September 27, 2013
September 25, 2013
Royal Mail issued a set of stamps and Miniature Sheeton 19th September 2013 The stamps feature stunning paintings of the Atlas, 1813; the Britannia, 1840; the Cutty Sark, 1870; the Clan Matheson, 1919; the Queen Elizabeth, 1940, and the Lord Hinton, 1986:
The Miniature Sheet comprises four stamps featuring dramatic photographs of life on the Atlantic and Arctic convoys. It celebrates the inestimable contribution the Merchant Navy made to the war effort in WW2 in maintaining the lines of supply, despite suffering terrible losses. It also features a quotation from Winston Churchill in its border."The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril."
Source: Royal Mail.
September 24, 2013
September 23, 2013
Jain Acharya Gyansagar stamp release function was also organised at Satna (M.P.) in the auspicious presence of 27 Jain Sadhwis headed by Pujya Aryika Dradhmati Mataji in a grand way.
On this occasion, Mr. Sudhir Jain, National Chairman - Jainism Philately Group, in his speech, informed that this stamp was originally scheduled to release in March 2013. Stamp printed at that time was bearing portrait photo of Acharya Gyansagar Ji and compulsory items of a Digamber Jain saint, Morpankh Pichhi and Kamandal were absent. On the protest of Digamber Jain community, India Post, for the first time, cancelled that stamp and printed another stamp bearing Pichhi & Kamandal alongwith the full image of Acharya Gyansagar Ji.
Courtesty: Sri Sudhir Jain.
September 21, 2013
‘India- A Philatelic Journey’ - a coffee table book, was released by Hon’ble President of India on 3rd September, 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan in the inauguration ceremony of 11th Asian Pacific Postal Union Congress. The book gives a glimpse of our country having chapters on Mahatma Gandhi, freedom struggle, art & culture, wild life, flora & fauna, sports and heritage sites of India. The book has been made in collaboration with the Times of India Group. The designing, printing and editing has been done by the Times of India Group. The packaging of the book is excellent; it is inside a beautifully designed Shrink –wrap box. The most important thing which differentiates it from other coffee table books is that real stamps are used to describe the above mentioned subjects. One side of the page have the text and other side have stamps related to the subject. Approximately 117 stamps issued since 1974 to 2012 have been inserted, in original, in each book.
This book is a limited edition and exclusively for niche customers. Only 800 copies are available for sale @ Rs.5500/- per book.. The book can be purchased from National Philatelic Museum, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. This will also be made available to major philatelic bureaus. Interested customers can also place their orders to the nearest bureau or send an email to Shri V.K.Singh, ADG(Philately) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtesy: Mr.Deepak Modi.
September 20, 2013
Latvija Post issued a stamp on 27th August 2013 within the series “Latvian Ports”. The current stamp is dedicated to Liepaja Port.
Port of Liepaja is the winter ice-free port on the Baltic Sea’s east coast, Liepaja, Latvian Republic. Containing 80 berths, it is the third largest port in Latvia. The business is focused mainly on the export and transit services. The port of Liepaja belongs to Liepaja Special Economic Zone, which provides free port status of the port. Port of Liepaja common hydraulic structure contains jetties, breakwaters, berths, waterways, floating navigational aids, appliances and lights.
September 19, 2013
September 18, 2013
The 'Great Voyages of New Zealand' stamp issue which was released on 5th September 2012 features five vessels that have played a part in shaping New Zealand.
70c - Aramoana: The Aramoana’s big stern door transformed domestic transport in 1962. Prior to then, double-handling had made it too costly and slow for rail to compete with coastal ships, but roll-on, roll-off ships seamlessly connected the islands. In 2012 five such ships form a ‘floating bridge’. The 4,160-ton road/rail ferry Aramoana served until 1984.
$1.40 - Waka: Over time Māori developed a range of distinctive dugout canoes ranging from the imposing waka taua (war canoes) to the humbler fishing canoes, river canoes and reed and flax craft. Usually paddled but sometimes assisted by mat sails, the bigger vessels could transport large quantities of people and trade goods across Cook Strait.
$1.90 - Earnslaw: Tourists walk the triple - expansion steamer Earnslaw’s decks these days, but 100 years ago the ‘Lady of the Lake’ was a hard-working passenger, freight and livestock carrier, one of several linking the isolated farms and settlements of Lake Wakatipu. Designed and built in Dunedin and reassembled at the lakeside in 1912, the Earnslaw still burns coal today.
$2.40 - Dunedin: In 1874 the Albion Line (later Shaw Savill & Albion) commissioned the 1,320-ton Dunedin for the immigrant trade, which it served until being converted in 1881 to carry frozen meat. A regular caller to Oamaru, the Dunedin vanished with all 35 crew after sailing from that port for London in March 1890; the ship probably hit an iceberg.
$2.90 - Rotomahana: With its rakish bow, masts and funnel, the Rotomahana looked like an elegant steam yacht. The first ocean-going ship built of mild steel, the 15.5- knot ‘Greyhound of the Pacific’ spearheaded the Union Steam Ship Company’s grab for the trans-Tasman trade in the late 1870s. The 1,727-ton ship later served on the Wellington-Lyttelton and Melbourne-Hobart runs before being discarded in 1925.
Thanks to: Mrs Jeanette Gash, New Zealand for the FDC.
Text Source: New Zealand Post.
