February 28, 2013

350 years of Penza.

Russia Post released a stamp to commemorate 350 years of Penza on 8th February 2013.The stamp shows the sculpture "Pervoposelenets" and the emblem of the city of Penza.

February 23, 2013

Wild Goats and Sheep of Russia

Russia Post released a set of 6 stamp under the series Fauna of Russia of Wild goat and sheep on 30th January 2013.

Bighorn Sheep
A large cloven-hoofed mammal rather dense and powerfully built, with a low and strong limbs, thick, short neck, small head and slightly protruding from the fur tail. Bighorn sheep can reach a weight of 70-120 kg, body length of 165-175 cm, height at the withers - 90-100 cm mass horns especially large males can reach 14 pounds. They inhabit inhabit Lake Baikal, Siberia east of the Lena River, the middle and northern parts of the Far East, Kamchatka and Putorana Plateau (Norilsk mountain) on the right bank of the lower Yenisei.

Wild Goat
Progenitor of domestic goat - wild goat reaches 120-160 cm body length, it is added to the tail length of 15-20 cm height at the shoulder is 70-100 cm, weight - 25-95 kg. The females are slightly curved horns, relatively slender, 20-30 cm long, the male horns much more - up to 130 cm. Bezoar goat habitat area covers parts of West Asia and stretches from Anatolia via the Caucasus to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Bezoar goats are found in the mountains and in the desert areas and wooded areas.

The largest representative of wild sheep - argali, whose length is 120-200 cm, height at the withers 90-120 cm, weight 65-180 kg. Depending on the size and color of the body there are several sub-types. The largest is the Pamir argali mountain sheep, or Marco Polo. Both males and females have long horns, but males may be up to 13% of body weight. Argali lives in mountainous areas of the Central Asia and southern Siberia. Listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.

Caucasian Tur
In the Caucasus Mountains at an altitude of 2500-4500 meters above sea level dwells Caucasian tur. In summer, these representatives of mountain goats grazing in the meadows, in the winter part of animals is in the Highlands, others - go down to the woods. Body length of 120-180 cm, height at the withers 78-112 cm color of reddish-gray or brownish-red. Horn of adult males from the Western and Central Caucasus crescent, their ends are bent downwards and inwards.

February 16, 2013

Cities of Military Glory.

Russia Post released a set of 6 stamp under the series "Cities of Military Glory"on 3oth January 2013. These stamps represents Arkhangelsk, Bryansk, Volokolamsk, A roll-on-Don, Kozelsk and Nalchik.

February 7, 2013

Tentative Stamp Release - 2013

India Post has published a list of stamp to be released for the year 2013 in its website.

Stamp Release - 2013

February 4, 2013

Philately Exhibition at Belgaum.

A Philately Exhibition will be held at Mahaveer Bhavan, Goavesh circle, Belgaum by India Post from 8th to 10th February 2013 to promote philately and related activities specially among students. The inaugural session will be on 8th February at 10 AM.

Another speciality of this exhibition will be the aim to promote picture postcard collection (deltiology) by India Post through the well known website "Postcrossing.com". Dedicated booths will be set up for this purpose with computers so that interested students or collectors can register online on the "Postcrossing" site. Other philatelic activity will be taken up on all these 3 days.

For further details contact: nkrpostcrossing@gmail.com
Asst. Supdt of Posts
O/o Postmaster General,
North Karnataka Region,
Dharwad - 580 001.