Stampmania 2009 – Carried Cover- Bullock Tram
A ‘Heritage Walk through Stamps’ was on 17th December 2009 . Special Carried Covers were carried on replica ‘Bullock Tram” from Vadodara Head Post Office to Industrial state P.O. and delivered at Stampmania 2009 exhibition. The Issue Price of each Cover is Rs 200/-.
Maharaja Khanderao built a narrow gauge railway line between Dabhoi and Miyagam in Feb 1862.The Oxen were used as motive power and was then known as “Bullock Tram”. It is World’s Oldest continuously working narrow gauge line.
Baroda Philatelic Society 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” will be organized on 27th and 28th April 2013 at Akruti Art Gallery, Beside Kirti Mandir, Opp. S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara.
There will be a display of exhibits of members of Baroda Philatelic Society and invitees on various subjects in about 40 frames.
More information about the exhibition will be circulated shortly.
Contributed By:-Prashant Pandya, President – Baroda Philatelic Society
Readers Desk – Stampmania 2009
Editors Desk – Gist of Comments by Sh Hemant Kumar Jain
Stampmania 2009 will not only be remembered for Heritage Walk but also for the organizers breaking their own rules . Minor mistakes sometimes are overlooked when organization is excellent but in this case a large number of exhibits were not even displayed on first day and spectators were deprived an opportunity to see them , dealers were just left cursing organizers for want of customers on first day due to this . The infrastructure provided at Dealers stalls were substandard (specially Chairs ) a number of them broke. Fortunately nobody was hurt. Other points
1 When it was provided in rules that no exhibit will be accepted after 08 Dec 2009 and no hand delivery will be accepted then how come exhibit of Frame no 6 was accepted by Secy Timir Shah on 17 Dec 2009 at the entry and a receipt issued for that and eventually that exhibit was displayed on second day and “Coincidentally” awarded the best exhibit of the exhibition award.
2 Normally in a three day event results are displayed on the frames on second day evening for participants‘ to evaluate themselves but no such thing was done.
3 A critique session between Jury and participants is organized to help the participants but again this was not done here.
A discussion is required on the success and failure of the Exhibition and comments and suggestions can be generated.
Readers Forum-Bitter Truth- STAMPMANIA 2009
Site Editor’s Comments
We appreciate Mr Surendra Goel’s comments on the Award given to his exhibit. An exhibitor takes many pains to collect , collate , prepare , labour and invest in preparing an exhibit and in case the recognition falls short of expectations and honour it deserves – it naturally pains.
He has categorically brought out hard facts and in case the facts are correct his exhibit deserves a review and he must be given redressal of his grievance JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED. In case the Jury has defaulted there is no harm in making amends even now. We hope appropriate action would be taken on priority to give him his just Due.
It again brings to surface role of Jury . The Jury must be Fair , Impartial ,Just and Morally on a high Ground to maintain its Dignity and Honour. Even a single wrong doing tarnishes the image of all concerned. All of us must display impeccable honesty and dignity when entrusted with such tasks as Judging exhibits and under no circumstances allow our reputations to be tarnished for the sake of an award.
Few other such murmurs of dissatisfaction have also surfaced . To ERR is human but suitable amends must be made.
It is with great delight that we wish to inform our readers that the following Philatelists from Delhi have won prizes in the recently concluded National One Frame Exhibition Stampmania2009 held at Vadodara.
1.Mr. Angeet Suri——————– Ruby
2.Mr. Vinod Sabharwal————- Sapphire
3.Mr. Vikas Singh——————– Topaz
4.Mr. K.K. Miglani——————- Emerald
5.Mr. S.L. Bansal——————— Emerald
6. Ms. Yogni Jhingan– Ruby + Spl.Prize Best Exhibit of Female Participant
7.Mr. S.L. Bansal——————— Emerald + Spl. Prize by Exponet
We take this oppurtunity to congratulate the winners for their hard work which has brought them the laurels.We hope and wish they will continue to strive for better results in the forthcoming exhibitions and bring glory to the Capital city.We are also giving some images of our philatelists from Delhi who were present in Stampmania2009 at Vadodara.
Stampmania 2009 – Special Cover – Save Energy – 19 Dec 2009
A Special cover was released on 19 dec 2009 at Stampmania 2009 on Theme “Save Energy ‘. The cancellation shows an Electric bulb invented by Edison . the cover also shows a rural girl in simple Kutchi outfit with bulb in her hand and a message on rural electrification.
Stampmania 2009 – Special Cover – Balasinor – 18 Dec 2009
A Special cover was released on 18 Dec at Stamp mania 2009 on Balasinor -The World’s Third largest Dinosaur Egg hatching site.
Stampmania 2009 – Special Cover – Frontier Mail – 17 Dec 2009
A Special cover was released on 17 Dec 2009 on Frontier Mail . The Cancellation shows Frontier Mail . Frontier mail was Flagged off on 01 Sep 1928 from Colaba Terminus in Bombay(Mumbai) to Peshawar (Now in Pakistan ) via Baroda . After Independence it has been running between Mumbai and Amritsar and now renamed ” Golden Temple Mail “. The Cover shows the Locomotive and insignia of Bombay , Baroda & Central India Railway.