I have just posted May 2013 issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog.
It can be viewed at following link :
I have just posted May 2013 issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog.
It can be viewed at following link :
New Pictorial Cancellation from Germany
On 1st May 2013 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 89168 Niederstotzingen,GERMANY. The cancellation is featuring a Mammoth. Interested philatelists may please contact : Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage rates: 0,75 Euro AIRMAIL ,2,80 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.
: Wolfgang Beyer – Germany
New Definitive Set from UAE
Emirates Post has released the 2013 definitive set of 5 stamps depicting the falcon.
: Kenneth Sequeira – Dubai (UAE)
Two day exhibition Stampmania’s Vadophilex concluded today at Vadodara. During the exhibition, a workshop on philately and a letter writing competition was organized . As part of celebration of 38 years of Baroda Philatelic Society, a non-competitive one frame philatelic exhibition “STAMPMANIA’S – VADOPHILEX” was organized on 27th and 28th April 2013 at Akruti Art Gallery, Vadodara.
Likho Dil Ki Baat “ Visitors’ comments”
Baroda Philatelic Society, Vadodara is celebrating 38 years of its establishment. Established on 27th April, 1975, Baroda Philatelic Society is proud to have continuously served the philatelist fraternity for 38 years. It is one of the oldest philatelic societies in the state of Gujarat. As part of celebration of 38 years of its existence, a non-competitive one frame philatelic exhibition “STAMPMANIA’S – VADOPHILEX” is organized on 27th and 28th April 2013 at Akruti Art Gallery, Beside Kirti Mandir, Opp. S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara.
Dr. Jyotiben Pandya, Mayor of Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan, inaugurated Stampmania's Vadophilex Stamp Show at Vadodara on 27th April 2013. There is a display of exhibits of members of Baroda Philatelic Society and invitees on various subjects in about 40 frames.
A Special Cover to mark 38 years of Baroda Philatelic Society and 151st Birth Annivarsary of H. H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad was issued in function. Also two customised 'My Stamps' on Sayajirao Gaekwad Smarak (Kalaghoda) and with a Logo of Baroda Philatelic Society were issued during the exhibition.
Dr. Jyotiben Pandya, Mayor of Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan, inaugurated Stampmania's Vadophilex at Vadodara on 27th April 2013.
A Special Cover to mark 38 years of Baroda Philatelic Society and 151st Birth Annivarsary of H. H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad was issued in function. Also two customised 'My Stamps' on Sayajirao Gaekwad Smarak (Kalaghoda) and with a Logo of Baroda Philatelic Society are issued during the exhibition.
Baroda Philatelic Society, Vadodara is celebrating 38 years of its establishment. Established on 27th April, 1975, Baroda Philatelic Society is proud to have continuously served the philatelist fraternity for 38 years. It is one of the oldest philatelic societies in the state of Gujarat. As part of celebration of 38 years of its existence, a non-competitive one frame philatelic exhibition “STAMPMANIA’S – VADOPHILEX” has been organized on 27th and 28th April 2013 at Akruti Art Gallery, Beside Kirti Mandir, Opp. S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara. There is a display of exhibits of members of Baroda Philatelic Society and invitees on various subjects in about 40 frames.
My stamp issued during VADOPEX
Here is a beautiful souvenir sheet from Belarus featuring folk dances . Post offices of the Republic of Belarus and Azerbaijan jointly issued a souvenir sheet “Folk dances”. The stamps feature dancers in native costumes of each country performing the national dances – “Kryzhachok” and “Terekeme”.
“Kryzhachok” is a Belarusian folk dance. It is performed by any number of pairs at a rapid pace. The complicated pattern of the dance resembles a geometric ornament. The name of the dance comes from the Belarusian word “kryzh” (cross). The dancing couples form an imaginary cross by their posture and by their hands.
“Terekeme” is an ancient Azerbaijan folk dance. Despite the sad minor tune it is often performed at celebrations and weddings.
New stamps from Bahrain
Bahrain Insurance Day is annually celebrated in March, in appreciation of the efforts of the insurance industry that aims to position Bahrain to be a regional insurance hub.
Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA), received its charter in 1993 and became operational in 1994. Currently the BIA is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Affairs, comprising of local and foreign insurance companies, reinsurance, brokers and service providers.
The concept of launching the stamp on the 26th Mar 2013, the occasion of Bahrain Insurance Day is in line with the BIA objective to increase insurance awareness amongst the general public.
: Kenneth Sequeira, Dubai ( UAE)
Korea Post issued a set of 4 commemorative stamps featuring wireless communication, postal communication, broadcasting communication, and scientific technologies/human/hope in commemoration of the “ Information and Communication Day ”. The set is beautiful and one of the stamp features a Rainbow too. The set could be included in various themes like communication, Cartoons, Science and Technology as well as Rainbow.
