March 27, 2017

Means of Transport Through the Ages.

A set of 20 stamp was released by India Post on 25th March 2017 on Means of Transport Through the Ages.


March 25, 2017

Bilaspex - 2017

Bilaspex - 2017 District level exhibition was held at Bilaspur from 28th to 30th January 2017. Three special covers were released during the same. Special cover on Fabric of Chhattisgarh on 28th, Kotisonar, Crocodile park on 29th and a cover on Universal cleanliness was released on 30th January 2017.
 


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 24, 2017

International Day of Forests.

A special cover was released at Bangalore on 21st March 2017 to celebrate International Day of Forests.

Cover Code:KTK/41/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 23, 2017

Sunrise at Chandrabhaga

A special cover was released at Konark to celebrate the beauty of the Sunrise at Chandrabanga on 3rd February 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 22, 2017

Indian School of Business

A special cover was released on 20th November 2016 at Mannauli to celebrate 15 years of Indian School of Business. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 21, 2017

Bastarpex - 2017

A set of 2 special cover was released on the occasion of Bastarpex - 2017 held from 7th January to 8th January 2017 at Jagadalpur. Special cover of Bhadrakali Sangam was released on 7th January and of Maria dance on 8th January.


Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 20, 2017

Yamuna Railway Bridge

A special cover was released on 25th January 2017 to celebrate 150 year of the Yamuna Railway Bridge at Naini in Allahabad.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 19, 2017

Abramtsevo State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve.

A souvenir sheet was issued on Abramtsevo State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve on 25th October 2016 which bears the portraits of Sergei Aksakov and Savva Mamontov and in the margins the main manor of the Abramtsevo Museum Reserve.


The Abramtsevo Museum Reserve is located 60 km from Moscow, not far from Sergiyev Posad. The museum complex comprises architectural monuments of the 18th and the 19th centuries (6 of them are monuments of federal importance), a park and a scenic surrounding area of the Vorya River, where outstanding Russian artists created their works of art. The museum collection contains more than 25,000 objects — paintings, drawings, ceramics, photos, sculptures and others.

In 1843, Sergey Aksakov (1791–1859), a writer, civil servant and public person, book and theater critic, as well as an author of memoirs and books about fishing and hunting, bought Abramtsevo.

Savva Mamontov (1841-1918), a railway mogul, philanthropist and founder of the first private opera in Russia, purchased Abramtsevo in 1870. During this time, Vasily Polenov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Ilya Repin, Ilya Ostroukhov, Valentin Serov, Konstantin Korovin, Mikhail Nesterov, Mikhail Vrubel and other artists, musicians and actors lived and worked in the estate. 

March 18, 2017

Sri Kanakagiri Athishaya Mahothsava - 2017

A special cover was released on 02 February 2017 on  Sri Kanakagiri Athishaya Mahothsava - 2017 at Kanakagiri.

Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri, surrounded by a fort, is a holy Jain Centre and Stone edicts and basadis (Jain shrines) dating back to 11th Century AD are found here. It has the Nishadi Caves, Sarnadhi Mantapas, inscriptions and footprints from ancient times. Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri is also known as Nakopama Shaila, meaning heaven's crest. The ancient name for this piligrim center was 'Suvarnagiri'. Located near Maleyur in Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka, the area is home to dense forests with sandalwood trees.

Cover Code: KTK/22/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

Day's Capsule (2)

What is an Omnibus Issue?
 
A set of stamps issued by different countries at the same time on a specific theme usually of the same design.

Eg: The Omnibus issue of 1981 for the International Year of Disabled Persons. Many countries like US. France, Malaysia, Malta, Jamaica, Sweden, turkey etc.and the UN issued stamps on this theme.

March 17, 2017

Tarkhankut and Chersonesus - Lighthouses of Russia

Russia Post released a set of 2 stamp on Light house Tarkhankut and Chersonesus with maps appropriating to their location, and the mariner's cards on 29th September 2016.

 
The Tarkhankut and the Chersonesus Lighthouses is located on the Black Sea coast of the Republic of Crimea. They are called “twin-brothers” because they both were built in 1816 by one and the same design and they were put into service in June 1817 after installation of parabolic reflectors that were delivered from St. Petersburg.

March 16, 2017

First T20 Cricket match at Green Park

A special cover was released on 26th January 2017 at Kanpur on the occasion of the first T20 cricket match held at Green Park Stadium at Kanpur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 15, 2017

Jaitkham

A special cover was released on 15th January 2017 on Jaitkham at Raipur.

The world's tallest JAITKHAM is situated at Tapobhumi Satnam Dham Giroudpuri Distt-Baloda Bazar Chhattisgarh. Giroudpuri is Tapobhumi (Land of Penance) of founder, mentor of Satnam religion and announcer of equality amongst human beings Guru GHASIDAS. JAITKHAM is a symbol of Satnam religion and its height is 77 meters. On the top of JAITKHAM, unfurling white rectangle flag (PALO) is disseminating the message of truth and peace in the world.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 13, 2017

Birsingha Village

A special cover was released on Birsingha Village, the birth place of Vidyasagar on 27th January 2017 at Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 12, 2017

The Degtyarev Plant.

Russia Post released a stamp to commemorate 100 years of the plant named after V. Degtyaryov on 27th September 2016. The postage stamp features the stele “The Degtyarev plant workers for the Motherland. 1941–1945” and the front of building A of the Degtyarev plant.


March 11, 2017

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

India Post released a stamp on Yogoda Satsanga Society of India on 7th March 2017.


March 10, 2017

Bastar Dussehara

A special cover was released on 13th October 2016 at Jagadalpur to celebrate Bastar Dussehara.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 9, 2017

Day's Capsule.(1)

Which Country has the highest Post office in the World?

India.

Hindu School

A special cover on Hindu School was released to celebrate it's Bicentennial year on 20th January 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 8, 2017

Golden Girl of India - Pride of Tripura

A special cover was released to honour the Golden Girl of India, Pride of Tripura on 21st January 2016 at Agartala.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 7, 2017

Capitol Complex

A special cover on Capitol Complex was released on 5th November 2017 at Raipur.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 5, 2017

Birth Centaneray of A.M. Prokhorov

Russia Post released a stamp on 22nd September 2017 on Alexander Prokhorov (1916–2002) who was an outstanding Soviet physicist, one of the founders of quantum electronics. A laser technology pioneer, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964.


March 4, 2017

International Photographic Confernce

A special cover was released on the occasion of International Photographic Conference on 24th January 2017 at Kolkata.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 3, 2017

National Science Day 2017

A special cover was released on 28th February 2017 at Bengaluru on the ocassion of National Science Day.

Cover Code: KTK/40/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

March 2, 2017

St. Teresa of Calcutta

A special cover was released to honor St. Teresa at Chennai on 7th January 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

March 1, 2017

My 9th year at this Blog.


Dear Friends, 🌹

It's been 9 years since I started my blog this day. I thank you all for your amazing support all the time. I hope I have been able to provide you with tidbit news relating to stamps/philately. All this would not have been possible without your support and advice from all senior philatelists and collectors.  I also thank all friends who are providing me with news from various parts of India and seek your help in future too.

I have decided to start a new feature where I will be sharing information related to philately/stamps in form of Q&A or brief sentence. I hope that you like it. I also welcome your comments on the same which may lead to discussion on some of the subjects and improve the knowledge of novice collectors. 

Thanks and Regards
Mansoor.B