Special Cover Released on  Diamond Jubilee  of Family Welfare Training and  Research Centre

special cover mumbaiIt is one of the Central Training Institutes (C.T.I.) conducting in-service training for Medical and Paramedical personnel in key health areas to enhance their knowledge and skills for better delivery of health care services. These training are for the Central, State and District level health personnel from all over the country. The Centre is identified as a collaborating Institute for certain specialized training like Immunization and Communication, etc. Under the WHO fellowship programme for South-East Asian Region.

Date of Release:5 May 2017,Mumbai

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Hungary Issued Stamps on 500 Years of The Reformation

hungary reformation stamps31 October 1517 is the already historic date when Martin Luther pinned his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, which brought a series of reforms not only within the Christian religion, but also in all areas of life. While Luther’s action transformed Europe’s contemporary religious map and renewed the world of faith, the beliefs and ideas established by him reach far beyond the boundaries of theology. The impact Luther and the reformers later on as well as the Reformation had can be traced also in the emergence and transformation of politics, economics, music, law, mother tongue and modern science. Continue reading

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Ukraine Issued Stamp on Jamala

ukraine jamala stampThe stamp depicts close-up face of Jamala, and in the corner in the photo posted the image of the autograph of the singer. Recall that the Ukrainian singer Jamala and Ruslana as well as popular band Onuka will perform in the final of the international contest “Eurovision-2017”, which will be held in Kiev. Thus, the performance of the winner of the Eurovision song contest 2016 Jamala will cost 985,5 thousand UAH.

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Luxembourg Issued Stamps on Vintage Racing Cars

luxembourg vintage cars stampsIssue Date: 17.04.2017 Designer: Benoit Deliège / POST Luxembourg Process: Digital Colours: 4 Colours Size: A4 Size Values: €9.60

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My Stamp Released on Rumtek Monastery 

my stamp rumtek monestryRumtek Monastery also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa   located in  Sikkim. Originally built under the direction of  12th Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim for some time. But when 16th Karmapa Lama   arrived in Sikkim in 1959 after fleeing , Tibet,the monastery was in ruins. Despite being offered other sites, the Karmapa decided to rebuild Rumtek. To him, the site possessed many auspicious qualities and was surrounded by the most favorable attributes. For example, flowing streams, mountains behind, a snow range in front, and a river below. With the generosity and help of the Sikkim royal family and the local folks of Sikkim, it was built by the 16th Karmapa as his main seat in exile . Continue reading

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New Stamps from Andora

Andora(France)

La Massana Comic 2017

andora comic stampAs every year, and since 1997, a festival of comics is held in the Principality of Andorra in La Massana. “La Massana Còmic 2017″ celebrates the 20th anniversary of the festival. Fans of comics and other visitors can enjoy the presence of authors, exhibitions of originals and  conferences.

Issue Date: 08.04.2017 Designer: Casals Xaviermetteur, Stephanie Ghinea Process: Offset Size: 40.85 x 30 mm Values: 1.70€

Andora(Spain)

Andorran Artists :Neus Mola :The Silenced Voice

andora spain mola stampIssue Date: 16.04.2017 Process: Offset Size: 57.3 x 55 mm Values: 3.15€

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Croatia Issued Stamps on Famous Croats

croatia stampsZinka Kunc Milanov, a soprano and one of the greatest Prima Donnas Croatia has ever had, was born in Zagreb on May 17th, 1906 where she completed her education and received her degree in singing from the Academy of Music. Her leap into the international career first took her to the New German Theatre in Prague, and in 1937 she debuted at the New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. There, with a short break, she delighted the crowds for twenty nine seasons with the unique beauty of her voice and interpretation. She played many roles that earned her the title of the “Queen of the Metropolitan” and she was the absolute crowd favourite. She also made many guest appearances at many great world stages, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scalla in Milan … In 1966 she said “goodbye” to the opera stage, but continued to work in the field of pedagogy. In 1986 she visited Zagreb for the last time. She passed away in New York on May 30th, 1989. Continue reading

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Meghdoot Postcard Released on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank TMB

Release Year:2017

meghdoot postcard tmbThe history of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd., the then Nadar Bank Ltd., dates back to 1921. The thought of establishing a bank under the guidance of the able Nadar business community was mooted out in the Anniversary of Nadar Mahajana Sangam held at Tuticorin in 1920. The proposal was effected soon. The bank was registered on May 11, 1921 as “The Nadar Bank Ltd”.

A group of dedicated men with shrewd acumen and sound integrity had been constituted as Board of Directors and they elected Shri M.V. Shanmugavel Nadar as Chairman on Nov 04, 1921. Continue reading

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Royal Mail: Postmarks of Songbirds Stamp Issue

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

Day of issue May 4th 2017

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Estonia  Issued Stamps on Centenary of Figure Skating

estonia skating stampsBy the beginning of the 20th century figure skating became widespread in Estonia and the logical continuation was to organize Estonian championships. The first Estonian champions were ascertained on February 26, 1917 on the Tallinn Kalev skating rink, the event is regarded to be the beginning of Estonian figure skating. Until the Second World War figure skating was represented by the Estonian Winter Sports Union, which belonged to the International Figure Skating Union. During the occupation period ISU membership discontinued. After the restoration of Estonian independence ISU membership was resumed on January 23, 1991 on the basis of Estonian Skating Union application. As a result we could once again take part in international competitions as an independent country. Continue reading

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