Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

India Post released Commemorative Postal Stationery viz Pre Stamped Envelopes,Post Cards and Inland Letter Cards on five Postal Heritage Buildings Patna GPO,Delhi GPO ,Mumbai GPO,Shimla GPO and Kolkata GPO. Date of issue 09 October 2017.

Kolkata GPO – This Building was completed and occupied on 02 October 1868.The site where GPO is located was actually the site of First Fort William.

Shimla GPO – It is located on The Mall road established in 1883 on the site of a house known as “Conny Lodge”.It is one of the oldest Post Office Buildings in India.An excellent example of British Hill architecture.

Delhi GPO – It among those buildings of India Post which have been given heritage status by Archaeological Survey of India and is in close proximity to  Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.Opened in 1855 given permanent status in 1865 andstarted functioning from present building in 1885.

Patna GPO – It earlier housed Bankipore Post office and is built in British Gothic architectural style.It Opened in 1917.

Mumbai GPO – Designed by John Begg consulting architect to the Government of India in 1902 and is situated close to Victoria Terminus. The GPO moved into the building in April 1913.It is built on Indo-Saracenic style with solidexterior and well ventilated interiors with Kurla basalt,yellow stone and white stone.The dome fashioned on Bijapur dome has a diameter of 65 feet.

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BROCHURE -COMMEMORATIVE POSTAL STATIONERY OF INDIA -2017

Pre Stamped Envelopes -Printed at Security Printing Press Hyderabad Qty Printed 0.1Million each .Denomination rupees Five.

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PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS SHIMLA GPO INDIA -2017
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PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA -2017
ENV PO BLDGS INDIA
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA -2017

 

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

India Post released Commemorative Postal Stationery viz Pre Stamped Envelopes,Post Cards and Inland Letter Cards on five Postal Heritage Buildings Patna GPO,Delhi GPO ,Mumbai GPO,Shimla GPO and Kolkata GPO. Date of issue 09 October 2017.

INLAND LETTER CARD-Printed at SPP Hyderabad ,Quantity printed 0.1 million.Denomination rupees two paise fifty (250).

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INLAND LETTER CARD – MUMBAI GPO -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS 2017
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INLAND LETTER CARD-POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA 2017

Post Cards – Printed at SPP Hyderabad, Quantity Printed 0.1 Million.Denomination  50 Paise.

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POST CARD DELHI GPO -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA 2017.
PC PO BLDGS INDIA
POST CARDS -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS -INDIA 2017.

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Golden Buddha Statue Mongolia

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East ,South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May orJune based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

A Large number of countries in Asia regularly issue stamps on Buddha,Buddha Jayanti or Vesak. Few are listed.

Mongolia – Issued a Miniature sheet on 15 April 1999 on Golden Buddha Statue -The World’s highest Gold Plated 28 Yard Buddha Sculpture at MIGJED JANRAISIG temple Ulanbator on 10 Mar 1996.

BUDDHA MONGOLIA
GOLDEN BUDDHA STATUE ULAANBATTAR -1999

75th Foundation Day UCO Bank – Special Cover 2018

75th Foundation Day UCO Bank – Special Cover 2018

UCO Bank formerly known as United Commercial Bank was established in Kolkata in 1943. It is a major Government of India commercial Bank. A Special Cover was released in Kolkata on 06 Jan 2018 to mark its 75th Foundation Day.

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SPECIAL COVER 75TH FOUNDATION DAY UCO BANK O6 JAN 2018

Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.

Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.

On 2 Mar 2009 Singapore issued a set of Five stamps on Historical Cinema Theatres . The First silent films came to Singapore in 1902.The first Public screening in Apr 1902 in a tent and first theatre opened in 1904.

Cathay– The Cinema raised its curtains on 3rd Oct 1939 becoming Singapore’s first air conditioned cinema & first skyscraper, the tallest in Southeast  Asia that time. On 24 Mar 2006 it was redeveloped together with Cathay Building and opened to public with 8 Cinema halls including The Grand Cathay ant The Picturehouse.

The Majestic – A historic building in Chinatown built in 1927 and completed  in 1928.It was known as The Majestic theatre.In Jan 2003 it was reopened but as a shopping mall and renamed “The Majestic

Capitol Building – Historic building at the junction of North Bridge road and stamford road..Completed in 1933 it operated under the name of  Kyo-Ei Gekkyo under Japanese occupation until 1944.After 1946 the Capitol was purchased by Shaw and rebuilt becoming the organisation’s flagship theatre and renamed Shaw building. Its use as a movie theatre ended with its last screening on 29 Dec 1998.

QUEENS– First opened in 1920s as Ritz theatre renamed “Nanyo Gekizyo” during Japanese occupation 1942-45. It became Queens Theatre in 1946 and ceased operations in 1983.

Rex – A Shaw brothers Cinema opened in 1946 with the inaugural screening of The Jungle Book and ceased operations in 1983 having screened its last film “Jaws 3-D”.

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CINEMA THEATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009
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HISTORICAL THEATRES OF SINGAPORE
SING CIN THEATRES STAMPS
STAMPS ON HISTORICAL THATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009
SING CIN THEATRES BACK
PRESENTATION PACK HISTORICAL THATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009

 

Stamps on Emerald Temple of Thailand – First Day Cover of Bhutan 2014

First Day Cover of Bhutan 2014 – Stamps on Emerald Temple of Thailand

In Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Bhutan a set of stamps and a Miniature sheet was issued by Bhutan on 14 Nov 2014.

The Beautiful Nu 80 miniature sheet depicts the following

Maps of Bhutan and Thailand.

Flags of Bhutan and Thailand.

Temple of Emerald Buddha Thailand or Wat Phra Kaew – The most sacred of  Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Punakha Dzong of Bhutan

A FDC with Miniature sheet is listed.

BHUTAN THAILAND FDC
FIRST DAY COVER ON TEMPLE OF EMERALD BUDDHA OF THAILAND

Special Cover Bhutan – Expo 2005 Aichi Japan

Special Cover Bhutan – Expo 2005 Aichi Japan

An International Exhibition was held in Aichi east of City of Nagoya.The theme was “Nature’s Wisdom”. The Theme of Bhutan Pavilion was “Art of Life”.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet and a special cover with Exhibition cancellation to commemorate Bhutan’s participation in EXPO 2005. The miniature sheet shows Buddha.

The Special Cover is listed.

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SPECIAL COVER OF BHUTAN ON EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN