July 29, 2013

Coat of arms of Kazan

Russia Post released a stamp on Coat of arms of Kazan, the official symbol of the municipality of the city along with the flag of the city of Kazan and the official mark of the mayor on 18th June 2013.

July 24, 2013

Permanent Special Cancellation at Basavanagudi HPO

 An introduction of Permanent Pictorial Cancellation and a special cover on Kempegowda Tower was released on  23rd July 2013 by Chief Postmaster General at a function held in Meghdoot Auditorium, GPO Building, Bangalore.Veena Srinivas, Postmaster General (BD) with Arundhaty Ghosh, PMG (SK), Hilda Abraham, Chief Post Master General and Prakash K, DPS Headquarters were also present.

The permanent cancellation at Basavanagudi Head Post Office (The Kempe Gowda tower) . The special cover and 32 karnataka pictorial cancellation pack on post cards  including the ones depicting  Belur, Helbedu, Bandipur, Nagarahole, Badami ,Aihole etc. Special Thematic packs featuring bilateral issues, great personalities, and flora and fauna were also made available for sale.

Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

July 23, 2013

Special cover on KempeGowda Tower

A permanent Pictorial cancellation and a special cover will be released on Kempe Gowda Tower ( Lalbagh Rock) on 23rd July 2013 at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bangalore GPO. This pictorial cancellation will be made available at Basavanagudi H.P.O, Bangalore 560 004 after the release.

July 22, 2013

Port of Cork

On July 17, 2013, Ireland Post issued a set of three stamps featuring the Port of Cork.

 The history of the port dates back to 1813, when the Cork Harbour Commissioners were established. They remained in existence until 1997, when responsibility transferred to the Port of Cork Company, a commercial semi state company.

Today, the Port of Cork is the key seaport on the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. lift-on lift-off, roll-on roll-off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, break bulk and cruise. Highlighted as a Tier 1 Port of National Significance in the 2013 National Ports Policy, the Port of Cork acts as a major facilitator of both imports and exports. The port is also a regular port of call for cruise ships, which in turn contributes significantly to the local economy.

The stamps were designed by Steve Simpson and feature three activities of the port. The 60c stamps feature the Clipper Round the World Race 2010 (leisure) and a container ship preparing to berth (freight). The 90c stamp features the Cunard liner “Queen Elizabeth” (cruise).

July 18, 2013

New England Coastal Lighthouses

The U.S. Postal Service has released a series of stamps celebrating lighthouses on  13th July 2013

New England Coastal Lighthouses features five lighthouses: Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Portsmouth Harbor, New Castle, New Hampshire; Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island; New London Harbor, New London, Connecticut; and Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts. Each stamp shows a close-up view of one of the five lighthouses that captures not only the down-to-earth aspect of the tower but also the mysterious qualities that compel us to come closer.

These five lighthouses are among the oldest in the U.S., and each is on the National Register of Historic Places. Boston Harbor Light is also a National Historic Landmark.

July 12, 2013

Coat of Arms - Alexandrov

Russia Post released a stamp depicting  the coat of arms of the town of Alexandrov on 18.06.2013.

July 9, 2013

Tall Ships from Jersey.

Jersey Post issued a set of 6 stamps dedicated to legendary tall ships. A tall ship is a large, traditionally-rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques. Tall Ships are actively used during races or festivals.

The stamps depicts tall ships like Stavros S Niarchos, HM Bark Endeavour, STS Tenacious, Eye of The Wind, Prince William and Sk/S Christian Radich.

July 6, 2013

Contemporary Russian Art.

Russia Post released a set of 3 stamps on Contemporary Russian Art featuring works of 3 Artists namely DA Belyukin, AA Lubavin and VP Cloth on 17th June 2013.

July 4, 2013

Delhi Gymkhana Club

India Post released a stamp to celebrate 100th Anniversary of  the establishment of Delhi Gymkhana Club on 3rd July 2013.

Established initially as the Imperial Delhi Gymkhana Club on July 3, 1913, the Gymkhana Club’s buildings were conceptualized by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also planned the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Construction of the Gymkhana Club and Rashtrapati Bhavan was completed one year apart, and both structures embody the style of architecture for which Lutyens is well known. Sir Usha Nath was the first Indian President of the Club.