March 26, 2013

Nuur Basin

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet on 27th February 2013, depicting flora and Fauna of  Uvs Nuur Basin, under the series - World Natural Heritage of Russia.

March 23, 2013

Shiv Ram Hari Rajguru

India Post released a stamp on Shiv Ram Hari Rajguru, a freedom fighter,  on 22nd March 2013.

March 21, 2013

FDC and Brochure - Price hike ?

It has been in the news that the price of Indian FDC and Brochure will be hiked to Rs.5/- each from April 2013 by India Post.

March 20, 2013

Heros of the Russian Federation

Russia released a set of 5 stamps depicting Russian heroes on 22nd February 2013.

The stamps depict
Yuriy Dmitriev (1978-2002) - A military engineer and Captain.
Oleg G. Ilyin (1967-2004) - An Officer of the Office of the "B" ("Pennant") Special Purpose Center of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

Nicholas Sainovich Maidan (1956-2000) - A Pilot,  the Commander of the 325th separate military transport helicopter regiment and Colonel.

Evgeny Chernyshev (1963-2010) - Head of the Federal Fire Service Fire Center for Crisis Management Emergency Situations of Russia in Moscow and the Colonel of internal service.

Valery selfish (1959-2000) - Captain, Deputy Chief of the Office of SWAT to combat organized crime in ATC Bryansk region.

March 18, 2013

Jhulelal Sahib

India Post released a stamp on Jhulelal Sahib on 17th March 2013. Jhulelal Sahib, also known as Darya Lal or Jinda Peer is the community God of the Sindhi Community.

March 16, 2013

Malayala Manorama

India Post issued a stamp to commemorate 125 years of Malayala Manorama on 16th March 2013, a very famous and highest circulated newspaper in Malayalam.

(FDC Contributed by Ms.Parul Kumar, New Delhi)

March 14, 2013

Birth Centenary of A.I.Pokryshkina

Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate the birth centenary of A.I.Pokryshkina (1913-1985) on 22nd February 2013.
He was a Soviet flying ace and Marshal of Aviation.He commanded the 16th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment and the 9th Guards Fighter Division during the World War II. The stamp features a portrait of Alexander Pokryshkina and aircraft "Cobra."

March 9, 2013

India's first all-women Post Office.

Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and IT, has has inaugurated India’s first all-women post office at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on Women’s Day. (8th March 2013)

For details : Business Standard
                    Deccan Herald

March 8, 2013

Sahir Ludhianvi

India Post released a stamp on Sahir Ludhianvi on 8th March 2013.He was a famous Urdu Poet and Lyricist. He had worked for many Hindi films. He won the Filmfare award twice and also the the Padma Shri award winner.

March 7, 2013

Officer's Training Academy, Chennai

India Post released a stamp on Officer's Training Academy, Chennai on 7th March 2013.

March 6, 2013

State awards of the Russian Federation

Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp decipting State awards of the Russian Federation on 18th February 2013.

Order of St. Catherine.
The Order of St. Catherine the Great established on 3 May 2012. It is awarded to renowned for their high moral and spiritual attitude and compassion citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign citizens for their outstanding contribution to peacekeeping, humanitarian and charitable activities, preservation of cultural heritage.The first stamp shows the star and badge of the Order of St. Catherine.

Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of Alexander Nevsky established September 7, 2010. It is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation for outstanding personal contribution to the Fatherland, faithful service, and high achievements in strengthening the country's defense, as well as citizens of the Russian Federation for outstanding individual achievement in various industries, research, social, cultural, educational and other socially useful activity. The second stamp depicts the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Order of Suvorov
Order of Suvorov was established in September 7, 2010. It is awarded  the chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for the efficient organization and management of operations by groups of troops, and to ensure that no aggression against the Russian Federation and its allies.The third stamp depicts the Order of Suvorov.

March 4, 2013

3 Para (Special Forces)

India Post released a stamp of 3 Para (special forces) on 2nd March 2013.

March 2, 2013

Daakia !

Here's a funny image I found when I was browsing, It made me smile..... so I hope it makes you smile too.

Have a nice day !

March 1, 2013

It's 5 Years..........

Hello! Dear Readers, friends, contributors and well wishers, 

It has been exactly 5 years since my first post at this blog, though I had been using this blog as a part of my earlier website which I had to abandon with the end of Geocities.I continued with my blog as blog entry was easy to post and maintain than a website and preferred by readers.

I have been able to post in intervals about Indian and Russian stamps, Stamps on Ships which is my theme and interesting tidbits on Philately and in the course been able to make friends and contacts allover. I have enjoyed this journey and hope to continue the same.

I thank all my Readers, co-bloggers, philatelists, friends and well-wishers for all your support and help and for providing news from all over and encouraging me. I look forward to your continued support and welcome all your comments and suggestions.

Thanks and Happy collecting!