Russia Post released a stamp on 22nd April 2016 featuring Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park which is the largest man-made site in the European part of Russia. The park was established in the Olkhovka River valley, on the slopes of the Dzhinalsky Ridge in 1823 at the order of General Alexey Yermolov.
The postage stamp features one of the Park’s cultural heritage objects, the Cascade Stairs.
In India the first Philatelic Bureau was established on 21st june 1941at Mumbai GPO to cater the requirements of enthusiastic Philatelists. It was the only Bureau that served across the country for 7 years. A special cover issued to commemorate the 75 years of first Philatelic Bureau in India on 21st June 2016.
Cover from Mumbai: Courtesy Amit Surana.
Cover from Bengaluru: Courtesy Suresh Rao.
Cover Code: KTK/08/2016
On the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2016 to be celebrated on 21st June a set of twelve commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheet were released by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 20th June, 2016 at New Delhi in presence of the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and other dignitaries.
Kerala postal Circle jointly with social forestry Wing, Kerala Forests & Wildlife Department released a Special Cover on World Environment Day on 5th June 2016 at Punalur. This is the 5th Special Cover fromKerala Postal Circle on Environment Day.
GO WILD FOR LIFE - ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE.
Only with Citizen's participation, we can put an end to illegal wildlife trade. On WED-2016 citizens are invited to join hands with the department to protect the State's Wildlife. By providing information and refraining from using illegal Wildlife products, citizens can display zero tolerance for illegal Wildlife trade.
A special stamp was released by Russia Post on 15th April 2016 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Courier Postal Communication of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The postage stamp bears an image of the Memorial to the Front Mailman sculpture.
A District Level Philatelic Exhibition Deopex-2016 was held on 18th and 19th March 2016 at R. N. Bose Bangla Library, Station Road, Deoghar, Jharkhand. On the occasion two special covers were released on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 18th March 2016 at Jharkhand.
On the occasion of centenary celebrations of Tata Power, a commemorative stamp was released on 10th June 2016. The stamp symbolises the Company's commitment and dedication to realise the vision of its founder, Shri Jamshetji Tata, that 'clean, cheap and abundant power is on the basic ingredients for the economic progress of a city, state or country'.
Austria released a stamp on Postcrossing on 21st May 2016. To celebrate the stamp launch, a meetup was held on Hirtenberg's Kulturehaus , where postcrossers came together to write and send postcards with the new stamp and special first-day cancellation mark.
Special thanks to Eva, Austria for the stamps and the card.
On 14th April 2016 a Special Cover capturing the bonding of the five
BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
was released at the inaugural function of the BRICS Friendship Cities
Conclave 2016, held at Mumbai.
On the occasion of World Homoeopathy Day a Special Cover on Dr. Hahnemann was released to commemorate his 261st birthday at the International Convention on World Homoeopath Day on 9th April 2016 at New Delhi.
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