16 October 2017

Hong Kong Shopping Street

 Date of Issue : 19 September 2017

Hong Kong Post  issued of a set of special stamps on the theme "Hong Kong Shopping Streets", together with associated philatelic products, on September 19,2017.

     Lauded as a shopping paradise, Hong Kong is home to many distinctively themed shopping streets. This set of six stamps on "Hong Kong Shopping Streets" issued by Hongkong Post is an introduction to some of these shopping spots with their quintessentially local flavours. A visit to these shopping streets is both a treasure hunt and a journey into their unique local history and culture.

     In Mong Kok, shops in the Goldfish Market (denomination of $1.70) are festooned with different kinds of fish contained in plastic bags hanging in rows, while those in the Flower Market (denomination of $3.70) are filled with a wide array of products including fresh local flowers, many of which are from countries around the world, as well as artificial flowers and potted plants. Chinese Medicine Street (denomination of $2.20) in Sheung Wan is over a century old and remains a major Chinese herbal medicine wholesale centre in Hong Kong. In Yau Ma Tei, the Jade Market (denomination of $2.90) houses hundreds of jade stalls offering a rich variety of merchandise in all price ranges, while the wholesalers in Kitchenware Street (denomination of $3.10) sell all manner of kitchen utensils ranging from tableware, cutlery, pots, pans and baking tools to bamboo steamers for dim sum and iron moulds for Hong Kong-style egg waffles. Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market (denomination of $5) is the major wholesale fruit market in Hong Kong and has been accorded Grade 2 Historic Building status.

     To echo the stamp theme, the borders of the stamp sheets are embellished by patterns of products characteristic of these shopping streets.

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Macau 2018

MACAO 2018, 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition 

Anil Suri has been appointed as National Commissioner for India of the MACAO 2018, 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition to be held from September 21 to 24, 2018 in Macao, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

The Asian International Stamp Exhibition is a continental philatelic exhibition established by Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) aiming to develop the philately industry in Asia and Australia region. The first such exhibition was held in Bangalore, India, in 1977.

It is the first time that the exhibition held in Macao. Philatelists from 32 FIAP member nations will display their collections and join the philatelic contest. The overseas postal administrations and philatelic dealers will participate in this event and hold sales booths. During the exhibition period, there are theme day, philatelists’ seminars, stamp designer autograph sessions and family workshops, etc.

MACAO 2018, being a specialized exhibition, the participation is open only in the following exhibition Classes: FIAP Championship, Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Thematic, Youth, One Frame, Literature and Modern Philately only. However, the one frame exhibits of Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Maximaphily, and Revenues can also participate in One Frame class.

The participation fee for Competitive Classes (except Youth Philately, Literature and One Frame) will be USD80 per frame. The fee for participation in Literature is USD80 per exhibit. The fee for participation in One Frame is USD100 per exhibit. There is no participation fee for Youth Philately Class.

The Exhibit Application forms and the detailed rules of exhibition (IREX) are available for download at http://www.macao2018.org.mo/eng/home.html#
The duly filled Forms along with a copy of the first page of the exhibit should be submitted to Anil Suri, Khushal Villa, E-70, Kalkaji, New Delhi - 110 019 by December 31, 2017.

Anil Suri may be contacted by email anilksuri@email.com and mobile +919811176908 for any further information on MACAO 2018.

Source : Stamps of India


14 October 2017

New Stamp from India - Nana ji Deshmukh

Nanaji Deshmukh

Date of Issue : 11 October 2017

India Post released a commemorative postage stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh on 11 October 2017.

Image Source : Stamps of India

New Special Cover

World Animal Day
4 October 2017, Bangalore

Special Cover on World Animal Day was brought out by CUPA on October 4th 2017 in Bengaluru.The mission of World Animal Day is "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."

Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), founded by Miss Crystal Rogers in 1991 was built on a formidable mission to make the world a better place for all animals. We are delighted to mark this occasion, which is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology, via release of the exclusive World Animal Day 2017 special covers. Through increased awareness, education and participation, we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and the undeniable respect and balance in the human-animal relationship.
Learn more about CUPA on www.cupabangalore.org

- Suresh.R, Bengaluru

12 October 2017

New Stamp from India - Rapid Action Force

Rapid Action Force 

Date of Issue : 7 October 2017

On 7th October,2017: A commemorative postage stamp on RAPID ACTION FORCE  was issued by India Post.

Stamp Design Competition : Children's Day 2017 by India Post

12 October - National Philately Day

12 October is celebrated as Philately Day by India Post. Stamp exhibitions and other philatelic activities are organized by Deptt of Post on this day.

Philately Day Celebrated on Gorakhpur (UP)

Photo Courtesy : Ashwani Dubey, Gorakhpur

Philately Day in  Philatelic Bureau GPO Lucknow

Photo Courtesy : Ramesh Chandra Prajapati, Lucknow

Philately Day in Mumbai

Photo Courtesy : Surendra Kotadia, Mumbai

11 October 2017

Pure Silver Stamp from Post NL

PostNL honours Dirk Kuyt with silver postage stamp

Date of Issue : 21 September 2017

Pure Silver postage stamp issued by Netherlands Post on 21st September 2017 to honour famous Dutch Footballer, Dirk Kuyt .The postage stamp has the ‘Registered Mail’ designation, and may therefore be used to send letters as registered mail.

PostNL has commissioned the Royal Dutch Mint to manufacture the postage stamp, which is made from pure silver. The stamp, in a deluxe storage box, is available for €25 via www.postnl.nl/kuijt. The stamp will be produced in a limited run of 2,500 copies. 

Stephan van den Eijnden, PostNL’s Mail Netherlands Commercial Director, praises Kuyt: “He’s a multifaceted top footballer. A sporting superstar who reached the pinnacle of his career, but also a family man, a networker and a natural leader. I’m happy that we’re able to honour him with this special stamp.”

10 October 2017

Philatelic Seminar during INPEX 2017

Philatelic Seminar by Royal Philatelic Society London
2nd December 2017, Mumbai

Seminar by The India Study Circle for Philately
30 November - 4 December 2017, Mumbai

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