Stamps on “The Samaja” Oriya Newspaper -India 2019.
“The Samaja” is an Oriya Language newspaper founded in 1919 by a Nationalist and a Freedom Fighter Utkalamani Pandit Gopabandhu Das. It has now a readership of almost 16 Lakhs (1.6 Million) and daily Circulation of 350,000. It is published from eight cities across three states in India (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal).
Some of the prominent personalities who have contributed to its growth and have been associated with it are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sri Krishna Kant, Balwant Rai Mehta, Purshottam Das Tandon. The “Samaja” is owned and managed by “Servants of People Society” founded by Lala Lajpat Rai.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp of Rs 5 to celebrate Centenary year of “The Samaja”. The stamp has Braille writing. It was issued on 06 Oct 2019.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (0.70 & 0.90) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Geneva are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers with Children. The Cancellation also features a UN Peace Keeper with a Child.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (4S & 7S) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Vienna are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers providing Medical aid and Food aid. The Cancellation features UN Peace Keeping Aircrafts.
APS Cover May 2019 – 75 Years of Excellence-Artificial Limb Centre Pune
APS Cover issued on 11 May 2019 to commemorate the 75 Years of Excellence of Artificial Limb Centre Pune.it was established on 19 May 1944 for the rehabilitation of amputee soldiers. It has excelled in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.
Stamps on Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps – Switzerland 1965
Switzerland issued a stamp on 08 Mar 1965 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Swiss Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps. It features a woman in uniform. FHD – The Women’s Relief Services as part of Army Auxiliary Corps was created in 1939-40. In 1986 it was renamed as MFD and in 1995 replaced by Women in the Army (FDA).
650th Anniversary of Battle of Morgarten – The Special cover and cancellation commemorates the the 650th Anniversary of the Battle of Morgarten. This battle occurred on 15 Nov 1315 when a 1,500 strong force of Swiss Confederacy led by Werner Stauffacher defeated a group of Habsburg soldiers led by Leopold I Duke of Austria on the shores of Lake Ageri near Morgarten Pass. This established the supremacy of three Forest Cantons the core of modern Switzerland.
Stamps on 6th World Medical Congress Haifa – Israel 1964
Israel issued a stamp on 05 Aug 1964 to commemorate the 6th World Medical Congress held at Haifa. The one Lira stamp features Serpent of Asclepius and Menorah (Jewish Lampstand). Asclepius is the Greek God associated with healing and Medicine