January 29, 2010

Sri Bhuvanendra College

Special cover released on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of Sri. Bhuvanendra College, Karkala (D.K. District, Karnataka) on 21st Jan 2010.

January 27, 2010

Tray Gajrath Mahotsava

A special cover has been released at Satna (M.P.) on 16th January 2010 to commemorate the Shri 1008 Shrimajjinendra Jinbimb Panchkalyanak Pratishtha & Tray Gajrath Mahotsava. The special cover depicts colourful Gajrath alongwith the images of 11 feet high idol of Bhagwan Shantinath situated in the Satna Digamber Jain Mandir and Pujya Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj. Special cancellation depicts image of Bhagwan Parshwanath.

January 25, 2010

Election Commission of India

A stamp was released today to commemorate 60 years of Election Commission of India.

January 16, 2010

Reserve Bank of India.

A stamp on Reserve Bank of India has been released today.

January 14, 2010

Bangalore Metro - Namma Metro.

The foundation stone for the Phase-1 construction was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 24, 2006 and the Metro is still to be completed.

A special cover was released on 23 Dec 2006 on this Metro at KARPHILEX 2006, 3 day state level exhibition conducted by Karnataka Philatelic Society.

January 11, 2010

Stamp in an Advertisement

India Post issued a stamp on Apollo group of Hospitals which comprises 43 hospitals with over 900 beds on 2nd November 2009 to honour its services.

Here we can see the same stamp used in one of its advertisement which speaks of its services.

January 8, 2010

Kochi Naval Base

INAS 550, 'Flying Fish' was commissioned on 17th June 1959 as the first Air Squadron of the Indian Navy. The flying Fish has operated 13 different kinds of aircraft, including amphibians, helicopters and fighters over the la50 years. The stalwart MR aircraft, Islander and the newer Dorniers form the main stay of the squadron tasked to maintain a constant vigil on the southern maritime borders and undertake training of the Navy’s fledgling Maritime Reconnaissance pilots and observers.

This special cover was released on 17th june 2009 to celebrate 50 glorious years.

January 5, 2010

20th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth.

India Post has released the first stamp for the year 2010 with this issue.The CSPOC is about the association of the Parliaments of the Independent Sovereign States of the Commonwealth. It was created in 1969 in Canada. The 20th Conference of CSPOC will be held in Delhi, India.

This issue has the information sheet in a new format of the size 8x4 inches. The other side of the sheet is printed in Hindi.


Secretary of Sagar Philatelic and Numismatic Association, Mr.Ganesh Bhat reports that the Annual Exhibition of the Association will be held on 31.01.2010 at CGK Sabhabhavan, Brasam, Sagar, Karnataka. A workshop on "FAKE NOTES IDENTIFICATION"will be conducted by the officials of RBI at the Venue.

The Association was formed on 04.04.04 and is one of the active Associations. Apart from conducting philatelic and numismatic camps/workshops for the school children, it is also conducting exhibition every year. The exhibits will be stamps, coins, notes and other collectibles accepted by the club. These would be one day events. The participants will be the club members and invitees decided by the committee.

The Exhibition and the workshop is open to the general public. For more information Mr.Ganesh Bhat may be contacted at prephila@gmail.com

January 2, 2010

Brochure / Information Sheet - The new format.

I start the New Year's entry with this post of a change in the format of the stamp information sheet.

India Post has printed the Information Sheet for the first issue of 2010 - Jan 5: 20th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth in a new smaller format, but it is yet to be known if the same format is to be continued for all the issues. Price remains the same at Rs.2.00