Stamps Released on Ramayana

ramayana fdcramayana sheetletIndia Post has issued a set of 11 stamps( 10 stamps 5 Rs each and one 15 Rs.) one miniature sheet(65 Rs) and a sheetlet (65 Rs) on Ramayana on 22nd September 2017.Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the stamps(Price 65 Rs) at Varanasi. Ramayana  is an ancient Indian epic poem   which narrates the struggle of the divine prince  to rescue his wife Sita   from the demon king Ravana  .

The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu   sageValmiki  , narrates the life of Rama  , the legendary prince of the Kosala kingdom  . It follows his banishment from the kingdom by his father King Dashrath , his travels across forests in India with his wife  Sita  and brother  Lakshmana , the kidnapping of his wife by  Ravan, the demon king of Lanka, resulting in a war with him, and Rama’s eventual return to Ayodhya   to be crowned king.

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The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verseds (mostly set in the  Shloka meter), divided into seven Kandas (books) and about 500 sargas (chapters). In  Hindu tradition, it is considered to be the adi-kavya (first poem). It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. Ramayana was an important influence on later Sanskrit poetry and Hindu life and culture.

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Netherlands Issued Stamps on Viktor and  Rolf

netherlands stampsViktor Horsting (born in Geldrop, 1969) and Rolf Snoeren (born in Dongen, 1969) have been the face of Dutch fashion on the international scene for the past 25 years. The two designers met in the late 1980s at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, where they studied fashion. Fashion by Viktor&Rolf is radical, theatrical, ironic, mysterious and extravagant. Worldwide, the fashion designers have made a name with their provocative, ground-breaking haute couture, conceptual glamour, spectacular luxury and unexpected elegance. Viktor&Rolf have presented controversial collections and exciting fashion with surrealist contrasts at Paris Fashion Week since 1998. Continue reading

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Ross Dependency Issued Stamps on Historic Huts

ross dependency huts stamps$1.00 Scott’s Discovery Hut :Scott established this base for the National Antarctic (Discovery) Expedition 1901–1904. It was the first hut to be erected on Ross Island and became an important staging post for every subsequent heroic-era expedition. Built of Douglas fir and Scots pine, it was designed in Australia and resembles an outback house with large verandas. The hut turned out to be too hard to heat so the men lived aboard the Discovery and used the hut for scientific observations and other work.  Continue reading

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Portugal Issued Stamps on 40 Years of Star Wars

portugal star wars stampsIssue Date: 25.08.2017 Designer: Francisco Galamba Illustrator: © 2017 & TM Lucas lm LTD. Printer: Bpost Process: Offset Size: 25 x 30 mm Values: 2 x €0.50, 2 x €0.80, 2 x €0.85, 2xN20g, 2xE20g, 2xI20g

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Special Cover Released on Kannada University, Hampi

kannada uiversity special coverBy Suresh Rao

Kannada University was established with a big dream to research, document and preserve the identity of Kannada. Materializing its set aims and goals, the University has completed 25 years. This special cover is released on 12.09.2017 to commemorate the occasion. Cover Number: KTK/70/2017

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New Stamps Released on Princes Diana

Guernsey

diana guernsey stampsThe stamps issued on 1 September 2017 to mark the 25th anniversary of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) including a miniature sheet depicting Diana, Princess of Wales, who was the Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from 1992-1997.

Formed on the 9th September 1992 following the merger of The Queen’s Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment, the PWRR, which is the recipient of new Colours this year, is the county regiment for the South-East of England, together with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to issue this limited edition commemorative sheetlet featuring reprints of the 1998 ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’ stamp issue, to mark 20 years since her tragic loss and the continuation of the charitable works that are her incredible legacy.diana iom stampsThis beautiful postal tribute, composed of 12 of the reprinted 1998 stamps, is wonderfully presented in a presentation album packed full of images from Arthur Edwards MBE’s archives. Complementing the images and sheetlet is affectionate issue text also written by the renowned photographer.

Issue Date: 06.09.2017 Designer: Glazier Design Printer: Cartor Process: Offset Lithography Size: 30 x 40mm Values: 25p

Romania

diana romania stampsRomfilatelia commemorates on August 31, 2017, the tragic disappearance of Princess Diana through a postage stamp issue, which is an overprint of the Diana – Princess of Wales postage stamp issue of 1999. Continue reading

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India –Canada Joint Stamp Issue

india canada joint stamp issueA set of two commemorative postage stamps  and a miniature sheet  issued jointly by the Government of India and Canada on the theme of Indian festival Diwali on 21st September 2017. Stamp denomination 25 Rs and 5 Rs.Ms 30 Rs.

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New Postmark on Polar Bear from Norway

postmarkBy Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie

This postmark will be released on 7th  October 2017  in TROMSO , Norway. The pictorial postmark featuring a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

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UNPA:International Day of Peace Stamp Issue

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New Zealand:Grow Your Own Stamp Issue

newzealand seeds stampsWhen it comes to growing your own herbs and vegetables, there’s a lot of things to take into consideration. You need to figure out how much time you’re willing to dedicate to your garden, what time of year are you planning to plant? What are your local weather conditions? Do you have enough space?Some herbs can grow quite happily indoors in pots on your window sill, others will need to start their germination process indoors and then transferred to the garden.

The three herbs in this issue – basil, parsley and chives – will grow best if they start their growing process indoors. Continue reading

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