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Friday, 29 December 2017

636) Mexican Libertad Gold and Silver Bullion coins: 2017 issues include Gold and Silver Kilo coins in extremely limited mintage, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Kilo coin issues by "La Casa de Moneda de Mexico" (Mint of Mexico):

636) Mexican Libertad Gold and Silver Bullion coins: 2017 issues include  Gold and Silver Kilo coins in extremely limited mintage,  celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Kilo coin issues by "La Casa de Moneda de Mexico" (Mint of Mexico):


Libertad coins are gold and silver bullion coins, which are sold in 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Troy Ounce weights for both gold and silver coins. For the last 15 years, this coin has also been minted in one Kilo gold weights.

These bullion coins have a metal composition of .999 fine Silver (Ag) or .999 fine Gold (Au).  These coins are valued for their beautiful classic designs as well as their Gold and Silver content.


The one Kilo Silver gold coin issued in 2017 placed against the background of the first page representation of the Codex Mendoza.


               A representation of the first page of the Codex Mendoza

The Codex Mendoza is an Aztec Code created 15 years after the 1521 Spanish conquest of Mexico, with the intent that it be seen by Charles , the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Spain. It contains the history of the Aztec Kings and their conquests, a list of the tribute paid by the conquered, and a description of daily Aztec life in traditional Aztec pictograms with Spanish explanations and commentary. The Codex was named after the Spanish Viceroy Don Antonio de Mendoza who commissioned the Codex. 

The Reverse of this coin has traditionally had the  image of the winged Victoria of the Mexican Independence Victory Column in front of a landscape showing the two famous volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. The purity and weight of the Silver or Gold, the year of issue and the fineness of the metal used are imprinted (generally in Spanish) on the outer edge of this face.

On the Obverse of the coin is depicted the Coat of Arms of Mexico which shows a Golden Eagle perched on a cactus, with a serpent (rattlesnake) in its beak.

The original design of the Libertad was patterned on the Mexican "Centenario" Gold Coin (The "Centenario" is a Mexican Gold bullion coin which was first minted in 1921 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Mexico's Independence from Spain.

The recent versions of the Libertad depict the Winged Victoria from another angle and the other side depicts the Coat of Arms of Mexico in the centre, surrounded by historical Mexican Coat of Arms of the ten Unites States of Mexico (USM).

The Mexican Libertad is an internationally acclaimed series brought out by the Mint of Mexico. The Libertad pre-dates most other popular modern bullion coins with only a few exceptions, such as - the Canadian Maple Leaf and the South African Krugerrand.

The Gold Coin variants of the Libertad were first introduced by the Mexican Mint in 1981, followed by a 1 Troy Ounce Silver Coin minted in 1982. Interestingly, these coins were minted in limited numbers and are highly sought after collector items.

Winged Victoria: Victoria in ancient Roman religion was the personified goddess of victory and is the equivalent of the Greek Goddess Nike, associated with Bellona. She was adapted from the Sabine Agricultural goddess Vacuna and had a temple dedicated to her on the Palantine Hill, which is the centre-most of the Seven-Hills of Rome, apart from several other temples built in her honour. 

Victoria was a symbol of victory over death and determined who would be successful during war. She was worshipped by triumphant generals returning from war.

Victoria was often depicted on Roman coins, jewellery, architecture and pieces of art, seen in a chariot or a "quadriga" (a four horse driven chariot).

Mexican Independence Victory Column:

The "Angel of Independence" most commonly known as "El Angel", officially known as "Monumento a la Independencia" (meaning "Monument of Independence") is a victory column on a round-about on the major thoroughfare of "Paseo de la Reforma" in Mexico City.


It was built in 1910 to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence. Later, it was converted into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war.


The base of the column is quadrangular with each vertex featuring a bronze sculpture symbolising law, war, justice and peace. The column stands 148 feet tall. Crowning the column is a 6.7 metres (22 feet approx.) statue of Victoria. It is made of bronze, covered with 24 Karat gold and weighs 7 tonnes. In her right hand, the Angel holds a laurel crown symbolising victory, while in her left hand she holds a broken chain symbolising  freedom.

                The statue of Victoria above the Victory Column

Popocatepetl:


This is an active stratovolcano, located in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos in Central Mexico which lies in the Eastern half of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. At 5,426 metres (or 17,802 feet) it is the second highest peak in Mexico, after Citlaltepetl (Pico de Orizaba) which stands at 5,636 metres (or 18,491 feet).

Popocatepetl is linked to the Iztaccihuatl volcano to the North by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortes.

Iztaccihuatl:

This is a dormant volcanic mountain in Mexico  located on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla. It is the third highest peak in Mexico standing at 5,230 metres (or 17,160 feet). The name "Iztaccihuatl" in Nahuati means "White Woman", reflecting the four individual snow-capped peaks which depict the head, chest, knees and feet of a sleeping female when seen from East to West.

Iztaccihuatl lies to the North of Popocatepetl, to which it is connected by the Paso de Cortes.

These two volcanoes together tell a story of two lovers from warring families similar to Romeo anf Juliet - The volcanoes represent the warrior Iztaccihuatl mourning the death of his beloved Popocatepetl.

About the Mint of Mexico:

The Mint of Mexico (La Casa de Moneda de Mexico) is the National Mint of Mexico. It was established in 1535 during the period of the Spanish Viceroyalty, with permission being granted from the  Spanish Crown. This is the oldest Mint in the American Continents.

Interestingly, Peso coins made at this mint were widely circulated to Asia, including China and Japan and the rest of the Americas.

