Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stamp Collecting Manager Software

Are you looking for a software which will help you to catalog your stamps. Try out Stamp Collection Manager

Stamp Collection Manager is a professional application designed for people who have a hobby of collecting stamps.

  • Store Your Stamp Collection Details with Images
  • Large Capacity - You can store thousands of stamps
  • Summary - Quickly view information about a selected stamp
  • Printing - Take a print out of your collection
  • Export - Easily export your collection to HTML, PDF or CSV format
  • Image Preview - Quickly preview the image of selected stamp
  • Zoom - View the image of stamp in actual size
  • Search - Easily search your collection
  • Valuation - Shows the total money you spend on your collection along with its current value
  • Free Life Time Updates - Buy once and get all future versions for free
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For more information on the software, click here.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Malta-Iceland Joint issue 2011

Iceland and Malta are the northernmost and southernmost islands in Europe. Fishing has been a fundamental economic, social and cultural activity for centuries on these two islands. Iceland Post and MaltaPost are now collaborating on a Joint Stamp issue to reflect this connection by using " Fishing Villlages" as the Theme. Husavik is the motif of the Icelandic miniature sheet whilst the village of Mgarr,Gozo is depicted on the Maltese sheet.
***I require the FDC,please let me know if anybody is willing to exchange*** 

Source : http://www.maltaphilately.com/

Monday, February 20, 2012

International Exibition 2012

Please find below a list of couple of International Stamp Exhibition

Huddex 2012 and Frimung 2012

3-4 March 2012
Huddinge, Sweden
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  

Turun Kevät 2012

10-11.March 2012
Turku, Finland
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel   

Int. Briefmarkenmesse

12-14 April 2012
Essen, Germany
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  

Tavastex 2012

27-29 April 2012
Hämeenlinna, Finland
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  


16-19 August 2012
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  

Stamp in Svedala 2012

8-9 September 2012
Svedala, Sweden
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  


28-30 September 2012
Hamburg, Germany
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  

Int. Briefmarken-Börse

25-27 October 2012
Sindelfingen, Germany
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel

Postimerkkimessut 2012

27-28 October 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel  

Nordia 2012

2-4 November 2012
Roskilde, Denmark
Exhibition card, stamp and cancel

source: posten.ax  

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Aland - Fisherman's life at sea

This Miniature Sheet/ Stamp features the fisherman life at sea,though this is on my theme of collection ,but it closely relates to my theme as fishing is done in the seas for which boats are used.

Part two of the Nordic series the North by the Sea features the actual life at sea. Åland's contribution to the series shows professional fishermen trawling from a fishing boat. Since the dawn of time, fishing has been an important Åland industry.
Originally, small-scale fishing was mainly conducted for domestic consumption, but fishing for sale or exchange for principally cereals soon developed. Baltic herring long dominated fishing. In older times, pike and trout, which were mostly fished by seine and hoop net, were the most important types of fish in addition to Baltic herring. From the Middle Ages until Sweden restricted the import of live fish in the 1950s, they were delivered by well-boats and sold primarily in Stockholm.

Source: Aland Post

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Philately Exhibition On Science and Technology at Bengaluru GPO

The Karnataka Philatelic Society in collaboration with India Posts has organised a philately exhibition on ‘Science and Technology’ at the Philately Museum in GPO.
The exhibition which was inaugurated on February 13 is on till 29.

The aim of the philately exhibition is to trigger an interest in science and technology, among students, through stamps and also encourage them to take up stamp collection as a hobby.

Stamps on astronomy, lunar mission and various other topics will be the main attraction for students.

There is no entry fee and the exhibition is open between 10 am and 4 pm on all days of the week.

source: http://www.deccanherald.com/

Paquebot - Ship Mail - History and Detail

Recently read a elaborate article on Paquebot (Ship Mail),i.e about its history and what it is.
Enjoy reading the article.

Link: Paquebot

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Most Visible Indian in the World of Stamps - Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is the most international of all Indian faces in the world of stamps. Besides India, moe than 80 countries,have issued some 250 stamps on the Mahatma.
Check out a article on stampofindia site for a detail article on the same.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BIHAR STAMP EXPO-2012 Invitation Card and Program Details

Please find below Invitation Envelope and Invitation Program details of the Bihar Stamp Expo 2012 to be held on 10 to 13 Feb 2012 at Patna.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Passenger ferry 2012 - Aland - S/S Birger Jarl and M/S Sally Albatross

Aland Post has released a set of two stamps on Passenger Ferries on 1st February 2012 with S/S Birger Jarl and M/S Sally Albatross. T . This two stamps are a part of twelve ferry stamps.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Special Cover : Battle of Zojila - Golden Jubilee

This cover was released on occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of the Battle of Zojila by the 15 th Punjab(Patiala) Regiment on 01 November 1998.The cover has a ship stamp of the inpex 1993 stamp - Custom-house Wharf, Calcutta and a Children Day Stamp

Cover Details :
Zojila Location and History:

Zoji La s a high mountain pass in India, located on the Indian National Highway 1 between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range. Though often referred to as Zojila Pass in the foreign press, the correct English translation is Zoji Pass or simply Zojila, since the suffix 'La' itself means pass in several Himalayan languages. In modern-day North Indian languages, 'La' and 'Darra'are both used interchangeably to mean pass.

