Thursday, 28 July 2016

Great Canadian Goalies Playing Card like Stamps: Canada

Canada Post had issued 6 stamps on Canadian Ice Hockey Goalies who had made a huge difference to the game.  This Playing card size sturdy stamps is a perfect way to honor the legendary goal keepers of Ice hockey. Each card stamp carries the picture of a Goalie in action and the top right corner of the stamps bear the logo of the main club the goalies are playing for.

The stamps show the following legendary goalies:

Gump Worsely ( represented  Montreal Canadians )

Martin Brodeur ( represented New Jersey Devils ) 

Ken Dryden  ( represented  Montreal Canadians )

Statistics and Highlights of the players are printed on the reverse side of the sheet (backing paper). I was keen on keeping the stamps with these stats. Mark from Canada kindly agreed to my request and sent this Goalies set for my Odd and Unique stamps collection.  Thanks Mark.

Sometime in 2014, Canada Post had honored defense personnel through stamps.  I am looking for them to add to this collection.  If anybody has the excess set and I am willing to swap with Indian Stamps. Please contact me.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Apple Shaped stamp: Armenia

The World Stamp Show was held in New York from May 28th to June 4th, 2016. There were around 50 countries and more than 100 philatelic association participated in this event.  To commemorate this event many countries issued stamps, Special covers and Souvenirs.  Armenia's HAYPOST participated in this event and issued two souvenir  sheets, one for the New York stamp show and the other one for the Rio Olympics.  New York is fondly called as the Big Apple. HAYPOST aptly issued an apple shaped stamp.  Recently I got this nice looking Miniature sheet from Danny Meng from America.  Thanks Danny for the Souvenir sheet, nice addition to my Odd and Unusual stamp collection.

Reverse of the Souvenir sheet,

Friday, 15 July 2016

Want List - Brazil

I am collecting Philatelic materials on Flights of Fancy, Unique stamps/MS.  The following are my want list of Brazilian stamps/MS. If you have these for exchange Please contact me at .  

2010 The 100th Anniversary of Coorinthinans sports club
Image result for 2010 for the 100th anniversary of the Corinthians Paulista Sports Club postage stamp brazil

2010 Diplomatic relationship Brazil Malawi
[Fish - Diplomatic Relations - Brazil-Malawi, type ]

2015 - Brazilian Bees - Fragrance
     [Brazilian Meliponinae Bees, type ]

2013 Christmas - Heart Shape
[Christmas, type ]

2013 Christmas
[Christmas, type EQW]

2012 Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind - Braille 
[Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind, type ]

2012 Rio+20 - Varnish Coated, Recycled paper
[Rio +20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Self Adhesive Stamps, type ]

2012 Christmas - QR code
[Christmas, type ]

2011- Mail Boxed - Photo Chromic
[America UPAEP - Mail Boxes, type EKJ][America UPAEP - Mail Boxes, type EKK][America UPAEP - Mail Boxes, type EKL][America UPAEP - Mail Boxes, type EKM]

2011 Brazilian Tree
[Brazilian Trees, type ]

2010 Foot Ball World Cup - SA - Circular
[Football World Cup - South Africa, type EGS]

2009 - Year of ox - Foil
[Chinese Lunar Calendar - Year of the Ox, type EDQ]

2009 Popular Games Embossed
[America UPAEP -  Popular Games, type EEV][America UPAEP -  Popular Games, type EEW][America UPAEP -  Popular Games, type EEX][America UPAEP -  Popular Games, type EEY]

2009 - Year of France in Brazil - Embossed
[Diplomatic Relations - Year of France in Brazil, type EFI][Diplomatic Relations - Year of France in Brazil, type EFJ]

2009 Exuberant Birds - UV, Varnish, QR code
[Exuberant Brazilian Birds, type ]

2009 Brazil Russia Spacial cooperation
[Diplomatic Relations - Brazil-Russia Spatial cooperation, type EEC]

1999 National prevention of Forest fires

2010 Bats of Brazil

2008 The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Joao Guimaraes Rosa
[The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Joao Guimaraes Rosa, type ECZ]

2008 Olympic Games Beijing China

[Olympic Games - Beijing, China, type EDB] [Olympic Games - Beijing, China, type EDC] [Olympic Games - Beijing, China, type EDD] [Olympic Games - Beijing, China, type EDE]

2007 Sea Shells
[Sea Shells, type ]

2006 National Parks and Reserves
[National Park and Reserves, type DZI] [National Park and Reserves, type DZJ] [National Park and Reserves, type DZK]
[National Park and Reserves, type DZL]

2006 Sharks from Brazilian coast
[Sharks from Brazilian Coast, type ]

1974 - 5th Anniversary of the General Assembly of World Council for Welfare of the Blind - Braille

[The 5th Anniversary of the General Assembly of World Council for Welfare of the Blind, type ]

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation: Mylapore

Mylapore, is the Oldest residential city and cultural hub of Chennai. "Myl" means peacock in Tamil and "Mylapore" means Land of Peacock.  This town is more than 1000 year old and is famous for Kapaleeshwarar temple (see link for story behind the name) and the Kesava Perumal temple.  

India Post has introduced the Permanent Pictorial Cancellation depicting Peacock and Punnai tree leaves on 14th November 1979.  Hindus believe that those who are wishing for kids worship this Punnai tree, they will be blessed with kids. When you visit, you will see lot of small cradles tied on the punnai tree.

(photo taken from the net)

I plan to visit the town post-office to get the pictorial cancellation on the below Peacock card with peacock stamp on it.   

Monday, 4 July 2016

2nd International Yoga Day

During the United Nations General Assembly meeting in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took initiative to adopt International Yoga Day to tackle the diseases caused by the climatic changes.  On December 11, 2014 it was accepted by world leaders and then on wards "June 21st" is celebrated as International Yoga Day.
For the first year of Yoga day celebrations India Post has issued a stamp. Following that trend this Year also India Post has issued stamps for Yoga Day. This year's focus is the "Surya Namaskar" (Sun salutation).

Surya Namaskar consists of 2 cycles of 12 postures, It starts and ends with salutation.  First cycle is done with the right leg and the second cycle is done with the left leg. Six postures are issued in Rs.5 denomination and 6 Postures are issued in Rs.25 denominations.

My stamps are yet to arrive, so I have taken the pictures from India Post website.  The name of the posture is given in the stamp itself. I even found a YouTube animated video on the Surya Namaskar!





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