Pro Juventute Stamps of Switzerland – Christmas Candles & Mushrooms -1994
Pro Juventute is a charitable foundation in Switzerland established in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and Youth. Since1913, the Swiss Post Office has been issuing an annual charity stamp series to support the work of Pro Juventute. The Latin phrase “Pro Juventute” means “For the Children”
What makes these stamps interesting is that they have tended to run in a series of similar designs. The 1915-17 stamps show children in folk costumes; 1918-26, cantonal coats of arms; 1933-42, women in traditional cantonal dress; 1943-49, flowers; 1950-57, insects; 1958-64, flowers; 1965-67, animals; 1968-71, birds; 1973-76, forest plants; 1978-81, municipal coats of arms; 1983-86, children’s toys and fairy tales; 1987-90, child development; 1991-94, forest flora; 1995-98, animals again; 1999-2001, children’s books; 2002-05, children’s rights; and 2006-08, children’s art.
Later years’ issues have not been continuing series.
The Theme for 1994 series of four stamps issued on 28 Nov 1994 was Christmas Candles & Mushrooms. A Block of Four stamps of 100+50 Centimes featuring Shaggy Scalycap Mushrooms is listed.
First Day Cover on 250th Session Rajya Sabha Nov 2019 – India
India issued a stamp on the 250th Session of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament. It was issued on 26 Nov 2019. A First Day Cover is listed. It is a round stamp of Rupees Five denomination, printed at Hyderabad and 617,000 stamps were printed.
APS Cover issued on 03 Dec 2019 to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of 10 Mechanised Infantry Battalion (20 Maratha Light Infantry). It was raised in 1949 as part of Baroda State Force. It was equipped with APC Skot’s during 1971 Operations and was awarded Theatre Honour “Bejai”.
APS Cover issued on 30 Oct 2019 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Senior Quality Assurance Establishment (Armaments) Khadki Pune. It provides quality assurance coverage to all ammunition produced by Ammunition Factory Khadki. It has many sportsmen of repute and they feature on the Cover.
B N Nimal & Joe Philips- 1936 Olympics Hockey Gold Medal.
Vasant Ranjane -Test Cricketer -7 Test matches for India (1958-64)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research – India FDC 1990.
A Rupees Two stamp was issued by India Post on 31 Jul 1990 to mark the 60th Anniversary of ICAR. It is an autonomous body which is responsible for coordinating the agricultural education and research in India. It was established on 16 July 1929 at Delhi. ICAR has 4 Deemed Universities,65 ICAR institutions, 14 Research Centres, 6 National Bureaux and 13 Directorates under its domain as on Jan 2020. An FDC cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed.