75th anniversary of the first flag hoisting at Port Blair – Miniature Sheet India 2018

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 12 – Cellular Jail Port Blair

Rupees 22 – Netaji, Tricolor and INA

Rupees 41- Netaji Hoisting the Flag

INDIA MS 2018 TRICOLOR P BLAIR
INDIA MS 2018 – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST FLAG HOISTING AT PORT BLAIR.
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Handlooms of India – Miniature Sheet – 2018

Handlooms of India – Miniature Sheet – 2018

India Post issued a miniature sheet with five stamps on Handlooms of India on 07 Aug 2018. The stamps feature Geographical Indication (GI) registered Handicraft Products. A GI is a name or sign used on certain products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin (i.e town, region or country).

The handlooms featured on stamps are

Traditional Handloom Textiles – Baluchari Saree

Traditional Handloom Textiles – Pochampally Ikat

Traditional Handloom Textiles- Kashmir Pashmina

Traditional Handloom Textiles-Bhagalpur Silk

Traditional Handloom Textiles-Tangaliya Shawl

INDIA MS 2018 HANDLOOMS

INDIA MS 2018 HANDLOOMS

Handicrafts of India – Miniature Sheet – 2018

Handicrafts of India – Miniature Sheet – 2018

India Post issued a miniature sheet with five stamps on Handicrafts of India on 31 Dec 2018. The stamps feature Geographical Indication (GI) registered Handicraft Products. A GI is a name or sign used on certain products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin (i.e town, region or country)

The Five stamps feature

Blue Pottery of Jaipur

Karnataka Bronzeware

Kutch Embroidery

Maddalam of Palakkad

Sikki Grass Products of Bihar

INDIA MS 2018 HANDICRAFTS
INDIA MS 2018 HANDICRAFTS

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018.

At the Beginning of 20th Century 60 per cent of Great Britain was entitled to a Parliamentary vote. Men had right to vote but no Woman had right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for equal franchise were gathering momentum.After years of campaigning a partial victory was achieved when  Representation of People Act was passed on 06 Feb 2018. This gave voting rights to men over 21 but only to women over the age of 30. On 02 Jul 1928 the passing of Equal Franchise Act finally gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

On 15 Feb 2018 a set of eight stamps was issued by Great Britain to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment . The stamps depict the various stages of the Suffragettes.

A Presentation Pack issued by Royal Mail is listed.

GB PP VOTES FOR WOMEN
PRESENTATION PACK -ROYAL MAIL- VOTES FOR WOMEN
GB PP VOTES FOR WOMEN
PRESENTATION PACK -ROYAL MAIL- VOTES FOR WOMEN

 

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

At the Beginning of 20th Century 60 per cent of Great Britain was entitled to a Parliamentary vote. Men had the right to vote but no Woman had the right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for the equal franchise was gathering momentum. After years of campaigning a partial victory was achieved when  Representation of People Act was passed on 06 Feb 2018. This gave voting rights to men over 21 but only to women over the age of 30. On 02 Jul 1928, the passing of the Equal Franchise Act finally gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

On 15 Feb 2018, a set of eight stamps was issued by Great Britain to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment. The stamps depict the various stages of the Suffragettes.

One of the stamps has an Indian Connection. One of the stamps features Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876-1948) daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh is pictured selling copies of the WSPU newspaper The Suffragette in April 1913. A member of Women’s Tax Resistance League ( whose official motto was”No Taxation Without Representation”), the Princess appeared in court on several occasions after refusing to pay taxes.

A First Day Cover issued by Royal Mail is listed.

GB FDC VOTES FOR WOMEN
FIRST DAY COVER – GREAT BRITAIN – VOTES FOR WOMEN -2018

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

India issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps (FV 25 & 5) as India -South Africa joint issue. It was issued on 26 Jul 2018. The stamps feature Gandhi and Mandela.

Rupees 25 – 125th Anniversary of  Mahatma Gandhi’s Pietermaritzburg Station Incident.

Rupees 5 – Birth Centenary of Nelson Mandela.

INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA
INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA

Miniature Sheets of India -UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – 2018

Miniature Sheets of India -UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan –  2018

India issued a Miniature Sheet and Six stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -1 featuring Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The shape of the Miniature sheet depicts the logo of UNESCO.The Forts featured on MS are

Rs 5 – Kumbhalgarh Fort  – It is a Mewar Fortress built in 15th Century by Rana Kumbha

Rs 5 – Gagron Fort  – It is fort located in Jhalwar district by Raja Bijili Dev in 12th Century.

Rs 5 – Ranthambore Fort- It is located inside the Ranthambore National Park and built in 10th Century by Chauhan rulers.

Rs 12 – Amer Fort – It is located in Jaipur. It was originally built by Meenas and later ruled by Raja Man Singh.

Rs 12 – Jaisalmer Fort -It is located in Jaisalmer and nearly one-fourth of the population still resides inside the Fort. It was built in 1156 AD by Rajput Rawal ruler Jaisal.

Rs 12 – Chittorgarh Fort – It is one of the largest forts in India. The fort has 65 structures and there are two prominent towers namely Vijay Stambha (Tower Victory) and Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame).

INDIA MS 2018 HILL FORTS
INDIA MS 2018 HILL FORTS