November 30, 2015

Boeing P-81

A special cover was released on the ocassion of dedication of Boeing P-81 in the service of the Nation at Arakkonam on 13th November 2015.

Cover Code: TN/34/2015
Courtesy: Kasinath. R, Tanjavur.

November 28, 2015

Russian Geographical Society

Russian Post released a stamp on the Russian Geographical Society (RGS)on 23rd July 2015 depicting its Logo.
The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) was founded by a Royal Decree of Emperor Nicholas I in 1845. The main activity areas of the Society are expeditions and researches, education and teaching, nature protection, book-producing, and youth outreach.

November 27, 2015

India Post - Revision of foreign postage rates.

India Post in it's website has published a notification regarding hike in foreign postage rates with effect from 1st December 2015.

visit: India Post.

November 26, 2015

Befrienders India

A special cover was released on the ocassion of the Suicide Prevention Conference by Thanal, the  Calicut Chapter of Befrienders India on 20th November 2015 at Calicut.

THANAL : The Calicut Chapter of Befrienders India is the national unit of Befrienders Worldwide, an international organization engaged in suicide prevention activities globally. Any caller can avail free service through direct visit / over phone or email during working hours.

Cover Code: KL/10/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 24, 2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) India Post issued a commemorative stamp on 16th November 2015.

November 23, 2015

FSUE - Mail of Russia

on 23rd July 2015 Russia post issued a stamp recognising it's operation providing the universal postal services throughout the territory of the Russian Federation. The Logo FSUE "Mail of Russia" is two squares, one of which, written in blue background "Russian Post" and the other - the two-headed eagle. The blue color, which is characteristic for the post, was, in fact is one of the national colors of Russia.

November 21, 2015

Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta

A Special cover was released to Celebrate 150 years of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta on 29th September 2015.

The journey of the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta began in the year 1864. Under the aegis of stalwarts like H.H.Locke, B Havel, Abanindranath Tagore and Percy Brown, it emerged within the course of a few decades as the epicentre of the Indian Art Movement. Under their guidance and able leadership many Indian artists bloomed and they started ruling the art world of India and South East Asia. In later years celebrated artists like Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Choudhuri, Ganesh Haloi, Sunil Das, Sakti Burman and Somnath Hore have succeeded in consolidating the Indian modern art movement in the world on a firm footing. Rich with its legacy of a hundred and fifty years, the Government College of Art and Craft today occupies a pride of place as a heritage institution, a temple of learning committed to the cause of art and art education.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

November 20, 2015

Children's Day - 2015

India Post issued two commemorative stamps and a miniature sheet to mark Children's day on 14th November 2015. 

The designs on the stamps and miniature sheet are based on the prize-winning entries of Stamp Design Competetion. Yamini K.,Student of St. Joseph Secondary School, Thalassery. Kimaya Gupta and Rohit Gupta have been selected for two stamps and miniature sheet. Designs of V. Hemchandran and Binita Vishwajita have been selected for First Day Cover and Brochure respectively.

Yamini.K, daughter of Sujan.P.K. and Roopashree K is a student of XI (Plus I ) at St. Joseph’s ,Thalassery,  Kannur, Kerala. Yamini is interested in painting, Writing poems and short stories in periodicals and Carnatic Music.

She has won several prize and awards in Painting at state and National levels. To name a few, First Prize in State level Poster designing contest conducted by Kerala State Bio-diversity Board in 2013, First Prize in Oil Painting  - Kerala School Kalolsavam 2015, First Prize in the State level Painting Competition conducted by Lalitha Kala Academy in 2015, ‘Kala Darppan’ Award by Akhil Bharathiya Nagarik Vikas Kendra, Aurangabad, First Prize & Gold Medal in the P.R.Kurup Smaraka State Level Painting and many more.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Pytor Bagration

Prince Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812) was Russian military leader, General of Infantry, veteran of the Russian-Turkish wars and the Italian and Swiss campaigns of Alexander Suvorov, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 and a veteran of the Polish Campaign (1793-1794).

Russia Post released the postage stamp on 10th July 2015 which depicts a portrait of Pyotr Bagration with the battle scene on the background.

November 19, 2015


Two special covers were release during KNLPEX-2015, Karnal District Level Philatelic Exhibition held on 8th and 9th October 2015. a special cover on 8th October 2015 was released on ‘Raahgiri Karna a campaign is initiated by the Haryana Police from 30th August 2015. It gives an opportunity to people to come together to stay fit and indulge in walking and cycling.On 9th October 2015 a Special Cover on Smart City Karnal was also released.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 18, 2015

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

A stamp was released on 7th July 2015 in Russia during the  meeting of the The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - a regional international organization, founded in 2001, the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The stamp depicts the main attraction of the city of Ufa - a monument to the Bashkir national hero Salavat Yulaev and in the background of historical places of the city.

November 13, 2015

Daker Saaj - Stamp Exhibition 2015.

