30 November 2012

Club News..




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28 November 2012






A National Philatelic Exhibition INPEX 2013 will be held at the World Trade Centre, (Expo Center), Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400 005 from 21st February to 25th February, 2013.

The exhibition is being held by The Philatelic Society of India with the patronage of PHILATELIC CONGRESS OF INDIA, the apex body of Philately in India, and the active support of the Department of Post and other Philatelic Societies to celebrate the 115 years of the Society’s active existence.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to philatelists residing in India to enter their outstanding philatelic collection in the Competitive Class.

The exhibition will consist of INVITEE AND COMPETITIVE classes. In the Invitee section collections of eminent individuals and national institutions will be exhibited. The Competitive section will also include a championship class and will be open only to those collections which have won at least a Gold Medal in a previous National or International World Philatelic Exhibition.

For details contact email  :  inpex2013@psi1897.com

Website :   http://www.psi1897.com/impex.html

All Communications, Registered letters or Remittances to be sent to:
Mrs. D. M. Pittie,
The Secretary, Inpex 2013,Philatelic Bureau,G.P.O., Mumbai-400 001.


Dhirubhai Mehta,
President,Philatelic Society of India,
Mobile No.: 09892786222
Email: dhirubhai_phil@yahoo.com

Mrs. Damayanti M. Pittie,
Philatelic Society of India,
Mobile No.09930367660
Email: dm_pittie@mtnl.net.in   &   hsmlkal99@sify.com

Exhibitors desirous of participating in the exhibition should apply in the prescribed form in duplicate. The entry forms duly filled in and signed should reach the Secretary Inpex 2013, latest by 20th December, 2012. Introductory page and synopsis of the exhibit should be sent with each application. Such forms will be available from the Secretary, Inpex 2013, Philatelic Bureau, G.P.O., Mumbai-400 001, or on web site www.psi1897.com

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Festivals of India – Guru Parva


Greetings to all on Guru Parva  !!

Guru Nanak Prakash Gurpurab :: Guru Nanak Jayanti

The Sikh community celebrates Guru Nanak Jayanti ( Gurpurab) . The festival is a memorial of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday. He is known as the founder of Sikh religion. The festival is celebrated every year with great pomp and show across the globe.

In India especially in Punjab, people comes from different states to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday with religious fervour at Golden temple in Amritsar.


In 1969 the 500th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru of the Sikhs, was celebrated throughout the world. The Department of Posts issued a a special stamp depicting Nankana Sahib (earlier known as Talwandi), the birth place of the founder of Sikhism, which is now in Pakistan.

27 November 2012

175th Anniversary of the case of the Gottingen Seven..




Date of Issue : 2 November 2012 

The German Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the case of the Gottingen Seven.

The Gottingen Seven were a group of seven professors from the University of Gottingen, Germany. In 1837 they protested against the abolition or alteration of the constitution of the Kingdom of Hanover by Ernest Augustus and refused to swear an oath to the new king of Hanover. The company of seven was led by Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann, who himself was one of the key advocates of the unadulterated constitution. The other six were the Germanist brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm (famed fairy tale and folk tale writers and storytellers; known together as the Brothers Grimm), the jurist Wilhelm Eduard Albrecht, the historian Georg Gottfried Gervinus, the physicist Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and the theologian and orientalist Heinrich Georg August Ewald.


"An Act of Conscience" • The brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and the protest of the "Göttingen Seven"


Grimm Brothers

Commemorating the 175th anniversary of this political event in the pre-March era of the German Confederation in 1837. Cabinet exhibition in the Brothers Grimm Museum Kassel

November 2012 is the 175th anniversary of the famous protest of the seven Göttingen professors who courageously opposed the reactionary efforts of the Hannoverian King Ernst August and in the pre-March era made an important contribution to the political development and civil discussion in Germany. Apart from Dahlmann and Gervinus, the Grimm brothers especially played an outstanding role, whose 1838 vindication text on the incidents in the fall 1837 linger to this day. This cabinet exhibition, based on numerous previously little-noted documents in the Brothers Grimm Museum, will pay tribute to the activity of all the "Göttingen Seven" and their politically relevant discourse.

