November 30, 2016

Count Dmitry Alekseyevich Milyutin

Russia post released a stamp to celebrate 200th birth anniversary of .A. Milutin (1816-1912), Field Marshal on 28th June 2016. The stamp depicts a portrait of Dmitry Milyutin against the background of the General Staff Building in St Petersburg.

November 29, 2016

Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal

A special cover was released on the occasion of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav by Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal, Ganesh galli at Mumbai on 5th October 2016.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 28, 2016

SIPA Diamond 2016

SIPA Diamond 2016 National Level Stamp Exhibition, organised by South India Philatelists Association, Chennai with the support of Department of Posts at St. Bede’s Centenary Auditorium, Santhome, Chennai, Tamilnadu from 25th to 27th November 2016. 3 special covers were released on 25th November 2016.

Cover Code: TN/42/2016

Cover Code: TN/41/2016
Courtesy: Bala Sakthis, Chennai.

November 27, 2016

Russia Today

A stamp was released on "Russia Today" on 24th June 2016 depicting Yuri Levitan,  the main speaker of the State Council of Ministers Committee for Television and Radio.  "Russia Today" an International media group, whose mission is prompt, balanced and objective coverage of events in the world, informing the audience about the different views on the key events

November 26, 2016

Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul

On 25th November 2016 a set of 4 stamp was released by Kyrgyzstan Post to celebrate  Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul. 4 stamps were on the Three-masted schooner "Issyk-Kul", Motor ship "Progress of Kyrgyzstan", launched in 1926, Cruiser "Moscow" of the President of Kyrgyzstan and Torpedo boat.

The first large ships on Issyk-Kul were sailing longboats and schooners. In the twentieth century the relay was accepted by more powerful and efficient motor ships. In 1925 it was created the Issyk-Kul State Shipping Company, which played a major role in the transport shipping in the region. Cargo and passenger ships carried out transportation between the cities of Rybachye (now Balykchy) and Przhevalsk (nowadays Karakol), as well as other wharfs. It was the highest mountain fleet in the USSR.

Issyk-Kul has played and continues to play a significant role in military and naval matters. The testing facilities of the Russian Navy are located on the Lake, where torpedo weapons are tested.

November 25, 2016

Khusro Bagh

A special cover was released on Khusro Bagh at Allahabad on 27th September 2016.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 24, 2016

Rzhev City

A special stamp was released by Russia Post to celebrate the 800th Foundation Anniversary of Rzhev City on 23rd June 2016.The stamp depicts Cathedral Rzhevsk or Okovetskoy Mother of God and the emblem of the city of Rzhev.

November 23, 2016


A special cover was released in New Delhi on 30th August 2016 to celebrated 60 years of Sightsavers in India.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 22, 2016

Andreas Weide

Latvia Post released a stamp on the largest transatlantic sailing ship of Latvia Andreas Weide on 28th October 2016. It was built in Ainaži in 1891.

November 21, 2016

Third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles

India Post released a commemorative stamp on third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles on 19th November 2016.

November 19, 2016

Alva's Nudisiri - 2016

"Alva's Nudisiri" is a national level kannada literary meet, the great litterateurs and thinkers of kannada literature are invited to discuss on various issues related to Kannada literature, art, culture and education.

A special cover was released on 18th November 2016 on the occasion of Alva's Nudisiri - 2016 at Moodbidri.

Cover code: KTK/22/2016

Another special cover on World famous thousand pillar Jain Temple built in 1430 AD at Moodbidri.

Cover code: KTK/23/2016

A permanent Pictorial Cancellation of Venur depicting the Bahubali statue was also released  on the occasion.

November 18, 2016

Service dog breeds of Russia

Russia Post issued a set of 2 stamp on Service dog breeds of Russia on 23rd June 2016 to celebrate the World Dog Show 2016, the first world dog show in Russia.

Service breeds comprise strong and hardy dogs with innate patrol skills. These dogs are usually large that need lengthy walks and exercise load.

The Scottish Shepherd (collie) is a smart and witty dog that boasts natural intelligence, good power of scent and acute hearing and can be trained easily.

The German Shepherd is a dog with a high level of trainability, amazing power of scent and an astonishing intuition.

November 17, 2016

National Postal Week - 2016

A set of 7 covers were released in Delhi to celebrate National Postal Week - 2016 which was celebrated from 9th to 15th October 2016 as follows:
 1. World Postal day
 2. Savings Bank Day
 3. e-post office
 4. National Postal week
 5. Mail and Philately Day
 6. Postal Insurance Day
 7. Business development day

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

November 16, 2016

Ovisi Lighthouse

A special stamp was released by Latvija on 11th November 2016 of Ovisi Lighthouse.

