The second stamp on AIADMK founder M G Ramchandran was released by India Post at Chennai on 17th January 2017.on the birth centenary of the leader. On January 6, CM of Tamilnadu Mr Panneerselvam had urged the prime minister to issue a commemorative coin and a special postage stamp to mark the birth centenary celebrations of MGR. Born on January 17, 1917, M G Ramachandran served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu between 1977 and 1987 and founded All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in 1972.Earlier India Post issued a commemorative stamp on MGR on 17th January 1990.
United States Postal Service has released its stamp issue programme for the year 2017.Many thematic issues will be released this year.
Year of Rooster
The Year of the Rooster stamp is the 10th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Rooster begins Jan. 28, 2017, and ends Feb. 15, 2018. The stamp depicts a rooster emblazoned on a red envelope (hongbao). Parents present red envelopes containing money to children and loved ones during Lunar New Year celebrations. The color red symbolizes luck in Chinese culture, while rooster imagery is often used to ward off evil spirits. Artist Kam Mak created this original painting. Art director and stamp designer Ethel Kessler incorporated elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps — Clarence Lee’s intricate cut-paper design of a rooster and the Chinese character for “rooster,” drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun — to create continuity in the series.
Love Skywriting (Love series)
This stamp is a continuation of the Postal Service tradition of creating stamps that celebrate love. The Love Skywriting stamp will add a sweet, romantic touch to your letters and cards, not only on Valentine’s Day, but year-round. The stamp depicts the word “Love” written in white cursive script against a blue sky studded with wispy clouds. Underlining the word is a decorative swirl of smoke. A small, stylized plane, dwarfed by the giant letters, completes the end of the swirl, with smoke trailing from its tail. Louise Fili designed the stamp, which was illustrated by Jessica Hische. Derry Noyes was the art director.
Celebrating African American History and Culture
This stamp celebrates the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Occupying a 5-acre site on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum is the 19th Smithsonian museum and the only national museum devoted exclusively to African-American life, art, history and culture. The stamp is based on a photograph of the museum by Alan Karchmer showing a view of the northwest corner of the building. Text in the upper left corner reads “National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.
India Post is today issuing a commemorative stamp to commemorate the Centenary Year of Ramjas college Delhi.Founded in 1917 by the great educationist and philanthropist, RaiKedarNath, Ramjas College is one of the oldest colleges of Delhi, predating the University of Delhi itself. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the College today boasts of a spacious campus, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars trained at leading universities in India and abroad.
The stamp presents the image of the car that made him Rally World champion and Asian Rally Champion in 1990, as well as in 1991 world runner-up and a year later, again winner of the world competition.The minisheet collects the image of the pilot in one of his many celebrations and presents as a peculiarity the tire’s footprint. Continue reading
The stamp designs are enriched with patterns of auspicious flowers in the background to symbolise a peaceful life and longevity as well as prosperity and good fortune. These stamps are the sixth set in the fourth Lunar New Year special stamp issue series issued by Hongkong Post. To celebrate the Spring Festival, a silk stamp sheetlet featuring an embroidered rooster complemented by vividly coloured peonies, representing wishes for a joyful year ahead, will also be issued. Two Heartwarming Stamps (2017 Version) “Year of the Rooster” mini-panes, which adopt the respective designs of the $1.70 and the $3.70 mint stamps in the “Year of the Rooster” special stamp issue of 2017, will also be released for sale at all philatelic offices from January 7, 2017.
The United States Postal Service will issue a Flag stamp on 27th January 2017. The nondenominated (47¢) forever stamp will be issued in panes of 10 and 20, described by the Postal Service as booklets, and in coil format.
The design on the definitive stamp features a detail of Tom Gill’s photograph of a billowing United States flag. The stamp was designed by Greg Breeding.
100 Years of Rotary Club
This commemorative Postage Stamp was issued by the Pakistan Postal Services as a tribute to celebrate and recognize the services rendered by The Rotary Foundation to humanity at large for the last 100 years. The stamp design is by a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Lahore Model Town. And the designer is Rtn Mahru Arif Ali.