October 24, 2021

Flora of Russia. - Berries

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps on Berries featuring sea buckthorn, blueberry, blackberry and gooseberry on 15th April 2021.

The vegetate world of Russia is one of the most important constituents of Nature represented by a collection of various plant communities growing in the territory of the Russian Federation.Berries are kinds of fruit with a thin skin, juicy pulp, and usually with several solid seeds inside.

October 23, 2021

Kinhal Toys

 A Special cover on Kunhal Toys was released on 31st August 2021 at Kinhal.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Bobbili Veena

 A Special cover on the Bobbili Veena was released on 14th September 2021 at Bobbili Bazar.


Veena is an age old popular musical instrument manufactured in Gollapalli Village in Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. Bobbili Veena is a large plucked string instrument used in Carnatic Classical Music. It is carved out of a single piece of jack wood. The veena is named after Bobbili, a place where it was invented in 17th Century. At that time, playing veena was a common practice in India, especially South India. Bobbili kings were fond of music and encouraged sarvasiddi craftsmen to make this musical instrument. The craftsmen carve out 200 to 300 miniature veenas a month while it takes 20 days for a craftsman to make a professional Veena. Bobbili Veena has given rise to Veena sampradayam, whose exponents have earned acclaim from Indian and international audience. Bobbili Veena is a heritage pride of Andhra Pradesh and occupies an esteemed place among several age-old Indian musical instruments.

Cover Code: AP/38/2021

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 22, 2021

Paithani Sarees

 A Special cover on the Paithani Sarees was released on 17th September 2021 at Yeola.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Gokhale, My Political Guru.

A Special Cancellation was issued at Patna on 13th October 2021 to commemorate '125th Year of the First Meeting of Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi'. The cancellation depicts image of Gokhale and Gandhi along with Gandhi's assertion 'Gokhale,  My Political Guru'. It was proposed and designed by Shri. Lalit Kumar Mishra, Patna.


Courtesy: Lalit.K.Mishra, Patna,


October 21, 2021

Uttarakhand Tejpat

 A Special cover on the Uttarakhand Tejpat was released on 31st August 2021 at Gopeshwar.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

A Special cover on the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation was released on 3rd September 2021 on the occasion of it's 60th foundation day at Bengaluru & in recognition of the Humanitarian Services during Covid-19 Pandemic

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the lifeline of the people of the State. The Corporation has been providing transport services for intra-State and Inter-State. The Corporation has rendered six decades of efficacious service and produced several milestones through its commuter friendly services. Specially during the COVID-19 pandemic. where buses were converted as mobile fever clinics, swab collection center. Ladies Toilet, Ambulance, Cancer Care Blood Bank and even buses filled with oxygen as 'Oxygen on Wheels' and converted as 'ICU on Wheels', Bus Station converted in association with Rotary as COVID care center to save precious lives as a part of corporate social responsibility. So also, KSRTC ferried freely more than a lakh migrant labourers and contributed as a frontline COVID warriors.

Cover Code: KTK/42/2021
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 20, 2021

Naga Mircha

 A Special cover on the Naga Mircha was released on 15th August 2021 at Kohima.

 
The Naga Mircha or Raja Mircha meaning ~King of Chillies" is a fruit of a plant belonging to the Capsicum species. These chillies are one of the hottest chillies and change its colour from green to red, on maturity. Extensively cultivated chiefly in the four districts of Nagaland: Dimapur, Kohima, Man and Peren.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

 A Special cover was released to celebrate 25 years of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode on 16th September 2021 at Kozhikode.

Cover Code:KL/11/2021

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 19, 2021

Kandangi Saree

 A Special cover on the Kandangi Saree was released at Karaikudi on 19th August 2021.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Byadagi Chilli

 A Special cover was released on the Byadagi Chilli at Byadagi on 6th September 2021.


The Byadgi Chilli (named after the town Byadgi in Haveri district of Karnataka) belongs to the genus Capsicum under Solanaceae family and species Capsicum annum. There are several types of Byadgi Chilli. The Byadgi Kaddi with negligible pungency is long, deep red in colour and develops wrinkles, while Byadgi Dabbi is medium in length and suitable for green chilli and dry chilli.

Cover Code: KTK/43/2021
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 18, 2021

Kashmir Paper-Mache and Khatamband

 A set of two Special covers were released on Kashmir Paper-Mache and Khatamband on 17th August 2021 at Srinagar.

Dashalakshan Festival

A Special cover was released in Dharwad on 20th September 2021 on the occasion of the Dashalakshan Festival.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 17, 2021

Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation on 25th March 2021 with an image of the official coat of arms of the Federal service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation.


October 16, 2021

Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees & Paavadas

A Special cover on the Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees & Paavadas was released on the occasion of National Handloom day on 7th August 2021 at Vijayawada.

Dharmavaram and nearby villages in Anantapur dist of Andhra Pradesh weave silk sarees on handlooms. it is registered for Geo indication in 2010 for their unique feature of broad solid borders with contrast Pallus woven with brocaded golden patterns. Designs represent flowers, leaves, fruits, Peacocks, Elephants, pictures of epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata. 10,000 to 11,000 silk threads are used for saree. National Handloom Day is celebrated in commemoration of 'Swadeshi Movement' started on 07-08-1905 to support handlooms and use of Swadeshi goods.

Cover Code: AP/26/2021
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 15, 2021

Kangra Painting

A Special Cover on the Kangra Painting of Himachal Pradesh was released at Dharamsala on 2nd September 2021.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.