Monthly Archives: June 2014

Special Cover Issued on Jain Temple

By  Sudhir Jain. On the occasion of Anjanshalaka Pratishtha Mahotsav of newly constructed Bhagwan Mahaveer Temple at Rijubalika Tirth at Barkar (Jharkhand), a special cover has been issued on 25th June 2014. This place is 16 Km from Sammet Sikharji and … Continue reading

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New Chinese Stamp on Cantonese Opera

Cantonese opera is a highly-valued traditional performing art in Hong Kong. With a live chamber orchestra and special theatrical costumes, Cantonese opera is an art form involving many skills such as singing, acting, narration and martial arts. Cantonese opera costumes … Continue reading

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Philippines – Germany Joint Stamp Issue

The German- Filipino relations go back to the 19th century when a national hero Jose Rizal lived in Germany and finished writing his famous novel Noli Me Tangere. It was published with the assistance of Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt.The People Power … Continue reading

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Australia Issued Stamps on 100 Years of Air Mail

This year will mark 100 years since French aviator Maurice Guillaux (1883-1917) made the first air mail flight in Australia. Guillaux left Melbourne on 16 July and arrived in Sydney on 18 July 1914. The flying time was just 9¼ hours, with … Continue reading

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IFPNA Honored Philatelists

By A.V Jeyachandran,Secretary IFPNA Indo French Philatelic &  Numismatic Association ( IFPNA )Organized a philatelic and numismatic exhibition at Pudducherry from 20th to 22nd June 2014.On this occasion  Chief Guest Thiru P.Rajavelu Hon\’ble Minister for Welfare and Tourism Govt. of Pondicherry honoured … Continue reading

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South Africa Issued Miniature Sheet on Surgical Craftsman Hamilton Naki

South African Post Office issued a special miniature sheet with two stamps and one commemorative envelope on 25 June, featuring the artwork of Sipho Gwala. Hamilton Naki, a self-trained surgical assitant, started his career as a gardener, and developed into … Continue reading

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Monaco  Issued Stamps on Centenary of the First World War

Hotel Alexandra:Constructed in the same period as the Monte-Carlo Casino, the Hotel Alexandra was transformed into a military hospital during the First World War, like numerous other hotels in the region. Wounded allied soldiers were brought here. Prince Louis II:Born … Continue reading

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Stamps Released on Maps of Cocos Islands

The first European sighting of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is thought to have been in 1609, by Englishman Captain William Keeling of the East India Company. Soon after, the two atolls that comprise the islands started to appear on maps.These … Continue reading

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Rani Ki Vav(Step Well) is Now World Heritage

By Lalit Kumar Mishra Recently Rani ki Vav has been included in the UNESCO’s list of world heritage. The Permanent Pictorial Cancellation, depicting the Rani Ki Vav, was introduced at Patan H O on October 09, 2002. The magnificent stepwell, … Continue reading

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China Issued Stamps to Celebrate Grand Canal World Heritage Status

China issued commemorative stamps and envelopes to celebrate the successful inscription of the Grand Canal on the list of World Heritage Sites in Hangzhou, east China\’s Zhejiang province, on June 23, 2014.The stamp set consists of 10 specially designed stamps, … Continue reading

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