November 15, 2016


A set of 2 stamp and a miniature sheet was released on 14th November 2016 as part of Children's day with the theme "Picnic" 

November 14, 2016

Magrapex - 2016

2 special covers were released on the occasion of Magrapex 2016 at Beawar,  26th August 2016 on Sethji ki Nasia and Kalpa Vriksha on 28th August 2016.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 12, 2016

BRICS India 2016

A Special cover was released on 10th November 2016 at Bengaluru to commemorate the 2nd Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Communications held at Bengaluru from 10-11 Nov 2016.

Cover Code: KTK/21/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

November 11, 2016

Golden Girls of India

A special cover was released to commemorate the winners of Rio Olympics at Ranchi on 22nd August 2016.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 10, 2016

The Heroic Defense of the Brest Fortress.

Russia Post issued a joint stamp with Belarus on the The Heroic Defense of the Brest Fortress on 22nd June 2016.

November 9, 2016

Goa Industrial Development Corporation.

A special cover was released in Panaji on 31st August 2016 to celebrate 50 years of Goa's Industrialisation.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 8, 2016

50th Anniversary of Haryana

India Post released as stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Haryana on 1st November 2016 at Gurgaon Haryana. The stamp was released by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during the Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations.

November 7, 2016

National Unity Day

A commemorative stamp was released on 31st October 2016 to celebrate the National Unity Day. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

November 5, 2016

ISKCON Golden Jubille Celebrations

A special cover was released on ocassion of the Golden Jubille Celebrations of the ISKCON and its founder Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami on 19th August 2016 at Vijayawada.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 4, 2016

Naga Sai Baba Statue

A special cover was released on 13th August 2016 at Vijayawada on the World's biggest Shirdi Naga Sai Baba Statue, Machalipatanam.

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 2, 2016

Philately Reckoner - India

Are you a Stamp Collector? Or a Student? A Teacher? A Historian? Do you have questions like; When was the stamp on Vasudev Balvant Phadke released? What was the purpose of releasing stamp on Jawahar Jyoti? You are at correct place. Yes! Philately Reckoner – India is the right place to get answers for all Indian Stamp related queries for all.

Gujarat Philatelists’ Association (GPA) has come with an Android Application for Mobiles and Tablets called Philately Reckoner – India. The Application lists all Commemorative Stamps released from 1947 till date. It lists 2644 Commemorative Stamps, 218 Definitive Stamps,  149 Miniature Sheets, 120 Sheetlets,  53 MyStamps  along with release dates of stamps.

Commemorative Stamps include the quantity of stamps released along with the detailed description in English which is mentioned in the Brochure. This can be a Key Point as most of the brochures are not available now and new collectors normally face difficulties getting this information. The answers to above questions are kept inside this detailed description of stamps on these topics.

This can be claimed as World’s First Application in any format where entire Database of Postage Stamp of any country is collated and kept open for public viewing.

This application has powerful Search Functionality which allows users to Not Only Search by Key Words but also Date-wise. If you want to search for a Stamp released on 1st January in any Year, You just need to select "01" in Date and "01" in Month and click "Search" and entire database of Stamps, be it Commemorative or Definitive, or anything will be displayed. If you want to see how many stamps released on Sardar Vallabhbhai, Just Enter "Sardar Vallabhbhai" in search field and click Search and the result will be displayed. By selecting both Text  and Date in Search box it will show the result of Stamps on particular topic released on that date.

And Yes, all stamps are with Images and listed Year-wise in sequence which is more or less an online catalogue of Stamps, saves precious time and money as the App is Free for All. The Application is designed for Gujarat Philatelists’ Association by Philatelist Jatin Trivedi of Ahmedabad. He can be reached at for feedback/suggestions. This App can be downloaded from Google Play stores for Free.

Courtesy: Jatin Trivedi, Ahmedabad.

November 1, 2016

Krishna Pushkaram - 2016

Special Covers released during Krishna Pushkaram - 2016

On 10th August 2016 - SDMS Devasthanam at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

On 12th August 2016 -  Jogulamba Temple - Alampur, Andhra Pradesh.

On 16th August 2016 -  Srikakula Andhramahvishnu Temple - Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

 On 19th August 2016 -  Srisailam Devasthanam - Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh.

On 23rd August 2016 -  Vijayawada Book Festival - Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

On 23rd August 2016 -  Bapu Museum - Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.