January 29, 2009

Stamp or Currency!

When I first saw this stamp among the others I received from Russia this is what crossed my mind. Is it a Stamp or a Currency?

Yes, it is a stamp! It was issued by Russia on 1 September 2008 to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Goznak.

Goznak is a Russian Federal Government-owned corporation responsible for the production of coins, bank notes and other security papers. Goznak was established on July 6th 1919. Goznak not only prints Russian money, but also prints banknotes of a few other foreign countries. Currently it is engaged in printing biometric passports for Russia.On 3rd of September 2008 Goznak celebrated its 190th anniversary.

January 20, 2009

Barack Obama postmarks from USA

Today there was a series of cards, covers and postmarks by the US Postal Division to mark the Inauguration day. Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th and the first African-American (non-white) President of USA.

Inaugural Portrait Card: This has a 42c Flag stamp and the 3c White House stamp affixed and canceled.

Barack Obama "Life in Stamps" : On this cover six stamps are affixed and cancelled today, which is related to the President's Life like his birth in Honolulu, graduation from Columbia University, professor of law, elected from Illinois in the U.S senate and now elected President of the US.

Besides these there are few more covers and cards which were released today.

January 16, 2009

Table Calendar - 2009

Delhi Postal Circle issued a 6 page Table Calendar - 2009 showcasing Indian miniature sheets. It is available at Delhi Philatelic bureau priced at Rs.34.00.

January 10, 2009


To serve the interests of philatelists in India and abroad an authentic magazine providing philatelic information, views, a place to express opinion and to bring likeminded people together was a long felt need. India Post and Philatelic Congress of India have come together to fill the void with a quarterly magazine “PhilaPost”. The subscription for this fully multicoloured magazine is kept very low at Just Rs. 40/- per annum (4 issues) post paid anywhere in India to reach the masses. This became possible because of the initiative & kind co-operation of Mr. RRP Singh, Deputy Director General (Philately), India Post. Some copies of Inaugural Issue of this magazine were made available at various Philatelic Bureaus for sale at Rs. 10/- each. Next issue scheduled to be released in January 2009.

I hereby request you to join hands for promotion of this magazine “PhilaPost”. I also request fellow philatelists to contribute by way of submitting good research articles, letter to the editor, subscription of the magazine, advertisements, etc. The articles may be sent to editors Dr. R.S. Gandhi, Shri Manik Jain, Shri Mainak Kathuria or Shri G. Bhaskar. For philatelic advertisements, request for rates can be sent to me at ajay@kshitiz.com. I request you to give it a wide publicity and share and spread this information in your society meetings.

Kindly collect the subscription for “PhilaPost” from members of your society and send the forms collectively with consolidated payment by demand draft or cheque payable at par at Delhi NCR in the name of M/s L B Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. to Ajay Kumar Mittal, Executive Secretary, PhilaPost, D-57 South Extension-1, New Delhi-110049.


With Philatelic Greetings and best wishes for 2009

For further information contact:
Ajay Kumar Mittal
Executive Secretary, “PhilaPost”
D-57 South Extension Part-1
New Delhi-110049, India
Contact : 9811032311

January 7, 2009

Picture Post card.

Here is another Post card with the picture of Ship which I received through Postcrossing from Germany.

January 1, 2009

Good Morning !

Hello !
How was your new year beginning ? Well, lets hope everyone had started it with good news in all ways. India Post is yet to start with any new release, but it ended with release of 6 stamps, all on personalities.

1. M. Bhakthavatsalam

2. A.T.Paneerselvam

3. Thillaiyadi Valliammai

4. Sheik Thambi Pavalar

5. Rani Velu Nachchiyar

6. Udumalai Narayana Kavi

Have a nice day!