June 29, 2011

75 years of the Russian Interior Ministry traffic police.

The Russian Interior Ministry traffic police was set up in 1936. In 1989 it was renamed into the State Inspectorate for Road Safety - traffic police of the Russian Federation.The main functions of traffic police are damage control, elaboration of technical operation of motor vehicles, control of driver training, accident records and analysis of their causes, bringing offenders to justice , the leadership of the issuance of license plates, data sheets, search cars etc.

The postage stamp released by Russia on 27 June 2011, depicts the official emblem of the Russian Interior Ministry traffic police.

June 28, 2011

350 years of voluntary entry of Buryatia in the Russian state.

On 27 June 2011, Russia released a stamp to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Voluntary Entering of Buryatia in the Russian State. The stamp shows the emblem of the Republic of Buryatia.

June 24, 2011

350 years of Irkutsk.

Russia released a stamp to celebrate 350 years of Irkutsk on 24th June 2011.

Irkutsk is located on the rivers Angara and Irkut Ushakovka, 66 km west of Lake Baikal.The stamp shows hows the walking and park in the central part of Irkutsk, Angara river and the city coat of arms.

June 22, 2011

200 years of Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

On 20.06.2011 Russia released a stamp which depicts the silhouette of the monument to Simon Bolivar on the background of the national flag of the Republic of Venezuela to celebrate 200 years of its Independence.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America. For a long time the territory of the Venezuelan coast was colonized by the Spanish crown.On December 1811, Venezuela was declared a republic. One of the leaders of the national liberation struggle was Simon Bolivar. He took an active part in the overthrow of Spanish rule in Venezuela, and the proclamation of its independence, and in 1819 was elected president of the republic of Gran Colombia, consisting of Venezuela and New Granada.

June 17, 2011

Royal Australian Navy

To Mark the 100 years of Royal Australian Navy Australia Post released as set of 2 stamps on June 14, 2011.
The historic stamp features Seaman Frederick Mills, a biplane and the battle cruiser HMAS Australia (I), HMAS Australia's badge consisted of the Federation Star overlaid by a naval crown, and the motto Endeavour which recalled Lieutenant James Cook's ship - the first ever vessel to reach the east coast of Australia.

The modern stamp features a Seahawk helicopter, the HMAS Sydney (IV) and Able Seaman Rebecca Florance, Communication and Information Systems Specialist, in the Operations Room. HMAS Sydney is one of the Royal Australian Navy's four guided missile frigates. The Adelaide Class vessel was commissioned in January 1983, measures 138.1 metres in length and has a top speed of 30 knots.

The postmark is from the HMAS Cerberus post office.

June 13, 2011

M.F.Husain and Indian Stamps.

Maqbool Fida Husain an eminent painter who has been regarded as “Picasso of India” died in London on 8th June 2011, has also contributed to Indian Philately. He designed 4 stamps on 1982 and 1988 which is regarded highly by philatelists and  prize stamps for those who collect stamps on paintings.

June 8, 2011

How do you spell "Philately"

Here is an interesting story of the Spelling bee contest, the final word asked to spell was "Philately" Then Sukanya Roy spelled it correctly......

To Read More about it click here - http://thetimes-tribune.com

June 6, 2011

Antique Post Box

An Antique Post Box which is in use, in the bungalow of the District Magistrate and Collector of Coochbehar, West Bengal.

Thanks to Supriyo Das.

June 2, 2011

Russia-Armenia Joint Issue.

On 01.06.2011 Russia released a Joint issue of stamps dedicated to outstanding representatives of the national cultures of Russia and Armenia, VJ Bryusov and OT Tumanian.