May 26, 2017

APEX 2017

A special cover to mark the 80th Anniversary of Gandhiji's Last visit to Travancore was released  on 26th May 2017 during APEX 2017 held at Thiruvananthapuram.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 25, 2017

Shipbuilding - Estonia

Eesti post released as set of 4 stamp on 30th March 2017 depicting shipbuilding in Estonia.

Shipbuilding is an industry that deals with the production and repair of watercrafts in shipyards. The biggest Estonian company in the field is BLRT Group followed by many companies that mainly build small ships - Baltic Workboats, Saare Yachts and Reval Shipbuilding. PATROL 4500 WP is a 45 meter multifunctional wave-piercing Patrol vessel. AC600PVDB is a fish feeding barge with an increased seaworthiness and a deep V-shaped hull. SAARE 46 is a luxurious and fast yacht with a length of 46 feet. KOIDULA is a unique ship that is designed for very shallow waters - the draught in full load is only 1.0 m with a maximum load of 40 t.

May 24, 2017

Yevgeny Zababakhin

Russia Post released a stamp on 16th January 2017 to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Yevgeny Zababakhin (1917–1984), a nuclear physicist depicting himself against a chart from his book Some Issues of Gas Dynamics of an Explosion.


May 23, 2017

Shri Hanagal Kumaraswamiji

India Post as part of 150th birth anniversary celebration of Shri Hangal Kumara Swamiji, released a commemorative stamp on 19th May 2017 at HDMC Samskritika Bhavana, New Cotton Market in Hubballi. It was released by the Union Minister of State for Communications Shri.Manoj Sinha.


May 20, 2017

Uniform Jackets of Russian Diplomatic Service

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on Uniform Jackets of Russian Diplomatic Service on 20th December 2016.

The stamps depict Uniforms of the following:
A privy counselor and a chancellor. The MFA of the Russian Empire (1834)
A state counselor and a collegiate registrar. The MFA of the Russian Empire (1904)
An Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR and an attaché of the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (1945)
Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (2001).

May 19, 2017

Champaran Satyagraha Centenary

A set of 3 stamp and a miniature sheet was released on 13th May 2017 on the centenary of Champaran Satyagraha.


May 18, 2017

Biddatanda Hockey Namme -2017

A special cover on Biddatanda Hockey Namme -2017 (21st Kodava Hockey Namme) was released on 12th May 2017 at Madikeri.


The Biddatanda Family, a pre-eminent clan of Kodavas is based at Napoklu (Nalnad) from time immemorial. It is said that the Biddatanda Chieftains ruled parts of Kodagu at a time now lost to recorded history. The Biddatanda clan now numbers just over 120 persons. Some of its members have held and several continue to hold prominent offices in various Government services and public fields. The family aspires to guide the 20 year old tradition of the Kodava Hockey Festival into its 21st year with dignity, pride and uniting all Kodava families in a single arena, playing and celebrating Hockey from 17th April 2017 to 14t h May 2017 at Napoklu. The special cover is released to commemorate the 21 st Hockey Namme( Festival) in Kodagu.

Cover Code: KTK/50/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 17, 2017

Allahabad High Court

A special cover was released to celebrate the closing ceremony of the sesquicentennial celebrations of High Court, Allahabad on 2nd April 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 16, 2017

International Nuremberg Military Tribunals

Russia Post issued a souvenir sheet on the 70th Anniversary of the International Nuremberg Military Tribunals on 14th December 2016.

The Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom and France entered into an agreement on trying main war criminals at the London Conference on August 8, 1945.

The postage stamp depicts a judgment hall where the Nuremberg trials took place and in the margins  a portrait of Iona Nikitchenko, a USSR Member of the Tribunal, and Roman Rudenko, USSR Chief Prosecutor, as well as a court house and the document of the proceedings is seen.

May 15, 2017

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College

A special cover was released on 4th March 2017 to comemmorate Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 14, 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Football Legends (2)


Russia Post released a set of 7 stamps on 9th December 2016 featuring Football Legends of Russia like Anatoly Andreyevich Banishevsky, Valery Ivanovich Voronin, Anatoly Mikhailovich Ilyin, Evgeny Vasilyevich Rudakov, Pavel Fyodorovich Sadyrin, Igor Leonidovich Chislenko and Albert Alekseyevich Shesternev.

All India Postal Bandminton Tournament.

A special cover was released on 28th December 2016 on the ocassion of All India Postal Bandminton Tournament at Ranchi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 13, 2017

The first Eurasian nuclear reactor F-1

Russia Post released a stamp on The first Eurasian nuclear reactor F-1 on 8th December 2017.

The construction of the F-1 reactor was one of the key achievements of the Soviet atomic project and laid foundation for national nuclear industry. Fundamental research in  fields such as nuclear physics, materials science, reactor engineering, radiation safety and neutron emission metrology were carried out at the F-1 reactor. The F-1 reactor is a monument of science and engineering.

Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee

A special cover was released on Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee at Silchar on 9th May 2017.


May 12, 2017

Outstanding Russian lawyers

Russia Post released a set of 3 stamps on 2nd December 2016 depicting outstanding Russian Lawyers like Gabriel Feliksovich Shershenevich, Konstantin Ivanovich Polenta and Vladimir Alexandrovich Tumanov.


Kanpur Holi: Ganga Mela

A special cover was released on Kanpur Holi: Ganga Mela on 17th March 2017 at Kanpur.

Cover Code: UP/07/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 11, 2017

New Year Stamp

Russia Post released a stamp on 1st December 2016 to celebrate New year which  depicts a New Year circle dance in a skating rink.

Badri Tulsi

A special cover was released on 4th March 2017 at Dehradun on the Badri tulsi during the Spring Festival.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 10, 2017

Vikram University

A special cover was released on Vikram University, Ujjain on 7th February 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Maxim cards - Nature and Headgears.

Set of Maxim cards on the stamps of Nature and Headgears were released by India Post recently.


Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 9, 2017

The Battle of Moscow. Joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan

Russia Post released a joint issue with Kazakhstan on the The Battle of Moscow on 16th November 2016 depicting a group of Soviet soldiers during the Battle of Moscow.


Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

India Post released a stamp on The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 5th May 2017 at the closing ceremony of the two-day Seminar on Digital Broadcasting in India – Way forward in New Delhi on 5th May 2017.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established on 20th February 1997 by an Act of Parliament to regulate telecom services, including fixation/revision of tariffs for telecom services which were earlier vested in the Central Government. 

May 8, 2017

Sights of the cities of St. Petersburg and Ohrid

Russia Post jointly issued a set of 2 stamp on the Sights of the cities of St. Petersburg and Ohrid, Macedonia on 13th December 2016.

St. Petersburg is considered the cultural capital of Russia, there is a large number of architectural ensembles and monuments, museums, cathedrals and garden complexes that impress the imagination with stylistic diversity and splendor. The peculiarities of the architecture of St. Petersburg are the proportionality of urban ensembles, the consideration of the influence of the natural environment and the harmony of various architectural styles.

The city of Ohrid is the pearl of the Republic of Macedonia, the first capital of the Macedonian state, the birthplace of the famous brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Slavonic script. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid in 1980 were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is famous for its architectural monuments, in which Byzantine murals were preserved.

The stamps depict the Cathedral of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity of the Izmailovsky Life Guards Regiment in St. Petersburg and the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Caneo in Ohrid.

World Book and Copyright Day

A special cover was released to mark the World Book and Copyright Day on 23rd April 2017 at Bengaluru.

World Book and Copyright Day is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),on 23rd April every year to promote reading, publishing and copyright. 

Cover Code: KTK/49/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 7, 2017

Cricket Test Match

A special cover was released on 15th March 2017 to celebrate 1st Cricket Test Match at Ranchi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuran.

May 6, 2017

Contemporary Russian Art

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on depicting Contemporary Russian Art on 29th November 2016 featuring works of modern artists such as Yuri Orlov, Valery Arzumanov and Nikolai Morgun and a sculpture by Dmitry Tugarinov.

Contemporary Art of Russia stamp series reflects the works of contemporary artists, who reproduce the atmosphere of Russia, its unique natural riches, as well as historical and cultural legacy.

State Central Library

A special cover was released on 23rd April 2017 for the Centenary celebrations of State Central Library, Bengaluru.

In memory of Dewan of Mysore, Sir Seshadri Iyer for his selfless service and achievements, a memorial hall now called the State Central Library was built in European style during the year 1908 at the centre of rose garden at the lush green Cubbon Park, Bengaluru. The Library started functioning from this building in year 1915 and this special cover is released to mark completion of its 100 years.

Cover Code:KTK/39/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 5, 2017

Explore the traditions - Russia-Argentina Joint issue.

Russia Post released a joint issue with Argentina on the traditions of their country on 14th November 2016.
In Russia, porcelain or faience single tea sets consisting of small cups and saucers are used for ceremonial and formal tea-parties. The people of Argentina mainly drink mate tea; its preparation process is a sacred ritual.The postage stamps feature a single tea set and mate.

Calcutta National Medical College

A special cover was released on 3rd February 2017 to celebrate the 66th Reunion 2017 of  Calcutta National Medical College.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 4, 2017

“Russkaya Pravda” - “Russian Truth”

A special stamp was released on the 1000 Anniversary of the “Russian Truth” First Code of Laws of Ancient Rus’ on 31st October 2017.

