February 28, 2015

Swami Satchidananda

A special cover was released to celebrate the centenary of  Swami Satchidananda at Coimbatore on 22 December 2014.

Swami Satchidananda foundation is dedicating the second lotus Shrine to mark the 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Swamiji at his birth place Chettipalayam near Coimbatore.

Cover Code: TN/27/2014
Courtesy: Ankit Agarwal, Pune.

Birth Centenary of Kondajji Basappa

A special cover was released on 18th January 2015 to celebrate the birth centenary of Late Kondajji Basappa.

Kondajji Basappa was a graduate in science from Bangalore University and did his LL.B from Pune University. He took an active role in promotion of Scout and Guide Movement in Karnataka.

Jamborette is a gathering of scouts & guides of age group between 10 & 17 years. This special cover is released during the Jamborette held once in two years. It contributes to the development of young people physically, mentally, morally, spiritually & emotionally, thereby enabling the future generation to be responsible global citizens & contribute to society at large.The centenary of Late Kondajji Basappa, the State Chief Commissioner of Karnataka, Bharat Scouts & Guides is also commemorated during this period.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

February 27, 2015

Tapipex - 2015

Two special covers were released on the Occasion of Tapipex - 2015 held at Betul (M.P). The covers were on Jayawanti Haskar Lead College and Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra, Muktagiri, on 29th January 2015.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 26, 2015

Women Empowerment - Stamp Design Competetion.

A stamp design competition has been announced by India Post with the theme "Women Empowerment" and entries for the same has been invited. the last date for receiving entries will be 15th April 2015.

For further details visit : India Post 

February 25, 2015

Jain idols at Mithila Tirth

A Special Cover was released on 23rd February 2015 at Sitamarhi in Bihar at the installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithila Tirth.

Cover Code: BH/02/2015
Courtesy: Sudhir Jain, Satna.

February 18, 2015

Project Rukmani

A Commemorative Stamp on Project Rukmani was released on 14th February 2015. GSAT-7, the multi-band communication satellite named Rukmani is the first satellite developed by ISRO and the sixth among seven INSAT-4 series communication satellites which was designed and developed by India.
Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar released the stamp of the indigenous Naval communication satellite Rukmani, which is a dedicated Naval satellite, taking the Navy to the step in achieving complete digitisation of communications. It was released on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on the occasion of two days of Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.

February 15, 2015

Veer Kunwar Singh.

A special cover was released on Veer Kunwar Singh on 20th December 2014 at Ara.

Ara House

A special cover was released on Ara House, Maharaja College, Ara on 19th December 2014.

February 14, 2015

2015 UPU International Letter Writing Competetion.

The theme for the 2015 UPU International Letter Writing Competetion will be "describe the world you want to grow up in "
The theme of the 44th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People, "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in", links to the post-2015 sustainable development goals. These are expected to be adopted next September by UN member states to further progress achieved with the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

For further details visit: UPU 

Barauni Refinery.

A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of Barauni Refinery in Bihar on 18th January 2015 at Bokaro.

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 13, 2015

Mananeeya Ekanthji Janma Sathi Parva

A special cover was released on Mananeeya Ekanthji Ranade on 30th January 2015.

He was the spirit behind the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, dedicated his life for the service of India and the Indian people. He constructed Vivekananda Rock Memorial on the mid sea-rock, off Kanyakumari seashore, to perpetuate Swami Vivekananda's historic meditation on the Rock on 25th, 26th and 27th December 1892, during swamiji's birth centenary in 1963.

Cover Code: TN/03/2015

Pentecostal Assembly School.

A special cover was released to commemorate 25 years Pentecostal Assembly School on 14th January 2015 at Bokaro.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 12, 2015

Outstanding Lawyers of Russia.

Russia post released a set of 3 stamp on 3rd December 2014 on outstanding Lawyers of Russia.

Friedrich Martens (1845-1909) - a brilliant Russian international lawyer, known to the public as a world-class scientist, author of the fundamental work "Modern international law of civilized nations." With his direct participation designed convention on international humanitarian law, and relevant today.

Sergey Muromtsev (1850-1910) - an outstanding scientist, was elected the first chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Empire. Known as a principled and responsible statesman, always uphold the principle of legality, the right of citizens to participate in government.

Yaguzhinskii Pavel Ivanovich (1683-1736), was appointed to the position of the entered Peter I procurator-general, was at the forefront of this extremely important for the legitimacy of the state structure. Since the founding of the prosecutor's office actively opposed corruption and lawlessness.


A special cover was released on the Bokaro plant of the Steel Authority of India Ltd. on 13th January 2015 at Bokaro.

Holy Cross College.

A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of Holy Cross College on 12th January 2015 at Nagercoil.