September 17, 2013
September 16, 2013
On September 12, 2013, An Post issued four stamps in recognition of the Irish Defence Forces, which has occupied a unique position in Irish society since its foundation.The Irish Defence Forces traces its origins to the Irish Volunteers, which was founded in 1913.
The stamps symbolise the continued commitment of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps to defend, protect and support the interests of the people of Ireland, at home and overseas
September 15, 2013
September 14, 2013
Russia Post issued a stamp to commemorate 1025 years The Baptism of Russia on 28th July 2013. This issue was a joint issue of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Baptism - one of the most important cultural events in the history of ancient Russia, which put an end to the pagan and early Christian history of Russia.The stamp shows the painting, "The Baptism of Rus' VM Vasnetsov (1885-1896) from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
September 13, 2013
Korea Post issues a stamp to commemorate 60th Anniversary of Korea Coast Guard on 10th September 2013.
Source: Korea Post.
Created under the name of the National Maritime Police on December 23, 1953 under the authority of the Public Security Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Korea Coast Guard has been promoted in status to the Maritime Guard, and to the Korea Coast Guard. Launched with a crew of approximately 600 and with merely 6 patrol boats, the Korea Coast Guard has grown into a giant organization currently boasting 10,000 elite crews, around 300 patrol ships, and 23 air crafts, in addition to 4 regional headquarters, 16 coastguard stations, a maintenance workshop, and the Korea Coast Guard Academy.
The Korea Coast Guard’s mission includes: preventing illegal fishing; confronting threats of maritime terrorism; ensuring a safe fishing environment for the fishermen near the West Sea NLL (Northern Limit Line), a politically and militarily sensitive zone; protecting fishery resources; conducting swift search and rescue activities in the sea; defending the maritime sovereignty over Dokdo, Ieodo, and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) and protecting the maritime environment to ensure a clean sea to be passed down to future generations.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, it is the hope of the Korea Coast Guard to provide an ever more forward reaching service. Therefore, in acknowledging their undisputed leap toward the future, a commemorative stamp is issued, featuring both the emblem of the Korea Coast Guard and the 3005, a 3,000 ton class, large patrol ship.
Source: Korea Post.
September 12, 2013
A commemorative postage stamp of Rs. 5/- has been issued on 10th Sept. 2013 on renowned Digamber Jain saint Acharya Gyansagar Ji Maharaj. Union State Minister for Corporate Affairs Mr. Sachin Pilot released this stamp in a grand function organised at Kishangarh (District Ajmer, Raj.). Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chouhan, Chief PMG Rajasthan Circle, Mr. JItendra Gupta, PMG, Rajsthan South Circle, renowned industrialist and senior personality of Jain community Mr. Ashok Patni, MLAs of Ajmer District etc. were present on the stage during the release of stamp. Many members of Jainism Philately Group from various states were also present in the function.
At another function organised at Kishangarh (Raj.) for release of stamp on Digamber Jain Acharya Gyansagar Ji Maharaj on 10th Sept. 2013. Union Minister Shri Sachin Pilot and Chief Postmaster General (Raj. Circle) Lt. Col. D.K.S. Chouhan releasing the stamp.
Courtesy: Sri. Sudhir Jain.
September 10, 2013
September 7, 2013
Department of Post, Bihar Circle, issued a special cancellation on the occasion of "125th Birth anniversary of Dr S. Radhakrishanan" on 05-09-2013(Teacher’s Day) at Philatelic Bureau, Patna GPO. The spl. Cancellationconsists of massage about reverence for teacher. The spl. Cancellationhas been conceptualized and designed by Sri Lalit Kumar Mishra (Patna based Philatelist). The said spl. Cancellation issued by Sri. K.K.Jha,Chief Postmaster Patna GPO in presence of Sri Umesh Chandra Prasad,Dy. Chief Postmaster (Admin), and imminent Philatelist & official staff were present.
Source: Philately Bureau Patna GPO.
September 5, 2013
To commemorate 61 years of Shri Godi Parshwanath Jain Temple Pune, a special cover was released at Pune on 31st August 2013. India Post provided special cancellation on this occasion. A grand function was organised for release of this cover in the premises of beautiful Godiji Parshwanath Tenple, Pune. Mr. Meena, P.M.G., Pune Circle was the chief guest and Mr. Sudhir Jain, National Chairman, Jainism Philately Group was special guest in the release function. Mr. Chandubhai shah, Chairman, Godiji Mandir Trust, Mr. Pramod Kumar Jain, Vice chairman JPG, Mr. Deepak Modi, General Secretary JPG, Mr. Mithalal Jain, Secretary JPG Pune Chapter etc. were also guests in the function. Godiji Mandir was beautifully decorated for this function and large gathering attended the function in the Holy presence of Pujya Viveksaar Maharasab and Gyanesh Vijayji Maharajsab. Mr. Mithalal Jain, Secretary JPG Pune Chapter was instrumental in release of this attractive special cover. India Post had opened a counter at the venue.
Thanks to: Shri Sudhir Jain.
September 3, 2013
India Post released as set of 12 stamps on the Wild flowers of India on 3rd September 2013. The stamps are in the form of a sheetlet of 12 and 3 miniature sheets of 4 stamps each.
The stamps depict flowers like Dabang Chirita, Kashmir Mallow, Himalayan Mini Sunflower, Himalayan Lantern, Roundleaf Asiabell, Blue Poppy, Globe Thistle, Himalayan Iris, Himalayan Bell flower, Cobra lily, Bladder Campion and Rhododendron.