News- Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition -Feb 2016

News- Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition -Feb 2016

The Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition is planned to be held at Science Centre Pragati Maidan from 15 to 17 Feb 2016. Further Details follow.

Update On Miniature Sheet – 3rd India Africa Forum Summit

Stamps of India – 3rd India Africa Forum Summit Miniature Sheet – By India Post

Miniature Sheet depicting African Lion, Asian Lion, Black Buck,Thomson’s Gazella, Indian Rhinoceros,Asian Rhinoceros

Date Of issue:- 29.10.2015.

Update:- India Post has designed two type of miniature Sheet on 3rd India Africa Forum summit, Ordinary MS @ 70/- and innovative MS @ 200/-. Ordinary & Innovative MS were dispatched to all the bureaus. Now ordinary MS is available at all the places , In Delhi they have started distributing today.

Innovative MS  instruction have been issued not to release as India Post has some other Plans.

We have come to know that Gold & silver linning enhanced MS will be sold through ePost & shopper clue @ Rs 300/- including Presentation pack., subject to maximum booking of 5 pcs online.

After 15 days or more these Innovative MS will be available at the philatelic bureau counter @ Rs 200/-.

So do not get panic as plenty of stocks available.


SPECIAL COVER – Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum – By India Post

SPECIAL COVER – Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum – By India Post
Date of Issue:-24.01.2015.
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, and was later renamed in honor of Bhau Daji.
Lord Elphinstone established the Central Museum of Natural History, Economy, Geology, Industry and Arts, the first museum in Bombay in 1855; George Buist took the major initiative for its inception. In 1857, it was closed to the public and its collection was shifted to the Town Hall. In 1858, George Birdwood was appointed curator of the museum. Soon, a committee was formed, comprising him, Bhau Daji Lad and Jagannath Shankerseth to raise money for construction of a new building for the museum. The foundation of the new building was laid in 1862. It was built with the patronage of many wealthy Indian businessmen and philanthropists like David Sassoon, Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth.
The construction of the present building in Jijamata Udyan in Byculla started in 1862 and was completed in 1871. The museum was opened on May 2, 1872. In 1975, this museum was renamed as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Between 2003 and 2007, this museum has undergone a major restoration under the supervision of the Mumbai chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and financed by the Jamnalal Bajaj Trust.
The Museum is managed by a public-private partnership, a first for a cultural institution in India. The partnership involves the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, the Jamanlal Bajaj Foundation and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta is the Honorary Director of the Museum and has a Board of Management and Trustees that include the Mayor and the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai.
Contributed By :- Mr Viswas Menon, Madikeri, Camp: Mumbai.
Spceial Cover 2015

MUMBAIPEX 2015 Second Day Events


The second day , Saturday 24th January 2015 began with prayer and then welcoming  of the chief guest and the Guest of Honor.

A Special Cover on Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum was released by Shri E Veerabhadra Rao, Director Postal Services,O/o. The Postmaster General, Mumbai Region and the album with the special covers
were presented the Chief Guest Shri Dhirubhai Mehta, President, Philatelic Society of India and to Smt. Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Managing Trusty and Honorary Director Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

Quiz program for the children was also conducted.
Mumbaipex 2015
Report and Photos by Viswas Menon, Madikeri, Camp: Mumbai.

Special Cover 2015


MUMBAIPEX 2015 was INAUGURATED  today 23rd January 2015 at 10.00 hrs by Shri Mahesh Zagade, Transport Commissioner, Maharashtra at the Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Annex Building, Mumbai GPO, Mumbai.
Shri Raghunath Medge, President, Mumbai Dabbawala Association was the Guest of Honor. Dr.N.Vinod Kumar, DPS (HQ) O/o Chief Post Master General, Maharsstra Circle were present at the event.
A special cover on Mumbai’s Dabbawala was released on this occasion.
Photos and Report by Viswas Menon.
Photos Mumbaipex 2015
Mumbaipex 2015 Photos
Mumbai Photos

Philatelic Exhibition – KARNAPEX 2015

As you are aware, KARNAPEX 2015 has been organized at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru – 560 001 from 16.01.2015 to 19.01.2015. The inauguration function commences at 10.00 hrs on 16.01.2015.  On behalf of Karnataka Postal Circle and KARNAPEX Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you and all the philatelists of Karnataka to join India Post in making KARNAPEX 2015 a grand success.
With regards
Assistant Director (BD)
For Chief Postmaster General
Karnataka Circle
Bangalore-560 001
Contributed By :- Mr Mani, Bangalore

Readers Desk – First ever women philatelist to win consumer case


Smt.Sudha Jain, a senior woman philatelist from Jaipur, opened a philately deposit account at Mumbai gpo in July,2012. Till February-2013,she did not receive any supply from Mumbai GPO. She sent legal notice to O/o CPMG, Maharashtra circle but her grievance was not redressed. Aggrieved by the inaction, she filed a consumer case in consumer court. As soon as case was lodged officials of Mumbai GPO acknowledged their mistake and furnished the desired material to her. However, Smt.Sudha Jain persisted with the case and on 27-11-14 the hon’ble consumer court decided in her favour. A compensation of Rs.50000/- has also been awarded. Smt.Sudha Jain becomes the first ever woman to win a consumer case in a philately matter.