Zoji La is 9 km (5.6 mi) from Sonamarg and provides a vital link between Ladakh and Kashmir. It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres (11,575 ft), and is the second highest pass after Fotu La on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. It is often closed during winter, though the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is working to extend traffic to most parts of the year. The Beacon Force unit of the BRO is responsible for clearing and maintenance of the road during Winter.

Battle of Zojila: 

Zoji La presented one of the most difficult terrains for the Indian Army. Srinagar was connected to Sonmarg by an 84 km one way fair weather road, with weak bridges unable to take heavy vehicles. The main bridges were in Wyle(29 km), Kangan (38km) and Gund (59 km). From Sonmarg to Baltal was a 14 km long track. Baltal was the junction for tracks from Srinagar, ZojiLa and Pahalgam. From here the track climbed steeply 2000 ft to Zoji La(11,578 ft). From the pass it continued on the same elevation with steep shoulders ranging to 16000 feet on both sides. Two nullahs flowed through this, the Bod Gumbhar Nar from west and Lokut Gumbhar Nar from the east. There is snow near these tracks even in summer. 3 km from Zoji La the path broadens into a flattish area called Gumri. A little away is Machoi from where the track descended into a large pastureland called Minamarg, at the end of which was Matayan village. 21 kms from Matayan was Dras (10,060 ft). Tall cliffs and ridges rising 5000 to 6000 feet above the tracks flanked the entire route. Dras was the coldest place in the country with winter temperatures reaching –50 degrees centigrade. To further complicate the situation the low level of oxygen caused problems to everyone except the locals.

To know more about the battle of Zojila please click here


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stamp Exhibition: KERAPEX-2012 - CALICUT - KERALA

12th Kerala State Philatelic Exhibition of Kerala State (KERAPEX-2012), will be held from Feb 14-17, 2012 at Calicut, Jubilee Memorial Hall of Calicut Corporation, This is the third time Calicut is hoisting the State Philatelic Exhibition .

Centenary of the Titanic - Alderney


Date of issue: 22 February 2012Designer: Nick Watton
Printer: Jon Enschede
Values: 36p, 47p, 48p, 52p, 61p, 65pProcess: Offset Lithography
Stamp sizes: 27.55mm deep x
                         45mm wide
Paper: 110gsm unwatermarked 
PVA Adhesive
Perforation: 13.75 x 13.25


No other ship has cast a bigger shadow than the Titanic, which remains the most iconic vessel of our time.
On her tragic maiden voyage, more than 1,500 people died when the "practically unsinkable" ship hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912.
Much has been written about the ship, its passengers and those who survived the disaster.  Click here, to take a look at some of the facts, as well as the myth and legend surrounding the Titanic


Department of Posts, Bihar Circle is going to organize 11th BIHAR PHILATELIC EXHIBITION, BIHAR STAMP EXPO-2012 from 10th to 13th February 2012 at Wheller Senate Hall, Patna 800005. This will be a mega Stamp Fair and festival.

On this occasion exhibits of Stamp, Postal Stationery and Special Cancellation etc. will be displayed during this Exhibition themewise or chronologically.Special cover, Mxim Card, Booklet,folders etc will be  released on each day. State level Drawing, Painting, Letter writing, Dance and Quiz Competition will be held during the period of Exhibition. A Calendar on the best paintings of children's for the year 2012 may also be released on awarded paintings. Therefore, school children/teachers and guardians are requested
to participate in Stamp Exhibition and visit in a big number at the venue during 10th to 13th February 2012 from 10:00 A.M. onwards, and encourage the students to participate in various activities like Letter writing, Painting, Dance and Quiz etc.at the venue.

Floating Post Office and Museum, Dal Lake - Srinagar Special Cover

Date of Issue: August 22, 2011

India Post - Jammu & Kashmir Circle, Srinagar issued two special covers on occasion of inauguration of India's first Floating Post Office and Museum at Dal Lake, Srinagar.
I received this two beautiful set of special cover from my dear friend Kasinath and fellow blogger, for more details of the special cover click here

Thanks Kasinath for the cover.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Titanic Centenary 1912-2012

Gibraltar Stamps issued a set of Stamps on the RMS Titani in 2012

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

For more details visit the Titanic Link

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography:John Batchelor
Printer:BDT International
Process:Offset Lithography
Colours:4 cols.
Stamp size:36 x 40mm
Issue date:2012-01-31
Stamp Values:10p, 42p, 44p, 54p, 66p