February 28, 2009

Postcrossing card on "SHIPS"

Here is another card on my subject "SHIPS" received through Postcrossing recently form Karin, Norway. Postcrossing has recently reached 2 million mark.

February 26, 2009

FDC from Italy

Today I am presenting a cover sent to me by Nadia from Italy. The first Day Cover of a stamp released in 2008 relating to the devastating earthquake which hit the city and Strait of Messina in Italy on Dec 28, 1908.The stamp features an aerial view of the city and Strait of Messina, in stylised graphics, along with the city of Reggio Calabria in the background. There are some concentric rings on the stamp, which represent the seismic waves caused by the earthquake.

February 24, 2009

Second Arab Stamp Exhibition - Website

The 2nd Arab Stamp Exhibition, organized by Emirates Post and Emirates Philatelic Association, will take place at Wafi Centre, Dubai, from March 5 to 9, 2009, under the patronage of HH Majid Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Art and Culture Authority. Unique stamps from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Algeria, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and the UAE, will be showcased at the Exhibition.

To provide details of the Exhibition a dedicated website, has been launched by Emirates Post.
Visit http://www.arabstampexh.ae/ for further details.

February 21, 2009

Stamp pre-release - Spices of India.

We had come across many pre-release in 2008 and hoped that it may not be the case in 2009, but here again we have a pre-release in 2009. Here is a MS of Spices of India which was pre-released and was cancelled in Chandigarh on 28th January 2009.

February 19, 2009

Kodagupex - 2009

A Special cover was released on the occasion of KoDAGUPEX - 2009 at Madikeri on 8th Feb 2009. The Cachet is of Fort Madikeri which was a Palace built with brick and mortar in 1814 by Lingarajedra Wodeyar II. The Original mud fort was rebuilt in stone by Tippu Sultan.

February 17, 2009

India-U.A.E Joint Stamp Exhibition in 2010

A delegation of India Post recently visited Dubai and held talks with top officials of Emirates Post Group to identify areas of further bilateral cooperation.The two sides besides discussing ways of enhancing the express mail service, remittances through IFS, Wall Street Exchange and parcel services also agreed to host a joint stamp exhibition in 2010.

February 9, 2009

Cover from Estonia - Ships and Lighthouse

Dear friends,
As our local club is getting ready to hoist a stamp and coin exhibition I have been busy these last few days and unable to update my blog. However here is a scan of a Cover sent from Estonia on my collecting subject - SHIPS. The cover has beautiful stamps cancelled neatly. Thanks for the same.

The first stamp is of Suur Toll which is a ice breaker steamship and the second is of the submarine Lembit, released in the year 1996 .The third and fourth stamps are of lighthouses released in 1995 and 1999. I have noticed that Estonia has been releasing a series stamps on Lighthouses.