September 30, 2014

Hudson Memorial Church.

A Special Cover was released on 28th September 2014 by Karnataka Postal Circle, Bangalore to commemorates the 110 Years Celebration of the Hudson Memorial Church at Hudson circle , Bangalore. The Hudson Memorial Church was built in 1904 in memory of Rev.Josaih Hudson. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

Swami Chidananda.

A special cover was released in Bangalore on 24th September 2014 to celebrate the birth centenary of Swami Chidananda. The Pictorial Cancellation depicts the insignia of the Divine Life Society, which is a spiritual organization and an ashram, founded by Swami Sivananda Saraswati in 1936, at Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, India. It has branches all over India including Bangalore.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

September 29, 2014

Chamundipex - 2014 (Special Covers - 3)

A Special Cover on Bombe Mane, ( Doll House ) Mysore was released by Ms.Aindri Anurag, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region, Bangalore on 26th September 2014. The cover depicts premium dolls of Mysore Dasara Vijayadashami procession and miniature models of Chamarajendra Circle created by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana for Bombe Mane.

A Special Cover on AIMIT, Mysore, on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee was released by Dr.M.A. Saleem, Commissioner of Police, Mysore, on  26th September 2014.

Adithya Institute of Management & Information Technology has established itself as the most preferred organization in the field of IT education & Training since its inception in the year 1989 at Somwarapet, Kodagu, Karnataka. 

Courtesy: Jagannath Mani / Viswas Menon, Bangalore.

Chamundipex - 2014 (Special Covers - 2)

Dr.Sarvamangala Shakar, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Dr.Gangubhai Hangal Music & Performing Arts University, Mysore released a Special Cover on Karanji Mansion (Postal Training Centre Building) to celebrate its 100 years on 25th September 2014. 

The special cover depicts the Karanji Mansion which houses the Postal Training Center. The Postal Training center (PTC) is functioning in this building since 20th April 1965It is located on a small hillock at the center of 38 acres of landscaped gardens.  

 Ms.Veena R Srinivas, Postmaster General (BD), Karnataka Circle, Bangalore in presence of Dr.Sarvamangala Shankar, VC, Gangubhai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysore and Ms.Anindri Anurag, Post Master General South Karnataka Region, Bangalore released the special cover of  Vajra-musti.

Vajra-musti ("thunder fist" or "diamond fist") refers to a knuckleduster-like weapon and also a form of Indian wrestling in which the weapon is employed. The weapon is sometimes called Indra-mukti which means Indra's fist.

Courtesy: Jagannath Mani / Viswas Menon, Bangalore.

September 25, 2014

Chamundipex - 2014 (Special Covers - 1)

South Karnataka Regional Level Philatelic Exhibition is held from 24th to 26th September 2014 at Postal training Centre, Nazarabad, Mysore. 6 special covers are scheduled to be released during 3 days of this Exhibition.

Her Highness Srimathi Promoda Devi Wadiyar released a special cover of Royal Durbar of Sri. Srikantadatta Narasimhadatta Wadiyar on 24th September 2014.

CPMG of Karnataka Sri.M.S.Ramanujan released a special cover on 75 years of Mysore Head Post Office, which is known as Bewoor Building.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

September 24, 2014

Suez Canal Stamp by Egyptian Post (2)

Egyptian Post has withdrawn it's earlier controversial stamp of Suez Canal ( refer my earlier post) and has issued a new set of 3 stamp in place of the earlier issue.

September 23, 2014

National conference on the ‘Role of Women as Reflected in Sanskrit Literature’, - Special Cover.

On the occasion of National conference on the ‘Role of Women as Reflected in Sanskrit Literature’ special cover was released in Bangalore on  15th September 2014.The Cover depicts, a group of women (famous painting of Raja Ravi Verma) with the background of the University (a heritage building of Mysore Maharaja) and the cancellation depicts lady doing namaskara.

 Cover Code: KTK/19/2014.
Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

September 22, 2014

CASK Special Cover.

Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari released a special cover of CASK on 21st September 2014 at Milagres hall in Mangalore at the valedictory of the centenary celebrations of Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK).

Cover Code: KTK/18/2014.

September 19, 2014

Centenary of Panama Canal.

Isle of Man Post Office has teamed up with Panama Canal and Cunard line to produce a miniature sheet that marks the centenary of the Panama Canal on 8th August 2014.

The miniature sheet consists of a collage of images associated with the Canal's centenary celebrations; it includes a visual of Cunard's Queen Elizabeth passing through the world famous Panama waterway, with Cunard also celebrating next year the 175th Anniversary of its first ship Britannia setting sail in July 1840.The image also includes a map of the Canal and a photo of  Manx man William Kennish.

September 18, 2014

Ottoman Gallions

Turkey Post released a set of 2 stamp on 10th September 2014 on Ottoman Gallions.

