Saturday, March 26, 2011

How to make a Envelope in seconds

A easy way to make a envelope ,watch the video. Its very easy to make a envelope...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Special cover for 100 years of Air Mail - Recent Acquistion

India Post issued as set of 4 stamps and a MS at the Inaugural function of Indipex 2011 - World Philatelic Exhibition at Delhi by the honourable President of India on 12th Feb 2011..

On 18th February 1911, a French pilot, Henri Pequet flew a small Sommer biplane carrying 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini. The journey was brief and lasted just thirteen minutes. The credit for the start of the airmail service goes to the Commander Sir Walter G Windham and the then post master general of United Provinces, Sir Geoffrey Clarke.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lady McLeod

The Lady McLeod was a paddle steamer and a private local post. The ship sailed regularly between Port of Spain and San Fernando, on Trinidad island, now in Trinidad and Tobago from the end of 1845 until 1854. The private local post ran during the same time with the use of postage stamps on its mail from April 1847.

Map of Trinidad: the two towns linked by the Lady McLeod are located on the western part of the island, on the Gulf of Paria.

The private local post of the Lady McLeod began as soon as its service started in November 1845. There were two rates: a monthly subscription of one dollar, or ten cents per letter.

In April 1847, Bryce decided to introduce stamps that were sold individually for 5 cents, or for 4 cents if bought by the hundred. The Lady McLeod only transported letters bearing stamps, or pre-paid mail of the subscribers. The imperforated stamp's illustration was a white ship on a blue background, with the initials "LMc L" printed underneath. Lithographically printed,the stamp was canceled by a cross drawn by hand or by ripping up a corner.

In 1851, the British colony issued its own stamps figuring a sitting Britannia.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wish you all a Happy HOLI - Festival of Colors.

One of the major festivals of India, holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), which usually falls in the later part of February or March.

Everywhere people - young or old are drenched with different colors and water which comes from everywhere, there are balloons bursting and long piston squirting colored water. People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other.

According to legend Hirankashyap was a very powerful Devil. In his fight against the Gods he had defeated the Gods and because of this he became very egoistic and had issued an order that no one should pray to God or even take the name of God. Due to fear people started praying him. His son Pralhad was a true devotee of God. He didn't obey his father's order. Hirankashyap got angry on him and order for the most rigorous punishments to him. But this did no harm to Pralhad. Hirankashyap had a sister by the name of Holika. She had been granted a boon that fire will do no harm to her. Hirankashyap ordered Holika to take Pralhad on her lap and sit on a bed of fire. Holika was burnt in the fire and Pralhad survived with no harm done to him.

As a remembrance to that event people celebrate Holi by burning wood and pray to Goddess Holi for their well being.

Holi is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha .

Wish you all a Happy HOLI

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wantlist - Polska

If anybody has the below stamps for exchange/sale ,please get in touch with me ,my email id is 

Wish List: 3 

Poland Scott # 2888-93, Issued in 1988.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wantlist - USA 5c Viking Ship

If anybody has the below stamp for exchange/sale ,please get in touch with me ,my email id is 

Wish List: 2

SCOTT #621 1925 
5c Viking Ship

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wantlist - Newfoundland Ship Stamp

Going onwards i will be also listing the stamps which are on wish list.

If anybody has the below stamp for exchange/sale ,please get in touch with me ,my email id is 

Wish List: 1

Canada - Newfoundland - 1897 - Ten Cents - Black Brown - Cabot's Ship Matthew - Leaving the Avon Newfoundland 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Type of Ships: Naval vessels

There are many types of naval vessels currently and through history. Modern naval vessels can be broken down into three categories: warships, submarines, and support and auxiliary vessels.

Modern warships are generally divided into seven main categories, which are: aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines and amphibious assault ships. Battleships encompass an eighth category, but are not in current service with any navy in the world.

Most military submarines are either attack submarines or ballistic missile submarines. Until the end of World War II , the primary role of the diesel/electric submarine was anti-ship warfare, inserting and removing covert agents and military forces, and intelligence-gathering. With the development of the homing torpedo, better sonar systems, and nuclear propulsion, submarines also became able to effectively hunt each other. The development of submarine-launched nuclear missiles and submarine-launched cruise missiles gave submarines a substantial and long-ranged ability to attack both land and sea targets with a variety of weapons ranging from cluster bombs to nuclear weapons.

Most navies also include many types of support and auxiliary vessels, such as minesweepers, patrol boats, offshore patrol vessels, replenishment ships, and hospital ships which are designated medical treatment facilities.

Combat vessels like cruisers and destroyers usually have fine hulls to maximize speed and maneuverability.They also usually have advanced electronics and communication systems, as well as weapons


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Types of Ships : Cargo ship

A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year; they handle the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Today, they are almost always built of welded steel, and with some exceptions generally have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years before being scrapped.

Monday, March 7, 2011

All the Women in the world - Wish you a Happy Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

Women are the real architects of society. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Iris - New Stamps Celebrate Women's Rights

On 3 March, 2011, An Post issued 2 stamps commemorating Women’s Rights. One stamp marks the centenary of International Women's Day. The other celebrates the founding of the Irish Women's Suffrage Federation.

In the early years of the 20th century, women in Ireland and throughout Europe became increasingly vocal about their oppression and inequality at home, in the workforce and in elections. This continued a protest movement that had begun in Ireland in the last quarter of the 19th century; 1911 was a key year in the achievement of women's rights.

For the first time, International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911, in four   countries; Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That same year also saw the foundation of the Irish Women's Suffrage League by Louie Bennett, which acted as an umbrella organisation for a dozen groups working for women's rights. The longest established of these was the Dublin Women's Suffrage Association, founded in 1876.

The rights demanded by women went well beyond enfranchisement, although the right to vote for women was brought in soon after the Irish Free State was established.
The stamps and first day cover were designed by Ger Garland.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Canada - HMCS Cartier

HMCS Cartier was a commissioned surveying ship of the Royal Canadian Navy and saw service during World War I and World War II.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Konstantin Badygin - Soviet naval officer, explorer, author, and scientist.

Captain Konstantin Sergeyevich Badygin  sometimes also transliterated "Badigin", was a Soviet naval officer, explorer, author, and scientist.

Konstantin Sergeyevich Badygin began his naval career in 1928 as a sailor on Soviet ships in the Pacific Ocean. Later he studied in the Marine Technical School at Vladivostok and became a navigator and an officer in the Soviet Navy.

Between 1935 and 1936 he became the third officer aboard Icebreaker Krasin and in 1937 he became the second in command aboard Icebreaker Sedov.

Badygin became renowned in 1938 as captain of icebreaker Sedov when it was transformed into a Soviet Drifting Polar Station. In 1940 Badigin was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his work aboard the Sedov as both a naval officer and a scientist.

Between 1941 and 1943 he became the Chief of the Soviet ice-breaker fleet in the White Sea as well as the director of the Ice Survey Service.

In 1944 and 1945 he became the captain of merchant liner Clara Zetkin which plied the Vladivostok-Seattle route.

After the end of World War II Badigin asked to be relieved of active service owing to health reasons. Then he became an author and wrote three autobiographical works, as well as historical novels. He continued writing until his death in 1984.

Source: Wiki