Miniature Sheets on Fourth Druk Gyalpo – Bhutan 2015.
Jigme Singye Wangchuk was born on 11 November 1955. He was the Fourth Druk Gyalpo or King of Bhutan from 1972 to 2006. Bhutan Post issued a set of miniature sheets on his 60th Birth Anniversary on 11 Nov 2015.
The Second Miniature sheet contains four hexagonal stamps of 15 Nu each and shows Golden Reign of Fourth Gyalpo. The Theme of Miniature Sheet is “A Golden Reign”. One of the stamps shows King Jigme Singye Wangchuck with Mrs Indira Gandhi (Ex-Prime Minister of India).
75th anniversary of the first flag hoisting at Port Blair-Miniature Sheet India 2018
Port Blair was the First Indian territory liberated from Imperial British Rule. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolour at Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair on 30 Dec 1943. India Post issued a miniature with a face value of Rs 75 and containing three stamps to commemorate this historic occasion. The stamps feature
Rupees 100 Notes with Signature of New RBI Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das
Reserve Bank of India has issued a Press release on 26 Feb 2019 intimating that it will shortly issue Rupees 100 Notes with Signature of New RBI Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das. The design will be similar to Mahatma Gandhi (New) series notes.
Yousuf Karsh (23 Dec 1908 -13 Jul 2002) was an Armenian- Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th Century.
Canada Post issued a set of three Stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate his life and photography on his birth centenary year 2008. The stamps were issued on 21 May 2008. These three stamps were part of the Art Canada Series. The Karsh Portraits have been reproduced from photographs in the collection of Library and Archives Canada.
52 c -Domestic rate – Self Portrait of Yousuf Karsh – A self Portrait of Karsh at work was chosen for domestic rate stamp so that sight of the artist behind the camera lens is not lost.
96 c – USA rate – Audrey Hepburn – Karsh’s tranquil portrait of Film actress Audrey Hepburn was chosen. The stamp designer says “Her peaceful and serene expression makes an excellent contrast to Mr Churchill”.
$1.60 – International Rate – Sir Winston Churchill – This 1941 Photograph of Churchill made Karsh famous. Churchill visited Ottawa to address the House of Commons and Karsh was asked to photograph him. Taken by surprise Churchill was not inclined to co-operate-he refused to pose without his customary lit cigar. Karsh politely removed it and captured the resulting expression on film. This photo appeared on the cover of Life magazine as an embodiment of British wartime resolve.
Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh appears on new polymer British Five Pound Currency Note.
A Large sampling of his portraits appears in miniature on the souvenir sheet and in the centre strip of stamp pane. Aligned like photos on the negative strip, this panorama of famous faces includes Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Ernest Hemingway, Sophia Loren, Walt Disney, Indira Gandhi among many others. Print Quantity of Souvenir Sheet 325,000.
A stamp Booklet was released on 02 Jun 2012 to mark the Schools Stamp Show. Each booklet contains four stamps of Rs 5 each, costing Rs 20. It Features Gandhi on its Cover and Childrens’ theme related stamps.