July 31, 2009

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - FDC

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) founded in 1824 with the Motto "train one save many"is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the British Isles. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. It also employs lifeguards on beaches. It has its Headquarters at Poole.
The FDC is issued on 1st june 1984 for its centenary celebrations.The picture of the life boat to the left is on Colorano "Silk" Cachet.

Visit its webiste at : http://www.rnli.org.uk/

July 30, 2009

Stamp on Pingali Venkaiah - Designer of our National Flag.

The man who designed the Indian tricolour will finally get his due. India Post will honour Pingali Venkaiah, thedesigner of the national flag, by releasing a postal stamp recognising his services.

Read more here.

July 28, 2009

Stamp Release function of Gita Govinda.

Read about the release function of the stamp on Jayadeva and Gita Govinda. Click Here.

July 27, 2009

Jayadeva and Geetagovinda

Today a set of 11 stamps and a Miniature sheet on Jayadeva and Geetagovinda was released by India Post.One stamp is on legendary poet Jayadev and the rest 10 are of incarnations of Lord Vishnu known as “Dasavatar” in Hindu scriptures.All the stamps are in the denomination of Rs 5. These 11 stamps form a long a se-tenant strip of about 21 inches in the sheet of stamps and probably the first of its kind.

July 18, 2009

Russia - Davis Cup Winners 2002.

Russia was the Davis Cup winners of the year 2002. The 50 Rubles stamp features the Davis Cup which is embossed in pure Silver. The stamp also features the tennis-court of the Bersy hall in Paris. The MS contains the sand of the tennis court.

This is from my website at : Mansoor's Website

An article regarding the same was published recently in DNA Bangalore Edition read the same here : DNA Bangalore Edition

July 14, 2009

Cruise Liners by Malta Post.

On the occasion of the first visit to Malta of the Cruise liner MSC Splendida on the 15th July 2009, MaltaPost p.l.c.’s Philatelic Bureau is issuing a second set of 4 stamps in the maritime series, entitled “Cruise Liners”. This collection follows the first set which was issued in November 2008. Together with the stamps MaltaPost will also issue a Maximum Card bearing the image of the MS Splendida to compliment this set.

The stamps reproduce five world class liners that visited the Valletta Grand Harbour. The liners are MS Seabourn Pride, MS Brilliance of the Seas, Costa Magica, Costa Atlantica and MS MSC Splendida.

For more information visit: MaltaPost.

July 11, 2009

France-Greenland Joint Issue - 2007.

Today I present a beautifuk MS of the Joint issue between France and Greenland (2007) sent by Daniel of France. As a spin off of the international polar year, both countries issued a common stamp to pay tribute to famous French explorers who have traveled to Greenland.The French part of this joint issue is a pair of se-tenant stamps celebrating Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936).

The stamp on the left is a portrait of Charcot. The stamp on the right pictures the Pourquoi-Pas which was his most famous boat.The Top Picture is of the Folder. Jean-Baptiste Charcot is very famous for his expeditions in the Polar regions, including Greenland.On 15 September 1936, Charcot and the "Pourquoi Pas" set sail in stormy waters. Sadly, 44 crew members and Charcot's, lives were taken, but one person survived.

July 9, 2009

Fake stamps on Michael Jackson.

Ever since the tragic death of the Pop legend Michael Jackson, there has been a steady rise in sale of his albums, so has the Philatelic items connected to him, but there is a news that there are a lot of fakes which has been circulated even in popular auction sites, specially stamps and other items of St.Vincent. So Philatelists beware.

Updates on STAMPMANIA 2009.

Mr.Prashant H. Pandya,Chairman - 'STAMPMANIA 2009' Organising Committee.

has conveyed the following message/updates on STAMPMANIA 2009 to be held at Vadodara, Gujarat.

Dear Fellow Philatelists,

Once again it gives me a great pleasure to update you about STAMPMANIA 2009 - the First National One Frame Philatelic Exhibition to be held at Vadodara.