The rapid development of communication technology has dramatically changed the world. The “pony express” and “signal fire” have evolved into the postal system, telegraphic communication and telephone, computer, wired/wireless communication, and satellite communications, expanding our spheres of life to a remarkable extent. As shown by the Internet, created by the splendid imaginations of two persons to transform the world, as well as by the emergence of smart phones which became another new watershed, the combination of the power of human imagination with innovative technologies is leading mankind to a new progression day by day.
News from our Members…
Letter Box used as Dustbin
Recently I have been to Nainital and while walking on the Mall Road, near the library I found the letter box which has been used as dustbin, instead of a letter box. As a philatelist it was really embarrassing to see… Is this the future of Postal Department in India ?
- Atul Agarwal , Aligarh
Date of Issue : 23 April 2013
Australia Post issued a beautiful set of stamps featuring Botanic Gardens of Australia on 23 April 2013.Botanic gardens are an important resource, maintaining collections of living plants for scientific research, conservation, education and enjoyment. The five stamps in the set feature famous Botanic Gardens of Australia.
Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has historical plant collections, trees and convict-built walls all dating from the 19th century, and has the world's only Subantarctic Plant House.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, ACT maintains some 6,200 species, representing around a third of Australia's native plants from all parts of the country.
The Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah in New South Wales is set in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains on the summit of a basalt-capped peak, 1000m above sea level. Its southern beeches from South America provide a spectacular autumnal colour display.
The Darwin Botanic Gardens in the Northern Territory has approximately 450 species of palms and all eight species of Adansonia or the Baobab tree.
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, Victoria covers 363 hectares and includes heathlands, wetlands, woodlands, Australian flora, art and architecture.
Here is a magnificent stamp issued by Korea to commemorate Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013. The stamp is just beautiful and a wonderful stamp for themes on environment, Tourism and flower and Birds !!
The Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013, authorized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is being held in Suncheonman Bay from April 20, 2013.
The expo will be divided into three sections: the main expo site (564,000m²), featuring 10 country gardens and 60 themed gardens; the International Wetland Center (100,500m²), featuring an animal/plant exhibition hall, a theater, an ecology learning hall, and a wetland experience hall; and an arboretum (253,000m²). Connecting the main expo site and the wetland center will be a bridge, constructed using freight containers decorated with 160,000 artworks created by children from all over the world.Read More….
Organized under the theme ‘Garden of the Earth,’ the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 is a global festival is being held for six months from April 20 to October 20, 2013 in Suncheon City of the Namdo region. Suncheonman (Suncheon Bay) is a coastal wetland registered on the Ramsar Convention. Korean photographers often select Suncheonman Bay as one of the best spots to watch sunsets in Korea.
A place with never-ending field of reeds with hooded cranes roaming about, Suncheon Bay comprises one of the world’s top 5 coastal wetlands and is a rich ecological repository where 235 species of migratory birds and 120 species of plants inhabit.
The beautiful natural setting of Suncheon Bay will be the host site of “Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013″. Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 will be held under the theme of “Suncheon Bay, the Garden of the Earth”, for 6 months from April 20, 2013 to October 20 around the Suncheon Bay.
For this Expo, 83 gardens will be created: “World Garden Zone” where visitors can appreciate various and unique garden cultures of various countries; 70 or so of “Participation Garden Zone” created by world famous garden designers and installation artists; “Oriental Herbs Experience Center”; “Kids’ Garden”; “International Wetland Zone”; and an “Arboretum Zone” where visitors can appreciate a Korean traditional garden and a Southern Forest Path. What makes the Expo more exciting is the “Suncheon Lake Garden” created by the world-renowned gardener Charles Jencks; “The Dream Bridge”, a recycled container, designed by Kang Ik-jung, an installation artist, that displays 140,000 pictures drawn by children around the world about their future dreams; and PRT (Personal Rapid Transit), transportation that connects the Expo site with Suncheon Bay.
In hoping for the success of the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 which pursues environment-friendly values as shown by the recycling of the discarded trees, stones and containers, as well as the reed fences, compost manure made by worms, etc.,
Korean post has issued a postage stamp featuring a view of Suncheon Bay.
Date of Issue : 6 May 2013
Poczta Polska will issue in the month of May a beautiful stamp on Europa 2013 theme “ The Mail Van” and a stamp on Polish Flag Day. Both the stamps are nice with beautiful designs and the stamps could be included in different themes like Europa, automobiles and Flag etc...
Date of Issue : 2 May 2013
The Polish Flag Day
By Naresh Agarwal
Collector’s Guide to First day Covers & Folders of India with Set of Stamps, Se-tenant Stamps and Miniature Sheets, Edition 2013 by Sri Praful Thakkar, a retired I.A.S officer, published by Kunal P.Thakkar for Thakkar Numismatic & Art Foundation , is a marvel for collectors of India Post Independence material like Stamps, Folders, Miniature and Souvenir sheets etc..