September 17, 2014

Kannada Sahithya Parishath.

A Special cover was released on 17th August 2014 to commemorate Centenary celebrations of Kannada Sahithya Parishathu at Sattur, Dharwad.

Cover Code: KTK/15/2014

September 16, 2014

Recent Special Covers from AP Circle (2)

Special cover released on 24th July 2014 on Lepakshi Handicrafts.

Special cover released on 25th July 2014 on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment guarantee Act on the occasion of Appex - 2014.

Special cover released on 25th July 2014 on the occasion of Appex - 2014 depicting Wild Life Sanctuary, Coringa.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

September 15, 2014

Recent Special Covers from AP Circle (1)

Special cover released on 3rd June 2014 to celebrate a decade of Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation and its Theatre Revival movement.

Special cover released on 1st July 2014 on centenary batch of Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service.

Special cover released on 24th July 2014 on Textile Craft of Machilipatnam.

Special cover released on 26th July 2014 to celebrate the world record of Malavath Poorna, aged 13 years who became the youngest ever to conquer Mt. Everest on 25.05.2014.

Special cover released on 26th July 2014 to celebrate the world record of Malavath Poorna, and a Dalit boy who became the first student mountaineers from Hyderabad who conquered  Mt. Everest on 25.05.2014.

Courtesy: Sreejesh krishnan, Trivanduram.

September 14, 2014

Suez Canal stamp by Egyptian Post.

A set of  three se-tenant £2 stamps featuring Suez Canal were issued on 5th Aug. 2014 to coincide with the Egyptian government’s announcement of its plans to build a new Suez Canal next to the existing canal. But one of the stamp is said to have the picture of Panama Canal wrongly shown as Suez canal.

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September 13, 2014

Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering.

India Post released a special cover to celebrate the decennial year of  Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering on 22nd August 2014 at kochi.

School of Marine Engineering of Cochin University is named after Kunjali Marakkar, as a tribute to the valiant chief of King Zamorin of  Kozhikode, who fought against Portuguese colonialism erstwhile malabar coast during 16th century.

Cover Code: KL-11/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

September 12, 2014

PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal.

Commemorative covers issued by the Postal Authorities in Nepal to commemorate the visit of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal.

Courtesy: Ramesh Shet, Kundapura. For further details contact : 919482772682

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias

Russian Post released a stamp of Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, President of Venezuela on 28th July 2014.

The stamp depicts a portrait of Hugo Chavez against the backdrop of a waving flag of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

September 10, 2014

Joint Issue by Russia and Bulgaria - Tradition and Modernity

Russian Federation issued a joint stamp with Republic of Bulgaria on 7th July 2014 to celebrate their diplomatic relations. The stamp depicts flags of Russia and Bulgaria.

September 8, 2014

Medals for defensive battles.

Russian Post released a set of 4 stamp on 7th July 2014,  on the series "Medals for defensive battles". The stamps depict the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad", "For the Defense of Sevastopol", "For the defense of Stalingrad", "For the defense of Moscow."

September 6, 2014

Gold medal "Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation"

Russian Post released a stamp depicting Gold medal "Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation" on 7th July 2014.

September 5, 2014

Baikal-Amur Mainline.

Russian Post released a souvenir sheet on the Baikal-Amur mainline on 2nd July 2014.Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) - one of the largest railroads in the world, runs through the territory of the Irkutsk region, the Trans-Baikal Territory, Amur Region, the Republic of Buryatia and Sakha (Yakutia), the Khabarovsk Territory.

The stamp depicts the locomotive "Ermak" with mountains in the background and the map of the Baikal-Amur Mainline railway stations.

September 3, 2014

Indian Musicians.

India Post released a Set of 8 stamp on Indian Musicians on 3rd September 2014 to pay tribute to legendary maestros of Indian Classical Music.Music has always been an important aspect of Indian life. Indian Classical Music is of two types, Hindustani and Carnatic Music. Hindustani music is mainly found in North India and Carnatic in South India.

The stamps released depict the legendary maestros like: Ravi Shankar, Bhimsen Joshi, D.K.Pattammal, Gangubai Hanagal, Kumar Gandharva, Vilayat Khan, Mallikarjun Mansur, and Ali Akbar Khan.

September 2, 2014

Vladimir Chelomei - scientist

Russian Post released a stamp to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Chelomei (1914-1984), a scientist on 27th June 2014.

The stamp depicts a portrait of VN Chelomeya and developed Vladimir Nikolayevich booster heavy class "Proton" series, designed to launch an unmanned spacecraft into Earth orbit and then into space.

September 1, 2014

Stamp Release function of Indian Musicians

A function is being held at Bangalore for the release of stamps on Indian Musicians at Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Accademy, Bangalore on 3rd September 2014. All are invited.

Courtesy: Jagganath Mani, Bangalore.