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.

April 20, 2017

World health Day.

A special cover was released in Bengaluru on the occasion of World health Day on 7th April 2017. World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7th April by World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness on different health issues. The theme of the world health Day 2017 is 'Depression: Let's talk'

Cover Code: KTK/44/2017.
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 19, 2017

Federal Customs Service

Russia Post released a stamp on Federal Customs Service of Russia on 25th October 2016 which features the building and logo of the Russian FCS.


Central Federal Customs Authority of the Russian Federation carrying out customs controls, implementing measures of tariff and non-tariff regulation. Activities of the Federal Customs Service are also including detecting and suppression of the illegal traffic of weapons, drugs, ammunition and explosive items, and rare species of flora and fauna.

State Bank of Travancore

A special cover was released on 31st March 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram on State Bank of Travancore.


April 18, 2017

Deekshabhoomi

India Post released a Se-tenenat stamp on Deekshabhoomi on 14th April 2017 at Nagpur.

Deekshabhoom, one of the most revered monuments of Buddhism, is spread across 22 acres of land in the heart of Nagpur, It's Stupa is the largest hollow Stupa among the Buddhist Stupa in India.

April 17, 2017

Shree Shitalnath Swami Temple

A special cover was released on sesquicentennial of  Shree Shitalnath Swami Temple (Parasnath Mandir)  on 27th February 2017 at Kolkata.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 16, 2017

Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

Russia Post released as set of 2 stamp to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Way to victory on 11th October 2016. The stamps are on The Yelnya Offensive and the The Battle of Hanko.


April 15, 2017

Cardicon 2017

A special cover was released on  on 25th February 2017 on the occasion of Cardicon 2017 which was held at Lucknow on 25th and 26th February at Department of Cardiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow to celebrate it's 40th anniversary. 

Cover Code: UP/04/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 14, 2017

Dzhemaldin Khamurzayevich Yandiyev

Russia Post released a stamp on 10th November 2016 to celebrate the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Dzhemaldin Khamurzayevich Yandiyev (1916-1979) who was a People’s Poet of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR.


April 13, 2017

Indian Forest Service

A special cover was released on 50 years of Indian Forest service at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 9th February 2017. The cancellation depicts the Dugong the Sea Cow, which is the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 12, 2017

Mahesh Bank

A special cover was released at Hyderabad to celebrate 39 years of Mahesh Bank on 10th February 2017. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 11, 2017

Forest Research Institute.

A special cover was released on 5th April 2017 on the occasion of the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference which was held at Dehradun from 3rd to 7th April 2017 by the Forest Research Institute.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 8, 2017

Khadi Special cover

A special cover was released on 31st January 2017 at Delhi with caricature cancellation of Mahatma Gandhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Maryada Mahotsav

A special cover was released on 2nd February 2017 at Fulberi to mark the 153rd Maryada Mahotsav at Siliguri.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 7, 2017

Ravindra Kalakshetra

A special cover was released on the occasion of  the Golden jubilee celebration of Ravindra Kalakshetra on 27th March 2017 at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/43/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

April 6, 2017

325 years of Immaculate Conception Cathedral

A special Cover was released on 25th January 2017 to celebrate 325 years of Immaculate Conception Cathedral at Pondicherry.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 4, 2017

World Theatre Day

A special cover was released on 27th March 2017 at Bengaluru as remembrance of Kannada Theatre Heritage on the occasion of World Theatre Day.

Cover Code:KTK/42/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 3, 2017

Forests of Jharkhand / Rendezvous with stamps

A special cover was released to commemorate the Forests of Jharkand and a philatelic guide book for children 'Rendezvous with stamps' written by Sri Anil Kumar, Chief Postmaster General, Jharkhand by the Governor of Jharkhand, Smt Draupadi Murmu, in presence of Sri Anil Kumar, Chief Postmaster General, Jharkhand, Sri S.K. Sathpathi, Principal Secretary to Governor of Jharkhand, Sri Bhupal Ram, DPS, Jharkhand, Sri Sadhan Kr Sinha, APMG, Sri KDSingh, SSPO's, Ranchi and others on 31st March 2017 at Ranchi.

Cover code: JH/07/2017




April 2, 2017

Heroes of the Russian Federation

A set of 2 stamp was released on the Heroes of the Russian Federation on 5th October 2016 featuring Mark N. Evtuhin (1964-2000) and Nikolay V. Skrypnik (1944-1996)


April 1, 2017

Cub Scouts

India Post released a stamp on Cub Scouts on 20th March 2017.


Solapex - 2017

2 special covers were released on occasion of Solapex 2017 District level Exhibition held at Solapur on 3rd and 4th February 2017. The covers were on 100 years of Harbhai Devkaran Prashala and Former Solapur Municipal President Seth Lokaranji Jagannath Chandak.


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.