August 31, 2016

Assemblies of God India

A special cover was released on 9th June 2016 at Chennai to celebrate 100 years of  Assemblies of God India.

Cover Code: TN/19/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 30, 2016

Indian Metal Crafts

India Post released a set of 6 commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheet on Indian Metal Crafts on 26th August 2016. Set of 6 stamps depicts Iron Surahi (pitcher) and Bronze Nataraja (depiction of the God Shiva performing divine dance), Copper Pandan (container used to store betel leaf, betel nut, dry tobacco, lime etc.), Brass Incense Burner, Silver Spouted Lota (spherical water vessel) and Gold Gajalakshmi Lamp (lamp with motif of Lakshmi, the deity of wealth).

August 29, 2016

East Bengal Club

A special cover was released to comemmorate the 97th foundation day of the East Bengal Football Club on 1st August 2016 at Kolkata.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 26, 2016

70 years of Independence.

A special cover was released in Bengaluru on 15th August 2016 to celebrate the 70th years of Independence.

Cover Code:KTK/11/2016.
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

August 25, 2016

Olymphilex India 2016

As a tribute to noted philatelist and Olympic Stamp Collector T. N. Prahlada Rao of Bengaluru and to commemorate the Olymphilex India 2016 exhibition a Special Cover was released on 19th August 2016 at Bengaluru. 

The special cover is embedded with  a QR code which provides details about Shri T. N. Prahlada Rao and his collection. A 20 frame exhibition with Collections of Shri T. N. Prahlada Rao, Shri Jagannath Mani, Shri Vijay Kumar, Master Vineeth and Harpith was open to the public at Bengaluru GPO from 5th to 21st August 2016.

Cover Code:KTK/13/2016
Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bengaluru

August 19, 2016

Shree Gokarna Math

A special cover was released on the ocassion of Suvarna Chathurmasa Vratha - 2016 of Shree Gokarna Math, Car Street, Mangaluru on 18th August 2016. My stamps was also released on this occasion.


August 17, 2016

Tourism in India

A Souvenir Sheet on Tourism in India was released on 15th August 2016 at Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

August 16, 2016

Plenary of North Eastern Council.

A special cover on 65th Plenary of North Eastern Council, Shillong was released on 3rd June 2016.

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 13, 2016


India Post released a set of 6 stamp and a miniature sheet on Orchids of India on 8th August 2016.

Orchids depicted in the stamps are Esmeralda cathcartii (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein, Dendrobium gibsoni Lindl., Esmeralda clarkei Rchb.f., Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe, and Dendrobium falconeri Hook.

August 12, 2016

Chennai Book Fair

A special cover on Chennai Book Fair was released in Chennai on 1st June 2016. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 11, 2016

Rio2016 - Special Cover

Special Cover on Rio Olympics 2016 was released by CPMG, Mr Charles Lobo at Chennai on 10th August 2016 by handing over a  special cover to Mr V Bhaskaran, Indian Hockey Player & Captain of the Gold Medal Winning Indian Hockey Team. The Special Cover has a QR Code which can be scanned to know more about "India at the Olympics after Independence".

Courtesy: Kasinath.R, Tanjavur.

August 10, 2016

Evangelical Church of India

A special cover was released in Chennai to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Evangelical Church of India on 1st June 2016.
Cover Code: TN/17/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 9, 2016

State Trading Corporation

A special cover on State Trading Corporation of India was released to celebrate it's 60th year in New Delhi on 15th May 2016.

Cover Code: DEL/13/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 8, 2016

Battle of Lissa

Croatia Post released a miniature sheet / stamps on the Battle of Lissa on 18th July 2016 depicting the sea battle and the portrait of Admiral Tegetthoff by Georg Decker. Croatian Post has printed this souvenir sheet as a joint issue with Slovenian Post.

Battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 is regarded as the first significant battle between predominantly ironclad ships. It is also notable for the use of rams during the battle, a tactic not seen in a major engagement since Lepanto nearly 300 years before. It would be thought of as a possible tactic by armoured warships up until the “Dreadnought” era when the sheer power of the guns made close-in fighting obsolete.

August 6, 2016

RIO 2016 - Olympic Games

A Set of four Commemorative Stamp and Miniature Sheet on Rio Olympic Games were released by Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha on 5th August 2016 at t New Delhi.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

August 5, 2016

Kargil Diwas 2016

A special cover was released on 26th July 2016 to celebrate Kargil Diwas at Bangalore GPO.

Cover Code: KTK/10/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

August 4, 2016

Sanatan Dharma College

A special cover on Sanatan Dharma College was released on 26th April 2016 at Ambala.

Cover Code:HR-01/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

August 3, 2016

Orchids - Picture Postcards

A set of 12 postcards on Orchids was released by  Karnataka Postal circle on 23rd july 2016.  For further information you may contact the Bengaluru Philatelic Bureau.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengalaru.

August 2, 2016

Tadoba-Andhari National Park

A Commemorative Stamps on Tadoba Andhari National Park released on the occasion of International Tiger Day at Nagpur on 29th July 2016.