Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Special Cover – Inauguration of Pictorial Post Mark – Rail Nilayam – Andhra Pradesh – By India Post
Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, is the Land Mark Building, housing Zonal Head Quarter Office of South Central Railway was inaugurated with ground floor to third floor in the year 1968 and fully completed in the year 1972.
Cancellation:- The cancellation design depicts Railway Engine.
Date Of Introduction:-11.02.976.
Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore
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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Dolphin’s Nose Light House – Visakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called “The Jewel of The East Coast” situated in the Andhra Pradesh. The city was named after Visakha, the Hindu god of valour. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is protected from the sea on the south by Dolphin’s Nose Hill. Dolphin’s Nose is the most prominent and unforgettable landmark in Visakhapatnam. It is a single and massive hillock of more than 350 mts height, resembles the Dolphin nose hence the name. It protects the Visakhapatnam Harbour as well as the Head Quarters of Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam Port Trust’s, Light House is situated on top of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Visakhapatnam. The cancellation depicts Dolphin’s Nose Light House of Visakhapatnam.
date Of Cancellation:-10.04.82.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (6) – The College of Arts, Osmania University – Andhra Pradesh – Special Covers
H.E.H. Nizam VII, laid the foundation stone for the Arts College building on 5th July, 1934 and it was declared open by him on 4th December 1939.
The building in Pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of the pillar and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora. The arches of the building are of Indo-Saracenic tradition. The building is one of the heritage structures in Hyderabad. The diamond jubilee of the college building was celebrated in December 1999.
The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad. It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. The Osmania University is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. The College of Arts, one of the top 15 in the country, is an architectural heritage structure similar to College of Sultan Hassan in Cairo, Egypt.
The cancellation depicts :-The College of Arts.
Date of Cancellation:- 11.10.1976.
Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Charminar Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – Inaugural Cover – Special Covers
A Pictorial Cancellation on Charminar was introduced at Hyderabad GPO 0n 21 April 1975. An Inaugural cover showing Charminar on cover and cancellation is listed.
Charminar meaning ” Mosque of Four Minarets” is a famous mosque located in Hyderabad . It was built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah the Fifth Ruler Of Qutb Shahi Dynasty in 1591 shortly after shifting his Capital from Golconda to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is situated on the banks of the Musi River. It was established in 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golkonda. It remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1687, when Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered the region and the city became part of the Mughal empire. In 1724 Asif Jah I, a Mughal viceroy, declared his sovereignty and formed the Asif Jahi dynasty, also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizams ruled the princely state of Hyderabad in a subsidiary alliance with the British Raj for more than two centuries. Hyderabad is a tourist destination and has many places of interest, including Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar and Golkonda fort.
Date Of Cancellation:- 21.04.75.
Pemanent Pictorial Cancellations (4) – Visakhapatnam Shipyard – Andhra Pradesh
A Special Cover was released to mark the Inauguration of Pictorial Cancellation / postmark on Visakhapatnam Shipyard on 30 Sep 1975. The Cover shows ancient marine craft from the Legend of Budddha.
Date Of Cancellation:- 30.09.1975.
Pemanent Pictorial Cancellations (3) – Inaugural Cover – Sriharikota Range – Andhra Pradesh
A Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on Sriharikota Range, Andhra Pradesh was Inaugurated on 20 April 1976. An inaugural Cover with the Pictorial Cancellation at Sriharikota (Pin 524124) is shown . The Illustration on cover shows “ARYABHATA” – India’s First Sattelite. This is Third out of 10 Pictorial Cancellations available in Andhra Pradesh.
Sriharikota is a barrier island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal. It houses India’s only satellite launch centre in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (also known as SHAR) and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. The cancellation depicts radar. This cancellation is no longer available at Sriharikota Range S. O
Date Of cancellation:- 20.04.1976.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) -Pictorial Postmark – Tirumala Temple – Tirupati – Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple.Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. There is no clear history on the origin of the temple of Lord Venkateshwara, but it was maintained and upgraded by various kingdoms. These include the Pallava Kingdom around 9th Century AD, Chola Kingdom around 10th century AD and the latest one being Vijayanagara Empire around 14th to 15th century AD. It was during the rule of Vijayanagara Empire that the temple received increased contributions. The cancellation depicts Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram.
Date Of Introduction:- 14.10.1975.
Special Cover Inauguration of Pictorial Postmark Kakatiya Gate Wrangal – Andhra Pradesh
Warangal is the district headquarters of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal is located 148 Km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and is the administrative headquarters of Warangal District. Warangal area is a combination of: Warangal, Hanmakonda and Kazipet.
Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated toShiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake.
On 28 February 2013, Warangal was accorded World Heritage place status by UNESCO.
Date Of Cancellation:-01.08.1975.