10 December 2016

Stamps on Christmas cards






 Date of Issue : 18 November 2016

These beautiful stamps issued by Liechtenstein Post show nostalgic Christmas cards. A selection of postcards on Christmas themes, the originals of which can be viewed in the Principality of Liechtenstein’s postal museum. The four motifs on stamps are  Lamplight (value CHF 0.85), Exchanging Christmas Presents (value CHF 1.00), City Scene (value CHF 1.50) and Winter Walk (value CHF 2.00) The typography of the Christmas cards, most of which date from the early years of the 20th century, was finished using hot foil stamping in gold. The Christmas card tradition can be traced back to 1843 when print shop owner Henry Cole in London hired an illustrator to create a Christmas card bearing the words “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You”.





08 December 2016

Ice Flowers




Date of Issue : 20 September 2016

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT)  issued a beautiful set of 4 stamps featuring Ice Flowers on 20th September 2016.



The ice flowers or ice ferns represented on these stamps are the names given to the intricate ice patterns that form on glass at AAT stations throughout the winter months. 



These icy wonders are created when humid air meets a sub-zero glass pane or window. As winter temperatures frequently fall below -40 ° C, they are a common occurrence in Australia’s stations. The icy patterns seem to grow like plants and resemble ferns or flowers, hence their name. Dust and other matter present on the glass can change the way these formations occur. For instance, droplets of water melted by the sun on the inside of a double-glazed window can be transformed into flowery marvels by ice forming overnight.



- Suresh R. - Bangalore


07 December 2016

New stamps from India


Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj



Date of Issue : 7 December 2016

India Post issued a Se-teanat pair of stamps on Akshardham temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj on 7th December 2016.

Image courtesy - Stamps of India

New Special Cover

 30th All India Postal Kabaddi Tournament 



A special cover was released on 2 December 2016 in connection with 30th All India postal Kabaddi tournament  held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru from 29th November to 2nd December 2016.

- Suresh R - Bangalore


Launch of "Philamart" the philatelic marketplace 

We have launched “PHILAMART” the philatelic marketplace on 16th November, 2016. The site name is www.philamart.com



Our main aim is to create a reliable, trustworthy and exclusive marketplace for Philately in India. On this website anybody from India can buy or sell stamps. Payment gateway is also integrated for accepting the payments. 

Various categories are created for Indian Philately including thematic, literature and accessories. The search and advance search is available. PHILAMART app is available on Google Play. With the help of app all the features are available and accessible.

Buy Now and Auction formats are available for listings.  As an inaugural offer listings are free till 31st December, 2016.

-Pratisad Neurgaonkar, Pune



New stamps from India



Exotic Birds


Date of Issue : 6 December 2016


India Post issued a set of six stamps and two MS on exotic birds on December 6, 2016.



The stamps feature following birds :

1. Blue Throated Macaw
2. Sun Conure
3.Magnum Amazon
4..Cape Parrot
5.Hyacinth Macaw
6.Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo





Image courtesy - Stamps of India

06 December 2016

Club News




Rainbow Stamp News December 2016



Dear Readers


December 2016 issue of Rainbow Stamp News has been Released. It is available on following links :


http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/2016/12/rainbow-december-2016.html

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/ (For Indian Readers)


http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/  ( For Overseas Readers )




05 December 2016

China 2016 Asia International Stamp Exhibition - Award List of Indian participants





China 2016 : Awards List : Indian Participants

33rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition organized by the All-China Philatelic Federation, jointly with the State Post Bureau of The People’s Republic of China, The People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and China Post Group, under the Patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) and Recognition of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).

Venue: Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Dates: 2nd to 6th December 2016.






Shubhrajyoti Behera, Praful Thakkar, Ashwani Dubey,  Dinesh Sharma, Surendra Kotadia, Prashant Pandya, Jeevan Jyoti
Sr. No.
Name of Exhibitor
Title of Exhibit
Class
No. of Frames
Marks
Award
1
Shubhrajyoti BeheraWonders of Nature - Conserve it or Lose itYouth: 16 -18 Yrs
3
74
Silver
2
Praful ThakkarSpeed Post The Early History of India's Premium Mail ServiceModern Philately
5
73
Silver
3
Ashwani Kumar DubeyWorld Scout MovementThematic - Culture
5
72
Silver
4
Rajesh Bhura Mahatma Gandhi "Man Of Millennium"Thematic - Culture
5
70
Silver
5
Dinesh Chandra SharmaPhilately as a Teaching ToolLiterature
-
70
Silver
6
Ramachandirann KIndia Postal History - Focus on TamilnaduLiterature
-
68
Silver Bronze
7
Meena Mutha Global EducationThematic - Technology
5
66
Silver Bronze
8
Praful Thakkar Collector's Guide to First Day Covers & Folders of India with Set of Stamps, Se-Tenant Stamps & Miniature SheetsLiterature
-
66
Silver Bronze
9
Pramod Kumar SarafFeathered Wonders - A Study according to their classificationThematic - Nature
5
65
Silver Bronze
10
Praful Thakkar Collector's Guide to British India Bazar Post Cards - Edwardian & Georgian PeriodLiterature
-
65
Silver Bronze
11
Baroda Philatelic SocietyVadophilLiterature
-
65
Silver Bronze
12
Surendra KotadiaBooklets of Post IndependenceModern Philately
5
65
Silver Bronze
13
Jeevan JyotiRainbow Stamp NewsLiterature
-
64
Bronze
14
Meena Mutha Jainism and Today's WorldThematic - Culture
5
62
Bronze
15
Aaqib PankiMiniature Sheets on BirdsYouth: 10 -15 Yrs
3
61
Bronze
16
Andalib PankiMagnificent OrchidsThematic - Nature
5
60
Bronze
17
Pawan Kumar JhunjhunwalaA Journey of 2nd Millenium through World PhilatelyThematic - Culture
5
56
CP
One Frame Exhibit
Sr. No.
Name of Exhibitor
Title of Exhibit
No. of Frames
Marks
1
Sridhar K.Philatelic Diplomacy
1
65

Indian Commissioner: Mr. Surendra Kotadia




Display of Literature Class Exhibits

Copies of Rainbow Stamp News could be seen in last row.




Courtesy - Prashant Pandya
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