26 November 2014

Stamp on China Danxia - World Heritage Site

 

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Date of Issue 4 December 2014

China Post has introduced a special philatelic issue paying tribute to the beuty of Danxia. ‘Danxia’ refers to an impressive and rugged landscape shaped by weathering and erosion on continental red sandstone sedimentary beds.

The site comprises six areas in China’s southern provinces, namely Chishui from Guizhou, Taining from Fujian, Liangshan from Hunan, Danxiashan from Guangdong, Longhushan from Jiangxi and Jianglangshan from Zhejiang. The poetic and panoramic beauty of the cliffs, gorges, waters and trees in Danxia is fully depicted in this stamp issue.

China Danxia was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2010. Danxia landforms are characterised by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls.

They are the result of endogenous forces (including tectonic uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion) acting on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds over the millennia. China Danxia comprises Taining in Fujian, Langshan in Hunan, Danxiashan in Guangdong, Longhushan in Jiangxi, Jianglangshan in Zhejiang and Chishui in Guizhou, each having distinctive geological features. The splendour of the Danxia landforms is beautifully presented on the stamp sheetlet for all to see.

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New stamps from India Post

1. India - Slovenia Joint issue - 28th November 2014.
2. Sagol Kangjei (The Manipuri Pony Polo) - 29th November 2014.

Stamp Booklet on Nehru’s 125th Birth Anniversary by India Post

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On the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Department of Posts brought out a collection of stamps issued on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The booklet was released on 14th November 2014. This booklet contains original stamps issued on Jawaharlal Nehru since 23.10.1985. It is priced at Rs. 1000. The booklet is designed by Nenu Gupta and is available online at Snapdeal Portal.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

New pictorial cancellation from Germany


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On December 29th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 24103 KIel. The cancellation will  feature the lighthouse "Paard van Marten" in the Netherlands.

Interested philatelists my please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage rates:0,75 Euro AIRMAIL,2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

25 November 2014

Slovak Philatelist honored on stamp

 

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Date of Issue : 5 December 2014

I am pleased to share the information about a postage stamp to be issued in honour of a philatelist. Slovak Post will  release a special commemorative stamp to honor one of its greatest philatelists on the 5th of December.

Severín Zrubec lived, worked and received his degree of Doctor in Laws at the Faculty of Law of the Slovak University (1948) in Bratislava. Severín Zrubec worked as a lawyer in various organisations. He held his final post at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (1968 – 1981) until 1982 when he retired. He is buried in his home place.

However, the philatelic public knows Severín Zrubec as a successful exhibitor, journalist, association member, and a member of home and foreign juries assessing exhibits. He took part in organised philately for more than fifty years. He engaged in modern view of philately as a hobby with a significant cultural and social mission. Since 1952, Severín Zrubec was a member of the Association of Slovak Philatelic Societies.

Attempts for re-establishment of the Association of Slovak Philatelists (1969) are also closely connected with his name. He held an office of the association chairman during two terms (1969 − 1979) and then continued as its vice-chairman for another two periods. His activities earned him various awards, for instance, Gold Honorary Medal of the Association of Slovak Philatelists and Laureate of the Prize of the Association of Slovak Philatelists 2000.

Severín Zrubec worked as a member of the Thematic Philately Commission of FIP (1974 - 1984) and International Jury of the Association of Slovak Philatelists (1973 − 2011), as well.  His name has been written in golden letters in the Slovak and European philatelic history. The exhibit “Today Rotary Press Machines Revolve” was displayed at several tens of domestic and foreign exhibitions for twenty eight years. It was awarded four gold, seventeen gilded and seven silver medals at five world’s fairs under the patronage of FIP and twenty two international exhibitions. When finishing his exhibition activity in 1998, Severín Zrubec gifted his extensive thematic collection “Printing and Book” to the Museum of Book Culture in Trnava. However, the good man and excellent philatelist was also a poet engaged in writing for a long time. During 2003 - 2005, he published fourteen short collections of subjective lyric poetry written especially for his friends and acquaintances.

The traditional postage stamp with a coupon annually issued at the occasion of the Postage and Philately Stamp Day is impressively shaped as a trapezium with triangle coupons. It is dominated by his portrait and autograph. Zrubec’s first gold medal awarded at the World Postage Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 1962 extends over the right coupon, while a section of the emblem of the Society of St. Gabriel, he co-founded (1962), is depicted on the left one. FDC includes a postal stationery (J. Fándly, 1991 from Museum of Book Culture) issued by the Union of Slovak Philatelists and sent to his address.

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Hyderabad Stamp, coin & Note Fair - 2015

Hyderabad Philatelic & Hobbies Society will be organizing Hyderabad Stamp, coin & Note Fair – 2015 from February  6 – 8, 2015 at Federation House  FAPCCI Lane Near Pragat Art Printers Red Hills, Hyderabad. For booking stalls Please contact BK Nagpal email : hyderabadphilsociety@yahoo.co.in Phone :+91 - 9885031013

 

Festival Masks on stamp

 

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Date of Issue : 19 November 2014

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Here are new  stamps from Philippines featuring festival masks. These beautiful stamps could be included in Mask, culture and Tourism themes. Its a wonderful set for thematic Collectors.

In line with the celebration of the National Stamp Collecting Month, the Philippine Postal Corporation  launched the colorful “Philippine Festival Masks” commemorative stamps on the 19th of November, during the fiesta celebration of the famous Higantes Festival in Angono, Rizal.

