Special Cover – Rio Paralympics 2016 – By India Post

Special Cover – Rio Paralympics 2016 – By India Post

This special cover is released to commemorate Medal winners of India in Rio Paralympics. The Paralympics Games is a quadrennial multi-sport event, involving athletes with range of disabilities that include impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment etc. All the winners are the first time Medal winners except Javelin thrower Shri Devendra Jhajharia – became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals (including a gold medal won earlier in 2004 Athens Paralympics).

Date Of Issue:-24.09.2016.

Special Cover 2016

 

First World War – The Centenary In Serbian Stamps

First World War – The Centenary In Serbian Stamps

Serbian Stamps

The trigger that started the First World War was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on 28th June 1914 in Sarajevo. The war ended in 1918; some 65 to 70 million people from 36 countries were mobilised, most of those called to arms being from Europe. The Entente Powers, gathered around the United Kingdom, Russia and France, waged war against the Central Powers lead by Austro-Hungary and Germany. In one of the most gruesome confrontations in the history of the human race, more than ten million people died and twenty million more were wounded; the Kingdom of Serbia lost to the war more than a million of its citizens – 370,000 of them under the arms (26%).
Serbia was the very first country under attack. The Austro-Hungarian offensive in 1914 ended miserably with a tremendous defeat of the imperial army in the battles of Cer, Kolubara and Drina. The Serbian army was headed by Prince Alexander Karageorgevitch, the Supreme Commander, and marshalls (“vojvodas”) and generals Živojin Mišić, Stepa Stepanović, Radomir Putnik, Petar Bojović and Pavle Jurišić-Sturm. After initial victories, the Serbian army was forced to retreat to Albania and further to Greece, together with the Serbian King Peter I and Nikola Pašić, the Prime Minister, under the massive Austro-Hungarian onslaught in 1915. The survivors recovered in the Allies’ military hospitals in the Corfu island and Salonica, Greece, and Bizerta, Tunisia. In the autumn of 1916, the Serbian army achieved a great victory in the battle against the Bulgarian army at Kajmakčalan, and two years later, together with the Allies, launched an offensive to break through the Macedonian Front.
The war ended by the Treaty of Versailles on 20th June 1919, with a new territorial recomposition of Europe as the consequence. Germany lost its colonies, and on the ruins of the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman Empires new countries were born: Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and, thanks to the victories on the battlefield and diplomatic skills, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The territories of the Ottoman Empire outside Anatolia were assigned to the Entente Powers as protectorates, whereas the core territory of the Empire was reorganised into the Republic of Turkey. The Russian Empire, leaving the war after the October Revolution in 1917, ceded large parts of its territory to newly-emerging European countries: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
The motifs of the stamps, First Day Covers, maximum cards and the text were done in collaboration with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Military Museum in Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgradeand PTT Museum in Belgrade.
Motif on the stamp face value 23,00 RSD: “Crossing of the Serbian army through Albania“, 1915, oil on canvas, author Miloš Golubović; collection of the PTT Museum in Belgrade; regiment flag from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the vignette: “From the war“, 1915 / 1916, ink, watercolor / paper, author Miloš Golubović; collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade; Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe of the IV degree from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the envelope: “Crossing of the Serbian army through Albania“, sculpture by Jovan Pešić, collection of the PTT Museum in Belgrade; Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Serbian Envelope
Motif on the stamp face value 35,00 RSD: “Another View“, 1915 / 1916, ink, watercolor / paper, author Miloš Golubović; collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade; war medal for liberation and unification of 1914 – 1918 and infantry officer’s swords, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the vignette: “Corfu“, 1916, ink, watercolor / paper; author Miloš Golubović; collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade; Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the envelope: “Waiting“, 1915 / 1916, ink / paper, author Miloš Golubović, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade; flag, gift of the women from Požarevac dedicated to the liberators in 1918. and infantry officer’s swords, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Serbian Envelope
Motif on the stamp face value 46,00 RSD: “Arriving of the Serbian army to the sea“, 1916, oil painting, author Vasa Eškićević; property of ATP “Lasta“, Belgrade; regimental flag and Serbian helmet type Adrian, from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the vignette: “Vizier’s bridge“, 1915, oil, pastel and watercolor, author Vladimir Becić and silver medal for bravery, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the envelope: “Officer“, 1914, oil / cardboard, author Nadežda Petrović, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade; Albanian medal and infantry officer’s sword, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Serbian
Motif on the stamp face value 70,00 RSD: “Through Albania 1915“, 1920, oil / canvas, author Miloš Golubović; Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe of the III degree and infantry officer’s sword from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the vignette: “Dying man’s farewell“, 1916, ink / paper, author Miloš Golubović and Order of White Eagle with Swards of the IV degree, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade; Motif on the envelope: “Cannoneer“ 1914, oil / cardboard / hardboard, author Nadežda Petrović, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade; Order of White Eagle with Swords of the IV degree and silver wreath awarded to the flag of the 13th infantry regiment “Hajduk Veljko“, collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Serbian
Motifs on the maximum cards: “Good-bye, my children”, 1915 / 1916, ink, watercolor / paper, author Miloš Golubović, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade;
Max Card
Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe of the IV degree from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
“Landscape of Corfu”, 1918, oil / cardboard, author Kosta Miličević, collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade;
Max Card
Regimental flag and infantry officer’s swords from the Military Museum in Belgrade.
“Corfu Church”, 1918, oil / cardboard, author Kosta Miličević, collection from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade;
Max Card
War medal for the liberation and unification of 1914 – 1918, from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
“Belgrade (View of the river Sava and the collapsed bridge)”, 1914, oil / canvas, author Natalija Cvetković, collection from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade;
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Flag, gift of the women from Požarevac, dedicated to the liberators in 1918. and Order of the Star with Swords of Karađorđe, from the collection of the Military Museum in Belgrade.

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Yellow Pansy – By India Post

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Yellow Pansy – By India Post

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Butterflies of India PPC

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Gaudy Baron – By India Post

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Gaudy Baron – By India Post

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Butterfly Of India PPC

Special Cover – 31st All India Postal Athletics & Cycling Tournament 2016 – By India Post

Special Cover – 31st All India Postal Athletics & Cycling Tournament 2016 – By India Post

Date of Issue:-21.09.2016.

Contributed By :- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore

Special Cover 2016

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Common Indian Crow – By India Post

 

Picture Post Card – Butterflies Of India, Common Indian Crow – By India Post

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Butterfly Of India PPC

Wildlife – Prehistoric Elephants Of Nepal – By Post

Wildlife – Prehistoric Elephants Of Nepal –  By  Post

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Contributed By :- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore

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Special Pictorial Post Card – Canonization Of St. Teresa – By Phila Foundation, Allahabad

Special Pictorial Post Card – Canonization Of St. Teresa –  By  Phila Foundation, Allahabad

Date of Issue:-04.09.2016.

Contributed By :- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore

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Special Cover – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees – By India Post

Special Cover – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees – By India Post

Date of Issue:-31.08.2016.

Contributed By :- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore

Special Cover 2016

Special Cover – Swachh Bharat Mission – By India Post

Special Cover  – Swachh Bharat Mission – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-23.02.2016.

Special Cover 2016