Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on the Artistic enamels of Russia like Ologda, Krasnoselskaya, Kubachi and Rostov enamel on 30th August 2018.
Art enamel (enamel) - production of works of art with the help of vitreous powder, enamel, on a metal substrate, a kind of applied art. Glass coating is durable and does not fade with time, products from enamel are distinguished by a special brightness and purity of colors. Enamel acquires the desired color after firing with the help of additives for which metal salts are used. For example, gold additives give the glass a ruby color, cobalt blue, and copper green. When solving specific painterly tasks, the brightness of the enamel can, unlike glass, be muffled.
A special cover was released on Chandra Prabha Vahanam on the ocassion of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2018 at Thirumala on 16th October 2018.
Mounted on Chandra Prabha vahanam Lord Venkateshwara parades in cool
weather through the temple streets of thirumala along with his two
consorts. For the Lord, the sun and the moon are the two eyes. The moon
has ambrosial rays, which gives joy. Through these Vahanas Lord
Venkateshwara shows that the sun's heart and moon's coolness are both
Cover Code: AP/30/2018
On the Surya Prabha Vahana bounded with seven horses lord of seven hills wearing diamond gaunlet goes in procession, while rays of the sun spread in the morning. he is the supreme. at the time Lord Malayappa swamy is called as Surya Narayana mounted on this Vahanam. He blesses the devotees by showering on them health and wealth through the says of Sun.
Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic courier communication with the Russian Foreign Ministry on 27th August 2018 depicting the emblem of the diplomatic-courier service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
A set of 3 special cover was released on Hanumantha Vahanam, Gaja
Vahanam and Pushpaka Vimanam on the ocassion of Sri Venkateswara Swamy
Vari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2018 at Thirumala on 15th October 2018.
Mounted on elephant vahana Lord Venkateshwara goes on procession. This
reveals the story of Gajendra Moksha of Bhagavatha according to Vaishnav
tradition Sharanagathi is the only way to be free from all problems and
bad deeds. In Sharanagathi Lord Venkateshwara is one who saves us and
who redeems us from the wordly bonds and shackles of our bad deeds.
Cover Code: KTK/28/2018
Mounted on Hanumantha vahana Lord Malayappa Swamy reveals that he is
none other than Sri rama of Thretayuga, Hanuman is the eleventh avatar
of Lord Shiva, son of Anjana. The vahana seva preaches people that with
service to lord only. We will get love of God. In the Sri Vaishnava
tradition the service if Hanuman is as Siriya Tiruvadi. Hanuman is the
symbol for Dasya Bhakti.
Cover Code: KTK/26/2018
On mounting Puspaka Vimanam, Malayappa Swamy goes on procession along with both consorts. It is the belief that witnessing Lord Vishnu in the Pushpaka Vimana chariot liberates them from the cycle of birth and death. It teaches the philosophy that body is the chariot and the charioteer is the God. The Golden Chariot is studded with all colors of flowers and jewellery.
Russia Post released a stamp on 24th August 2018 on the Tver Carriage Works.
The postage stamp depicts a passenger double-decker compartment car with
sleeping places of model 61-4492 against the background of the facade
of the building of the head office of OJSC Tver Carriage Works.
A set of 2 special cover was released on Mohini Avataram and Garuda Vahanam on the occasion of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2018 at Thirumala on 14th October 2018.
The Garuda Vahana seva takes a prime place in the nine day Brahmotsavas. Garuda Vahana seva has the highest place in all vahana sevas like Viswaksena, the Garuda is also a nitya sur of Lord Mahavishnu. Garudadri is one among the nenowned names of the sevan hills. The hill bears the shape of Garuda. The Darshan of Garuda Seva blesses devotes and save from rebirth.
Cover Code: AP/25/2018
In this procession Swamy appears as Mohini incarnation in a golden palanquin inciting the demons, with his blushes and charms. Sri Krishna follows him in an ivory palanquin. Mohini incarnation reveals God Vishni's story, encites the demons and distributes the Amritha among the Devagana, reveals his omnipresence and his ability to protect good people from demons.
Russia Post released a souvenir sheet of Russian writer Ivan Turgenev on 10th August 2018 to celebrate his 200th birth anniversary.
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883) is an outstanding Russian realist writer. One of the classics of Russian literature, who made the most significant contribution to its development in the second half of the XIX century. In his work, Ivan Sergeevich raised issues of social order, moral life and the psychology of relationships, he created images of representatives of society characteristic of his time. The writer achieved extraordinary skill in depicting the beauty of Russian nature. I.S. Turgenev translated Western writers into Russian and Russian writers and poets into French and German.
A district level Philatelic Exhibition "Shimopex 2018" was held at Shivamogga from 7th to 9th December 2018.
