October 18, 2018

All India Postal Chess Tournament 2018

A special cover was released at Puri on 27th August 2018 on the occasion of All India Postal Chess Tournament conducted by the Odisha Circle.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Tarangini - 2018

India Posts organized Tarangini 2018, a District Level Philately Exhibition on 6th and 7th  September 2018 at National Career Service centre, Karkardooma, Delhi.

3 Special Covers were  released during the event on Gandhi Walks, Monument Friends of India City Walk and National Career Service Centre at the venue. 

 Cover Code: DEL/11/2018

 Cover Code: DEL/10/2018

  Cover Code: DEL/12/2018

October 17, 2018

Cyclothon - Special Cycle carried covers.

CPMG Karnataka Circle Dr. Charles Lobo included a Fitness Awareness event during National Postal Week- 2018 for the postal employees, A Cyclothon was organised with this view.


A Special carried cover release was also conceptualised for the event on 14th October 2018, where the participating teams carried the covers popularizing postal services including philately along the way. The participant also had sign board fixed on each bicycle with postal and save environment slogans.







Three enthusiastic teams started as early as 6.30 AM on 14th October 2018 from three different cities - Channapatna, Tumkur and Kolar which are approximately 70 Kms away from Bengaluru. All team reached Bengaluru GPO between 3 PM to 5 PM. Dr. Charles Lobo along with PMG BG Rajendra Kumar , Mr, Shivram Mr. Chandrasekhar other officials waited from as early 1 PM to receive the Participants. As the Participants started entering the GPO premises, they cheered and welcomed by all. Dr. Charles Lobo honored each member of the team by garlanding and congratulating them.


In the valedictory function at GPO the next day, 10 lucky members of the participants get to win a bicycle each.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 16, 2018

Neelakurinji

A special cover on the flower Neelakurinji was released at Munnar or 12th October 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 15, 2018

Design School's Magical Expressions.

A special cover was released on 4th August 2018 at Tiruchirapalli on the occasion of Children's Art Exhibtion.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

October 14, 2018

Coats of Arms - Ivanovo Oblast and Chechen Republic

Russia Post released 2 souvenir sheets on the Coat of Arms of Ivanovo Oblast and Chechen Republic on 20th June 2018.



October 13, 2018

Sant Ganinath

India Post released a stamp on Sant Ganinath on 23rd September 2018.


October 12, 2018

Dalmadal Cannon.

A special cover on the Dalmadal Cannon was released on 23rd July 2018 at Bisnupur on the occasion of Mallabhumpex 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 11, 2018

Balarama's Story

A special cover on " Balarama's Story", a book on an Elephant was released on 10th October 2018 at Mysuru.

Elephants are a "mammoth" presence in India's mythology, folklore, culture religion, and the natural environment. The divinity in Elephants is worshipped in the form of the Elephant-headed God, Lord Ganesha. This gentle giant is now an endangered animal. Balarama's story is the biography on an Elephant that was uprooted from its natural home in the forest to later attain iconic status as a "Royal Elephant" in Mysuru Dasara festival. This special cover is issued on the ocassion of release on the book "Balaramas story" at Mysuru Dasara-2018.

Cover Code: KTK/70/2018

October 10, 2018

Gandhinagar Higher Secondary School

A special cover was released at Seshadripuram on 1st September 2018 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Gandhinagar Higher Secondary School.

In 1942, Sri. Devudu Narasimha Sastry, Vidyasagara MPL Sastry and others started this Gandhinagar High School in Gandhinagar to impart quality education to the students of the locality. Under the stewardship of Late Prof. MPL Sastry school rose high by imparting good and value based education. The alumni includes many of our last and present State and Central Ministers, lAS, IPS, KAS, Central and State Officers. This special cover is being released to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the school.

Cover Code: KTK/58/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 9, 2018

Sadhuram Bansal

A special cover on Sadhuram Bansal was released at Kolkata on 17th July 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 8, 2018

150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - Special Cover at Bengaluru.

A special cover was released on the occasion of 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Bengaluru on 2nd October 2018.


Cover Code: KTK/66/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 7, 2018

Coats of Arms - Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on the Coats of Arms of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on 29th May 2018.


October 6, 2018

Ultimate 2018

A special cover was released by the International Association of Lions Club on the occasion of Ultimate 2018 held at Lucknow on 8th September 2018.


October 5, 2018

Kannada Pustaka Pradikara

A special cover was released to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Kannada Pustaka Pradikara at Bengaluru on 29th August 2018.

The world is witnessing information revolution that was unseen and unheard before, due to the onset of internet. Although there has been a great revolution in the means of communication, books continue to be the cheapest and fastest means to communicate and exchange experiences, thoughts, issues and knowledge. Books have been the fountainhead of knowledge, effortlessly surmounting the tests of time in transmitting the wisdom in all the directions. -K.P. Poornachandra Tejas.