  • We have found great enthusiasm in philatelists across the country. Till date we have received entries with variety of theme and subjects in each Class.
  • List of titles of entries can be viewed at our website www.stampmania2009.com
  • Last date for submission of Entry Forms has been extended to 15.08.2009.
  • As announced earlier the Exhibition dates are 18th to 20th December 2009 but we have decided to have an exclusive event on 17th December 2009.
  • On 17th December 2009 we have decided to organize a ‘Heritage Walk through Stamps’ in Vadodara City. The Heritage Walk will conclude at the Venue of the Exhibition in the evening and the Exhibition will be inaugurated in the evening. More details about timings will be sent later.
  • School Children will join this This ‘Heritage Walk through Stamps’ holding blow ups and replica of Stamps depicting heritage our country.
  • Those who are visiting STAMPMANIA 2009 are requested to plan their schedule in such a way that they can join us in this exclusive event of ‘Heritage Walk through Stamps’. Don’t miss this opportunity.
  • Printed Prospectus and Entry form are now available at Stampmania 2009. The same are being sent at all Philatelic Bureau and philatelic organizations. Anyone who wishes to get printed prospectus and entry form may send their mailing address to us.
  • Once again we wish to clarify that One Participant can submit maximum three entries but all of them should be in different class. Similarly in Youth Class three entries can be sent by one participant but all three should be in different class as mentioned in 2.1 to 2.9.
  • For ready reference and for study purpose examples of One Frame Exhibits are available at our website in “Link to One Frame Exhibits” link. Please do visit these examples of one frame exhibits to have any idea.
  • Few exhibits which you would like to see are:

Traditional Philately:

India’s One Anna Carmine Isuue of 1911

Plate Flaws of the Postage Stamps of the Czech Republic

Austria - The 1945 Vienna Provisional Issues

Memorial Issues of Mahatma Gandhi - 15th August 1948

Postal History

Afghanistan – The Development of the Cancellation

Foreign Post Offices in China

The Persian Registration Lable used as Postage (1895 – 1912)

Postal Stationery:

India One Half Anna Envelopes of 1902 - 1907

India One Quarter Anna Post Card of 1902

Indian Registration Envelopes of Edward VII

Victorian Postal Stationery of India used at Aden

Edward VII Telegraph Stamps of India


Winds of war (Greek Airmails 1939 – 40)

Jenny – Printing Variations of America’s First Airmail Stamp


Safe Roads

Microbes in Action

Dates, The Genus Phoenix


The Story of Milk

Fiscal Philately:

Indian Court Fees Issue of 1904

Revenue Stamps of the Indian Princely State Vala

The Liquor Trade Stamps of New South Wales

Social Philately:

Jersey Social Philately

Category not covered

Washington 2006

Railway Picture Postcards

Czechoslovak Coupon Resonse International 1946 - 1949

  • We have increased five dealers’ booths at First Floor to accommodate more dealer friends and out of five three booths have already been booked.
  • Now two big size booths and two small size booths are available for booking.
  • Auditorium at Second Floor has been booked at same venue for arranging variety of programs.
  • Detailed Tourist information is available at website.
  • Information about Hotels and other accommodation facilities will also be made available on website shortly.

We are confident that STAMPMANIA would be a memorable event for all of you. We welcome your suggestions to make this event a grand success.

With Warm Regards,

Prashanth Pandya.

July 4, 2009

Latest Release - India

Today a stamp on Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration was released.

July 3, 2009

Port of Elat or Eilat

The Port of Eilat is the only Israeli Port on the Red Sea, located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It has significant economic and strategic importance. The Port of Eilat was opened in 1957 and is today mainly used for trading with Far East countries as it allows Israeli shipping to reach the Indian Ocean without having to sail through the Suez Canal.

The Cover bears cancellation of 16th Feb 1969. The stamp is the part of three stamp released in 1969 of Port of Elat, Port of Ashdod and Port of Haifa