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
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First Day Cover – Paika Rebellion -India 2018.

First Day Cover – Paika Rebellion -India 2018.

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 FDC PAIKA REBELLION 2018
INDIA FDC PAIKA REBELLION 2018

First Day Cover -Handicrafts of India –  2018

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

The Five stamps feature

Blue Pottery of Jaipur

Karnataka Bronzeware

Kutch Embroidery

Maddalam of Palakkad

Sikki Grass Products of Bihar

INDIA FDC HANDICRAFTS OF INDIA 2018
INDIA FDC HANDICRAFTS OF INDIA 2018

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

India issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps (FV 25 & 5) as India -South Africa joint issue. It was issued on 26 Jul 2018. The stamps feature Gandhi and Mandela.

Rupees 25 – 125th Anniversary of  Mahatma Gandhi’s Pietermaritzburg Station Incident.

Rupees 5 – Birth Centenary of Nelson Mandela.

INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA
INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA

First Day Cover 2018 – Indian Fashion through the Ages Series I

First Day Cover 2018 -Indian Fashion through the Ages Series I

India issued a set four stamps on the theme  Indian Fashion through the Ages. It was issued on 30 Dec 2018. A FDC is listed.

Rupees 15 – Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.Maurya & Sunga Period Fashion.

Rupees Five – Mughal Period. Nur Jehan.

Rupees Five – Awadh Period. Ghazi-ud-din Haider.

Rupees 15 – Fashion in the Indian Princely States

INDIA FDC FASHION DEC 2018
INDIA FDC DEC 2018 -FASHION THROUGH AGES.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – India Stamps 2018

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – India Stamps 2018

India issued a Miniature Sheet and Six stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -1 featuring Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The Forts featured on stamps are

Rs 5 – Kumbhalgarh Fort      Rs 5 – Gagron Fort        Rs 5 – Ranthambore Fort

Rs 12 – Amer Fort                  Rs 12 – Jaisalmer Fort  Rs 12 – Chittorgarh Fort

INDIA FDC 2018 HILL FORTS
INDIA FDC 2018 HILL FORTS OF RAJASTHAN – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

India -Armenia Joint Issue – Folk Dances – Aug 2018

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.

INDIA FDC 2018 INDIA ARMENIA JT ISSUE
INDIA FDC 2018 INDIA ARMENIA JOINT ISSUE