November 17, 2017

Lost art of stamp collection....

The humble postal stamp with jagged ends and a story to tell of lores from the past may seem like an uncanny protagonist for a film.

For further reading: Times of India

 

Brahmasri Tadepally Venkata Subrahmanya Sastry

A special cover was released to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Brahmasri Tadepally Venkata Subrahmanya Sastry at Tenali on 19th September 2017.


November 16, 2017

Bal Diwas - 2017

A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on Children's Day (also known as Bal Diwas) which is celebrated in India every year on 14th November. As Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is very affectionate towards children, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day.

Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education-ACSSE school,founded by Shri.K.B.Lakshman in the year 2005 was built on a formidable mission to make a happy place for all children as "Joy of Learning" is the motto of the School.Under the "able guidance of academic Chairman Dr:K.S. Sameera Simha, the school is providing quality education.Students are exposed to a well structured friendly teaching methodology that will help to shape their future in a positive way. Learn more about SCASE on: www.siliconcity.edu.in

Cover Code: KTK/85/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru. 

November 15, 2017

Inscription Stones Of Bengaluru

A special cover on Inscription Stones Of Bengaluru was released on 14th November 2017 at Bengaluru.


 Inscription Stones Of Bangalore' is a civic activism project to raise awareness and protect ancient inscription stones (shila shaasanas) found in the Bengaluru region. Inscriptions stones are original documentation of the people, culture, religion and language of the region dating back to as early as 750CE. Rampant urbanization in Bengaluru has led to destruction of a majority of the 150 stones in the old 'Bangalore' region which were documented by B.L. Rice and others from 1894 to 1905 in the remarkable twelve-volume series Epigraphia Carnatica. This project retraces the footsteps of B.L. Rice to protect and restore the dignity of the last remaining 25 'Inscription Stones Of Bangalore'.


In the front of the cover the image of  oldest Kannada stone inscription in the Bengaluru region dated to about 750 CE (Ganga period) and Inscription stone at Begur with the earliest recorded use of the name 'Bengaluru' dated to 890CE is seen at the back side.

Cover Code: KTK/87/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.
 

November 14, 2017

Seva Sahayog

A special cover was released on Seva Sahayog at Pandharpur on 4th July 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 13, 2017

Open Your Eyes Ambala

A special cover was released " Open Your Eyes Ambala" on awareness of separating waste before disposing at Ambala on 2nd October 2017.


November 12, 2017

Russian Student Spring

Russian Post issued a souvenir sheet on The 25th All-Russian Festival “Russian Student Spring” on 15th May 2017.


November 11, 2017

Post Office Passport Sewa Kendra

A special cover was released on the frst Post Office Passport Sewa Kendra of Punjab on 13th August 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 10, 2017

National Cancer Awareness Day

A special cover was released to celebrate National Cancer Awareness Day at Bengaluru on 7th November 2017 by Kidwai Cancer Institute, Bengaluru.


November 9, 2017

Sheroes

A special cover was released on "Sheroes" Hangout - Run by Acid Attack Survivors on the occasion of International Women's day on 8th March 2017 at Agra.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Philately Day - Hyderabad.

A special cover was released to celebrate Philately Day on 2nd October 2017 at Hyderabad.


November 8, 2017

V.Doreswamy Iyengar

A special cover was released on Legendary Veena Maestro Mysore V. Doreswamy Iyengar on 28th October 2017 at Malleshwaram, Bengaluru.


November 7, 2017

Lions Club Centennial Celebration year

A specal cover was released on the occasion of Centennial Celebration year 2017 of Lions Club at R.T. Nagar, Bengaluru on 26th October 2017.


November 6, 2017

National Unity Day

A special cover was released to celebrate National Unity Day on 31st October 2017 at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/82/2017

November 5, 2017

Northern Convoys

Russia Post released a stamp on Northern convoys in continuation of the series Way to Victory on 4th May 2017.

November 4, 2017

Indian Cuisine

A set of 24 stamps and miniature sheets are released on 3rd November 2017 on Indian Cuisine.


November 3, 2017

Vidhana Soudha

A special cover was released on 25th October 2017 to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Vidhana Soudha at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/79/2017

Postal Training Centre, Guwahati

A special cover was released on Postal Training Centre, Guwahati on 2nd April 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 2, 2017

Academy Day

A special cover was released on 18th February 2017 to celebrate Academy Day at Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 1, 2017

Kavi Muddanna, Adikavi Nannayya and Draksharam Bheemeshwari Temple

India Post released a set of 3 stamp on Kavi Muddanna, Adikavi Nannayya and Draksharam Bheemeshwari Temple at Bengaluru on 1st November 2017.






