Archive for the ‘India’ Tag
This beautiful cover from India was sent by Jinesh, thank you! It was posted at the Bengaluru Int. Airport on April 26 and arrived on May 2, 2014.
Jinesh used a first day cover and stamps, which commemorate the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential residence). The stamps are part of a mini-sheet and were issued on August 5, 2011.
See also: #776 India 13/11/09
The left stamp is part of the India/China joint issue mini-sheet, which was issued on July 11, 2008. It depicts the White Horse Temple of Luoyang, which is supposed to be the first Buddhist temple in China.
The stamps on the right are part of the set “Wild Flowers of India”, which was issued on September 3, 2013. They commemorate the flower genus rhododendron and the Himalayan Bellflower (Campanula latifolia).
See also: #762 India 13/12/11
The left stamp was issued on September 3, 2013. It is part of the set “Wild Flowers of India” and depicts a Blue Poppy (Meconopsis sp.). The mini-sheet depicts Mahatma Gandhi and commemorates the philatelic day. It was issued on Oktober 12, 2013.
See also: #676 India 13/06/17
This nice cover from India was sent by P. Manvasagan, thank you! It was posted in Pudunaduvalur in Perambalur district on June 11 and arrived on June 17, 2013.
The stamp set on top commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Satyagraha philosophy, which was developped by Mahatma Gandhi. The set was issued on October 2, 2007.
The bottom stamp is part of the bridges set, which was issued on August 17, 2007. It depicts the Pamban Bridge.
See also: #695 India 13/07/17
See also: #571 India 12/07/11
See also: #621 India 13/01/12
The cover and mini-sheet were issued on 16 November 2009. The sheet is a India-Philippines joint issued and commemorates the Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and the Butanding (Whale shark; Rhincodon typus).
Arvind sent me this nice registered cover from India, thank you very much! The cover was posted in Meerut on June 28 and arrived on July 6, 2010.
The mini-sheet on the front was issued on December 1, 2009.
The stamps on the back commemorate Mother Teresa, Rainwater Harvesting (issued June 5, 2006), the 125th anniversary of the Postal Life Insurance (issued February 11, 2009), and the National Girl Child Day (issued February 5, 2009).
The stamps on the right side of the back commemorate the Shimla St. Bede’s College (issued February 24, 2006), World Consumer Rights Day (issued March 15, 2006), 50 years of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (issued February 3, 2009), and the birth bicentenary of Louis Braille (issued January 4, 2009).
The stamps on the front side are part of the set “Jayadeva and Geetagovinda“, which was issued on July 27, 2008. On the back side there are two stamps attached: a definitive of 5 rupees commemorating Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) and a 10 rupees tiger stamp commemorating the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve.
Thanks to Sujay for sending me this cover from Hubballi (former Hubli), India, which unfortunately got damaged during delivery.
The miniature sheet depicts the heritage monuments Jaisalmer Fort, Mongyu Monastery Laddakh, St. Anne Church Goa, and Qila Mubarak. The 2008 stamp on the left commemorates the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy Hyderabad.
Aniruddha sent me this nice cover from Thane, India, thank you! It was posted on August 31, 2009.
The cover commemorates the Air Force Squadron No. 48; the top right stamp was cancelled with the commemorative postmark. It depicts the Sri Pratap College in Srinagar. The top left stamp commemorates the Indian economist D. R. Gadgil. The left definitive stamp in the second row depicts the famous Indira Gandhi (1917-1984). The next stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille (1809-1852). Finally the bottom right stamp depicts Abdul Qaiyum Ansari.
Shrikant sent me this nice cover from Palanpur, India. It was posted on January 12, 2009.
The left stamp was issued on August 2, 2008, and depicts the Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea). The middle stamp was issued on October 7, 2008. It wishes a “Happy Deepavali“. Finally, the right two stamps are part of the set “Renewable Energy” (issued on November 22, 2007).
Thank you for the nice cover!