 Holy Cross college (Autonomous) is the first women's college in Kanyakumari District, established in 1965 with the motto "In the Cross and Mary is our hope", started by the vision of the sisters of the cross of Chavanod, this institution is committed to women empowerment and today it has grown into a great institution of higher learning.With its autonomous status, accreditation at 'A' level by NAAC, and with 12 UG, 10 PG, 4 M Phil, and 4 Ph. D. Programmes, it has carved aniche in the galaxy of higher education spreading its glow and serving as a guiding star to the society.

Cover Code: TN/02/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 11, 2015

ISMR, Indore

A special cover was released on Indore Society for Mentally Retarded on 10th January 2015 at Indore.

Seth Thakurdasji Choithram Pagarani

A special cover was released on Seth Thakurdasji Choithram Pagarani on 9th January 2015 at Indore.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 10, 2015

Allahabad Bank

A special cover was released to celebrate 150 years of Allahabad Bank on 19th January 2015 during Karnapex 2015 at Bangalore.

Cover Code: KTK/10/2015

Coat of Arms - Tver Region

A Souvenir sheet was released by Russian Post on 2nd December 2014 on Coat or Arms of  Tver region.

February 9, 2015

Decorative and applied art of Russia - wood Carving and Door trims.

A set of special stamp was released by Russian Post on 28th November 2014.

The stamps depict designs of Wooden carving from Nizhny Novgorod and door and window decoration from Pskov regions.

Shri Rajmal Sheshmal Jain

A special cover was released on Bhaisahab Shri Rajmal Sheshmal Jain on 11th January 2015 in Mumbai.

Cover Code: MH/02/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Deepshikha Mahila Club.

A Special Cover to mark the Golden Jubilee of Deepshikha Mahila Club, Hyderabad was released on 11th January 2015.

Deepshikha Mahila Club is a social welfare organization established in 1965. Service to humanity is service to God is the motto and Deepshikha Mahila Club has always valued these principles. Mahila Club’s multifarious activities include service to the under privileged in fields like Education, Healthcare, Empowerment in various skills and social development. Today, Deepshika Mahila Club is a premier voluntary charitable and social organization of the twin cities. It has strength of about 150 members and 5 honorary members.

Cover Code: AP/01/2015

February 8, 2015

A Special Cover on Founding Conference of National Confederation of Unites (NCU) was issued on 30th November 2014 at Secunderabad.

Cover Code: AP/16/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

State Nature Biosphere Reserve “Kerzhenski”

Russia Post released a stamp on State Nature Biosphere Reserve “Kerzhenski” on 25th November 2014.

State Reserve "Kerzhensky" was founded April 23, 1993. Located in the middle basin of the river Kerzhenets (tributary of the Volga) in NN Semenov and regions of Nizhny Novgorod region. It has reserve of valuable animals like beaver, muskrat, otter, grouse, golden eagle and others,  rare plants like Gypsophila paniculata, sleep-grass, etc. and about  144 species of birds have been observed.

February 7, 2015

Defence Estates Organisation

A Special Cover on Adoption of Logo of Defence Estates Organisation released on 16th December 2014.

The Defence Estates Organisation was constituted on 16th December, 1926. This day began to be celebrated as the Defence Estates Day from the year 2012. The Department completed 88 years of establishment.

Cover Code: DEL/16/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

KBN College, Vijayawada.

A Special Cover on Golden Jubilee of KBN College, Vijayawada was released on 14th November 2014 during Nuphila Expo 2014 at Vijayawada.

Kakaraparti Bhava Narayana College celebrated its Golden Jubilee and the  emblem is used as  special cancellation on cover. This symbolizes college is the sacred temple of learning, consciously devoted, in pursuit of the ideal. The Sun rays, the book and the burning lamp represent the divine attributes which aim in dispelling darkness and spreading light.

Cover Code: AP/15/2014

Kakkabe High School - Golden Jubilee

A Special Cover on Golden Jubilee Celebration of Kakkabe High School, Cheyyandane was released on 19th December 2014.

Kakkabe High School was started in the year 1964. It has been ever since engaged in providing value based education for the students of the area with utmost dedication. It is an aided school and teaches in Kannada Medium. 

Cover Code: KTK/36/2014

February 6, 2015

35th National Games, Kerala - My stamp and other Souvenirs.

The inaugural sale of "My stamp"with the customized design  of"Ammu" the logo of 35th National Games, Kerala and 0.999% Silver bars of National Games 2015 was held at Calicut Head Post Office on 5th January 2015.The event started off at 11:00 with the welcome speech by Sri Kunjiraman,Sr.Postmaster, Calicut. The event was presided by Sri P.Jayadevan, SSP Kozhikode, and inaugurated by Sri.Kamal Varadur, President, Calicut Press club. The event was attended by Sri.Mathai, and eminent philatelists Sri Balu Vasudev, and Sri Ashwin Ramesh.

The inaugural launch of the My stamps bearing the picture of the NationalGames 2015 Icon, Ammu was performed jointly by Sri Kamal Varadur, and SriJayadevan. It was received by Sri Ashwin Ramesh. The 20g and 50g silver bars were also released by the same, and received by Sri Balu Vasudev. 

