Special Cover – Surface Forces Day – Visakhapatnam

Special Cover – Surface Forces Day – Visakhapatnam

Naval Philatelic Exhibition 1979, Cancellation From Naval Base P.O.

Date of Issue:-01.12.79.

Special Cover 1979

Special Cover – Submarine Forces Day – Visakhapatnam

Special Cover – Submarine Forces Day – Visakhapatnam

Naval Philatelic Exhibition 1979, Cancellation From Naval Base P.O.

Date of Issue:-30.11.79.

Special Cover 1979

First Day Cover – International Fleet Review – By India Post

First Day Cover – International Fleet Review – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-06.02.2016.

First Day Cover 2016

Stamps Of India – International Fleet Review – By India Post

Stamps Of India – International Fleet Review – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-06.02.2016.

Internation Fleet Review Stamp 2016

Special Cover – Decommissioning 0f INS Godavari – India Post

Special Cover – Decommissioning 0f INS Godavari – India Post

Date Of Issue  : 23.12.2015.

Cover no-  MH/39/2015

Contributed by :- Mr Viswas Menon, Bangalore

Indian Naval Ship Godavari is a symbol of India’s Self Reliance in ship building, being the first major warship to be indigenously designed and constructed on 10th December 1983. This guided missile frigate has rendered 32 years of glorious service to the nation. She has shown the flag ‘far and wide’ having voyaged across the expanse of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (> 7 lakh nautical miles) during her life time.

Godavari has brought laurels to the service during numerous operations such as Operation Cactus in 1988 by thwarting a coup in Maldives, Operation Jupiter in 1989 by insertion of I.M.S.F commandos in Sri Lanka, Operations Shied and Bolster in 1989 by de-induction of Indian Army from Somalia and Patrol of Gulf operations in 2009 and 2011 and countering anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

The ship’s motto “Alert, Aware, Fearless” truly epitomizes her illustrious career in the Western Fleet and the Indian Navy.

 The special cover issued on the occasion of the Decommissioning event features an image of the INS Godavari in action firing a missile, the 32 years of service logo. The special pictorial cancellation is a line image of the INS Godavari Logo and its motto. The stamp is of Valor and Sacrifice 1965 war issued in 2015.

INS GODAVARI-Decommissioning 2015

Telegrams- Fleet Mail Service (FMS) post Office – 1934

Telegrams- Fleet Mail Service (FMS) post Office – 1934

An interesting Telegram originated from SS and FMS office of Kuala Lumpur Telegraphs on 15 Oct 1934.

Ship & Postal History collectors can throw some light on this telegram.

FMS Telegrams -1934 -ISG

South Africa FDC – Volvo Round the World Yacht Race – 2001

South Africa FDC – Volvo Round the World Yacht Race  – 2001

A Miniature sheet issued by South Africa on Volvo Round the World Yacht Race .Issued on 23 .10. 2001.

The stamp on Miniature sheet depicts a VOLVO 60 Boat.

VOLVO 60 Boat
VOLVO 60 Boat

Special Cover –Allahabad Philatelic Exhibition Allaphilex 15– By India Post

Special Cover –Allahabad Philatelic Exhibition  Allaphilex 15– By India Post

Ganga-Yamuna-Saraswati Sangam,Allahabad

Date Of Issue:- 09.01.2015.

Contributed By:- Mr Murad  Pathak, Lucknow
Ser no UP/2/2015
Ser no UP/2/2015

Joint Issue Ross Dependency & Greenland – Antarctica

Joint Issue Ross Dependency & Greenland – Antarctica

A Miniature sheet was issued by Ross Dependency and Greenland containing two stamps on 19 Nov 2014. Penguin & Polar Bear are on round shaped stamps.

Antarctica-Ross Dependency & Greenland -ISG

FDC on Conservation – Australia – 1985

FDC on Conservation – Australia – 1985

Four stamps on Conservation were issued on 15 May 1985 . The stamps are on  Soil, Air,Water & Energy sources.

FDcC Conservation-ISG