December 31, 2014

Happy New year 2015 !

Baba Amte

India Post released a stamp of Baba Amte on 30th December 2014.

Baba Amte was born as Murlidhar Devidas Amte who was a social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.He was a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Baba Amte was awarded Padma Shri in 1971, Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1985, Padma Vibhushan in 1986 and Gandhi Peace Prize in 1999. He was also awarded the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1988 and many other awards for his social work.

December 30, 2014

Kuka Movement.

India Post released a stamp on 150 years of Kuka Movement on 24th December 2014.

INS CIRCARS - Platinum Jubilee.

A special cover was released in Visakhapatnam to celebrate the Platinum jubilee of INS Circars on 12th December 2014.

Cover Code: AP/17/2014

December 29, 2014

Independence Day 2015 - Stamp Design Competetion.

Department of Posts is holding a “Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition” and has invited the public to participate in this competition.. The theme of the competition is "Women Empowerment". The last date for submission of entry will be on 31st March 2015. For more information and entry forms kindly visit the website of India Post

December 28, 2014

Coat of Arms of Krasnodar Region.

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet of the Coat of arms of Krasnodar region on 18th September 2014. The stamp depicts the coat of arms, and in the margins the emblem of the Krasnodar Territory and the map of the Russian Federation with the area marked in red.

December 27, 2014

Main Centre for Special Communications

Russia Post released a stamp of Main Centre for Special Communications on 18th September 2014. The stamp features the logo of the Main Centre of Special Communication and branded cars with the building in the background.

December 26, 2014

Andpex - 2014

700th Birth Anniversary of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh.

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet to commemorate 700th Birth Anniversary of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh on 16th September 2014.

Sergius of Radonezh,  Russian church monk, founder of the Trinity Monastery near Moscow (now Trinity-Sergius Lavra), venerated saints in the church as a monk, and is considered the greatest devotee of the Russian land.

The souvenir sheet depicts a procession led by St. Sergius of Radonezh in the background of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the sky - flock of pigeons (followers and disciples of St. Sergius). Showing historical figures (from left to right) - Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, a legendary warrior monk Alexander Peresvet and modern Orthodox people who are in front of a lighted candle.

December 25, 2014

Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoe

Russia post released a souvenir sheet depicting the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoe on 5th September 2014.
It is a masterpiece of world architecture, the first Orthodox stone church marquee in Russia. Built in 1528-1532 by Italian architects on the right bank of the Moskva River in the village of Kolomenskoye.

The composition of the structure, a total height of 62 m, is centric in nature. The internal space is small, but due to the lack of columns and pillars, it seems quite voluminous.In the Soviet era, the church was turned into a museum complex "Kolomenskoye Estate", and in 1994 - in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

December 24, 2014

Christmas - 2014.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas !

450th Anniversary of Book-Printing in Russia.

On 3rd September 2014 Russian Post released a stamp to commemorate 450th Anniversary of Book-Printing in Russia.
The stamp depicts a reversal of the book "The Apostle" 1564 stored in the State Public Historical Library of Russia, in the background of Russian Cyrillic letters is seen.

December 23, 2014

History of the Russian Uniforms.

On 1st September 2014 Russian Post released a set of 4 stamps on Russian Uniforms.

December 22, 2014

Khalkhin Goal

A stamp depicting  Khalkhin Goal was released by the Russian Post on 28th August 2014 to commemorate 75 years of the Victory of the Soviet-Mongolian Troops over the Japanese Aggressors.

December 20, 2014

World Diabetic Day.

A special cover was released on 17th November 2014 at Bangalore on the occasion World Diabetic day to create awareness about Diabetes.

Cover Code: KTK/34/2014

December 19, 2014

Karnataka Rajyotsava.

A special cover was released on 14th November 2014 at Bangalore to celebrate the Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Cover code: KTK/33/2014

December 18, 2014

1st CBS Sub Post Office of Odisha Circle.

A special cover was released to commemorate the 1st CBS Sub Post Office of Odisha Circle on 9th December 2014 at Rajbhawan, Bhubaneshwar.

Cover Code: OD/10/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 17, 2014

Govt. Model Primary School, Maragodu.

A special cover was released at Madikeri on 14th November 2014 in memory of completion of 100 years of dedicated service of Govt. Model Primary School, Maragodu,  in the field of Education.

Cover code: KTK/32/2014

Karnapex 2015 - Allotment of Frames

It has been informed by the Karnapex 2015 Secretariat that all the Entry forms received are in the process of scrutiny and the Allotment of frames will be intimated to the Applicants after 18th December 2014. The applicants are to send the frame charges only after the intimation of the number of frames allotted to them.
Assistant Director (BD)
For Chief Postmaster General
Karnataka Circle, Bangalore-560 001
Phone: 22392537/22353393, Email:

December 16, 2014

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

India Post released a stamp on Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on 15th December 2014.

Shree Kashi Vishwanath Seva Samity - Platinum Jubilee.

A special cover was released on 30th November 2014 at Kolkata to celebrate the platinum jubilee of  Sri Kashi Vishwanath Seva Samity.

