A set of 3 stamp featuring Nakhimov Order, Order of Courage and Order of Friendship was released by Russia Post on 19th February 2015. The state awards of the Russian Federation is the highest form of encouraging citizens for services to the state.
A set of 23 post cards was released recently by Karnataka postal circle on the Wooden Carvings at Karanji Mansion Postal training centre, Mysuru.The set is priced at Rs.100/-
Karanji Mansion: The royal family of Mysore Maharajas constructed
“Karanji Mansion" in the year 1902. After Independence it was purchased
by the Postal Department in 1964.Postal Training Centre is functioning
in this building since 1965.
The building commands a vast setting and a view of Karanji Lake. The elevation is remarkable for highly ornate features and painstakingly executed embellishments - a variety of cusped arches and sun-shades, stone-hewn balconies, each resting on a lotus base, intricately carved stone columns, brackets and parapet merlons. A rich mix of Saracenic and Hindu elements, each somewhat overdone but all of them combining to produce a balanced and quaintly pleasing elevation. A Section of the Mansion show subtly varying stylistic features. The wing on the left is predominantly Rajasthani, with its lotus-based and curvilinear-chhajjaed balconies, while the entrance-porch block has dominant shades of the Saracenic - the slender- pillared twin arches, domicals and the Moorish lancet-windows. "Karanji Mansion" building has completed 100 years of it construction in the year 2014
On the occasion of Grand Celebration of 10th anniversary of re-establishment of Shri Ahichhatra Tirth, a special cover and special cancellation has been released by India Post on 23rd April 2015 at Ramnagar Kila (U.P.).
Australia Post released a set of 4 stamp depicting 19th century clipper ships that sailed in Australian waters on 17th February 2015.
From the earliest days of European exploration, sailing ships were crucial in the development of Australia. Sailing ships carried everything that settlers needed for survival. The journey was often long and dangerous, ranging between six and 13 weeks, depending on weather conditions. Other hazards were fire and the difficulties of maintaining hygiene.
Clipper ships were known as the greyhounds of the sea from their beginnings in the 1840s and represented the pinnacle of sailing ship technology. By the 1850s, the use of clipper ships on the England to Australia route was prominent, with most setting sail for Melbourne. These sleek sailing ships represented major advancements in design, enabling them to reach destinations more quickly.
Frances Henty – was constructed in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1852 and named after the wife of Thomas Henty. The vessel carried passengers, gold and wool between London and Victoria until at least 1869. The stamp is based on a painting by EC Moore, titled The Frances Henty, 1854.
Phoenician – was the first clipper ship to come to Australia, arriving in Port Jackson on 21 July 1849 - taking 91 days from England. The stamp design is based on a painting by Frederick Garling, titled Clipper barque Phoenician, 1850s.
Arabian – was one of many clipper ships that sailed in Australian waters. The stamp design is based on the 1840s lithograph by John Raphael Isaac, after a painting by CP Williams.
Monk chester – was a clipper barque built in 1865 by Messrs. Peverill for Messrs. A. Strong of North Shields, England. The stamp design is based on the 1865 painting by John Scott, a noted English oil painter from Newcastle.
A commemorative stamp was released by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of 200th year of the founding of Old Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala on 21st April 2015.
A souvenir sheet was released by Russia Post under the theme "World Natural Heritage of Russia" featuring the Natural Park, Lena Pillars on 10th February 2015. In the year "Lena Pillars" was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Natural Park "Lena Pillars" is located along the shore of the Lena River in the central part of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), is an extraordinarily beautiful range of vertical cliffs, which reach heights of 150 m, and about 500 million years old. Pillars formed on the territory of the Siberian platform under the influence of the huge differences in annual temperatures and water penetration, separated by steep ravines and deep river valleys.
A special cover was released on 28th March 2015 on the occasion of the Annual Conference of Bangalore Orthopaedic Society, Bangalore.
The Bangalore Orthopaedic Society is a professional association for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons of Bangalore. Apart from academics, its traditional focus is on research and on promotion of the highest clinical and ethical studies.
La Poste and India Post issued a set of two stamps on 10th April 2015 depicting the two satellites Megha-Tropiques and SARAL under the theme of "India-France: 50 years of space cooperation". The set of two stamp and miniature sheet which has been incorporated with QR code for the first time in India, will be unveiled on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s visit to France.
India and France heralded a new era of bilateral cooperation with the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in 1947.Space cooperation between the two countries has now turned 50, making it India's oldest and most important collaboration with an European nation. Since the 1990's CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) have been collaborating together and the collective efforts have resulted in the launch of space missions - Megha-Tropiques in 2011 and SARAL in 2013.
Russian Post released a stamp on the Postcrossing project on 27th January 2015.
Postcrossing - an International project, whose goal is communication between people from different countries, regardless of their location, age, gender and nationality, through postcards sent through the public postal service. Currently, Postcrossing has members from almost all countries, except few countries in the World.
A Special commemorative cover on "Golden Chariot - an unforgettable journey with myriad experiences" was released on 2nd April 2015 at Meghdoot Auditorium , Bengaluru GPO. This special commemorative cover depicting the Golden Chariot has been brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle in coordination with the Department of Tourism, Govt., of Karnataka.
Cover Code: KTK/37/2015
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Goa. "Many Worlds One Voyage", The Golden Chariot, South India's first and only luxury train experienc brings to you, a timeless journey that's worth of royality. that's worthy of you. A journey to a rarer facet of India. A journey like no other, one that's the prevlige of a chosen few. a itinerary tha't designed to delight, to fascinate, to cast a spell. traversing kingdom after kingdom, your journey becomes a epic of absolute luxury.
On the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of Engineers India Limited (EIL) a commemorative stamp was released by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi during the Urja Sangam- 2015 organized by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 27th March 2015.
Engineers India Limited (EIL) is a public-sector undertaking of the Government of India under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It was set up in 1965 to provide engineering and related consultancy and technical services principally focused on the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. In it's 50 years of existence, EIL has contributed immensely to the cause of nation building.
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