First Day Cover 2019- Financial Inclusion – India

First Day Cover 2019- Financial Inclusion – India

Provision of access to financial services to low-income households and small businesses has been a long-standing goal of Government Of India. The setting up of India Post Payments Bank will translate into more than three lakh Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks providing assisted banking at doorsteps in rural, urban and remote areas. IPPB is a seminal part of an objective to promote financial inclusion of the weakest and least accessed segments of the country.

India Post issued a Rupees Five denomination stamp on 30 Jan 2019. The stamps have been printed by Wet offset process at Security Printing Press Hyderabad. The Print quantity is 5.0 Lakhs (500,000). A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC INCLUSION JAN 2019
INDIA FDC JAN 2019 – FINANCIAL INCLUSION
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First Day Cover 2019- Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology – India

First Day Cover – Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology – India 2019

India Post issued a stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary on Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology on 24 Jan 2019. Stamp of Rs 41 (Rupees Forty One) was released. It was established in 1968 at Guindy.

INDIA FDC PLASTICS JAN 2019
INDIA FDC JAN 2019- CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF PLASTICS ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Pro Patria Stamps of Switzerland -An Introduction

Pro Patria Stamps of Switzerland 1936 -2019 -An Introduction

Pro Patria (Switzerland) is a Swiss patriotic and charitable organisation founded in 1909 by a group of spirited citizens led by a merchant named Albert Schuster. Its purpose is to collect donations for the benefit of social and cultural works of national public interest. Pro Patria principally collects donations through the sale of postage stamps, postcards & badges, in co-operation with Swiss Post. Post offices sold Federal celebration postcards from 1910 to 1960 and postage stamps since 1936.

Each year a set of Postage stamps with a theme is issued by Swiss Post and the surcharge represents the donation to Pro Patria.

Since 1923 Pro Patria have also produced an Annual Federation Celebration Badge which is sold in Post Offices and by Volunteers.

Pro Patria Philately – It is a popular field of Philately throughout the World. Though the collection of stamps since 1936, used and mint condition may not be very difficult, both rarity wise and financially, but the interests lie in varieties of used products associated with stamps like FDCs, FDCs sent from Switzerland, Used Postcards and such like products.

Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1965

Pro Patria -Biblical Accounts on Stamps of Switzerland 1965

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1965 was Biblical accounts. Swiss Post issued a set of Five Stamps on 01 Jun 1965. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Biblical accounts featured on stamps are

5+5 ct – Father Florentini , Theodosius (1808-65).A Catholic Monk

10+10 ct – Goose with fishtail (Symbol of Evil)

20+10 ct – One of the Three Kings on way to Herod Antipas.

30+10 ct – Fish haul of apostles.

50+10 ct – The last temptation of Christ.

SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1965
SWITZERLAND FDC PRO PATRIA 1965 -BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS

Pro Juventute  -Stamps of Switzerland 1970-Birds

Pro Juventute  -Stamps of Switzerland 1970-Birds

The theme for Pro Juventute issue of 1970 was Birds. Swiss Post issued a set of Four Stamps on 01 Dec 1970. A Commercially used Registered mail cover from Basel to Limburg is listed.

The Birds  featured on stamps are

10+10 ct – Eurasian Tit                                20+10 ct – Eurasian Hoopoe

30+10 ct – Great Spotted Woodpecker    50+20 ct – Great Crested Grebe.

SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE REGD 1970
SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE REGD 1970 -BIRDS

Pro Juventute Meadow & Garden Flowers -Stamps of Switzerland 1961

Pro Juventute Meadow & Garden Flowers -Stamps of Switzerland 1961

The theme for Pro Juventute issue of 1961 was Meadow andGarden Flowers. Swiss Post issued a set of Five Stamps on 01 Dec 1961 A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The Meadow and Garden flowers featured on stamps are

5+5 ct -Jonas Furrer (1805-1861).Swiss Politician and President of the Confederation.

10+10 ct – Sunflower

20+10 ct – Lily-of-the-Valley

30+10 ct – Gladiolus

50+10 ct – Silverweed

SWITZERLAND FDC PRO JUVENTUTE 1961
SWITZERLAND FDC PRO JUVENTUTE 1961 -Meadow and Garden Flowers

100 Years of Pro Patria  – FDC Miniature Sheet Switzerland 2009

100 Years of Pro Patria  – FDC Miniature Sheet Switzerland 2009

Swiss Post issued a Miniature sheet to mark Centenary of Pro Patria on 08 May 2009. A FDC with MS is listed.

SWITZERLAND FDC MS PRO PATRIA 2009
SWITZERLAND FDC MS PRO PATRIA 2009