mail special cover was released on 7th March 2018 at Keonjhargarh on the Great Soul of India "Mahatma Gandhi".

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Safdarjung Hospital

India Post released a se-tenant stamp of Safdarjung Hospital on 27th April 2018

May 13, 2018

Surat - Swachh and Green

A special cover was released on 24th February 2018 at Surat to celebrate Surat as swachh and green by the Surat Municipal Corporation.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 12, 2018

Yogishwar Yajnavalkya

A special cover was released on Yajnavalkya on 11th April 2018 at Chamarajapet.

Sage Yajnavalkya, author of Yajnavalkya Smriti is believed to be the incarnation of Brahma. The text is composed in sloka (poetic metre) style like other works of  Dharmasastra tradition.' Yoga Yajnavalkya ' written by him in male-female dialogue style is another great work on Yoga. Other texts attributed to him are Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Satapata Brahmana and Pratijna Sutra.He is considered to be the pioneer of legal jurisprudence in India.

Cover Code: KTK/33/2018.
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bnegaluru.