“Russkaya Pravda” is a set of laws and regulations of Ancient Russia, the first main written source of Russian law.This Code book is an important part of the Russian history of law, also it is a monument of culture, because it reflects the household, the life, traditions and principles of housekeeping of Ancient Russia.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.

A special cover was released  on 18th February 2017 at Ernakulam to celebrate Platinum jubilee of  Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 3, 2017

B.V.V.S Akkana Balaga, Bagalkot

A special cover was released by India Post on 12th April 2017 to celebrate 75 years of Social Service of B.V.V.S Akkana Balaga, Bagalkot  (Amruta Mahotsava -2017)

Cover Code: KTK/45/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 2, 2017

Ramanujacharya

India Post  released a stamp on May 1, 2017 at New Delhi to commemorate the 1000th birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya, who was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and one of the most important exponents of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. 


April 30, 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Football Legends

Russia Post released a set of 7 stamps on 28th October 2016 featuring Football Legends of Russia like Viktor Maksimovich Bannikov, Konstantin Ivanovich Beskov , Nikolai Gavrilovich Latyshev , Slava Kalistratovich Metreveli , Nikolai Petrovich Morozov, Igor Aleksandrovich Netto and Galimzyan Salikhovich Khusainov.


April 29, 2017

Telugu writers

India Post released a set of 3 stamp of Telugu writers, Tarigonda Vengamamba, Aatukuri Molla and Viswanatha Satyanarayana on 26th April 2017.


April 28, 2017

Angami Sports Association.

A special cover was released on 3rd March 2017 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Angami Sports Association which was held from 28th February to 4th March at Kohima Nagaland.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 27, 2017

Champaran Satyagraha

India Post released a special cover on 18th April 2017 to commemorate the Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha,  the first satyagrah movement of Gandhiji on Indian soil at Motihari (Bihar) The cover illustration shows the statue of Gandhiji of Gandhi Maidan, Patna and the cancellation depicts the celebration logo with some modification. 

Cover Code: BH/01/APR/2017
Courtesy: Lalit K Mishra, Patna.

April 26, 2017

Coffee

Scented Coffee stamp in the form of Souvenir sheet was released on 23rd April 2017 at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bengaluru G.P.O by  Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha,Former Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa and Member of Parliament Shobha Karandlaje .



Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 25, 2017

Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ambedkar Institute of Telecom Training

India Post issued a stamp  and a miniature sheet on Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ambedkar Institute of Telecom Training, Jabalpur on 22nd April 2017.


Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal


 I was shocked to hear that Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal passed away on 21st April 2017. He was a well known Philatelist and known all over for his philatelic collection of Roses. He has written many articles on Philately both in national and international magazines.

Though I have never met him in person, had been a friend at Facebook and always helpful and eager to answer any of my queries regarding philately as if we knew each other for long time. I pray his soul rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to his family members. The Philatelic fraternity has lost a great collector and writer.

April 24, 2017

Hydpex - 2017

Hydpex - 2017, District level Philatelic exhibition was held on 10th and 11th February at Secunderabad. 2 covers were released on  10th and 11th February on the occasion. 


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 23, 2017

The Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet to celebrate the 100th Foundation Anniversary of the Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature on 27th October 2016. The Barguzinskiy Reserve is the first state natural reserve in Russia. It was established on 29 December 1916 (11 January 1917) to research, conserve and restore the sable.


It has been a part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1986. It is a sign of an international recognition of its efforts in sable research and restoration, as well as in preserving natural biodiversity of the Baikal Region. The Reserve territory was wholly included into the Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

April 22, 2017

Lions Club

A special cover was released to celebrate 100 years of Glorious Service by the Lions Club of Ranchi at Ranchi on 25th February 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 21, 2017

World Heritage Day.

On the occasion of the World Heritage day on 18th April 2017 , 3 Special covers were released at Bangalore GPO.


Sri Arun Raj, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India released the covers on 18.04.2017 at Bengaluru GPO. Dr. Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle and Sri S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region were also present.

Cover Code: KTK/46/2017
Keerthinaravana Temple of Talakad Talakadu is a desert like town on the left bank of the Kaveri River in Mysuru District. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand. It is one of the Pancha Narayana Kshetras where the Keerthi Narayana temple was established in 1117 AD.

Cover Code: KTK/47/2017
Halebeedu Hovsaleshwara Temple Halebeedu (earlier Dwarasamudra) was the capital of Hoysala empire in the 1th Century AD. The Hoysaleshwara temple built in 1117 AD is outstanding for its wealth of sculptural details. The walls of the temple are covered with a variety of depictions from Hindu mythology, animals and birds. No two sculptures of the temple are same.

Cover Code: KTK/48/2017
Chennakeshava Temple, Belur The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava Temple, built by King Vishnuvardhana in commemoration of his victory over the Cholas at Talakad in 1117 AD, 900 years back.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.