World Mental Health Day

A special cover was released on 10th October 2017 at Bengaluru on the ocassion of World Mental Health Day.

CoverCode: KTK/78/2017

October 31, 2017

Patna GPO

India Post released a special cover to celebrate Journey of 100 years of Patna GPO on 22nd August 2017 at Patna.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 30, 2017

Behdienkhlam

A special cover was released on 7th September 2017 on the religious Festival of the Jaintia Tribe of Meghalaya "Behdienkhlam"

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 29, 2017

Battle on the Ice

Russian Post released a Souvenir Sheet to commemorate the 775th Anniversary of the Battle on the Ice on 26th April 2017 featuring a painting The Battle on the Ice by Valentin Serov (1942).

The Battle on the Ice was fought between the Russian Army led by prince Alexander Nevsky and the crusaders of the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights on April 5, 1242 at Lake Peipus.

October 28, 2017

Meghdoot Cards - 2017

Some of the Meghdoot Cards released in Tamilnadu Circle.






Forts - Special Cover.

A special cover on Rajghad Fort was released in Pune on 30th June 2017.


A special cover on Rohida Fort was released in Pune on 14th July 2017.


 A special cover on Lohgad Fort was released in Pune on 17th September 2017. 


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 27, 2017

India-Russia Joint issue

India Post and Russian Post released a set of 2 stamp jointly to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations on 26th October 2017. The stamps depict Bhavai dance of Rajasthan, India and  Beryozka dance of Russia.


One of the most famous Russian folk dance is the "Berezka" dance. This dance represents the synchronous movement of dancers and the simultaneous performance of a choral song. Characteristic elements, smooth movements in a circle, a chain (one after another), like a snake in two lines, rotations around each other or in pairs around common centers in groups, short and frequent steps that create the impression of slipping with the dancer holding handkerchiefs or branches of birch.

 Bhavai is a popular folk theater form in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Men play music, while a woman, dressed in a bright, colorful costume with numerous ornaments, performs a dance, holding 8-9 pitchers on her head. The dance of Bhavai is performed at various festivals and weddings.


October 25, 2017

3 Kumaon Rifles

India post released a stamp on 3 Kumaon Rifles on 23rd October 2017 on the occasion of its 100th raising day.


October 24, 2017

August Kranti Diwas

A special Bicycle carried cover was released on 9th August 2017 at Bapuji Nagar on the ocassion of August Kranti Diwas.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 23, 2017

St George Knanaya

A special cover was released on  9th May 2017 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of St George Knanaya Valiyapally at Neelamperoor.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 22, 2017

Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs Agencies and the Internal Troops of Russia

A commemorative stamp was issued by Russia Post on 21st April 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs Agencies and the Internal Troops of Russia, depicting its celebration logo.

The All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization “Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs Agencies and the Internal Troops of Russia” was founded in 1992. The association unites members, servicemen and pensioners of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia agencies that took part in battle actions under a decision by the Government of the USSR and Russia.

October 21, 2017

YMCA Kottayam

A special cover was released to celebrate 125 years of YMCA Kottayam on 12th January 2017 at Kottayam.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 20, 2017

Varkala Beach

A special cover was released on 25th July 2017 on Varkala Beach at Varkala.

Cover Code:KL-23/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian Chako.

October 19, 2017

National Security Guard.

A special cover was released on the 33rd raising day of National Security Guard on 16th October 2017 at New Delhi.

Cover Code: DEL/08/2017

October 18, 2017

Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau

A special stamp was issued by Russia Post on the ocassion of the 75th Anniversary of the Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau on 11th April 2017, depicting the 9K720 Iskander short-range tactical ballistic missile system and the JSC “RPC KBM” building.


Happy Diwali - 2017



October 17, 2017

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

A set of 2 stamp and a miniature sheet was released on 15th October 2017 to celebrate 75 Years of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport , Mumbai.


October 16, 2017

World Animal Day

A Special cover was released on 4th October 2017 at Bengaluru to celebrate World Animal Day.

The mission of World Animal Day is "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."

Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), founded by Miss Crystal Rogers in 1991 was built on a formidable mission to make the world a better place for all animals. We are delighted to mark this occasion, which is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology, via release of the exclusive World Animal Day 2017 special covers. Through increased awareness, education and participation, we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and the undeniable respect and balance in the human-animal relationship.

Learn more about CUPA on www.cupabangalore.org

 Cover Code: KTK-77/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.