Thursday, 29 October 2015

Austria's First round shaped stamp

Recently I received a beautiful cover from Mr. Markus Junk of Austria. The Lotterien stamp is Austria's First round shaped stamp issued in the year 17th October 2002 to commemorate 250th Anniversary of Lotto in Austria.  The first lottery took place in October 1752 at Vienna, capital city of Austria.

Thanks Markus Junk for the nice stamps, It will be a nice addition to my "Unusual stamps" collection.

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation : Hidimba Devi Temple

Hidimba Devi Temple is an ancient temple in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Hidimba Devi is a wife of Bhima, one of the Pancha(five) Padavas of great Indian epic Mahabharata and gave birth to Ghatotkach.  The temple was built by Raja Bahadur Singh in 1553 AD over a huge rock jutting out of the ground. 

The below cover depicts the Hidimba devi temple Permanent pictorial cancellation, posted from Manali, SO.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation : Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Madurai is the second largest corporation of Tamil Nadu and third populated city of Tamil Nadu.  It is famous for it's Meenakshi Amman Temple, the Vaigai River and the Jasmine flower. It is the one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.  It is also known as "Thoonga Nagaram" meaning "Non sleeping city" since one can get anything, especially food at any time of the day. Even though it was ruled by various kings, the Pandyan dynasty was the most prominent one. Fish was the symbol of Pandyas and the fish emblem was depicted in their flags, coins etc.

The Permanent Pictorial cancellation (PPC) is a kind of defacing the stamp, which shows replica design or a picture of a tourist, religious, historical or an important place.

India post has introduced a Permanent Pictorial Cancellation of the Pandyas' flag with fish at the center on 06.09.1981.  Below is the cover depicting the Pandyas' Flag PPC done at the Madurai philately bureau.

Thanks to Mr. Srikanth of Madurai, for this nice cover.

If you are interested in getting one, contact the below address,

Senior Postmaster,
Philatelic Bureau,
Madurai Ho - 625 001.

Phone Number:0452 - 234 5300

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Haunted Canada - Series II

Recently I received the below beautiful FDC on Modern day nurse and nice cover from McCullough Family on my theme "People at work" and "Odd stamps - Hologram".  Thanks McCullough Family.  

Monday, 12 October 2015

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