Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Celluar Jail – Port Blair – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Celluar Jail – Port Blair – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. It lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main entry point to the islands. It is home to several museums and a major base for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Air force. It is also the headquarters of the Tri Services Command.

The Cellular Jail is one of the murkiest chapters in the history of the colonial rule in India.The Celluar Jail (also known as Kala Pani,Literally ’Black Water’ situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands India was completed in 1906.

The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India’s independence’

The jail became infamous throughout the world for the inhuman treatment meted out to tht inmates by the jail officials.This monument stands and reflects the tenacity of the Indians, who were struggling to attain freedom from the shackles of the British rule.

Date of Cancellation:-09.10.2006.

Cellular Jail Cancellation

Pictorial Cancellation – Acharya Tulsi – Gangasahar – Rajasthan

Pictorial Cancellation – Acharya Tulsi – Gangasahar –  Rajasthan

Acharya Tulsi(October 20, 1914 – June 23, 1997) was a Jain Acharya, Ninth head of the Syetambar Terapanth order. He got initiated as a monk at a tender age of 11 years and had a long period of monk­hood, 59 years of Acharyaship, unparalleled barefoot marches, wide contact with masses, heroic courage, remarkable spiritual development, prodigious creative writings and nurtured hundreds of dedicated workers. Acharya Tulsi renounced his physical comforts and dedicated his life to the noble cause of the well-being of the people.

Date of Cancellation:-28.03.2005.

Acharya Tulsi Cancellation

Pemanent Pictorial Cancellations (4) – Visakhapatnam Shipyard – Andhra Pradesh

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.

Vishakapatnam Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations (1) – India – Inaugural Cover – Madumalai Sanctuary – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations (1) – India – Inaugural Cover

The Inaugural cover of Pictorial Cancellation  on Mudumalai Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)   Cover illustration    and Pictorial Cancellation Indian Bison (Gaur).

The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, now also declared a Tiger Reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills, in Nilgiri District, about 160 km north-west of Coimbatore in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu, on the interstate boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala states. Mudumalai, which means ‘first hills’, is one of the first wildlife sanctuaries established in India. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, including all of Mudumalai National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
Date Of Cancellation:- 05.04.1975.











Madumalai Sanctuary

Pemanent Pictorial Cancellations (3) – Inaugural Cover – Sriharikota Range – Andhra Pradesh

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.

Shri Hari Kota Range Cancellation

Pictorial Cancellation – Kirti Mandir – Vadodara – Gujarat

Pictorial Cancellation  – Kirti Mandir – Vadodara – Gujarat

Vadodara has also become a cultural center of the Gujarat State due to the Gaikwad family, who were the rulers of Vadodara till 1947, the year of independence. The royal family has built many unique buildings and the tourist’s places here at Vadodara. One of such place built by them is Kirti Mandir, which is situated at the end of Vishwamitri Bridge, near to the famous statue of Maharaja Fatehsinhrao Gaikwad, who was the last ruler of the Vadodara State. Sir Sayajirao Gaikwad built this Kirti Mandir or the temple of fame in the year 1936 as a part of celebration of the diamond jubilee of the Baroda State in the memory of his ancestors. With a cluster of Shiva temples it was built to commemorate the cremation of the members of the Gaekwad family.

Date Of Cancellation:-30.12.1977.

Kirti Mandir Pictorial Postmark


Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

The cancellation depicts exquisite Jain bronze statue of Chaurie Bearer (Chamar Dharini) which was found in Akota area of Baroda and belong to 8th Century A.D. It is now exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Despite its small size, the figure has an aesthetically impressive form. The graceful figure stands in the three bedded (tribhanga) posture on a lotus pedestal symbolizing its importance in the pantheon. The urah suli or the necklace reveals the vintage of the statue as being of the 8th century A.D., its stylistic affiliations being in the directions of the Northern Pratihara idion.The cancellation has been introduced at Vadodara HO on 16.01.1989.

(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara East Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in October 2009)

Date of cancellation:-01.01.1978.

Chamar Dharini Cancellation






















Chamar Dharni Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) -Pictorial Postmark – Tirumala Temple – Tirupati – Andhra Pradesh

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.

Tirupati Cancellation

Special Cover – Ruby Jubilee of National Management Convention – By India Post

Special Cover – Ruby Jubilee of National Management Convention – By India Post

The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a group- a body to pool management thoughts in the country, a forum to develop a national managerial ethos, an organisation to facilitate the furtherance of the management profession in the country.

AIMA is a federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs). AIMA today affiliates 64 LMAs across the country and 2 co-operating management associations i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association.

Date Of issue:- 26.09.2013.

Special Cover 2013

FDC – Pratap Narayan Mishra – By India Post

FDC – Pratap Narayan Mishra – By India Post

Date Of issue:- 24.09.2013.

FDC 2013