Daker Saaj - Stamp Exhibition 2015, 8th West Bengal State Level Philatelic Exhibition was held from 8th – 13th October 2015 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. 5 special covers were released on all five days of the exhibition.

Cover Code: WB/10/2015

Cover Code: WB/11/2015

Cover Code: WB/12/2015

Cover Code:WB/13/2015

Cover Code: WB/14/2015

On 8th October 2015 Special Cover on Sombhu Mitra,  a legendary Indian film and stage actor, director, playwright, reciter and an Indian theatre personality, known especially for his involvement in Bengali theatre. On 9th October 2015, special Cover on Adi Shakti Mahamaya Sri Jeen Mataji's Siddhpith. On Lions Club of North Calcutta was released on 10th October 2015, Special Cover to mark Centenary of First Meeting of Tagore with Gandhiji on 11th October and a special Cover on 81 Years of Establishment of All India Village Industries Association on 12th October 2015.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 12, 2015

Mission Devrai

A Special Cover on Mission Devrai (Sacred Groves) was released at Pune on 3rd October 2015 by Shri Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar, Postmaster General, Pune Region  at a function held at S. M. Joshi Auditorium, Navi Peth, Pune.

Cover Code: MH/28/2015

Asian Mycological Congress - 2015

A special cover was released on 7th October 2015 on the ocassion of Asian Mycological Congress - 2015 held at Goa from 7th to 10th October 2015  by Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Chief Minister of Goa at the Goa University. A stamp exhibition on Mycological species was presented by Dr. Bernard Rodrigues, Professor, Department of Botany, Goa University.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 11, 2015

Injury Prevention

‘INDUSEM2015’, the 11th INDO-US World Congress of Emergency Medicine was organized at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 30th September to 4th October 2015 at New Delhi. A special cover on Injury prevention was released in Delhi on 3rd October 2015.

Integral Coach Factory

 A special cover was released on 2nd October 2015 at Chennai to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways and Shri Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Postal Circle were present.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 10, 2015

Happy Diwali !

November 9, 2015

First and Third Gorkha Rifles.

Commemorative Stamps on the First and Third Gorkha Rifles were released to celebrate completion of  200 years of their raising and to mark the Bicentenary of both the regiments on 2nd November 2015.

November 8, 2015

Year of Literature in Russia

A  stamp was released to celebrate the Year of Literature in Russia on 25th June 2015.The stamp depicts the logo of the "Year of Literature 2015" whose main tasks is to draw attention to reading, problem-solving book sector and stimulate interest of Russians to the books.

November 7, 2015

Digital India Post

On the occasion of World Post Day a Special Cover on ‘Digital India Post’ was released at Mumbai on 9th October 2015.

Jayanand Muni Maharaj

On the occasion of 10th Swargarohan Anniversary of Jain Saint Pujya Jayanand Muni Maharaj, a Special Cover was issued at Jaipur on 30th September 2015.

Courtesy Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 6, 2015

Lions Club of North Calcutta

A special cover was released on Lions Club of  North Calcutta on 10th October 2015 at Kolkata.

Cover Code: WB/12/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 5, 2015

Vibrant India - Stamp Design Competetion

Department of Posts is holding Stamp design competition for ‘Republic Day 2016’ and the theme of the competition is “Vibrant India”. 

 Last date for the entries to reach the ADG (Philately)  is 30th November 2015.

For other Terms and Conditions to participate in “Republic Day 2016 - Stamp Design Competition” please visit the Web site of India Post. 

November 4, 2015

Third Africa-India Forum Summit

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, President of Zimbabwe and AU Chairperson, Robert Mugabe and other dignitaries released a Set of 6 commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheets on Third Africa-India Forum Summit (AIFS-III) at New Delhi on 29th October 2015.

Two types of  Miniature Sheets with 6 stamps each were released on the same design, one being  ordinary   ( price same as face value of Rs.70/- )and the other with stamps embossed in Gold and Silver colours priced at Rs. 300 with a presentation pack, which was made available online at e-post.  Four stamps are in denomination of Rs. 5 and two stamps are in denomination of Rs. 25 each. Stamps depict Indian and African Rhinoceros, Black Buck, Thomson's gazelle, Indian Lion and the African Lion.

Special MS with stamps embossed in Gold and Silver
Logo inside the Presentation Pack

November 3, 2015

Border Security Force

 A commemorative stamp on Border Security Force was released by Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to  mark 50 years of raising of country's largest border guarding force at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 21st October 2015.

November 2, 2015

PA Fedotov.

A set of 2 stamp was released on the paintings of PA Fedotov, Russian painter and graphic artist on 23rd June 2015.

St Michael's High School

A special cover was released on St Michael's High School to celebrate its feast day on 28th September 2015 at  Patna.

Cover Code: BH/09/SEP 2015.

November 1, 2015

UP Sindhi Academy.

India Post released a Special Cover on Uttar Pradesh Sindhi Academy, Lucknow on 26th September 2015 On the occasion of 55th Nirvan Mahotsav of Sakhi Baba Adudaram Saheb.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.