Papua New Guinea-India Joint Issue will Available Soon

By Anil Kr Pujara

India Post released a set of 2 commemorative postage stamps in December 2017 to commemorate relations between India and Papua New Guinea (PNG).It was a joint stamp issue .According to normal practice date of release of stamps of both the countries would be same .India Post  released Indian side stamps  while PNG issue is awaited .In a reply to query of a  philatelist from India  PNG Post replied that their stamps are  being printed and will be released soon.The answer of philatelists query is –

“We are expecting our version of the joint issue stamps anytime this week from the Security printer in India. Continue reading

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New Stamps Released on Year of Dog

New Zealand

Date of Issue:10 January 2018

Singapore

The set of stamps comes in three denominations – 1st Local, S$0.70 and S$1.30. There is also a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover at S$3.75 each affixed with the complete set of stamps. The First Day Cover is cancelled with a special zodiac Dog postmark.

Date of Issue:5 January 2018

Vietnam

On 01st December 2017, the Ministry of Information and Communication announced to issue the stamp set of “The year of the Dog” including 02 samples with face values of VND 3,000 and VND 10,500.The Stamp set’s design was inspired by Vietnamese’s folklore paintings. The bright colors, the simplicity, the emotions being displayed on a kind of papers made from escallop shells which consist of materials carrying the depth of space. The Tet Lunar New Year Stamp possesses the main spirit of new year wishes with full of joy, happiness, satisfaction and the succession of luxurious dreams.  Continue reading

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Philatelic Institutions in India (1) The Philatelic Society of India

Founded on 6th March 1897

1897-1907 :The foundations of philately in India were laid by a few enthusiastic British philatelilsts then serving in various capacities in India. In January 1897 a band of British Philatelists headed by Mr.(later Sir) Charles Stewart Wilson Published their first Philatelic Journal and then founded the Philatelic Society of India, which was inaugurated at Calcutta on 6th March 1897. Sir Charles Wilson was the President of the Society and held the post till 1906. The original 550 Members (including 50 ladies) were all Britishers, and it was on May 1, 1907 that the first Indian, Mr. C.K. Dutt, joined the Society. The Society’s first Governing Council, besides being ardent philatelists, held high civilian and military ranks, and came from various provinces. Sir Charles Wilson became later on Director General of Post and Telegraphs. During this period the Society held two successful philatelic Exhibitions in Calcutta and many learned articles by various authors appeared in the Philatelic Journal of India on the Stamps of the Native (Feudatory ) States, the Telegraph Stamps of India, the Stamps of Kashmir, the Fiscal Stamps of India, and the Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of Ceylon. Sir Charles Wilson published, as joint author, the “Stamps of the convention states” and the “Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India.”

1907-1927:The Presidents of the Society during this period were Sir David Masson from 1907 to 1910, Mr.A.C. Cardew from 1910 to 1920, and the Hon’ble Sir Norman Macleod, the Chief Justice of Bombay, from 1920 t o 1927. The Society’s Journal went from strength to strength; and Mr. L.L.R. Hausberg wrote a monumental treatise on “The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of India” which laid the foundations of detailed studies of the Indian Lithographs of 1854 by a group of specialists which were published in the Jouranl. Mr. W.W. Renouf, I.C.S., wrote on ” Early Indian Cancellations” and “Indian Stamps Used Abroad”, which were pioneer works on these subjects, and are still standard books of reference. Continue reading

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New Europa 2018 Stamps

Theme: Bridges

BelgiumDate of Issue: 11th June 2018

Faroe Islands

Date of Issue: 23rd April 2018

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IOM Issued Stamps on  Manx History

Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) has teamed up with Manx photographer and historian, Ray Kelly, to commission a set of six stamps featuring some of the Island’s last remaining tholtans.The stamps were issuedon 5th January 2018. The word tholtan is Manx Gaelic for ‘abandoned home, farmstead, mill or other industrial building’.This stamps provides a picture of the daily lives of those who lived on the Isle of Man, dating as far back as the 19th century, thus offering a glimpse into the Island’s history.

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Stamps on Coconut

Coconut is a popular theme for stamp collectors across the world.India Post has released a set of 2 stamps on coconut research on 8th January 2018.

Earlier a stamp on Diamond Jubilee of Coconut Research was released on  27 December 1976.A meghdoot postcard was also released by India Post on coconut.

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New Europa 2018 Stamps

Theme:Bridges

Germany

Date of Issue:3 May 2018

Iceland

Date of Issue:15 February 2018

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Royal Mail: Game of Thrones Stamp Issue

Royal Mail will issue a set of 15 first class stamps to mark the significant British contribution to the production of the award-winning HBO®drama series, Game of Thrones on 23rd January 2018.The series is set on the fictional continent of Westeros and incorporates many plot lines and a conflict among several noble families each claiming the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Continue reading

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India Post Issued Stamps on 100 Years of Coconut Ressearch

India Post has released a set of two stamps alongwith a miniature sheet(Price 20 Rs.) on 100 Years of Coconut Research in India on 8th January 2018. The humble coconut has been in existence for over 3,000 years, but it was only in 1916 that the Coconut Research Station was initially established at Kasaragod which later became part of the Kerala state in 1956.

A 100 years later, this institute is now known as the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) and conducts research on coconut, arecanut and cocoa. It is one of the agricultural research institutes in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Continue reading

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New APS Covers (2)

1.Platinum Jubilee of Central Ordnance Depot,Dehu Road

2.Sester Centenary Celebration 3rd Battalion of The Punjab Regiment

3.16th Anniversary of Operation Agni Versha 26 RR

4.Golden Jubilee 0f 269 Engineer Regiment

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