Sultanate of Oman has issued a beautiful stamp sheet to commemorate the occasion of 60 years of Oman- India diplomatic ties .The stamps depicts Indian flag and Tajmahal.
The UNPA will issue six stamps, two for each U.N. post office, on 8th September 2016 while chech Republic will issue stamps on 7th September 2016.Two of the stamps, the 47¢ U.N. stamp for use from the post office at U.N. headquarters in New York City, and the 27-koruna Czech Republic stamp, feature scenes of Prague.
Hongkong will issue “A Tribute to Teachers” stamps on 6th September 2016.September 10 has been designated as Teachers’ Day in Hong Kong.Depicting chalk drawings on a blackboard, this set of four stamps and the stamp sheetlet convey five messages on the theme of “A Tribute to Teachers”, namely “Nurture and Growth” ($1.70), “Mentoring and Care” ($2.90), “Potential and Confidence” ($3.70), “Dedication and Support” ($5) and “Knowledge and Learning” ($10 stamp sheetlet).
Austria issued an impressive stamp made of glass on 10th June 2016 . It presents the reverse-glass painting tradition of the municipality of Sandl in Upper Austria in the miniature scale of a postage stamp. The reverse-glass painting is of a cross and pieta (a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary holding and weeping over the body of her crucified son Jesus). The stamp has a face value of €6.30.
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy did his primary education at Suttur itself with his previous name as Sri Puttaswamy. Sri Shivarathreeshwara took the blessed one into his fold and officially named him as Sri Shivarathri Rajendraswamy. Poojya Sri Swamiji took to studying Sanskrit at the tender age of 8 in Mysuru as a disciple of the great Sanskrit scholar Basavaraja Shastri. Sri Rajendraswamy went to Kashi and met Sri Gowrishankaraswamy and expressed his desire to study under his guidance. Sri Gowrishankaraswmy told Swamiji, “It is not enough if you get educated. You should go back and support education of poor children.” In the meanwhile, when Swamiji was not to be seen in Mysuru, Sri Shivarathreshwara guessed rightly and reached Kashi and brought back Sri Rajendra Swamiji to Mysuru. On 24.2.1928 when Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy was only twelve years old, he was anointed with the responsibilities of the Sri Math.
After taking on the responsibilities of the Sri Math, Sri Rajendraswamy got engaged in social service and continuous reflection. With the intention of supporting poor students who would otherwise drop out from education, Poojya Swamiji started free hostels. With the blessings and encouragement of the Senior Swamiji, a building on Vanivilas Road was bought and the free hostel was started. That was the grand beginning of the students’ hostels.
Several stalwarts have studied in the hostels that began in the 40s. They included Sri M. Rajashekharamurthy, Sri M.S. Gurupadaswamy, Sri H. Veerabhadraiah, Sri M.S. Parasivamurthy and others. In the later decades, Dr. D.M. Nanjundappa, Prof. G.S. Shivarudrappa, Dr. UR Ananthamurthy, Dr. H. M. Marulasiddaiah and others stayed and studied in these hostels. Continue reading
Agra Philatelic Bureau of India Post has released a set of seven picture postcards on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.Quantity 500.
By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie
Germany:Stamp Cards on Birds
During the philatelic exhibition Nature from September 9th – September 11th in Kaltenwestheim these stamp cards will be available for philatelists , one Special cover and two Special Cards. All philatelic items are featuring the European Goldfinch(Carduelis carduelis), bird of theyear 2016 in Germany. A pictorial postmark featuring a European Goldfinch will be available on all three days of the Exhibition. The Exhibition will be organized by the German Philatelic Collector Group BSV Meiningen with the chairman Mr. Matthias Reichel. Kaltenwestheim is located in the rural region Rhön of the County Thuringia in Germany.
Germany:Postcards on Birds
Two new stationeries(postcards) are available for the philatelic exhibition GABRIA 2016 in Gaildorf, Germany. The exhibition will be held from November 5th to November 6th ,2016. The two postcards are featuring the European Goldfinch(Carduelis carduelis) . It´s the bird of the year 2016 in Germany.
Czech Republic: Frog Stamp
Red Cross 2016
This 2016 book is in line with the book issued in 2015 whose title was “The French Red Cross in action.”1)This year’s 2016 book focuses on helping the integration or transport of disabled people in the workplace, support for old isolated people, the homeless, the summer and winter, listening to the wounded, learning reading and writing for children, on the stamp, but also for adults, the reception of refugees, first aid.
The book size is 85mm to 165mm
The stamps have a horizontal format 38 mm x 24 mm with serrations / 33 mm to 20 mm without serration (= useful surface is ie printed) The number of stamps: The book is a booklet of 8 stamps.
Issue Date: 02.05.2016 Designer: Corinne Salvi Illustrator: Dumas and Simon Hureau Process: Rotogravure Size: 38 x 24 mm Values: 7.60€
The stamps of this booklet feature 12 minerals. They are found around Paris Panthéon which houses three collections of minerals: those of the National Natural History Museum, one of the UMPC Sorbonne University and the School of Mines Paris Tech. It is thus the most impressive collection of minerals in the world, unique for its diversity, its scientific, historical and aesthetic nature. The twelve mineral on the stamps in this booklet are visible at the mineralogy museum MINES ParisTech.
Issue Date: 08.01.2016 Process: Rotogravure Size: 256 mm x 54 mm Values: 9.60€
Animals are Watching Us
The stamps are illustrated by the eyes of animals. The intention of this book “Animals are watching” is to interpellate on biodiversity. Animals that have been chosen to illustrate the stamps are not necessarily endangered animals. These expressive looks symbolize all animals threatened with extinction now or not. They refer us to our responsibilities, we wonder about their future and the future of the planet. Continue reading