September 23, 2017

Kannada University, Hampi

This special cover was released on 12th September 2017 to commemorate 25 years of  Kannada University at kamalapura, Hampi.

Kannada University was established with a big dream to research, document and preserve the identity of Kannada. Materializing its set aims and goals, the University has completed 25 years. 

Cover Code: KTK/70/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 22, 2017

Diwali - India-Canada Joint issue

India Post issued a set of 2 stamp and miniature sheet jointly with Canada on 21st September 2017 on the theme Diwali. 

September 21, 2017

Vulnerable Birds

India Post issued a set of three stamp and a miniature sheet of Vulnerable birds of India like Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Broad Tailed Grass Warbler and Nilgiri Pipat on 18th September 2016.

September 20, 2017

Asian Athletics Championships

A special cover was released on 5th July 2017 on the occasion of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships held from 5th to 9th July, at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 18, 2017

Heroes of Russian Federation.

Russia Post released a set of 2 staamp on the Heroes of Russian Federation on 23rd March 2017.

Maj. Sergey Anatolyevich Ashikhmin (1977–2012) was a serviceman of the FSB Special Purpose Center and Pvt. Vadim Konstantinovich Yermakov (1972–1996) was a gunner of the military unit 3724 of the North-Caucasus District of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

September 16, 2017

Jain Acharya Dr. Shiv Muni Maharaj

A Special Cover on Jain Acharya Dhyanyogi Dr.Shiv Muni Maharaj's 75 years of Divine Life was released on 14th September 2017 at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/71/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 15, 2017

Postman Mobile App

A special cover was released to introduce Postman Mobile App at Ranchi on 4th June 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 13, 2017

India-Belarus Joint Issue.

India Post released a Joint issue with Belarus on 12th September 2017 on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between India and Belarus.

September 9, 2017

Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial

A special cover was released to commemorate Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial on 27th July 2017 at Peikarumbu, Ariyangundu in Tamil Nadu.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 8, 2017

Taj Bavadi

A special cover was released on 18th August 2017 on Taj Bavadi - Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura.

Vijayapura (Bijapur) set an exemplary move for combating drought and achieving self-sufficiency in water utilization by rejuvenating traditional water resources and employing traditional water harvesting techniques. Taj Bavadi is a heritage well built in 1620 by Ibrahim Adil Shah in memory of his queen Taj Sultana. Among such heritage wells, locally known as Bawadies, Taj Bavadi occupies first place with its size and grandeur. Such 20 heritage wells were rejuvenated with the aid of local donors, special grant from the Water Resource Ministry of Govt. of Karnataka through City Corporation.

Cover Code: KTK/68/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 6, 2017

Shipwreks - Austalia

Australia post issued a set of 3 stamp on Shipwreks on 29th August 2017featuring artist's impressions of three historic and protected shipwrecks, together with a recovered artifact.

Since the 1600s more than 8,000 shipwrecks have been recorded as occurring in Australian waters, of which only one-quarter have been located. Once located, however, wrecks and their relics reveal much about life on board the ship, the competence of the crew, and the social, political and commercial climate in which each journey took place.

The Zuytdorp was one of a string of Dutch VOC trade ships to fall foul of the West Australian coast and the “Roaring Forties” winds during the 17th and 18th centuries. It wrecked just south of Shark Bay, sometime in June 1712, against what are now known as Zuytdorp Cliffs. The ship was carrying highly valuable cargo, including thousands of silver coins valued at 250,000 guilders, intended as trade for spices and other ‘exotic’ goods. Wreck artefacts were discovered near the site in 1927 (so 90 years ago in 2017) including silver coins dated 1711 (such as that featured on the stamp), and these coins helped archaeologists in the 1950s and 60s to identify the wreck site as that of Zuytdorp. There is an area of the wreckage site called the “carpet of silver” because of the number of coins that still remain there.

