July 24, 2013
An introduction of Permanent Pictorial Cancellation and a special cover on Kempegowda Tower was released on 23rd July 2013 by Chief Postmaster General at a function held in Meghdoot Auditorium, GPO Building, Bangalore.Veena Srinivas, Postmaster General (BD) with Arundhaty Ghosh, PMG (SK), Hilda Abraham, Chief Post Master General and Prakash K, DPS Headquarters were also present.
The permanent cancellation at Basavanagudi Head Post Office (The Kempe Gowda tower) . The special cover and 32 karnataka pictorial cancellation pack on post cards including the ones depicting Belur, Helbedu, Bandipur, Nagarahole, Badami ,Aihole etc. Special Thematic packs featuring bilateral issues, great personalities, and flora and fauna were also made available for sale.
Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.
July 23, 2013
A permanent Pictorial cancellation and a special cover will be released on Kempe Gowda Tower ( Lalbagh Rock) on 23rd July 2013 at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bangalore GPO. This pictorial cancellation will be made available at Basavanagudi H.P.O, Bangalore 560 004 after the release.
July 22, 2013
On July 17, 2013, Ireland Post issued a set of three stamps featuring the Port of Cork.
Today, the Port of Cork is the key seaport on the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. lift-on lift-off, roll-on roll-off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, break bulk and cruise. Highlighted as a Tier 1 Port of National Significance in the 2013 National Ports Policy, the Port of Cork acts as a major facilitator of both imports and exports. The port is also a regular port of call for cruise ships, which in turn contributes significantly to the local economy.
The stamps were designed by Steve Simpson and feature three activities of the port. The 60c stamps feature the Clipper Round the World Race 2010 (leisure) and a container ship preparing to berth (freight). The 90c stamp features the Cunard liner “Queen Elizabeth” (cruise).
July 18, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service has released a series of stamps celebrating lighthouses on 13th July 2013
New England Coastal Lighthouses features five lighthouses: Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Portsmouth Harbor, New Castle, New Hampshire; Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island; New London Harbor, New London, Connecticut; and Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts. Each stamp shows a close-up view of one of the five lighthouses that captures not only the down-to-earth aspect of the tower but also the mysterious qualities that compel us to come closer.
These five lighthouses are among the oldest in the U.S., and each is on the National Register of Historic Places. Boston Harbor Light is also a National Historic Landmark.
July 12, 2013
July 9, 2013
Jersey Post issued a set of 6 stamps dedicated to legendary tall ships. A tall ship is a large, traditionally-rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques. Tall Ships are actively used during races or festivals.
The stamps depicts tall ships like Stavros S Niarchos, HM Bark Endeavour, STS Tenacious, Eye of The Wind, Prince William and Sk/S Christian Radich.
July 6, 2013
July 4, 2013
India Post released a stamp to celebrate 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Delhi Gymkhana Club on 3rd July 2013.
Established initially as the Imperial Delhi Gymkhana Club on July 3, 1913, the Gymkhana Club’s buildings were conceptualized by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also planned the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Construction of the Gymkhana Club and Rashtrapati Bhavan was completed one year apart, and both structures embody the style of architecture for which Lutyens is well known. Sir Usha Nath was the first Indian President of the Club.