Contributed By:- Mr Vijay Kumar Jain, Jaipur

40th Foundation Day and Bal Mela Celebrations, Stamp Bazaar on 14th November, 2014

40Th Foundation Day and Bal Mela Celebration, Stamp Bazar

Date : 14.11.2014

Dear Friends,
The Ludhiana Philatelic Club is celebrating its 40th Foundation Day on 14th November, 2014 at Lions Bhawan, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. To mark this occasion A Dak Ticket Bal Mela, On the Spot Painting Competition, Stamp Bazaar and Cultural Programme by the Children will be organized. The celebrations will be held from 9.00 am to 5.00pm.
A Colourful Digest will be brought out to mark the event. It will contain articles on various facets of Philately, useful information about Ludhiana and updated directory of LPC members. This will be a useful publication to collect.
On this occasion   limited number of dealers’ booths will be provided. These will be allotted on first-come first-serve basis. There are no charges for the stalls.
You are invited to participate in the Stamp Bazaar and send your consent by e-mail to or by mail so that necessary arrangements may be made.
Thanking you and seek your full cooperation in these great celebrations.
Contributed By:- Mr Mukesh Malhotra, P.R.O.

News – Forthcoming Event – ASSAMPEX – 2014

Forthcoming Event – ASSAMPEX – 2014

Assam Postal Circle is organizing a state level philatelic exhibition: ASSAMPEX – 2014 on 1st and 2nd November’ 2014 at Guwahati.

Venue: Don Bosco Auditorium, Panbazar, Guwahati – 781001

Date of Exhibition: 01-11-2014 & 02-11-2014

Prospectus containing the Exhibit entry form for participation in ASSAMPEX – 2014 can be download

” All are cordially invited to make the event a grand success”


News – Bilasapex 2014 – Three Days Philatelic Exhibition in Bilaspur

News – Bilasapex 2014 – Three Days Philatelic Exhibition in Bilaspur


BILASAPEX 2014, a 3 days Distt Level Philatelic Exhibition concluded in Bilaspur Chhattisgarh on 14th Sept 2014.It was organized by Bilaspur Postal Division with co-operation of Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association from 12 to 14 Sept . 2014. The exhibition was well attended regularly by various school children, general public and people of all age groups. 78 philatelic frames well placed in magnificently built historical Raghvendra hall in the heart of the city. Philatelic dealers from Kolkatta and various stalls of India post attracted visitors and enthusiasts. “My Stamp” caught attention of one and all and a good number of order for MY STAMP was received.

In all, there were 78 frames on display with 35 participants in different groups including the one PROMOTIONAL GROUP. 25 nos. entries were awarded prizes. Dr Pradeep Jain, a senior philatelist of Balod, Chhattisgarh visited the show as Jury. His presence also graced the show. There were displays on different aspects of philately to serve viewer with a good range of philatelic collection. The exhibits were of quite a high order. The five frame exhibit on Gandhi of Mr. Abhijit Biswas placed in invitee section was highly appreciated. Frame on Science pertaining to Mr. Abhishek also caught attention of viewers. The graceful valedictory ceremony was held with Sri A.P.Panda , GM-Finance, SECL, Bilaspur as chief guest who highly appreciated the efforts of India Post for organizing such a good exhibition. During this ceremony , Sri M. Puran Chandra Rao, Director Postal Services, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle announced that in the next financial year State Level Stamp Exhibition will be held in Chhattisgarh.

Release of 3 covers and 4 stamp booklets covering various natural, archeological and wildlife feature of Bilaspur Postal District added grace to the occasion and made the event unforgettable. The concepts and designs of the Covers and Booklets are of Sri Naresh Agrawal and Atul Jain of Bilaspur . Following covers and booklets were released ;

12.09.2014   : Special Cover depicting the historical Building of Bilaspur Railway Station, Bilaspur. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. Two Stamp Booklets featuring Mother Teresa, Apostil of Love and Mahatma Gandhi with Child were released. T he cover priced Rs. 15/- and the booklets Rs. 30/- each. These were released in presence of Sri Tondon, GM,SECR and Sri Rai, CPMG, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle.

13.09.2014   : Special Cover depicting the Kendai water fall located on Bilaspur-Ambikapur Highway. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. Two Stamp Booklets featuring Chafara (Frangipani) the beautiful flower found in Achanakmar Bio sphere and Gaur /Bison were released. The cover priced Rs. 15/- and the booklets Rs. 30/- each. These were released in presence of Sri Anup Srivastava, Chief Conservator of Forest, Bilaspur Circle. and Sri M. Puran Chandra Rao,Director Postal Services, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle.

14.09.2014   : Special Cover depicting the archeological heritage of Malhar, a town in Bilaspur Distt. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. The cover was released in presence of Sri Manoj Kumar Agrawal G.M (CCO/QSD), SECL, Bilaspur and Ku. Sandhya Deogirikar, Asstt. Director (philately), Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, Raipur

Chhattisgarh philatelic association was highly appreciated for the support it gave to make the exhibition a great success. Efforts of senior and dedicated philatelists were appreciated. Mr. Andhare , the founder president of the association requested DPS to hold an exhibition in Bilaspur in 2016 on occasion of Silver Jubilee of formation of Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association. Sri Atul Jain, the General Secretary of the Association who also shared the dais on 3rd day morning thanked India Post for organizing the show and highlighted the importance of accepting philately in life. Mr. Naresh Agrawal, member of association spoke about role of philately in personality development and other aspects. Various dignitaries who visited the show spoke very highly about philately and shared their childhood experiences as budding stamp collectors and spent good lot of time on the frames..

All in all , the show was good, graceful and served the very purpose of promoting hobby of stamp collection and also to introduce various services being given by the India Post. This show also left with a note that it is not only that philatelists are enthusiast about such shows but postal staff too is equally keen and dedicated to make the show successful.

Contributed By:- Mr Naresh Aggarwal, Bilaspur