The painting used in the stamp design is by VOC specialist and artist Adriaan De Jong. The silver coin from the wreck is part of the Western Australian Museum collection.

The second stamp features paddle steamer Clonmel was arguably the first luxury steamship to operate in Australian waters and a stark contrast to its slow and uncomfortable predecessors. The Clonmel departed Sydney on only its second voyage in December 1840, with 80 passengers and crew. On 1 January 1841, the Clonmel struck a sandbar on the east coast of Victoria. All on board were saved, though the highly valuable cargo of bank notes and expensive drapery had been thrown overboard in a desperate attempt to save the ship. The wreck is the oldest located steamship wreck in Australia and an important archaeological site. The shipwrecks event also helped to draw attention to an alternate access route to the rich grazing land now known as Gippsland.

The painting of the Clonmel is by maritime artist Ian Hansen. The crystal decanter and stoppers, which symbolise the luxurious nature of the ship, are part of the Heritage Victoria collection.

The third stamp features HMS Pandora, which sank on the Great Barrier Reef on 29 August 1791 on her way home to England, had first successfully located the HMS Bounty and captured most of her infamous mutineers. The Pandora pistol symbolises the dangerous quest of capturing the mutineers and keeping them prisoner on board the ship and is one of more than 7,000 artefacts recovered from the wreck.

The painting is by renowned maritime artist Oswald Brett, courtesy of the Queensland Museum. It is based, in part, on an etching by Lieutenant Colonel Batty, which itself is based on a sketch by Pandora survivor Peter Heywood. The pistol is part of the Queensland Museum collection.

Source: Australia Post.

September 5, 2017

Pride to lead second Century of Lionism

A special cover was released on 30th July 2017 to celebrate "Pride to lead second Century of Lionism" 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 2, 2017

Chalapathi Institute of Engineering and Technology

A special cover was released to celebrate 10 year of Chalapathi Institute of Engineering and Technology on 19th March 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 1, 2017

National Sports Day 2017

This special cover was released to mark "National Sports Day 2017" & tribute to Major Dhyan Chand Singh on 29th August 2017 , legendary Indian hockey player & highly successful Indian hockey captain at Bengaluru.

The "National Sports Day (Rashtriya Khel Divas)" is observed every year across India on 29th August to mark the birth anniversary of one of the greatest sports legends - Hockey King Shri Dhyan Chand Singh (born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh).Officially known as 'Major Dhyan Chand' and often referred to as "The Hockey Wizard" for his incredible hockey skills and extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning 3 Olympic gold medals for India in field hockey in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).

Cover Code:KTK/69/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

August 31, 2017

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

A Special cover was released on 10th August 2017 to celebrate 125 years of  Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru, popularly known as "Mysuru Zoo"

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru was established in the year 1892 by the 23rd Maharaja of Mysuru, Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. At present the zoo housed 1521 animals of 153 species from India and around the world, and is regarded as one of the best in Asia.

Cover Code: KTK/61/2017

August 30, 2017

Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy

A special cover was released at Uyyalawada on 22nd February 2017 to celebrate the 170th death anniversary of the first freedom fighter of Uyyalawada, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 29, 2017

Raipur Municipal Corporation

A special cover of Raipur Municipal Corporation was released on 24th May 2017 at Raipur.

Raipur Municipal Corporation situated at the heart of city came into existence on May 22 1867. Raipur Municipal corporation Headquarters, Popularly known as Nagar Nigam "White House" because of its marvelous design.Many unique projects like Indoor Stadium, Statue of Vivekananda at Budha Talab and India's tallest National Flag mast at Telibandha Talab has been executed by Raipur Municipal Corporation paving the ways in the making Raipur a Smart city.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

August 28, 2017

Revolutionary Freedom fighters of Jharkhand

A special cover on 'Revolutionary Freedom fighters of Jharkhand'  was released on 15the August 2017,  Independence Day by Smt Shashi Shalini Kujur, Postmaster General, Jharkhand. 