Souvenir sheet - Masskara Festival - Antonio M. Carranza Jr.

Stamp Designs:

1. Moriones Festival - Jose Antonio A. Jayme

2. Higantes Festival - Nemesio Miranda

3. Pintados Festival - Donald Tapan

Included in the Festival Masks Commemorative Stamps are four of the world’s famous festivals: The Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Higantes Festival – Angono, Rizal, the Pintados Festival -Tacloban and Masskara Festival in Bacolod City.

PHLPost printed 120,000 copies of the three Philippine Festival Masks stamps, sold at P10 each. The said stamps were produced in tactile printing technology that allows a person to touch and feel the actual texture embellished in the stamps.

The body of the traditional higantes (giants) which are made of bamboo and colorful cloth and a face made of paper mache is depicted in the “Higantes Festival Mask Stamps” designed by Nemesio Miranda.

The colorful tradition of Pintados Festival in Tacloban was depicted in Festival Mask “Pintados” stamps designed by Donald Tapan.

New Special Cover

 

Tribute to a Scientist – Dr Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao

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 A special cover was issued in Hyderabad on Birth Centenary  eminent scientist Dr A S Rao. He was founderand Managing Director of ECIL.

- Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

 

24 November 2014

New Christmas stamps

 

Estonia

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Date of Issue : 20 November 2014

For this year’s Christmas here are new stamps issued recently. Estonia Post introduced two Christmas stamps on the 20th of November. The items depict gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular, and the religious. Like in other Nordic states, Estonia’s celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve, however Christmas season starts in Advent with people buying Advent calendars or lighting Advent candles.

Poland

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Date of issue : 14 November 2014

Polish Post has already issued its annual Christmas stamps on the 14th of November . Christmas in Poland is a major annual celebration, as in most countries of the Christian world. The observance of Christmas developed gradually over the centuries, beginning in ancient times; combining old pagan customs with the religious ones introduced after the Christianization of Poland by the Catholic Church.

Later influences include mutual permeating of local traditions and various folk cultures. Christmas trees are decorated and lit in family rooms on the day of Christmas Eve. Other trees are placed in most public areas and outside churches. Christmas is called “Boże Narodzenie” in Polish (literally ‘God’s Birth’).

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Finland

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Date of issue : 17 November 2014

Finnish Post issued a Santa Claus special stamp for this year’s Christmas  on the 17th of November.

The Joulun taika (The Magic of Christmas) stamp's based on Antti Kurola’s impressive photograph. In the magical picture, Santa Claus is throwing snow into the air with both hands, and behind the snow-covered spruce tree forest is revealed the city of Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus stamp is a great way to show to the rest of the world where the real Father Christmas is from.

23 November 2014

New Special Covers

 

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Kerala Postal Circle released a Special Cover on 19-11-2014 in connection with MALAPPURAMPEX 2014. CONOLLY'S PLOT - The oldest Teak Plantation in the world.  Situated in Nilambur, Malappuram District, Kerala State.  It is named after H.V. Conolly, the Malabar District Collector between 1841 and 1855 during the British Rule, who was instrumental in planting teak in the entire Nilambur area.  The cancellation depicts ‘The hanging bridge’  in Conolly's plot, Nilambur on Chaliyar River. Cover approval No. KL-16/2014

Special Cover on Second Death Anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra

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A special cover on Second death anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra wAS issued on 3rd November 2014 at Patna.

- Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum

Forthcoming stamp exhibitions

Kochipex - 2014, Philatelic Exhibition at Vyttila, Kochi - 27th - 28th November 2014.

Kovaipex - 2014, Philatelic Exhibition at Coimbatore - 27th - 29th November 2014.

Silverpex - 2015, National Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition at Kannur - 9th - 11th January 2015.

SINE, Stamps of India National Exhibition at New Delhi -Stamps of India National Exhibition on Jan 30, Jan 31, & Feb 1, 2015 at NDMC Convention Centre, Opp Jantar Mantar, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. For details visit stampsofindia.com

Hyderabad Stamp, Coin & Note Fair - 2015 at Hyderabad - 6th - 8th February 2015.

21 November 2014

Christmas sparkling stamps from Switzerland

 

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Swiss Post released a set of stamps dedicated to Christmas and New Year holidays. The stamps depict Santa Claus, festive delicious biscuits, advent wreath and crib. This year’s Christmas stamp series unleashes a true blaze of colour.  The stamp depict the joy of the holidays sparkles like the reflection of candles on Christmas tree ornaments.

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New Special Cover

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A Special Cover on New Judicial Complex of Muvattupuzha was issued at Muvattupuzha on 17th October 2014. (Special Cover approval no. KL-12/2014)

The  Judicial Complex at Muvattupuzha  -  The Cradle of Triveni Sangamam - actually a monument, which reveals the golden reign of the Kings of Travancore,  is   prestigiously kept up even today – for the  last 135 years.

- Sreejesh Krishnan – Thiruvananthapuram

New Meghdoot Cards

Two new Meghdoot Cards recently issued by India Post in denomination of 25 paise in the months of August and September 2014.

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: Timir Shah – Vadodara

Stamps of India National Exhibition

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Stamps of India National Exhibition on Jan 30, Jan 31, & Feb 1, 2015 at NDMC Convention Centre, Opp Jantar Mantar, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. For details visit stampsofindia.com

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