26 November 2012

Indian Winners at SHARJAH 2012



Revised Award List of SHARJAH 2012

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Rajan Jayakar, Anil Suri, Markand Dave, Jeevan Jyoti and Madan Middha

Winners of SHARJAH 2012

1.2208  Markand Dave - First Asian Airmail Stamp - India 1929 – 5 Frames - Large Silver

2.3204  Rajan Jayakar - Dead Letter Office in India (1854-1947) – 5 Frames– Vermeil

3.9005 Rajan Jayakar - Fiscals of British India (1901-1947) – 8 Frames – Gold

4.9006 Rajan Jayakar - Fiscal of British India Judicial & Non Judicial Issues (1800-1900)- 8 Frames – Gold

5.9007 Anil Suri -  Fiscal of Cochin – 8 Frames – Gold + Special Prize

6.11202 Jeevan Jyoti - Rainbow Stamp News - (Literature ) Silver Bronze

7.11206 Madan Middha - Year Book of Indian Philately – ( Literature) Silver Bronze

8.12008 Markand Dave - The Great Quetta Earthquake – 1935 –1Frame – 76 Points

24 November 2012

Results of SHARJAH 2012




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SHARJAH 2012 - 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

Indian participation

  1. Rajan Jayakar - 2 Golds

  2. Anil Suri Fiscal of Cochin – Gold

  3. Markand Dave First Asian Airmail Stamp - India 1929 –5 – Large Silver

  4. Jeevan Jyoti Rainbow Stamp News – Silver - Bronze

  5. Madan Middha Year Book of Indian Philately – Silver - Bronze

  6. Markand Dave The Great Quetta Earthquake – 1935 –1 Frame – 76 Points

: Reported by Kenneth Sequeira,  Markand Dave - Dubai

Glimpses of SHARJAH 2012 ..



David Clarke with  Rajan Jayaka, National Commissioner for India

Mr Rajan Jaykar and Mr Anil Suri won Gold medals at  28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, SHARJAH 2012 . Mr Jayakar won two golds for his exhibits. Result of the rest of the participants is awaited.



Anil Suri with his exhibit


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Rainbow Stamp News in Literature Class

: Reported by Kenneth Sequeira - Dubai

23 November 2012

My recent covers …


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Wolfgang Beyer – Germany

Just received these covers from Mr. Wolfgang Beyer and Mr. Ankit Agarwal. Many thanks to both of them for these nice covers.

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Ankit Agarwal - Raipur

New Christmas Stamps from Poland…


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Date of Issue : 30 November 2012

Poczta Polska ( Polish Post ) will issue two beautiful stamps for Christmas on 30th November 2012 with two different coplorful FDCs.





From our Readers….

1st Stamp Exhibition October 2 –4, 1971, Shimla


Simla Philatelic Club

: Ashwani Dubey - Gorakhpur

22 November 2012

Sharjah 2012 : 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition updates…





Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Corporation, has opened the 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Sharjah 2012), hosted by the Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) at Mega Mall Sharjah.


The exhibition, held under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP), boasts some 200 exhibitors and 30 dealers from 24 countries, and will run until November 25.

Michael Ho, FIAP coordinator for Sharjah 2012, said: "Philately in the GCC countries has been booming, with the standards becoming higher and higher. Promotion and education of philately to the local Arabic population is continuous as can be seen from the Sharjah 2011, the Second Sharjah Arabian Stamp Exhibition held in October 2011 and of course, this year's much anticipated Sharjah 2012. Through events like this, we are looking forward to a seeing the science go from strength to strength in the region.”

One of the highlights of Sharjah 2012 is that it provides an opportunity for young stamp collectors to make their mark in the ‘Youth Philately' class in the age categories 10-15 years, 16-18 years or 19-21 years.

Seasoned philatelists are also able to compete in 13 separate classes, including Traditional Philately, Postal History, Thematic Philately and Aerophilately, as well as the coveted FIAP Championship Class, which is only open to collections that have been awarded at least three large gold medals at exhibitions patronised by FIP/FIAP over the past 10 years. Awards, including large gold medals, gold medals, large vermeil medals, vermeil medals, large silver medals, silver medals, silver bronze medals, bronze medals and certificates of participation will be presented in each category.

The results from the first round of judging — which commenced two days prior to the opening of the show — have already been announced and the selection of Grand Prix candidates by the presidium will be held today.

The six-day event further boasts an exciting programme of activities and seminars. Those visiting the exhibition on Thursday can look forward to English language FIAP Philatelic seminars on ‘A simple and enjoyable way to form your first thematic exhibit' and ‘Understanding postal history and forming your postal history exhibit' and an Arabic language lecture on ‘How to prepare your exhibit', as well as a Philatelic auction.

Commenting on the exhibition, Laura Watts, Mega Mall General Manager, said: "We've been planning the event in conjunction with the Emirates Philatelic Association with the objective of creating an event that is interactive and educational and fun for all and, following the success of the opening ceremony we are excited to be welcoming visitors throughout the week.” – Khaleej Times

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Emirate Philately Association exhibits rare stamps dating back to mid-nineteenth century

The Emirates Philately Association (EPA), the hosts for the 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition being held in Sharjah, has a collection of exquisite and rare stamps, with some dating back to mid-nineteenth century depicting the history of postal services in old Arabia.

