India Post released a set of 6 commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheet on Indian Metal Crafts on 26th August 2016. Set of 6 stamps depicts Iron Surahi (pitcher) and Bronze Nataraja (depiction of the God Shiva performing divine dance), Copper Pandan (container used to store betel leaf, betel nut, dry tobacco, lime etc.), Brass Incense Burner, Silver Spouted Lota (spherical water vessel) and Gold Gajalakshmi Lamp (lamp with motif of Lakshmi, the deity of wealth).
As a tribute to noted philatelist and Olympic Stamp Collector T. N. Prahlada Rao of Bengaluru and to commemorate the Olymphilex India 2016 exhibition a Special Cover was released on 19th August 2016 at Bengaluru.
The special cover is embedded with a QR code which provides details about Shri T. N. Prahlada Rao and his collection. A 20 frame exhibition with Collections of Shri T. N. Prahlada Rao, Shri Jagannath Mani, Shri Vijay Kumar, Master Vineeth and Harpith was open to the public at Bengaluru GPO from 5th to 21st August 2016.
Special Cover on Rio Olympics 2016 was released by CPMG, Mr Charles Lobo at Chennai on 10th August 2016 by handing over a special cover to Mr V Bhaskaran, Indian Hockey Player & Captain of the Gold Medal Winning Indian Hockey Team. The Special Cover has a QR Code which can be scanned to know more about "India at the Olympics after Independence".
Croatia Post released a miniature sheet / stamps on the Battle of Lissa on 18th July 2016 depicting the sea battle and the portrait of Admiral Tegetthoff by Georg Decker. Croatian Post has printed this souvenir sheet as a joint issue with Slovenian Post.
Battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 is regarded as the first significant battle between predominantly ironclad ships. It is also notable for the use of rams during the battle, a tactic not seen in a major engagement since Lepanto nearly 300 years before. It would be thought of as a possible tactic by armoured warships up until the “Dreadnought” era when the sheer power of the guns made close-in fighting obsolete.
A Set of four Commemorative Stamp and Miniature Sheet on Rio Olympic Games were released by Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha on 5th August 2016 at t New Delhi.
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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