GST Rates Revised for 66 Items :Relief for Philately

gstThere have been countless recommendations from states and industries to reduce the rates on certain items. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the rates were revised because the main idea behind GST rates was to maintain the rates as close to the original taxes. In some cases, this was not occurring. In some items, the reduction was required because of the changing nature of the economy and changes in consumer preference.

Postage or revenue stamps, stamp-post marks, first-day covers, etc. Proposed

12%

Revised

5%

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New Stamps from Austria

Lions Club Centenary

austria lions club stampIssue Date: 19.05.2017 Designer: Verena Gretschnig Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V. Process: Offset Size: 33,35 x 42 mm Values: 0.80€

Puch 150 SR and Puch XII Alpenwagen

austria puch stampsIssue Date: 20.05.2017 Designer: David Gruber Illustrator: Wolfgang Buchta (photo) Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V. Process: Offset Size: 42 x 34,8 mm Values: 0.68€

Red Agate Mineral

austria agate stampAgate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color.

Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.

Issue Date: 01.06.2017

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India Post Issued Stamp on Jhala Manna

jhala manna fdcIndia Post has issued a commemorative postage stamp(Denomination 5 Rs.) on great warrior Jhala Manna on 18th June 2017 .

Stamp was released at Badijhala manna stamp Sadri in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan. Jhala  Manna. is an outstanding dazzling example of extraordinary valour, bravery and sacrifice who shrouded with the glory of struggle for freedom.In the battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576,jhala Maan decorated himself with the Crown and the royal emblem from Pratap and started fighting valiantly.

Jhala Maan has set a unique example of loyalty, bravery and courage by sacrificing his life to save the life of Pratap.

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Alderney Scenes Stamp Issue

alderney stampsJust one and a half miles wide and three and a half miles long, the beautiful island of Alderney is small but perfectly formed. With its toxic blend of Roman, Napoleonic and German architecture, Alderney – located just eight miles from mainland France and a short hop from the English coast – offers rich layers of cultural history all in one tranquil island, making it a very special place to live or visit.

Issue Date: 17.05.2017 Designer: Mark Totty Printer: Southern Colour Print Process: Offset Lithography  Size: 35mm deep x 41.47mm wide Values: 44p, 59p, 60p, 73p, 80p, 90p

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Estonian Issued Stamp on Presidency of the Council of EU

estonia eu stampIn July 2017, Estonia will hold its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This means that for a 6-month period, Estonia will be responsible for finding common ground between the interests and positions of all EU member states, trying to strike a balance between different viewpoints and needs. During the Presidency, Estonia will therefore speak on behalf of the EU Council. As the country holding the presidency, Estonia wants to draw attention to the ways digital solutions can simplify everyday life and make administrative matters quicker in every aspect. Estonia plans to focus on maintaining a clean environment, on the security of Europe, on using innovative technologies for economic development, and on managing changes to the way people live and work, in order to prepare for Europe’s future. The Estonian Presidency of the EU Council runs from 1 July to 31 December 2017.

Issue Date: 13.05.2017 Designer: Indrek Ilves Printer: AS Vaba Maa Process: Offset Size: 22.4 x 40.0 mm

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Romania Issued Stamps on City  Iasi

romania stampsThe  city remains a historical landmark of the enduring Romanian people through the special role it played in the period 1916 – 1918, when Southern Romania and the capital, Bucharest, came under German occupation. During that time, Iasi became the capital of Romania, the source of a permanent return to normal expectations and moreover, the achieving of an old ideal: Greater Romania with Northern Bukovina, Bessarabia and Transylvania within its borders.  Continue reading

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18th June:Goa Revolution Day

goa stampOn 18th June 1946 Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. Around 1946, at the time when India was on the verge of independence,Dr.Juiliao Menezes  , a noted academician and writer invited Ram Manohar Lohia to his house in Goa. Dr. Lohia had earlier visited Dr. Menezes for a medical examination in Bombay where Menezes had advised him to take rest and stay at his house in Asansol, Goa.On June 15, 1946, defying the ban against public meetings, Menezes and Lohia organised one as an act of civil disobedience against the 435-year-old Portuguese rule.

lohia stampsWhile the June 15 movement went on peacefully, at another meeting held on June 18, the turnout was so big that police decided to arrest both Lohia and Menezes, who had entered the area in a horse carriage. The day would prove to be a watershed day in the history of the Goan freedom struggle, where the inhumane treatment meted out by the Portuguese police to those protesting would leave a lasting impression on young Goans like Prabhakar Vitthal Sinari, Prabhakar Trivikam Viadiya and Vishwanath Lawande to form the Azad Gomantak Dal, an outfit that would fight for Goan freedom for years to come.Lohia was expelled from Goa post the meeting, but the first seeds for Goan liberation were sown. Defying ban on meeting at public places, Goans started meeting and organising themselves to fight for Goa’s liberation.

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New Pictorial Postmark on Animals and Lighthouses

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

Croatia: Turtle

croatia turtle postmarkThe postmark featuring sea turtle will be released on 26th June 2017 from   SIBENIK , CROATIA.

 South Korea: Long-tailed Gorals

korea postmarkThe postmark featuring pair of Long-tailed gorals(Naemorhedus caudatus).will be released on 30th June 2017 from   YANGGU, Southkorea.

Germany: Lighthouses

germany lighthouse postmark1.17th June 2017 , 24105 KIEL        2.  5th July 2017 , 24103 KIEL              3.18th July 2017 , 25946 NEBEL

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Papua New Guinea – India Joint Issue

papua india joint issueIndia –Papua joint issue is still awaited from Indian side while Papua New Guinea has released the image of proposed issue.On the official site of papua post there is no date announced for this stamp.

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Royal Mail will Issue Stamps on 50th Anniversary of the “Queen’s Head” Design Stamps

royal mail queens stampsRoyal Mail is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Queen’s head” design used on all of its regular stamps.To mark 50 years since the first Machin Definitive stamp was issued in 1967, London-based consultancy Atelier Works has launched a set of six stamps which chart the evolution of its design. The stamp is named after its creator, the late British artist and sculptor Arnold Machin. Prior to 1967, an image of The Queen taken by society photographer Dorothy Wilding was used on all stamps.

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