December 14, 2017

Hindi Vidyapeeth

A special cover was released on Hindi Vidyapeeth, Deoghar on 16th October 2017 at Deoghar.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 13, 2017


A special cover was released on the 57th foundation day of NBCC on 15th November 2017 at New Delhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Russian State Shipbuilding

Russia Post released a stamp on 29th June 2017 to celebrate 350 years of Russian State Shipbuilding depicting Oryol frigate with Russian flag in the background.

Russian shipbuilding can be traced back to 1667, when Tsar Alexis signed a ukase to build ships. The construction of the country’s first gun frigate began the very same date with the aim to ensure safety of merchant navigation in the Caspian Sea. Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, an outstanding Russian diplomat and reform advocate, oversaw the construction. The frigate was named in honor of the state coat of arms.

The first state dockyard was laid down in the village of Dedinovo at the Oka River. The place for the dockyard was chosen for a good reason. This part of Oka was the widest, and the village vicinity was rich in ship timber. The local people were famous for their boats and barges.

The first Russian double-decked, three-mast Oryol-class warship was floated out on May 19, 1669. Her length was 25 m, width — 6.5 m, draft — 1.5 m. She was fully outfitted with armaments in Nizhny Novgorod receiving 22 cannons that shot cast-iron 37–57 mm balls. A Dutch David Butler was appointed the vessel’s captain. Oryol sailed only once; the voyage was interrupted by the Cossack rebellion of Stepan Razin.

December 12, 2017

Kritika - 2017

2 special covers were released on the occasion of Kritika 2017, District Level Philatelic Exhibition held at New Delhi on 23 and 24th November 2017.

Indian Pangolin (Scaly Anteater) with the WWF Logo

Bosco Public School.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 11, 2017

St. Anthony's Shrine

A special cover was released on the Ruby Anniversary of Novena of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Chettikkad, Kunjithal, Ernakulam on 28th November 2017. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Republic of Ingushetia

Russia Post released a stamp tp celebrate 25 Years of the Republic of Ingushetia on 4th June 2017 depicting it's flag.

The Republic of Ingushetia was founded on June 4, 1992. Its capital is the town of Magas. Ingushetia is one of the most picturesque North Caucasus Republics.

December 10, 2017

Sido Kanhu High School

A special cover was released on 17th January 2017 on Sido Kanhu High School, Dumka.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 9, 2017

Kerala High Court

A special cover was released on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of  High Court of Kerala on 28th October 2017 at High Court P.O., Ernakulam.

Cover Code:KL-27/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian C Parackal

INS Kalvari

India Post released a stamp on INS Kalvari on 7th December 2017, the first ever indigenous submarine built in India.  

December 8, 2017

World Diabetes Day

A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on World Diabetes Day at Bengaluru.

In India, there are around 6 to 7 crore Diabetic patients. Diabetes can be controlled in many ways. Foods which are rich in fibres like Brown Rice, Vegetables, Dry fruits, Oats may be consumed to control Diabetes. Consumption of sugar/artificial sugar and excess food may be avoided. Light food may be consumed at dinner. Limited and light food, disciplined lifestyle, and exercise will help in controlling Diabetes.

Cover Code: KTK/85/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

December 7, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

A special cover was released on 7th October 2017 at Kaloor, Kochi on the occasion of  FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 held from 6th to 28th October 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 6, 2017

SBR Public School

A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School, Silver Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Composite Pre University College and the 83rd birthday of Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa. on 14th November 2017 at Kalaburgi.

Poojya Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa, President, Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha and Chancellor, Sharnbasva University was born.on November 14, 1935. He is the 8th Peethadhipati of Sharnbasveshwar Samsthana. His contribution to the field of education is outstanding. His first priority for women's education has empowered the position of the women in the society. Poojya Dr. Appa has written 21 Dasoha Sutras which focus on Dasoha Philosophy. Gulbarqa University has conferred him with Honorable Doctorate for his contributions to education. Govt. of Karnataka having recognized his contributions to the field of education has awarded him with Rajyotsava Prashasti. Under the auspices of Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha, Kalaburagi, the Sharnbasva University is established in 2017.

Cover Code:KTK/84/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

December 4, 2017

INPEX - 2017 Special Covers

A special 3D cover was released on 30th December 2017 at the Venue of INPEX - 2017.

November 30, 2017

INPEX - 2017

INPEX - 2017, National Philatelic Exhibition was inaugurated at World Trade Centre, Mumbai today which will be open from 30th November to 4th December 2017.

Release of Special Cover on Wild life on 30th November 2017:

Apeejay College of Fine Arts

A special cover was released on Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar on 22nd September 2017 at Jalandhar.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 29, 2017

Year of Ecology

Russia Post released a stamp on Year of Ecology - 2017 on 5th June 2017 featuring the Year of Ecology logo on a typical Russian landscape.

The year 2017 is declared a Year of Ecology in Russia with the aim of raising the public ecological awareness, preserve Russia’s biodiversity and provide ecological safety. A large number of events aimed at developing reserve management and studies, their promotion and increasing public support for natural areas of preferential protection (NAPP). The NAPP comprises 103 state nature reserves, 49 national parks and 64 state wildlife sanctuaries currently.