Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
This cover I received on 11.12.2010 from Ricardo Lima from Brazil and also the following Miniature Sheet
The Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, (Rupicola rupicola), is found in the Guianan Shield, occurring in French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, southern Venezuela, eastern Colombia and northern Amazonian Brazil. It is a stout-bodied bird with an extraordinary half-moon crest, an orange-tipped black tail, black, orange and white wings, and silky-orange filaments of the inner remiges. Additionally, this species also has an orange bill, legs and skin. The Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae. It is found in the Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north- eastern Argentina, the Andes from Bolivia in south to Venezuela in north, the Perija and Santa Marta Mountains, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and the Tepuis. The Yellow-billed Blue Finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, a recent study has shown it to belong in the Thraupidae. It in the monotypic genus Porphyrospiza. It is found in Bolivia and Brazil. The Red-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanocephala) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family.lt is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. The Scarlet-headed Black bird (Amblyramphus holosericeus), is an icterid bird of southern South American wetlands. It occur in pairs in large reed beds in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina; Bolivia.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This cover I received on 26th December 2009, which was send to me by Denegri Andrea from Genova, Italy. The post mark on the cover is first day cancellation to commemorate the Christmas of 2009 and the stamps are Christmas 2009 stamps. The stamp displaying Jesus , Mary and Joseph is a painting by Domenico Piola , who was a Genoese painter of the Baroque period.
This cover also I received from Denegri Andrea from Genova, Italy on 02.06.2010. Stamp display dispaly Rock art in the valley camoniea, which is considered as the world heritage, in the North Italy. The post mark displays Raffaele Rubattino (1810-1881), who was an Italian businessman and one of the fathers historical naval armaments business, which proceeded from the Italian port of Genoa.
Friday, December 3, 2010
This cover was from France by Sobra Bruno.It was fixed with 3 stamps.Two stamps shows the same image of Henri Fabre the French aviator and the inventor of Le Canard, the first seaplane in history. The third stamps displays the image of painting " La Plage de Calais a Maree basse" by Joseph Mallord William Turner
This is another cover by Sobra Bruno. This cover displays the image of Mother Teresa and also fixed the stamp of Mother issued in France recently.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sri Lanka Miniature Sheet
1. Black Necked Stork, 2. Purple Swamphen, 3. Grey Heron, 4. While Throated Kingfisher, 5. Black Crowned Night Heron, 6. Scarlet Minivet, 7. White Rumped Shama, 8. Malabar Trogon, 9. Asian Paradise Flycatcher, 10. Little Green Bee - eater, 11. Brown Wood Owl, 12. Crested Serpent Eagle, 13. Crested Goshawk, 14. Jungle Owlet, 15. Rufous bellied Eagle, 16. Black Headed Munia 17. Pompadour Green Pigeon, 18. Plum Headed Parakeet, 19. Coppersmith Barbet, 20. Emerald Dove, 21. Blue Faced Malkoha, 22. Scimitar Babbler, 23. Painted Francolin, 24. Red Backed Woodpecker, 25. Malabar Pied Hornbill.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sandalwood Miniature Sheet
The Sandalwood tree is currently found in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, China, Taiwan, Hawaii, and some other South Pacific islands. In India the tree grows mainly in the States of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Botanically it is known as "Santalum album" and belongs to the Santalacea family and is a hemi parasite. As the tree grows, the essential oil develops in its roots and heartwood, which is the core of the sandalwood tree, and this can take upto 15 to 20 years. It is interesting to note that the sandalwood tree is not felled. Instead the tree is uprooted in the rainy season, when its roots are rich in the precious oil. It is said that one ton of the heartwood can yield upto 60 Kgs of oil.
Sandalwood tree is also valued for its wood and bark. The powdered bark is the main ingredient for making of "Agarbattis" or incense sticks, and the wood is used for carving. It is not commonly used as a construction material, but used to build temples and its aroma has lingered on through the centuries.
Powder or paste made with sandal wood is a traditional medicine. Along with the oil, it is used to treat a variety of ailments ranging from snakebites, respiratory tract and digestive complications, to skin problems, and also to nourish and beautify the skin. The fragrance of sandalwood is useful in aromatherapy, to relieve stress and depression.
Little wonder then that sandalwood is a very precious commodity. Commerce in sandalwood dates back to the beginnings of trade in India and Indian sandalwood is now quite rare and expensive. In 1792, the ruler of Mysore (part of present day Karnataka) had declared the sandalwood as a royal tree and, even today, no individual in India may own a sandalwood tree. All sandalwood trees in India are owned by the Government, and their harvest is strictly controlled. Nevertheless, it is a sad fact that the illegal felling and export of sandalwood is not uncommon, and this poses a serious threat to the tree and its habitat.
Sandalwood is an integral part of the Indian heritage, which we need to treasure and conserve. This is the first perfumed stamp brought out by India Post.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
This cover issued on 14th December 1961 to commemorate Centenary of Archaelogical Survey of India. This cover was canceled at Bombay.
This cover issued on 30th December 1977 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of October Revolution. Stamp displays Kremlin Tower and Soviet Flag.This FDC was cancelled at Coimbatore HO.
This cover issued on 1st October 1962 to commemorate the Wild Life Week.The stamp displays Indian Rhinoceros. This FDC was cancelled at Bombay GPO.
This cover issued on 10 November 1979 to commemorate Internation Children's Book fair, New Delhi. This FDC was cancelled at Trivandrum.
This cover issued on 31st October 1985 to commemorate the 1st death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India (3rd Issue). This FDC was cancelled at Bangalore
This cover issued on 30th December 1958 to commemorate India 1958 Exhibition, New Delhi. The stamp displays the Exhibition Gate. This FDC was cancelled at Madras.
This cover issued on 28th June 1966. The stamp displays Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Sikh Ruler & Warrior). This FDC was cancelled at Bombay GPO.
This cover issued on 15th May 1973 to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Indian Mountaineering Foundation. The stamp displays Mount Everest. This cover was canceled at Trivandrum GPO.
This cover issued on 1th January 1969 to commemorate the 130th Birth Anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee ( Writer ).This cover was issued at Trivandrum HO
This cover issued on 11th June 1967 from Trivandrum. The stamp displays Maharana Pratap (Rajput Leader).
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The following is the post card I received from USA by Steve Donovan
New York City, New York
Bird's-eye view of Manhattan and harbor.Beautiful and inspiring, this wondrous city is one of the largest city in the world. Lot of visitors visiting this city from all over the world.
Photo: by James Blank
Back of the Post card
Stamps and Post mark on the card
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This is the Post Card I received on 15th day of May 2010. It was send by Gianfranco Prelati ( Jan 80 ) from Rimini, Italy
Face of the PC
Back of the PC
This card was send on 06.05.2010 on the first day of issuing Railway stamps at Italy. So the First day post mark also stamped on the card
Stamp fixed on the card 1
Stamp fixed on the card 2