This special cover is dedicated to brave hearts of  Jharkhand namely Birsa Munda, Telenga Khadiya, Tilka Manjhi, Sido Murmu, Kanhu Murmu, Nilamar, Pitamber, Veer Budhu Bhagat, Lal Thakur Vishwanath Shahdev, Tikait Umrao Singh, Pandey Ganpat Rai, Shaikh Bhikari, Jatra Uraon who faught valiantly  against oppressive rule of Britishers.

Cover Code: JH/12/2017

August 26, 2017

Shri.Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”

On the occasion of Chaturmas spiritual function of 9th Jain Acharya of Jaimal Gachchha and first Sravan sanghiya Yuvacharya  Pujya Mishrimal Ji Maharaj Sab “Madhukar”, a special cover was released on 12th August 2017 at Bhilai (C.G.). Dr. Sarita Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Chhattisgarh Circle released this special cover and special cancellation in a grand function.

Courtesy: Sudhir Jain

August 24, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 in Pictures

Release of Special Covers.

Inauguration of Exhibition

The Audience at Tulunadpex 2017

Guests and the Visitors


Chief Guest with Organisers

Few of the  members of Organising Committee.

August 22, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 - Special Covers (2)

A set of 2 special cover were released on 19th August 2017, the second day of Tulunadpex 2017 - Regional level Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition held at Manipal.

Sports of Tulunadu like Lagori, Kesaru Gadde Ota and Kambala with cancellation of Channe Mane

Cover Code: KTK/67/2017

Cover depicts Khan Bahadur Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur, founder of the Canara Banking Corporation Ltd., which was named as Corporation Bank. His residence was the first branch of the bank which is now converted to Corporation Bank heritage Museum. 

Cover Code: KTK/66/2017

A permanent pictorial cancellation of  Kaup Lighthouse was  introduced at the Venue of Tulunadpex 2017 by the Postal department.

Kaup Lighthouse was built in 1901. The active Lighthouse was a round masonry tower which was painted inn black and white horizontal bands. the lantern dome of the lighthouse is painted red. It is one of the best known lighthouse of Karnataka.

August 21, 2017

Tuludadpex 2017 - Special Covers

A set of 4 special covers were released on 18th August 2017, the Inaugural day of Tulunadpex 2017 - Regional level Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition held at Manipal.

Food of Tulunadu like Pelakai Gatti, Pathrode, Manjal Eiretha Gatti, Moode, Neer Tella, Ottu Shemige, Golibage, Guliyappa, Pundi Gatti, Bangude Puli Munchi, Kori Rotti and Koyyol Sukkha with cancellation of Moode.

Cover Code:KTK/62/2017

Late Pailoor Laxminarayana Rau was a well-known Philatelist, Apiculturist and introduced the concept of Aquarium in Tulunadu.

Cover Code:KTK/65/2017

60 years of Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi

Cover Code:KTK/63/2017

 28 years of Sharada residential School, Udupi.

Cover Code:KTK/64/2017

August 17, 2017

Tulunadpex 2017 - Day's Programmes

Caves of Meghalaya

A miniature sheet on Caves of Meghalaya was released on 15th August 2017.

August 16, 2017

Beautiful India

A miniature sheet on Beautiful India was issued on 15th August 2017.

Tulunadpex-2017 - Drawing Competition.

August 15, 2017

Independence Day - 2017

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August 12, 2017

Khadi Movement

A Special Cover was released on 1st August 2017 to Celebrate 94 years of Khadhi movement and 7 days stay (from 16th to 22nd April 1937) of Mahatma Gandhi to attend 3rd Annual Convention of Seva Sangh at Hudli Village, Belagavi Dist, Karnataka.

Cover Code: KTK/60/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

August 10, 2017

1942 Freedom Movement

India Post released a set of 8 stamps and miniature sheet on 1942 Freedom Movement on 9th August 2017.