Cover Code: KTK/55/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 4, 2018

150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

India Post released a set of 7 stamps and a miniature sheet on the occasion of 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2018. With this issue, it's the first round shaped stamp from India.


October 3, 2018

Hislop College

India Post released a stamp on Hislop College, Nagpur on 19th September 2018.


October 2, 2018

Bapu's Room

A special cover was released on the Bapu's Room at Tiruchirappalli on 15th August 2018 to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 1, 2018

Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur

A Special cover was released on 28th July 2018 on the occasion of a Philatelic Seminar held at Jaipur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 30, 2018

Coats of Arms - Novosibirsk Oblast

A Souvenir sheet was issued by Russia Post on the Coat of Arms of  Novosibirsk Oblast on 29th May 2018.


September 29, 2018

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - Programme at Bengaluru

A special cover release and Play will be presented to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Bengaluru.


September 27, 2018

Opthalmological Society of West Bengal

A special cover was released on 14th July 2018 at Kolkata on the ocassion of the Platinum Jubilee of the Opthalmological Society of West Bengal.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 26, 2018

Director Postal Accounts, Haryana

A special cover was released on 11th April 2018 at Ambala to celebrate Silver Jubilee of Director Postal Accounts, Haryana.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 25, 2018

Lilavathi Hospital

A set of 2 special cover was released in Mumbai on 29th August 2018 on the 111the birth centenary of Kirtilal Mehta and 104th birth centenary of Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta founders of Lilavati Hospitals.



September 24, 2018

St. Joseph's Boys High School.

A special cover was released on 31st August 2018 at Bengaluru on the occasion of the Centenary celebrations of the Old Boy's Association of St. Joseph's Boys High School.

 Cover Code: KTK/56/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 23, 2018

SBI Behrampur

A special cover was released on 14th March 2018 at Behrampur to celebrate 150 years of State Bank of India branch of Behrampur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Behrampur.

September 22, 2018

World Population Day

A special cover was released on the occasion of World Population Day on 11th July 2018 at Bengaluru.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 21, 2018

Fakir Mohan University

A special cover was released to celebrate the 20th Foundation Day Celebration of Fakir Mohan University at Balasore on 11th July 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 20, 2018

Gangadhar Meher University

A special cover was released on 7th July 12018 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Gangadhar Meher University at Sambalpur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 19, 2018

Children's Day - 2018

India Post has invited entries for Painting competetion on the theme Communal Harmony as part of Children's Day celebration - 2018.


For further details visit: India Post 

September 18, 2018

India - Serbia Joint Issue

India Post issued a miniature sheet jointly with Serbia on 15th September 2018  to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Serbia.


September 17, 2018

Monti Fest

A special cover on Monti Fest was released in Bengaluru on 8th September 2018.

Every year on 8th September Mangalorean Catholics world over celebrate the nativity of Mary, mother of Jesus. The festival which originated at Mangaluru in 1763 is known as Monti Fest. Children bring flowers to worship mother Mary. New paddy (novem) is blessed and eaten on this day. This is also celebrated as harvest festival. This is an integral part of the cultural heritage of Mangaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/61/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 15, 2018

St.Anne's Church

A special cover was released on 7th August 2018 to celebrate 225th Anniversary of St.Anne's Church, Kodagu.

St. Anne's Church, Virajpet which stands as a symbol of Coorg's secular tradition was built in 1792. It is in the Gothic architectural style. It is one of the oldest churches in Karnataka and South India.

Cover Code: KTK/53/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 14, 2018

Sepsis Awareness

A special cover was released on 13th September 2018 at Bengaluru on World Sepsis Day 2018 to create awareness on Sepsis.

Cover Code: KTK/62/2018

September 13, 2018

Reshampex 2018

A special cover was released on 12th September 2018 at Berhampore on the occasion of Reshampex 2018. The cover has a piece of silk at the middle of the design.


September 12, 2018

Acharya Shanti Sagar Ji Maharaj

On the occasion of 63rd punyatithi Mahotsav of first Jain Saint Prathamachaya Shanti Sagar Ji Maharaj, two special covers and special cancellations have been issued at famous jain pilgrim centres Sravanabelgola (Karnataka) and Rishabhgiri Mangi Tungi (Maharashtra) on 11th September 2018.



At Sravanabelgola special cover was released in the holy presence of Pujya Bhattarak Charukirti Mahaswamiji in a grand function. At Mangi Tungi Pujya Aryika Gyanmati Mataji and Pujya Ravindra Kirti Swamiji graced the release function.

Courtesy: Sudhir Jain.