Shree Kashi Vishwanath Seva Samity was established in the year 1939 as a Social welfare Organsiation to provide various special services to the people at large in Kolkata and nearby areas.

It maintains a fleet of water tankers, engaged for supplying filtered drinking water to hospitals and to gatherings of social, religious, political and other nature. It provides valuable services to Gangasagar pilgrims during Sankranti and to yatris going to Tarakeshwar, organises relief camp during flood and earthquake and runs free homeapathy dispensary.

Cover Code: WB/13/2014
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bangalore.

December 11, 2014

Republic Day 2015 Stamp Design Competetion.

India Post has announced results of Republic Day 2015 Stamp design competition and the winners of competitions are as follows:

1st Prize : M. Vaibhav Shenoy, Mangalore (Karnataka)

2nd Prize : Ankita De, Howrah (West Bengal)

3rd Prize : Jenwin Baby, Idukki (Kerala)


December 10, 2014

Karnapex-2015 - Dealers Booth

Applications are invited for Dealers Booth at Karnapex 2015. Rent for four days from 16th to 19th January 2015 will be Rs.10000/-

for further details and Application forms contact :
Assistant Director (BD)
For Chief Postmaster General
Karnataka Circle
Bangalore-560 001
22392537/22353393,  E-mail:

December 6, 2014

Swami Ekrasanand Saraswati.

India Post released a stamp on Swami Ekrasanand Saraswati on 4th December 2014.

Courtesy: Aniket Chiniwalla, Mumbai.

December 5, 2014

Karnapex 2015 - Last date for submission of Entry forms

KARNAPEX 2015 - Updates.

The last date for submission of Entry forms is 15th December 2014 and all the applicants are requested to submit your application at the earliest so that the same may reach the Office by 15th December.

Assistant Director (BD)
For Chief Postmaster General
Karnataka Circle
Bangalore-560 001

National Federation of Postal Employees

A special cover was released by the Odisha Circle to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of National Federation of Postal Employees by AIPEU, Group C, Bhubaneshwr Division on 2nd November 2014.

The Post and Telegraph Trade Union Movement initiated during 1905 later became recognized as National Federation of Posts and Telegraph Employees (NFPTE) on 224th November 1954 after years of uncompromising struggles and sacrifices for the benefit of the whole working class in general and P&T employees in particular. Consequent upon separation of P&T Department to Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications in February 1986. NFTE was bifurcated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and National Federation of Telecommunication Employees (NFTE). With its glorious history and tradition, NFPE constituting nearly 75% membership of the Department of Posts is committed to serve the postal workers to improve their economic and service conditions.

Cover Code: OD/09/2014
Courtesy: Ankit Agarwal, Pune.

December 4, 2014

The Bombay Tamil Sangham, Mumbai

A special cover was released by Maharashtra and Goa Circle on the Bombay Tamil Sangham at Mumbai on 26th October 2014 to celebrate their Platinum jubilee.(1940-2014) 

Cover Code: MH/27/2014
Courtesy: Ankit Agarwal, Pune.

Convent of Pilar

A special cover was released by Maharashtra and Goa Circle on the Convent of Pilar at North Goa on 17th July 2014.

Cover Code: MH/16/2014
Courtesy: Ankit Agarwal, Pune

December 3, 2014

Malepex - 2014

MALEPEX 2014 - District Level Philatelic Exhibition to be held on 9th - 10th Dec at Malegaon, Maharashtra.

Courtesy: Deepak N Modi, Jalna.

November 30, 2014

Karnapex - 2015

For further details and Prospectus  Contact Mangalore Philatelic Bureau : 0824 2441447

November 29, 2014

Sagol Kangjei

India Post released a stamp on Sagol Kangjei on 29th November 2014.

India - Slovenia Joint Issue.

India Post issued a set of stamp and Miniature sheet jointly with Slovenia on 28th November 2014 to commemorate 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Stamp designs are based on the paintings of  Sara Zivkovick of Slovenia and Roshan Anvekar of  India.

Stamps issued from Slovenia:
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

November 28, 2014


Special cover on Sahrudaya - Social Work Centre was released at Ernakulam on 27th November 2014.

'Sahrudaya' - Social Work Centre of Archdiocese of Ernakulam,Angamaly, completing 50 years legacy in accompanying people in development beyond all discriminations.
Cover code: KL-17/2014

Special cover on V.R.Krishna Iyer was released at Ernakulam on 28th November 2014.

 The Centenarian Sri. Vaidyanathapuram Ramakirishna Iyer, popular asJustice V. R. Krishna Iyer born on 15-11-1915 is the former judge ofSupreme Court of India.  A born spokesman of law, the jurist of the jurists, a prolific writer, a fiery orator and an advocate of humanrights.  Even at his 100th year of age, he is actively engaged in allSocio-legal movement at his residence "Sadgamaya', a light house forthe emerging generation.
Cover code: KL-18/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

November 27, 2014

His Majesty's Ship, Thailand.

A set of 4 stamp and a Souvenir Sheet was released on His Thai Majesty's Ship on 20th November 2014.