Special cover released on 9th December 2018.
APSCOS: Areca Processing and Sales Cooperative Society Limited (APSCOS) was established on 03-12-1973. It covers Sagara, Soraba and Hosanagara Taluks. This Special Cover is released to commemorate 45 years of service by the Society.
Cover Code: KTK/122/2018
Sahyadri Ranga Taranga: Sahyadri Ranga Taranga (Saranta) Shivamogga, a Kannada theatre group started its journey in 1986. Its main aim is to bring social awareness among the public through theatre art. Many of the dramas have been staged more than 100 times. Saranta also conducts workshops for students on makeup, costumes theatre music etc. The troop has won many prestigious awards in Karnataka.
Cover Code: KTK/123/2018
Bhadra Reservoir Project: The Bhadra Dam, which has created the Bhadra Reservoir, is located on the Bhadra River a tributary ofTungabhadra River. Bhadra dam is located on the border ofBhadravathi and Tarikere, in the western part ofKarnataka in India. The benefits derived from the reservoir are irrigation with gross irrigation potential of 162,818 hectares. Hydro power generation of39.2 MW. Drinking water supply and industrial use. The dam was built to a height of 59 .13 metres between 194 7 (start of construction) and 1965 (year of commissioning).
Cover Code: KTK/124/2018
Head Post office, Shivamogga: The first post office in Shivamogga was established in 1890. The office is located in Shivamogga city centre. The present building was constructed in 1974.
Cover Code: KTK/125/2018
Ninasam: Ninasam is a cultural organisation located in the village of Heggodu in Sagar Taluk of Shivamogga district. An organization dedicated to the dissemination of theatre and culture, it runs a theatre institute, a travelling theatre company and conducts several other projects related to culture and society. K V Subbanna was one of its founder members. He has received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1991 for his contribution to the fieldof creative communication and arts.
Cover Code: KTK/126/2018
Issur Rebellion: Villagers of Issur village in Shikaripura taluk in Shivamogga district, refused to pay land revenue as agriculture yield had declined that year due to natural calamity. They hoisted the tri-colour from the top of the Veerabhadreshwara temple on 29/9/1942 and declared the village free of British rule. This incident is known as Issur rebellion. Five freedom fighters from this village namely, K Giriyappa, Mallapaa, Suryanarayanachar, Halappa and Shankarappa were martyred in March 1943.
Cover Code: KTK/127/2018
Perfect Alloy Components Pvt. Ltd: Perfect Alloy Components Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1979 and it is the largest Indian Manufacturer of Valve seat inserts and turbo charger parts for IC engines. PAC exports over 45% of its production.
Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps on Jewelers of Russia on 26th July 2018.
Faberage: A silver korchik, by the Firm Faberage, the decoration of which a significant role is assigned to state symbolism. The front part of the body is a spectacular image of a two-headed eagle under the three imperial crowns in the volumetric interpretation. It is also decorated with a large emerald of 7.21 carats. Particularly highlighted is the chased image of St. George the Victorious - the emblem of Moscow, placed on the eagle's chest. The embossed monogram of Nicholas II, located on the handle of the tip, completes it, enhances the decor of the product as a whole.
Khlebnikov: a gilded salt shaker by the firm Khlebnikov, in the form of an old chair with a back, with a folding wide seat, on four figured legs. The back is decorated with ribbon floral and geometric patterns characteristic of the Russian style.
Ovchinnikov: breadcrumbs in the form of wicker baskets with elegant towels or fringed napkins thrown on them by the firm Ovchinnikov.
Sazikov: “Troika” silver sculpture composition, made by I.P. Sazikov in Moscow in the 1870s according to the model of sculptor Ye. A. Lancere. It is a galloping horse harnessed to a sleigh, driven by peasant drivers. Cast figures are distinguished by exceptional purity of work, thoroughness of modeling.
A district level Philatelic Exhibition "Shimopex 2018" was held at Shivamogga from 7th to 9th December 2018.
Special covers released on 8th December 2018.
According to local legend, "Sihi Mogge" or pot containing sweet water used by Sage Durvasa, who performed denancehere is the source of the name of the city that developed around this temeple. After King Shivappa Nayaka built the gopura or tower in front of this temple it was called 'Shiva Mukha' or the main entrance used by the King. The name got progressuveky transformed into Shimog and now Shivamogga.
Cover Code: KTK/116/2018
Sri Raghavendra Krupa Ashrama Punyasthala: Punyasthala is a village in Channagiri Taluk in Davanagere district. It was the abode of Raghavendra Guruji, who set up ashram in 1969. He believed in treating all religions with equal dignity and respect, promotion of world peace through service to mankind.
