April 25, 2013

Anniversary of Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Mail released a special commemorative sheet of 10 stamps to mark the 60th Anniversary of the launch of HMY Britannia on on 16 April 2013, 60 years to the day since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Yacht from its Clydebank shipyard.

It features the Union Flag alongside striking images of the yacht from throughout its history. The images include the launch of the yacht itself, the Royal Apartments inside Britannia, The Queen’s 1977 visit to Fiji, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in the Engine Room to celebrate the one-millionth mile traveled by the vessel and Britannia’s final overseas royal engagement in Hong Kong in 1997 alongside other iconic shots.

Source and For further information: Royal Mail.

April 19, 2013

Chaitya Bhoomi, Mumbai

India Post released a stamp of Chaitya Bhoomi, Mumbai on 14th April 2013.

April 16, 2013

Architectural Heritage of India

India Post released a set of 2 stamp and a Miniature Sheet on Srikurmam and Arasavalli  temples on 11th April 2013 under the series of Architectural Heritage of India.

April 12, 2013

Heritage Buildings - Mumbai and Agra H.P.O

India Post released a set of 2 stamp and a Miniature Sheet to commemorate 100 years of Mumbai and Agra Post Office Buildings on 12th April 2013.

Below are images of celebration  from Mumbai GPO.

Thanks to Sita.S, Mumbai.

April 9, 2013

135 years of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878.

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet to commemorate 135 years of Russia-Turkish War on 5th March 2013.

The war between Russia and Turkey is the result of the national liberation movement against the Ottoman rule in the Balkans and the aggravation of international conflicts in the Middle East.

The Souvenir sheet depicts "General MD Skobelev on a horse "(1883) a painting from the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum.

April 4, 2013

Cones of coniferous trees and shrubs.

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp of Cones of Coniferous trees and shrubs on 4th March 2013 under the series "Flora of Russia". These stamps depict Juniper Daurian, Microbiota perekrestnoparnaya, Larch Cajanderi and Siberian spruce.