For further information and price of  these souvenirs and customized stamp of National Games Contact the Calicut HPO and all other philatelic bureaus in Kerala.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil

A special Souvenir sheet was released by Russian Post to commemorate the FIFA football world Cup at Brazil on 25th  November 2014.

The final tournament of the 20th FIFA World Cup FIFA  was held at the stadiums in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Brazil became the fifth country to host the World Cup for the second time. In the final tournament of the world took part 32 teams of different countries.

Commemorative stamp on the official Russian "FIFA World Cup FIFA 2014 Brazil" depicts the official ball of the FIFA World Cup 2014 FIFA Brazuca, mascot battleship Fuleco against the background of a football field outline.

February 5, 2015

Kendriya Vidyalayam, Pattom

A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee year of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom on 28th January 2015.

One of the most premier educational institutions ofThiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattomwas established n the year 1964.  From the humble beginnings, thisalma mater has made a profound leap to become a school with twoshifts, catering to the educational demands simultaniously.  Its passouts occupy the most coveted positions in various walks of life.  Thisspecially designed cover is being issued to commemorate the 'GoldenJubilee' (1964-2014) of this great institution, which has exercised a midas touch in sensitizing and moulding generations winning the eulogy of all.

Cover Code: KL-07/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Triuvananthapuram


A special stamp was released by Russia Post on the 100th birth Anniversary of G.Babakhin who was a designer of Russian Space systems on 13th November 2014.

Under his leadership, created such automatic stations as "Luna-9" (the first soft landing on the Moon, 1966), "Luna-10" (the first artificial satellite of the Moon, 1966), "Luna-16" (delivery samples of lunar rocks back to Earth in the automatic mode, 1970), "Luna-17" (the first controlled from Earth Research propelled machine "Lunokhod-1", 1970), "Venera-7" (1970) and "Mars-3 "(1971), the first in the world to land on the surface of these planets and links them to the earth.

The stamp depicts a portrait of GN Babakina against the backdrop of the spacecraft "Luna-17".

February 4, 2015

Goa Pex 2014

District Level Philatelic exhibition was held at the Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex, Campal, Panaji from 18th to 21st December 2014. Four special covers were released on all four days of the Exhibition.

Feast of Sao Joao
Goan Theatre ( Konkani )
Dekhni Dance of Goa
St.Francis Xavier Exposition 2014
Courtesy: Roopa Nair, Goa.

February 3, 2015

Souvenir sheet on World Cup 2015 - New Zealand

Souvenir sheet on World Cup 2015 issued by New Zealand Post is available for sale on e-post office and at Philately Bureaus. The souvenir sheet has 14 cricket ball sized stamps with the national flags and colours of 14 participating nations.Souvenir sheet has been customised as per Indian requirements and includes image of World Cup trophy with inscription ICC Cricket World Cup Champion 1983 &2011 INDIA

Visit: India Post.

Civil Services Officer's Institute.

A special cover was released on 30th January 2015 as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by Civil Services Officer's Institute.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

February 2, 2015

Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi

A special cover on Naval Ship Repair yard, Kochi was released on 21st January 2015.

Cover Code: KL-06/2015

Fauna of Russia - Wild cats.

Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp on The Wild cats of Russia on 7th November 2014.

Snow leopard: Snow leopard are the only kind of big cats that have adapted to dwell in the harsh conditions of high mountains (in Russia it is found in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Khakassia, Tyva and Altai Republic, in the mountains of Eastern Sayan, in particular on the ridges Tunka range and Munku- Sardyk).

The Far Eastern leopard: It is now on the verge of extinction. This is the rarest subspecies (distributed in mountain taiga forests of the Far East, near the borders of three countries - Russia, China and North Korea).

Amur Tiger : (Ussuri or Far East) - the largest tiger in the world and the only one who has mastered life in the snow. Also, one of the smallest subspecies listed in the Red Book (its area is concentrated in a protected area in the south-east of Russia, on the banks of the Amur and Ussuri rivers in the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories).

February 1, 2015

Rocpex - 2015

A special cover was released at Rocpex - 2015, Tiruchirapalli, as homage to Martyrs.

Dr. T.S.Rajan was born on 14th August 1990 and he was a pioneer of Indian freedom struggle. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's non co-operation movement and had more patriotic disucssions with Babuji during his visit to Trichy in his own building known as "Rajan Bungalow" Trichy. Moreover, vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha was headed by Rajaji from Rajan's Bungalow on 13.04.1930.

Cover Code: TN-05/2015
Courtesy: Kasinath. R.

The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet with 3 stamps on The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, the oldest in Russia, scientific and humanitarian organization on 29th October 2014.

The stamps depict Saint Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, the sign of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and Sergey House in Jerusalem and in the tab the images of eastern landscape with caravans heading into the city.