Cover Code: KTK/117/2018.
PACE UM PU College: This special cover has been released to celebrate the Decennial year of PACE UMPU College, Shivamogga.
Cover Code: KTK/119/2018.
MAMCOS: The Malnad Areca Marketing Co-Operative Society Ltd. (MAMCOS) was established in 1939. Presently MAMCOS is the ray of hope for more than 25,000 Areca growers.
Cover Code: KTK/120/2018.
Govt.English Medium Higher Primary School, Durgigudi : Established in 1922 as a Kannada medium Girls' school with the aim of education of girls, it provided educational pportunity to boys also in 1923. In 1979, English Medium section has been included and the school is well known as Government English Medium Higher Primary School, Durgigudi.
A district level Philatelic Exhibition "Shimopex 2018" was held at Shivamogga from 7th to 9th December 2018 at Shimoga.
Special covers released on 7th December 2018
Hoysala Karnataka State Conference: The Hoysala Karnataka
Brahmana Samaja was working in the religious, educational and cultural
spheres, recognizng achievers in Shivamogga city since the past 75
years. 'Hoysala Kamataka Pattina Souharda Sahakari Niyamita is a pub!lc
cooperative organization with a capital of 6 crores and 2,200 members.
The organisation has been granting financial assistance/loans as per
requirement of members. Hoysala Karnataka State Conference is scheduled
on 2nd and 3rd Feb, 2019.
Cover Code: KTK/110/2018
PES Institute of Technology and Management.: PES Institute of Technology and Management (PESITM), Shivamogga, was established in 2007 for providing quality technical and management education, support to research and development activities.
Cover Code: KTK/112/2018
Sunset of Agumbe: Agumbe is a beautiful village in the Western Ghats. It is known as "Cherrapunji of the South" on account of its copious monsoon rains. It provides a beautiful view of the sunset across the coastal plains.
Cover Code: KTK/113/2018
TUMCOS: The Horticultural Products Marketing Cooperative Society (TUMCOS) was established in the year 1984. It is a marketing forum for horticulturists in Channagiri.
Russia Post released a stamp on 25th July 2018 depicting The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the main temple of the Omsk diocese which is located in the city center on Cathedral Square and is a landmark of Omsk.
A special cover on Dr.Siddayya Puranik was released at Bangalore on 24th November 2018 to mark his birth centenary.
Dr. Siddayya Puranik (Pen Name - Kavyananda) was born on 18th June 1918 in Karnataka. He was an eminent Kannada writer who has contributed immensely to Kannada literature besides being an outstanding lAS Officer with human touch. He was a scholar in Kannada, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu. He has won many prestigious awards.
A set of 2 special cover was released on Kalpa Vriksha Vahanam and Sarvabhoopala Vahanam on the ocassion of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2018 at Thirumala on 13th October 2018.
On Sarvaboopahala vahana Sri Venkateshwara goes to procession, along with Sridevi and Bhudevi. Swamy is the king of all the kings. The kings are the saviors of people and the rulers as well. he is the Lord of all the rulers, which includes Dikpalas like ndra, Vayu, Agni etc. also hence all the rulers serve the Lord in the form of Vahana.
Cover Code: AP/23/2018
Kalpa Vriksha fulfills all the interests, wished desires and goals of mankind. Sri. Malayappa Swamy makes Kalpavriksha as his vahana and delights the devotees. It showers only worldy blesses, Sri Venkateshwara who has Kalpavriksha as vahana confers both worldly and spiritual bliss. The Lord is a Kalpavriksha 9wish bearing tree) for all those who seek his shelter, Sharanagati.
POSTPEX 2018, a unique and first of it's kind of exhibition was conducted in Bangalore from 14th to 16th December 2018. It was only for the serving & retired Departmental Officials and their children. Their collection were exhibited. It will be an exhibition to promote Philately not only among the public but also among the Postal staff and their children.
2 special covers were released on 14th December 2018 at the venue of Postpex 2018.
National Level Philatelic Exhibition organized at Bengaluru from 14th to 16th December 2018, by Karnataka Postal Circle exclusively for serving & retired Departmental Officials and their children. This exhibition marks an important stage in the historical progression of philatelic exhibitions. This special cover is released to commemorate "POSTPEX 2018"
Cover Code: KTK/132/2018
K.R.Murthy - Builder of Bengaluru GPO
Shri K.R.Murthy, then Postmaster General (1977 to 1982) of Karnataka
Postal Circle and later Secretary, Department of Posts, was the Builder
of Bengaluru GPO which is the pride of India Post. The new building was
inaugurated by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India on
14-11-1985. This special cover is released during "POSTPEX 2018" in
memory of Shri K.R. Murthy for his great contribution to India Post.
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