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India Post is Issuing Stamp on "Ahimsa Paramo Dharma" India Post is Issuing Stamp on “Ahimsa Paramo Dharma” on 17th June 2019. “Ahimsa Paramo Dharma” is a Sanskrit phrase that was popularized by Mahatma Gandhi.The stamp and other philateli…

1454. 🇮🇲🇵🇳 Isle Of Man Moby Dick Issue And A Pitcairn Bird. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡µðŸ‡³ Isle Of Man Moby Dick Issue And A Pitcairn Bird. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡² Details of the previously mentioned set of 6 stamps which the Isle Of Man Post Office intends to release on 22 July 2019 to commemorate the Birth Bicentenary of Herman Melville, author of the novel Moby Dick, are now available.

India Post Issued Postmark on Buddha By Anil Kr Pujara from Wuhan India Post has released another pictorial postmark on Lord Buddha on the fifth day of Wuhan International Philatelic Exhibition.

Postbox, Postmark, mark Centenary of First Transatlantic Flight, Royal Mail press release:Royal Mail is launching a commemorative postbox, special postmark and online gallery to mark the centenary of the first transatlantic airmail flight. The commemorative postbox is being unveiled on Harlington High Street, close to Heathrow Airport, the home of Royal Mail's Worldwide Distribution Centre.

OTD: Tommy Douglas wins Saskatchewan election, leads Canada's first socialist government On today's date in 1944, Tommy Douglas won the Saskatchewan provincial election in a landslide vote after the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation won 47 of 52 seats to defeat William Patterson's Liberal Party.

Indian Winners at SYDNEY STAMP & COIN EXPO 2019 The Readers are requested to contact author or the contributor of the particular article if they have any objection or do not agree with the views expressed in the article.

OTD: Province of Canada issues 'Black Empress' On today's date in 1851, the Province of Canada released its third postage stamp, a 12-pence black featuring a portrait of Queen Victoria.

1452. 🇮🇲 Isle Of Man’s ‘Age Of Rebellion’. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡² The Isle Of Man Post Office plans to issue an interesting set of 6 stamps and a £15.08p Prestige booklet on 1 July 2019 titled 'The Age Of Rebellion'.

Gandhi Postmark at Wuhan By Anil Kr Pujara from Wuhan India Post has released a pictorial postmark on Mahatma Gandhi at Wuhan philatelic exhibition, China.

New Stamps Released from Bosnia and Herzegovina Catacombs in Jajce, a Christian religious building, are a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.In written records name Jajce was first mentioned in 1396 in the time of the rule of Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić when the town is experiencing political and cultural development.

Effects of 2018 postal strike still being felt in first quarter Canada Post reported a before-tax profit of $23 million in the first quarter of 2019, citing "modest" growth in its parcels business due to "the continued impact from major customers making other delivery arrangements" following last year's five-week rotating strike.

Armenia Issued Stamp on Henrikh Mkhitaryan The postage stamp depicts the famous Armenian footballer, the captain of the Armenian National Football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan wearing the T-shirt of the Armenian national football team. The portr…

Unique Martinsyde, one-shilling quadrisect covers highlight third Highlands Collection sale Two covers - one the sole example of the rare "Martinsyde" manuscript on Newfoundland's five-cent caribou, and the other a unique usage of Nova Scotia's one-shilling quadrisect - are among the highlights of the third part of the Highlands Collection sale.

OTD: Lang cancels show amid vegetarian controversy On today's date in 1992, Canadian-born country music artist k.d. lang cancelled her planned show in Owen Sound, Ont. after local beef farmers threatened to blockade the concert parking lot with tractors and other farm equipment. The vegetarian singer had already angered Alberta farmers by appearing in a "Meat Stinks" advertising campaign.

India Post is Issuing Stamps on Sari in Myriad Forms India Post is issuing second part of Indian fashion series on 12th June 2019.Theme of this issue is Sari in myriad forms.

1451. 🇬🇭 Ghana 2016 Election Issue. 🇬🇭 I have mentioned in previous Blogs the set of 5 stamps issued by the postal administration of Ghana which was issued during 2016 in the run up to the general election there to exhort politicians and voters alike to show restraint and behave peacefully during the election campaign.

'Symposium' connects historians with history A sign of summer holidays for some philatelists, the annual Postal History Society of Canada Symposium is now in its third year. Once again, this year's festivities are set to kick off this July in Hamilton, Ont.

Avro Arrow remembered on 2019 Royal cover The 60th anniversary of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow is marked on the show cover for this year's Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Convention, which is coming to Mississauga in just over a week. On Feb. 20, 1959, prime minister John Diefenbaker announced the termination of A.V.

OTD: Gilbert granted permission to explore, colonize North American coast On today's date in 1578, Queen Elizabeth I granted Humphrey Gilbert a letters patent to explore and colonize the coast of North America. An experienced colonizer of Ireland and early supporter of a Northwest Passage, Gilbert would take possession of the colony of Newfoundland on Aug.

1450. 🇳🇿🇳🇺🇹🇰 Up Everest And To The Moon. 🇳🇿🇳🇺🇹🇰 Up Everest And To The Moon. The issue was designed by Helcia Berryman of Grange Park Creative and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14.5. Rating: - ***.

OTD: Bob Dylan, The Band begin recording Basement Tapes On today's date in 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band started recording the long-unreleased sessions that would eventually become known as The Basement Tapes. In 2011, Canada Post featured The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson on a multi-coloured Permanent-rate stamp as part of the third installment of its Canadian Recording Artists issue.

RPSC Fellow Edmund Harris dies at 93 Alberta philatelist Edmund Harris, a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and a member of the Order of the Beaver, died this April at the age of 93. Born in Edmonton on April 11, 1926, Harris came of age during the Great Depression and Second World War, during which time he served as an infantry signaller with the Seaforth Highlanders.

OTD: 'Cyclone Taylor,' hockey's first star, dies in Vancouver On today's date in 1979, one of hockey's first star players, Cyclone Taylor, died in his sleep in Vancouver, B.C. Frederick Wellington "Cyclone" Taylor was born on June 23, 1884, in Tara, Ont., near Owen Sound.

VAT refunds on imports If your interest extends beyond modern stamps bought direct from Royal Mail or the Post Office, and if you are in the UK and buy from outside the EU, you may have your package intercepted by Royal Mail and subjected to VAT on import, and Royal Mail's handling charge which is currently £8.

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