The commemorative sheet is designed with the concept of "His Thai Majesty's Ship" and four ships on stamps were granted names that are relevant to Chakri Dynasty - H.T.M.S. Chakri Narubet number 911 commissioned on March 20, 1997, H.T.M.S. Phutthayodfachulalok number 461 commissioned on July 30, 1994, H.T.M.S. Putthaloetlanaphalai number 462 commissioned on November 27, 1996 and H.T.M.S. Pinklao number 413 commissioned on August 31, 1959.

Furthermore, the image of H.T.M.S. Chakri Naruebet is presented on the Souvenir Sheet. She was the first Helicopter carrier of Thai Royal Navy with the size of 182.60 x 30.50 meters are a draught of 6.25 meters. Her construction took place in Spain in 1993. H.T.M.S. Chakri Naruebet was launched by her Majesty Queen Sirikit in 1996 and His Majesty the King anointed her nameplates in 1997, and gave the name Chakri Naruebet which translates "In Sovereign of the Chakri Dynasty".

November 25, 2014


A special cover was released on Dr.Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao on 16th November 2014 in Hyderabad on occasion of his birth Centenary.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

November 24, 2014

Kailashpati Mishra

A special cover was released on Kailashpati Mishra on 3rd November 2014 at Patna.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 23, 2014

Malappurampex - 2014

A special cover was released on 19th November 2014 during the Malappurampex - 2014 on Conolloy's Plot.

Special Cover - Conolly's plot - The oldest teak plantation in the world - situated in Nilambur, Malappuram District.It is named after H V Conolly, the Malabar District Collector between 184-1855 during the British rule, who was instrumental in planting tek in the entire Nilambur area.The cancellation is of the hanging bridge in Conolly's plot.

Cover Code: KL-16/2014
Courtesy: Kannan Srihari.

November 22, 2014

A Special Cover was released on 17th October 2014 on the  New Judicial Complex of Muvattupuzha.

 Cover Code: KL/12/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum.

November 21, 2014

Cities of Military Glory.

Russia Post released a set of 6 stamp on 28th August 2014 featuring cities of Military Glories. They were on the cities Anapa, Vladivostok, Carpet, Kolpino, Stary Oskol and Tikhvin.

November 20, 2014

WAZA - 2014.

A special cover was released in Delhi on 3rd November 2014 on occasion of 69th Annual Conference of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, New Delhi, India.

 Cover Code: DEL/11/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandram.

November 19, 2014

State Bank of India, Lucknow.

A special cover was released in Lucknow to celebrate the golden jubilee of State Bank of India, Lucknow circle on 31st October 2014.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum.

November 18, 2014

Gole Pex - 2014 - Philatelic Exhibition

Special Covers Released during Gole Pex - 2014,New Delhi.( 2 covers released on 17th November and 1 cover on 18th November 2014 )

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

November 17, 2014

Felicitation to Winners of CWG and Asian Games.

A special cover was released on 6th November 2014 in Bangalore by the Department of Youth Epowerment and Sports, Govt. of Karnataka to felicitate the players of Karnataka who participated and won medals in Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow and Asian Games 2014 held at Incheon, South Korea.

Cover Code: KTK/31/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

Chhoti Dadabari Jain Mandir

A Special Cover and Special Cancellation Cachet was ceremoniously released by Shri Ashok Kumar, Director- New Delhi G.P.O. in the august presence of Hon’ble Shri Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma, M.P. on Saturday, the 15th. November, 2014 at Chhoti Dadabari Jain Mandir, South Extension Part-II, New Delhi on the historic occasion of 400th. Anniversary of Anjan Shalaka Pratistha of idol of Jain Teerthankar Bhagwan Neminath ji as well as 200th Anniversary of annointantion of pious Foot Prints ( Pujaniya Charan Paduka) of famous Jain Acharya, Dada Gurudev Shri Jin Kushal Suriji M.S. Mr. Lalit Kumar Nahata was the Convenor of Special Cover Committee.

Cover Code:DEL/17/2014
Courtesy: Sri. Sudhir Jain.

November 15, 2014

Ananthapuripex - 2014 (2)

Special cover released during the Ananthapuripex - 2014 on 14th November 2014.

India created history by becoming the first country in the world to reach the red planet's orbit in the first attempt and also became the first Asian country to have sent its space craft successfully intoMars' orbit.  the Mars Orbiter Mission - Mangalyaan was launched on5th November 2013 and after completing its 10 month journey, it wassuccessfully put into Martian orbit on 24th September 2014. This Special cover is brought out to marks the success story of Mars Orbiter Mission.

Cover code: KL-15/2014

Fort Girls' Mission High School, Thiruvantnthapuram was founded by Ms.Augusta Mary Blanford of Churuch of England Zenana Missionary Societyon 3rd November 1864 with the blessings of Ayilyam Tirunal Rama Varma.The school was initially known as "Vadakke Kottaram Pallikoodam" and later changed as Zenana Mission School.  On its elevation to thestatus of Girls' High School in 1951, its name was again changed as Fort Girls Mission High School.  This Special Cover is brought out tomark the completion of 150 years of its inception.

Cover Code: KL-14/2014

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.