Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

A Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sold for over $200,000 at a Florida Auction. Heritage auction says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin on Thursday (10 Jan ) night. Only 10 to 15 of these Pennies, mistakenly minted in Bronze instead of steel, are known to exist. They were minted at a time during World War II when Copper and Bronze were being saved to fill metal shortages. Don Lutes found this penny in his pocket as a teenager in 1947. This was the change he received back from a Cafeteria. Since the mint did not authenticate this rare find, he held it till he passed away in September. The auction proceeds shall go to an Athenaeum in Mass.

Commemorative Coins of India -2018

Commemorative Coins of India -2018

Indian Mints have issued Five Commemorative Coins in 2018.

18 Mar 2018 – Nabakalebara – Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10 – Mumbai.

29 Jun 2018 – P C Mahalanobis – Coins of  Rs 125 and Rs 5 – Kolkata

24 Dec 2018 – Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Coins of Rs 100 – Mumbai.

24 Dec 2018 – Paika Rebellion -Coins of Rs 200 -Mumbai

30 Dec 2018 – 75 Years of Tricolour in Andamans – Coin of Rs 75.

Forthcoming Stamp Exhibitions in India – Jan – Feb 2019.

Forthcoming Stamp Exhibitions in India – Jan – Feb 2019.

9-11 Jan 2019- BIDARPEX 2019  at Jhira Function Hall ,Bidar , Karnataka.

11-12 Jan 2019 – VADOPEX 2019

18-20 Jan 2019 – KANPEX 2019 – at Nehru Library Hall,Old Bus Stand,Kannur, Kerala.

1-3 Feb 2019 -Gandhipex 2019 – Puducherry.

Happy Philatelic Times to all Participants. Do send us Photos of  Special Covers for Publication on site.

Roger Federer Wins a record Third Hopman Cup Title.

Roger Federer Wins a record Third Hopman Cup Title.

Roger Federer added another title to his kitty and this time it is the mixed gender Hopman Cup. He won it for the record third time while doing National duty. Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 at Perth to Clinch the title. The team of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat the German Pair of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber. The Swiss Pair had defeated the same German pair last Year. Federer had won his first Hopman Cup pairing Martina Hingis in 2001. The trophy in the stamp held by Federer is Wimbledon trophy.

roger federer switzerland

1000th Post on stampdigest

1000th Post on stampdigest

Today is a red letter day in the history of stampdigest. From a small beginning we posted our 1000th Post on stamp digest. Our endeavour has been to provide information and material on maximum topics on thematics Philately. Over a period of one year we have covered a host of topics and based on responses from our readers we have posted the articles.

The articles are just not limited to details of the stamp -which possibly is available on many sites – but to provide maximum information on a particular stamp.It is a time consuming and research oriented effort for which i am indebted to my research team.

While we have touched a large number of topics but there may be still many topics which have not been listed . We shall try and list Philatelic material on such topics as well ,based on our worthy readers feedbacks. Postal Stationery, Fiscals,Postage Due,ATM stamps, Cancellations,Indian States, Errors ,Philatelic literature are some topics on our horizon which we shall cover in near future.

I list items which i have seen myself or have seen in possession of some Philatelic Friends ,Dealers etc. I seldom list any unverified Philatelic item . I also try to avoid listing new issues till such time enough information is available and postally used items reach collectors ,dealers and Philatelists- re listing Postal administration literature deprives the Fun of Philatelic research.

Last but not the least I must thank all my worthy readers for their valuable and continuous support,patronage ,suggestions,encouragement which has posed a challenge to me to look for new stories ,new topics and new material. We seek your blessings and patronage to continue this project of providing Philatelic knowledge.


2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Harmanpreet Indian Captain scores century in the opening game

2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

The 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be played from 09 Nov to 24 Nov 2018 in West Indies .It will be the sixth edition of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and second to be hosted by West Indies (after 2010 edition).10 teams will feature in 23 matches to be played. Eight teams (Australia,England,India,Pakistan,New Zealand ,South Africa ,Sri Lanka and Hosts West Indies ) qualified automatically and Bangladesh and Ireland qualified through the qualifiers.

The Matches on First day (09 Nov ) are

India vs New Zealand at Guyana

India beat New Zealand by 34 runs

The Indian Women’s T 20 Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored a fantastic Century in T 20 Women’s World Cup vs New Zealand in West indies a Few minutes ago. She is first Indian to score a T 20 Century and only third in the World. A Great innings sets a tough task for New Zealand. It is the first match of the tournament .She played 51 balls to score 103 which included seven 4s and eight sixes at a strike rate of over 201.00.

Australia vs Pakistan at Guyana

Australia beat Pakistan by 52 runs.

West Indies vs Bangladesh at Guyana

West Indies beat Bangladesh by 60 runs.



Zao Artwork fetches record Price at Sotheby’s auction- Collectibles

Zao Artwork fetches record Price at Sotheby’s auction-Collectibles

An abstract oil painting by Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki  was auctioned for about $65 million at Sotheby’s ,more than 28 times its previous purchase price and setting a new record for any Asian work  of art sold at auction.

Zao painted the work in 1985.