125th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – India FDC 1994.

125th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – India FDC 1994.

A Pair of Se-Tenant stamps (Rupees Six and Eleven) was issued by India Post on 02 Oct 1994 to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. An FDC cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed.

INDIA FDC SE TENANT GANDHI
INDIA FDC SE TENANT 1994- GANDHI

Tercentenary Birth of Khalsa– India FDC 1999.

Tercentenary Birth of Khalsa– India FDC 1999.

A Rupees Three stamp was issued by India Post on 09 Apr 1999 to mark the Tercentenary of Birth of Khalsa. An FDC cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. Guru Nanak Dev Ji founded Sikhism in 1469 and on Baisakhi Day of 1699 Guru Gobind Singh introduced Khalsa Identity in Anandpur Sahib on the banks of river Sutlej. The stamp features Anandpur Sahib and Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara. It is also one of the Five Takhts of Sikhs.

INDIA FDC BIRTH OF KHALSA
INDIA FDC 1999-TERCENTENARY BIRTH OF KHALSA.

 

First Day Cover on Colleges – Sanskrit College Kolkata – India 1999.

First Day Cover on Colleges – Sanskrit College Kolkata – India 1999.

Sanskrit College in Kolkata was founded on 01 Jan 1824 by Dr H H Wilson. Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar entered as a student in 1829, completed his studies in 1841 and became the First Principal of the College in 1851.

One stamp to mark 175 Years of Sanskrit College was issued on 25 Feb 1999. An FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC SANSKRIT COLLEGE
INDIA FDC SANSKRIT COLLEGE

Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.

Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) located at Khadakwasla near Pune is one of the first Joint Services Institution in the World to impart combined training to officer cadets of all the three services. Its foundation stone was laid on 06 Oct 1949. Among the Alumni of NDA are Three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 11 Chiefs of Army Staff, 10 Chiefs of Naval Staff and 4 Chiefs of Air Force Staff. The Three Present Chiefs of Staff of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce are all from the same course NDA and this the second time that all three Chiefs are from NDA. On 30 Nov 2019, the 137th Course Passed out. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who won a Shooting Silver Medal at 2004 Olympic Games is an NDA alumni.

A Three Rupee Stamp was issued on 19 Feb 1999 to commemorate 50 Years of NDA. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. The stamp and FDC feature the main building of NDA known as Sudan Block in memory of Martyrs in Sudan during the East African Campaign.

INDIA FDC NDA
INDIA FDC NDA 1999.

Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – RIMC Dehra Dun -1997.

Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – RIMC Dehra Dun -1997.

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) Dehra Dun is a Military School for Boys located in Dehradun. It is a feeder institution for National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Armed Forces. It was started in 1922 and was then known as Prince of WalesRoyal Indian Military College. It was then a primarily Pre-Sandhurst training Institution.

A Two Rupee Stamp was issued on 13 Mar 1997 to commemorate 75 Years of RIMC. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed.

INDIA FDC RIMC
INDIA FDC RIMC 1997.

 

Paintings on Stamps -USSR 1975.

Paintings on Stamps -USSR 1975.

22 Jun 1975 – Birth Centenary of E E Lansere 1942. Painting “Soldiers with Captured Canons”.

22 Apr 1975- 105th Birth Anniversary of V I Lenin, Painting by V Ttsyplakov (1947)

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USSR 1976 -PAINTINGS- CAPTURED CANONS & 105TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY LENIN

15 Jul 1976 – Paintings by Pavel A Fedotov (1815-1852). Painting ” Fastidious Fiancee” (1847).

USSR PAINTING 3
USSR 1976- FASTIDIOUS FIANCEE – P A FEDOTOV

 

 

Paintings of Petrov-Vodkin on Stamps -USSR 1978.

Paintings of Petrov-Vodkin on Stamps -USSR 1978.

The USSR issued a set of stamps to commemorate the Birth Centenary of painter KS Petrov-Vodkin on 16 Aug 1978.

6 Kopeck – “1918 Petrograd” painted in 1920.   10 Kopeck – ” Death of Commissar” 1928.

RUSSIA PAINTINGS 1
USSR 1978-PAINTINGS OF PETROV -VODKIN