This book covers the period from 1947 to 2012 giving colored pictures of about 1800 FDCs, 450 folders, 2300 stamps and the miniature/souvenir sheets, all well presented in 200 pages. Through this book, Mr. Thakkar has tried to give a dimension to Philatelic facet of this period by very systematically cataloging Stamps. FDCs and Folders of this time. It will certainly prove to be a big source of information on Indian FDCs and Folders for all philatelists as this is first of its kind which gives so comprehensive, detailed, systematic, and chronological information of these philatelic items presented so beautifully issued so far by India Post. It illustrates the covers with the same design and with different color variations and gives sufficient technical information. Besides the First Day covers, various design of folders, presentation folders and souvenir albums have also been given in this book. The layout & design of the book is very good, attractive with high quality mat finish printing on imported glazed paper by high scam printing process.. It is an ideal reference book for all stamp collectors especially for FDCs collectors of Indian stamps.
Mr. Thakkar has given proper care in giving simplified identification numbers to each and every item keeping in view the numbers of Phila India. It is well garnished with various check lists and statistical data of each type of item separately such as FDCs, M/Ss etc. to have instant access and check. Effort has been done to give the present market sale pricing of individual item but it is felt that the pricing is not satisfactory. However, leaving aside the pricing part, the book will certainly prove to be a best reference book on the said items as it gives an idea as to how the collection would look like in totality and reality.
Also looking in to the quality and contents it has been very reasonably priced at Rs. 950/- Hence, is strongly recommended that every philatelic aspirant should have one piece in his possession
The book is available from :
Rekha P. Thakkar, 34 Janvisharam Society, Behind Sahjanand College, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad 380015 email : email@example.com Phone : 9327022642
About the author
Shri Praful Thakkar is a noted collector of autographs, stamps, FDCs, coins, medals, tokens and badge plates and at present he is President of Gujarat Philatelists’ Association . As officer of Indian Administrative Service, he has served the Government of Gujarat for more than 31 years on various Posts at different places. He has participated in several National and International stamp exhibitions and has won many awards. His books, on autographs, philately, badge plates, Indian Canteen Tokens a, Membership Badges of Turf & Race Clubs of India are popular among collectors of these items. His two websites www.indiannumismatics.com & www.indianautographs.com are the great reference sites for the collectors of coins and autographs. He may be contacted at email : firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd April is celebrated all over the world as Earth Day. It is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “The Face of Climate Change.”
Stamp from Bahrain
The issue of the 1st stamp in the name of Bahrain, carrying the portrait of the late His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, was an important take - off in the postal services in Bahrain.
To commemorate this occasion of the 60th Anniversary, Bahrain Post issued a stamp and Souvenir Sheet on 15th Feb, 2013.
- Kenneth Sequeira - Dubai (UAE)
Date of Issue : 12 April 2013
A new stamp issue by Poczta Polska from the Polish Birds series is dedicated to Common Kingfisher.The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upper parts, orange under parts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.
Stamp exhibition on Wildlife
A stamp exhibition “ Wildpex - 2013 ” on wild Life – Biodiversity was organized by PARITRI UPADHYAY & HETVI SHAH of Rajkot Philatelic society at Shri Shyama Prashad Art Gallery, Rajkot. The Exhibition was inaugurated on 13th April 2013 by Shri Govind Patel – Hon’ble Minister – Forest & Environment, Govt. of Gujarat. Hon’ble PMG – Shri Ram Bharose was the Chief Guest , Shri R N Maheshwari – Sr. Post Master GPO Rajkot , Prof. Anamik Shah of Saurashtra University, Shri. H C Mehta – noted philatelist of Gujarat were the Guests of Honor.
In welcome speech, Ms.Paritri said that Postage stamps are not just small pieces of paper but they can tell the story of a particular topic. Stamps are the cultural ambassadors of a country. Ms. Hetvi told that the main objective of the exhibition was to create awareness among local people, their families & particularly the school Children towards Philately. She also said that wildlife unfolds rich heritage of flora & fauna and some of them are at the stage of serious threat.
The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by well attended audience, including invitees, and more prominently the children from the various schools. While welcoming the guests she stated the importance of philatelic exhibitions.
There were more than 70 frames of exhibits mostly on Wild life Theme along with the display of PRIDE OF INDIA COLLECTION - Replica of 25 postage stamps on Gold.
A Work shop on Stamp collection; Power point presentation on Stamp collecting & News Clippings of Rainbow Stamp News were shown to School Children by Sanjay Rathod – President of RPS.
Closing ceremony was held on 15th April 2013, by Dr.M G Maradia – Superintendent of Pradyuman Zoological Park, Rajkot. “The success is judged on the basis of how many visitors take the advantage of such philatelic exhibitions & we are happy that large number of visitors spent hours and enjoyed the exhibition.”- said Ms. Surbhi Rathod.
- Sanjay Rathod – Rajkot