Maxim Cards – Bangladesh – 400 Years of Dhaka

Bangladesh Post issued a set of Four Maxim Cards to mark 400 Years of Dhaka. The Cards show Railway Station , Architecture etc.

Maxim Cards – Bangladesh – 400 Years of Dhaka

Bangladesh Post issued a set of Four Maxim Cards to mark 400 Years of Dhaka. The Cards show Railway Station , Architecture etc.

First Day Cover-Queen’s Baton Relay-XIX Commonwealth Games-Delhi 2010-By India Post

Mascot Shera with Queen’s Baton Relay in hand

Date Of Issue:-25.06.2010.

Miniature Sheet-Queen’s Baton Relay – XIX Commonwealth Games-Delhi2010-By India Post

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in India Friday through the Wagah Border with big celebrations as the Delhi Commonwealth Games remains 100 days away.
The relay was launched by Queen Elizabeth-II at Buckingham Palace last October and it’s nearly at the end of its journey. It’s the longest relay of all the previous Commonwealth Games, and by the end, will have covered 190 thousand km across 71 nations.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games, in having been the curtain-raiser to every games since Cardiff in 1958. The relay symbolism the gathering of  people from across the Commonwealth at the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.

Over the years, the Queen’s Baton Relay has evolved into a powerful symbol of the unity and  diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. With each games the tradition grows in scale and  significance – including more nations, involving more participants and generating more excitement  than ever before, but the Delhi 2010 Baton’s journey is planned to be the biggest yet. It is set to  be the longest and most technologically advance of the Baton Relays to date.

The Baton has been designed by Michael Foley, a graduate of the National Institute of Design. It is  a triangular section of aluminum twisted into a helix shape and then coated with coloured soils  collected from all regions of India. The Coloured soils are a first for the styling of a Queen’s  Baton. A jewel encrusted box has been used to house the Queen’s message, which was laser-engraved  onto a miniature 18 carat gold leaf-representative of the ancient Indian Patras. The Queen’s baton is economically contoured for ease of use. It is 664MM high, 34MM wide at base, and 86MM wide at  the top and weighs 1,900 grams.

The Queen’s baton has a number of technological features including:

* The ability to capture images and sound
* Global positioning system (GPS) technology so the baton’s location can be tracked.
* Embedded light emitting diodes(LEDs) which will change into the colours of a country’s flag whilst
in that country.
* A text messaging capability so that people can send messages of congratulations and encouragements  to the Baton bearers throughout the relay.

The Queen’s baton was launched on 29th October 2009 at Buckingham Palace in London, with Her  Majesty Queen Elizabeth II handing the Baton to Her Excellency the President of India, Smt. Prathibha Devisingh Patil. Abhinav Bindra, the Olympic air rifle champion, began the Baton’s  journey with a relay around the Queen Victoria Monument.

The Queen’s baton has traveled through all the Commonwealth countries and landed in India on 25th  June 2010 where it will spend 100 days touring the country.

To commemorate this historic event India Post is happy to issue a set of two commemorative postage  stamps to mark the baton’s entry into India as a herald to the Commonwealth Games 2010, one  depicting the baton and the second, a proud Shera holding it with Delhi’s India Gate in the  background.

Date Of Issue:-25.06.2010.

World Cup Football Stamp Exhibition 2010

Dear friends,
We have with the support of Hotel le Meridien displayed a collection of stamps on the sport of Football for the fourth time, first in 1998, second  in 2002, third in 2006 and now again in 2010. the display of Mr Aalok Jaggi is one of the most outstanding collections on the game of Football, a total of eight frames with 16, A4 size sheet in each frame are proudly displayed in the atrium lobby outside the Nero Bar. The collection was open for public display from 11th June the inauguration of World Cup Football in South Africa and shall be open till 11th of July the final match of the World Cup Football. The collection has been mounted by Vijay Seth, a veteran in Aviation and Olympic Games, This is the eleventh exhibition on sports being put on display at the Hotel Le Meridien since 1998, The sports of Cricket and Olympic Games have also been mounted during the world cups and games, the last one was on Hockey during the FIH World Cup in March 2010.The Hotel was also the official hotel were all the playing teams were staying during the FIH World Cup.

Season Greeting Card of RBI with Reserve Bank Of India Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Stamp First Day Cancelled along with outer cover.

Fauna Motif on Indian Coinage, Season Greeting Card Of RBI.

Horses on a Maharathi  Coin, c.,  1th cent. AD

Season Greeting Card of RBI with Reserve Bank Of India Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Stamp First Day Cancelled along with outer cover.

Fauna Motif on Indian Coinage, Season Greeting Card Of RBI.

Deer depicted on a tribal Kuninda Coin, silver, c. 1th cent. BC

Postal Stationery-Patiala India King Edward Over Printed Half Anna on 9PS Post Card

Postal Stationery-India King Edward Quarter Anna Post Card

Postal History-East India 6A8P on Cover to London via Marseilles (France)

1867 cover from Bombay to London  via Marseilles, dispatch postmark in black India Paid and  arrival postmark in red  at front .

Specimen Card Rs.10000 note Issued in 1954-RBI

First Day Cancelled with commemorative stamp, Republic India – Series I, Ashoka Pillar

Date Of Distribution:-16.01.2010.

Picture Card Profile Portrait of King George on the first series of RBI issued in 1938–RBI

First Day Cancelled with commemorative stamp, British India-Series I

Date Of Distribution:-16.01.2010.

1948 Mahatma Gandhi-55th  Congress: Gandhi Nagar-Jaipur

Complete Set on Cover with special Cancellation in English

1948 Mahatma Gandhi-Complete Set on Cover

55th Congress: Gandhi Nagar-Jaipur

With Special Cancellation in Hindi


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