On the occasion, Abdulla Mohammed Tayyeb Khoory, president of the EPA, commented, "Stamp collection is a centuries' old hobby, and a very competitive one at that, indulged by kings and princes. Like books of history, stamps can accurately reflect the history, geography, political changes, and economy of the issuing country."


HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation, and EPA President Abdulla Mohammed Tayyeb Khoory.

The 28th Asian International Stamp Exhibition taking place in Mega Mall, Sharjah, between the 20 - 25 November 2012, has brought together some 200 exhibitors from twenty-four countries, more than thirty prominent stamp dealers along with philatelists and philately-enthusiasts from across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

Speaking about the exhibition, Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Mega Mall, said, "Mega Mall is very proud to be able to support the flourishing philatelic community in the country.UAE stamp collections have been exhibited around the world, winning prestigious awards and medals, which is proof that philately is just as competitive in the Emirates as in the rest of the world."

On the occasion, Hatim Al Attar, a renowned philatelist who has won several medals worldwide, most notably for his exhibit 'Commemorative Issues of GCC Exhibitions'last year in Wuxi, China, on the 27th edition of Asian International Stamp Exhibition, gave an insightful talk on how to best design and plan an exhibit. He is also the coordinator for this year's stamp exhibition. Another esteemed member of the team, Jurist Tan Chee Hui from the Philatelic Society of Malaysia, also gave an interesting lecture on how to best understand postal history when launching a first exhibit.

Being held under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP), Sharjah 2012 features a range of activities including seminars and specialised children's activities as well as some 200 exhibitors from twenty-four countries competing in 13 separate classes, including 'Traditional Philately', 'Postal History','Thematic Philately', and 'Aerophilately', as well as the coveted FIAP Championship Class, which is only open to collections that have been awarded at least three FIP/FIAP large gold medals at exhibitions patronized by FIP/FIAP over the past 10 years.

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Club News

New Stamp from India


Date of Issue : 20 November 2012

India Post released a stamp on Ramgopal Maheshwari, a freedom fighter on 20th November 2012.

: Mansoor B – Mangalore : Blog : http://mbstamps.blogspot.in/

21 November 2012

New stamps from USA..



Date of Issue : 30 November 2012

The US Postal Service will issue a souvenir sheet on 30th November 2012  to commemorate Centennial of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) and celebrates her commitment to projects to preserve and enhance  Natural Heritage of America.

The Lady Bird Johnson souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from the First Lady reflecting her belief that the environment is our common ground, and a black-and-white image of the First Lady taken from a family photograph shot in 1963 by Yoichi Okamoto. Text on the back of the stamp sheet highlights a few of Lady Bird Johnson’s many successes. The single stamp on the right side of the sheet features her official White House portrait, an oil painting by Elizabeth Shoumatoff showing the seated First Lady wearing an empire-waist gown of buttercup yellow.

The five stamps on the left, adaptations of stamps originally issued in the 1960s commemorate the visible legacy left by her projects — and to encourage others to follow.

Description: LB Johnson beautiful streets25

The top stamp reads “Plant for more Beautiful Streets” and shows a row of blooming crab apple trees along a paved suburban road.

Description: LB Johnson beautiful parks25
The second from the top offers the encouragement to “Plant for more Beautiful Parks,” with an image of a field of daffodils along the Potomac River with the Washington Monument in the background.

Description: LB Johnson more beautiful america25
“Plant for a more Beautiful America,” the center stamp, depicts the Jefferson Memorial in the background seen through branches of flowering cherry blossoms.

Description: LB Johnson beautiful highways25

The fourth stamp is a scene of yellow and blue wildflowers along a highway with the caption “Plant for more Beautiful Highways.”

Description: LB Johnson more beautiful cities25
The last stamp, which reads “Plant for more Beautiful Cities,” shows plantings of pink and red azaleas and white tulips with the U.S. Capitol in the distance.

The original engraved stamps featuring art by Walter D. Richards (four stamps, issued in 1969) and Gyo Fujikawa (center stamp, issued in 1966) have been adapted for printing in offset lithography by artist Paloma Alcalá of Alexandria, VA.





Happy New Year 2013 stamps from France

The French Post has issued a set of colorful and joyous self-adhesive stamps containing New Year 2013 greetings. These stamps will become a good addition to the Christmas and New Year's cards sent on holiday eve.




20 November 2012

My Recent Covers…



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Wolfgang Beyer – Germany

Just received these beautiful covers from my friends ! Thanks to all of you  !! 

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Kamran Ahmad – Baran (Rajasthan)

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Ankit Agarwal - Pune


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Edmund Ong - Singapore



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