First Lighthouse of Madras -Special Covers on Madras Day- 377th Madras Day – 2016

Special Covers on Madras Day- 377th Madras Day – 2016

Madras Day – The Founding day of Madras is considered as 22 Aug 1639.It was on this day that a piece of land (where Fort St George stands today) was transacted by East India Company. The deal took place between Francis Day, his ‘dubash” Beri Thimmappa and their superior Andrew Cogan with the local Nayak rulers.

In 2005 three people – S Muthiah ,Sashi Nair and Vincent D’Souza joined together to celebrate 22 Aug every year as Madras Day . Three others joined this idea later and now it is celebrated as Madras Week.

Special Covers on Madras Day – A Special Cover was released on 22 Aug 2016 to celebrate 377th Madras Day.

The theme for 2016 was The First Madras Exchange Lighthouse.The Covers bear cancellation of First Madras Exchange Lighthouse at Fort St George. The octagonal cancellation depicts the octagonal shape of Lighthouse.

First Madras Exchange Lighthouse was built in 1796,built above the present day Fort Museum. It was octagonal in shape built of wooden frame work and and wooden plank covering.It had twelve oil wicks as shown on back of cover.The three rear sides of glass windows were made opaque so No light is seen on land side. The layout of oil wicks is also shown.  Cover No TN/31/2016.

SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016- FIRST MADRAS EXCHANGE LIGHTHOUSE
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016 BACK
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016 -layout of wick lamps

Specimen Special Cover on Mahavir Jayanti – 2005

Specimen Special Cover on Mahavir Jayanti – 2005

A Limited quantity Specimen Special Cover on Mahavir Jayanti was released at Jaipur on 22 Apr 2005 to mark Mahavir Jayanti. The Cover is franked as Specimen.

SPECIAL COVER JAINISM MAHAVIR JAYANTI SPECIMEN
SPECIAL COVER JAINISM MAHAVIR JAYANTI SPECIMEN

 

 

Thanjavur Veenai– Special Cover – India 2015

Thanjavur Veenai– Special Cover – India 2015

Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Veenai is the integral part of the rich Carnatic Music. Veenai is made of Wood & Strings

It is played usually in the cultural ,social and religious events in Thanjavur.

A Special cover on Thanjavur Veenai was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.

Cover No TN/24/2015

SPL CVR THANJAVUR VEENA
SPECIAL COVER THANJAIPEX 2015 – THANJAVUR VEENA

Lions District 324 A 1 – Golden Jubilee Celebrations – Special Cover Chennai 2007

Lions District 324 A 1 – Golden Jubilee Celebrations – Special Cover Chennai 2007

A Special Cover was issued at Chennai on 29 Nov 2007 to commemorate Golden Jubilee celebrations of Lions District 324 A1.

LIONS SPL CVR INDIA
SPECIAL COVER -LIONS DISTRICT 324 A1 -CHENNAI 2007