Special Cover Meenakshi Temple Madurai – TANAPEX-75.

Special Cover Meenakshi Temple Madurai – TANAPEX-75

TANAPEX-75 Philatelic exhibition was held on 07 Sep 1975 and a Special Cover brought out features the Meenakshi Temple of  Madurai on Cover. The Cancellation features a horse driven chariot.

Meenakshi temple also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of Vaigai river in the temple city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort Sundareshwar, a form of Shiva. The temple finds a mention in Sangam Literature of 6th Century AD. Lord Vishnu also finds mention in many narratives and hence temple and Madurai is sometimes as “Southern Mathura” for followers of Shaivism tradition.

INDIA S CVR TANAPEX 1976 MEENAKSHI TEMPLE
INDIA S CVR TANAPEX 1975 MEENAKSHI TEMPLE MADURAI
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First Day Cover India 2018 – Scott Christian College, Nagercoil

First Day Cover India 2018 – Scott Christian College Nagercoil

India Post issued a stamp to commemorate 125th Anniversary of Scott Christian College Nagercoil on 28 Jun 2018. A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 SCOTT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
INDIA FDC 2018 SCOTT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

First Day Cover India 2018 – Safdarjung Hospital -60th Anniversary

First Day Cover India 2018 – Safdarjung Hospital -60th Anniversary

The American troops taking part in World War II landed at Willingdon Airfield (later Safdarjung airport) the only airport/airfield in Delhi at that time. There was no hospital or medical centre nearby and few barracks were converted and equipped with the latest equipment to make it a modern medical centre for American Troops.

After the War Americans handed it over to the Indian Government. It is today a 2,900-bed multi speciality hospital, one of the largest Government hospitals in the country.

India Post issued a pair of Se-tenant stamps 0n 27 Apr 2018 to mark 60th Anniversary of Safdarjung Hospital. A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL
INDIA FDC 2018 SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL

FDC is listed.

 

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First Day Cover- First Flag hoisting at Port Blair- India 2018

First Day Cover- First Flag hoisting at Port Blair- India 2018

Port Blair was the First Indian territory liberated from Imperial British Rule. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolour at Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair on 30 Dec 1943. India Post issued a set of three stamps on 30 Dec 2018 to commemorate this historic occasion. The cancellation features Netaji, leader of INA.

The stamps feature

Rupees 12 – Cellular Jail Port Blair

Rupees 22 – Netaji, Tricolor and INA

Rupees 41- Netaji Hoisting the Flag.

INDIA FDC TRICOLOR P BLAIR  2018
INDIA FDC HOISTING TRICOLOR AT PORT BLAIR DEC 2018

75th anniversary of the first flag hoisting at Port Blair – Miniature Sheet India 2018

75th anniversary of the first flag hoisting at Port Blair-Miniature Sheet India 2018

Port Blair was the First Indian territory liberated from Imperial British Rule. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolour at Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair on 30 Dec 1943. India Post issued a miniature with a face value of Rs 75 and containing three stamps to commemorate this historic occasion. The stamps feature

Rupees 12 – Cellular Jail Port Blair

Rupees 22 – Netaji, Tricolor and INA

Rupees 41- Netaji Hoisting the Flag

INDIA MS 2018 TRICOLOR P BLAIR
INDIA MS 2018 – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST FLAG HOISTING AT PORT BLAIR.

Pro Patria -Castles on Stamps of Switzerland 1977

Pro Patria -Castles on Stamps of Switzerland 1977

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1976 was Castles. Swiss Post issued a set of Four Stamps on 26 May 1977. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Castles featured on stamps are

20+10 ct – Aigle Castle (Waadt Canton)

40+20 ct – Pratteln ( Basel Canton)

70+30 ct – Sargans ( St Gallen Canton)

80+40 ct – Hallwil Castle  (Aargau Canton)

SWISS FDC PATRIA 77
SWISS FDC PRO PATRIA 1977 -CASTLES

Pro Patria -Castles on Stamps of Switzerland 1976

Pro Patria -Castles on Stamps of Switzerland 1976

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1976 was Castles. Swiss Post issued a set of Four Stamps on 28 May 1976. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Castles featured on stamps are

20+10 ct – Kyburg Castle (Zurich Canton)

40+20 ct – Grandson (Waadt Canton)

40+20 ct – Murten ( Freiburg Canton)

80+40 ct – Castello di Montebello (Tessin Canton)

SWISS FDC PATRIA 76-1
SWISS FDC PRO PATRIA 1976- CASTLES