Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

India Post released Commemorative Postal Stationery viz Pre Stamped Envelopes,Post Cards and Inland Letter Cards on five Postal Heritage Buildings Patna GPO,Delhi GPO ,Mumbai GPO,Shimla GPO and Kolkata GPO. Date of issue 09 October 2017.

Kolkata GPO – This Building was completed and occupied on 02 October 1868.The site where GPO is located was actually the site of First Fort William.

Shimla GPO – It is located on The Mall road established in 1883 on the site of a house known as “Conny Lodge”.It is one of the oldest Post Office Buildings in India.An excellent example of British Hill architecture.

Delhi GPO – It among those buildings of India Post which have been given heritage status by Archaeological Survey of India and is in close proximity to  Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.Opened in 1855 given permanent status in 1865 andstarted functioning from present building in 1885.

Patna GPO – It earlier housed Bankipore Post office and is built in British Gothic architectural style.It Opened in 1917.

Mumbai GPO – Designed by John Begg consulting architect to the Government of India in 1902 and is situated close to Victoria Terminus. The GPO moved into the building in April 1913.It is built on Indo-Saracenic style with solidexterior and well ventilated interiors with Kurla basalt,yellow stone and white stone.The dome fashioned on Bijapur dome has a diameter of 65 feet.

BRO PO STY INDIA
BROCHURE -COMMEMORATIVE POSTAL STATIONERY OF INDIA -2017

Pre Stamped Envelopes -Printed at Security Printing Press Hyderabad Qty Printed 0.1Million each .Denomination rupees Five.

ENV SHIMLA PO BLDGS INDIA
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS SHIMLA GPO INDIA -2017
ENV PO BLDGS INDIA1
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA -2017
ENV PO BLDGS INDIA
PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA -2017

 

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

Postal Heritage Buildings -Commemorative Postal Stationery of India 2017

India Post released Commemorative Postal Stationery viz Pre Stamped Envelopes,Post Cards and Inland Letter Cards on five Postal Heritage Buildings Patna GPO,Delhi GPO ,Mumbai GPO,Shimla GPO and Kolkata GPO. Date of issue 09 October 2017.

INLAND LETTER CARD-Printed at SPP Hyderabad ,Quantity printed 0.1 million.Denomination rupees two paise fifty (250).

ILC MUM PO BLDGS INDIA
INLAND LETTER CARD – MUMBAI GPO -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS 2017
ILC PO BLDGS INDIA1
INLAND LETTER CARD-POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA 2017

Post Cards – Printed at SPP Hyderabad, Quantity Printed 0.1 Million.Denomination  50 Paise.

PCDEL GPO BLDGS INDIA
POST CARD DELHI GPO -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS INDIA 2017.
PC PO BLDGS INDIA
POST CARDS -POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS -INDIA 2017.

Post Card of China on Indian Theme – 2004

Post Card of China on Indian Theme – 2004

China issued a post card on 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence (Panch Sheel) signed on 29 April 1954 at Beijing.

The Post Card shows a Chinese Leader with Indian Leaders namely Jawahar Lal Nehru,Dr S Rdhakrishnan, Dr Rajendra Prasad. The Stamp Design shows Doves over the globe and a Rainbow. Interesting in view of Indian Prime Minister’s Visit to China today.

CHINA PANCHSHEEL POSTCARD
CHINA POST CARD ON INDIA THEME – FIVE PRINCIPLES OF CO-EXISTENCE 1950-2004

 

King of Bhutan & Sports – Post cards of Bhutan

King of Bhutan & Sports – Post cards of Bhutan 2010

Bhutan Post marked the First Anniversary of Coronation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk in 2010. A set of Post Cards were issued by Bhutan Post. Four Post Cards showing the King and his love for Sports are very interesting and are listed below. King is shown playing Football,Rugby,Darts and Archery (National Game of Bhutan).

BHUTAN PC KING ARCHERY
KING & SPORTS – ARCHERY – POST CARDS OF BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING FOOTBALL
KING & SPORTS – FOOTBALL -POST CARDS OF BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING DARTS
KING & SPORTS – DARTS-POSTCARDS BHUATN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING RUGBY
KING AND SPORTS -RUGBY -POSTCARDS BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC BACK
Postcards of Bhutan 2010 -King and Sports

Roses on Postcards – South Africa 1979

Roses on PostcardsSouth Africa 1979

South Africa issued a set of Five Postcards on Roses 0n 01 Oct 1979. The Varieties on Post cards are

Gary player– orange blend hybrid tea,mild fragrance,35 petals,blooms in flushes throughout season

‘Prof Chris Barnard’ – red ,mild fragrance,upto 40 petals,pointed buds,glossy foilage

Southern Sun

Soaring Wings–  color orange crimson blend,height 130 cms,deep dusky orange crimson edged,moderate fragrance,bushy growth.

PC SA ROSE4V
POSTCARD ON ROSES OF SOUTH AFRICA 1979
PC SA ROSE
ROSES ON POST CARDS OF SOUTH AFRICA 1979

 

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – Northern Territory – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia State Floral Emblems and PhilatelyNorthern Territory – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia Post issued a set of seven Pre stamped envelopes on the Australian States’ floral emblems on 19 May 1982.

Sturt’s Desert Rose – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of Northern Territory in  1974 and honours the explorer Captain Charles Sturt. The Hibiscus like flower which blooms in the winter and spring months grows on a bush about 1.5m high with oval leaves dotted with tiny oil glands.

The Desert Rose is an arid zone plant which thrives in rocky areas in the southern parts of the state but also found in parts of South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

Issue date 19 My 1982       PSE No 050.

AUS FLO PSE50
STURT’S ROSE – FLORAL EMBLEM OF NORTHERN TERRITORY

Postcards on Benfica’s Greatest Players – Portugal 2016

Postcards on Benfica’s Greatest Players – Portugal 2016

The Portuguese Postal Service CTT  issued a set of 12 Stamps featuring Benfica’s greatest Players. A Set of 12 Post cards were also issued.

Cosme Damião
Eusébio
Julinho
Gustavi Teixeira
Arsénio
José Augusto
Nené
Neto
Nuno Gomes
Serra
Toni
Rogério Carvalho

Portugal -Postcards on Football players
Portugal -Postcards on Benfica’s greatest Football players
Portugal-Postcards on Football Players
Portugal-Postcards on Benfica’s Greatest Football Players
Portugal - Postcards on Football Players
Portugal – Postcards on Benfica’s Greatest Football Players
Portugal -Postcards on Football Players
Portugal -Postcards on Benfica’s Greatest Football Players