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 Paikas were traditional Militia of Odisha. They served as Warriors and did Police functions during Peacetime. The Paika rebellion was India’s first struggle for Independence. It was an armed rebellion against British India Company’s rule in Odisha in 1817.
A Commemorative Postage stamp was issued by India Post on 24 Dec 2018 to mark Bicentenary of Paika Rebellion. A FDC is listed.
India Post issued a miniature sheet with five stamps on Handicrafts of India on 31 Dec 2018. The stamps feature Geographical Indication (GI) registered Handicraft Products. A GI is a name or sign used on certain products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin (i.e town, region or country).A FDC is listed
India -Armenia Joint Issue – Folk Dances – Aug 2018
India and Armenia issued a set of Two stamps and a Miniature sheet on Folk Dances on 29 Aug 2018. This was a Joint Issue between the Two Countries. India and Armenia established Diplomatic relations in Dec 1991 but cultural and traditional ties date back to 326 BC.
The stamps feature “Hov Arek ” dance of Armenia on Rs 5 stamp and Manipuri Dance on Rs 25 stamp. An FDC with stamps from India is listed.