The latest Silver Libertad bullion coins issued by the Mint of Mexico:

The 2017 Silver Libertad is a Mexican .999 fine Silver Bullion coin which is available in a range of more than a half dozen sizes, including fractional issues. As mentioned earlier, the Mexican Libertad has been minted since 1981 (it was only once offered as a Platinum Proof coin). The one-ounce Silver Libertad was first struck in 1982 and since 1991, it has been minted in an array of other sizes.

The 2017 Silver Libertads have been minted in the usual variety of sizes, including - 1/20 Ounce, 1/10 Ounce, 1/4 Ounce, 1/2 Ounce, 1 Ounce, 2 Ounce, and 5 Ounce pieces/coins.

An interesting variation of the 2017 Silver Libertad issue is a coin of one kilogram weight which is of Brilliant Uncirculated coin quality.
The Obverse of a one Ounce (1 Onza - in Spanish) Silver Libertad coin issued in 2017

The Obverse of the 2017 Silver Libertads feature Mexico's National Coat of Arms, which depicts a Mexican Eagle perched on a cactus with a snake writhing in its beak. The Coat of Arms is contained within a circular design element, with the bottom half of the circular border composed of a wreath and the top half indicated by the legend "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS" (meaning "MEXICAN UNITED STATES" or "UNITED STATES OF MEXICO").

Surrounding the central feature are ten smaller versions of the National Seal/Coat of Arms, all featuring the Mexican Eagle in various symbolic poses representing the 10 United States of Mexico (USM).
The Reverse of the one Ounce Silver Libertad coin issued in 2017

On the Reverse of the 2017 Silver Libertads, the statue of the winged goddess Victoria is in the centre. The Reverse side depiction, even though it shows neither the urban jungle of Mexico City nor depicts the laurel crown/wreath and the broken chain seen on the iconic statue, is nevertheless rooted in realism.

Victoria's engraving on the coin is strikingly similar to the physical pose as she holds on the statue and the peaks of the two volcanoes - Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, rising less than 50 miles South-east of the famous statue are rather similar to the actual peaks and which can be seen on clear days from Mexico City.

Across the top half of the Reverse face along the periphery is inscribed "1 ONZA PLATA PURA 2017 LEY .999" (meaning "1 OUNCE  PURE SILVER .999 FINE"). The "La Casa Moneda de Mexico" or "Mint of Mexico's" mintmark "oM" (a small "o" on top of a larger, capital "M") is seen in the upper-right quadrant of the Reverse field.

The specifications of these coins are:

Denomination: 1/20 Ounce, 1/10 Ounce, 1/4 Ounce, 1/2 Ounce, 1 Ounce, 2 Ounces, 5 Ounces; Mint: Mint of Mexico; Mintmark: "oM"; Metal Composition:  .999 Silver (Au); Weight: 31.1 grams; Diameter/Size: 40.0 mm; Edge: Reeded; Coin Quality: Business Strike, Proof, Special Finish, Brilliant Uncirculated; Year of Issue: 2017

One Kilo Silver Libertad:

In 2017, the One Kilo Silver Libertad coin is in its 15th year of issue. To celebrate the occasion, the Bank of Mexico has released a high-relief Kilo Libertad with a special beautiful wood-case and a statue of the Winged Angel of Liberty that sits on top of it.
The Obverse of the one Kilo Coin presents the Mexican National Seal/Emblem, with an eagle sitting atop a cactus surrounded by symbols representing Mexico's 10 Provinces.
The Reverse of the one Kilo Coin depicts the Victoria statue of Mexican Independence Column in front of the twin volcanic mountains of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl surrounded by the weight purity and date.

The mintage of this Brilliant Uncirculated coin is 200 pieces only, the lowest ever mintage for a Kilo coin.

On the other hand, the Proof-like Libertad Kilo coin released earlier this year come with a mintage of 500 pieces.
The high relief 1 Kilo coin comes in this special wooden case with a statue of Victoria perched on top of it

The specifications of this coin are:

Denomination: 1 Kilo; Metal content: 32.15 Troy Ounce (Oz); Metal Composition: .999 Silver (Au); Diameter/Size: 110.0 mm; Thickness: 11.5 mm; Mint: "La Casa Moneda de Mexico" (Mint of Mexico); Mintmark: "oM"; Mintage: 200 pieces;  Year of Issue :2017.

Gold Libertad coins:

The Obverse of a 1 Oz (One Ounce) Gold Coin variant shows similar features as the Silver Bullion coins
The Reverse of a 1 Oz Gold Coin variant issued in 2016 exhibits all the features as the Silver Bullion coin. The peripheral Inscription reads in Spanish - "1 ONZA ORO PURO 2016 LEY .999" and bears the Mint of Mexico's Mint mark "oM".




Links to some other interesting posts on South American countries and Mexico:



Saturday, 23 December 2017

635) Alfred Adler (1870-1937): The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy 50 Euro Gold Coin Series minted by the Austrian Mint: being issued on 24.01.2018 (coin launched by the Mint on 19.12.2017):

635) Alfred Adler (1870-1937): The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy 50 Euro Gold Coin Series minted by the Austrian Mint: being issued on 24.01.2018 (coin launched by the Mint on 19.12.2017):

Alfred Adler (1870-1937):

The second coin in "The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy" Gold Coin Series, is dedicated to Alfred Adler and the second Viennese School of Psychotherapy. Originally a member of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic movement, Adler left Freud to found the Society for Individual Psychology in 1912.

Individual Psychology: became a viable alternative to Psychoanalysis and like the other two pioneers honoured in this Series, Adler had a major impact on the development of Psychotherapy, the scientific discipline established in Vienna in the 20th Century.


Free Thinker: Born in Vienna in 1870, Adler was the second of 7 children born to Hungarian-Jewish parents.

After his studies at the University of Vienna, he became an ophthalmologist before moving into general practice. His clinical experience led him to conclude that each patient should be viewed as a unique entity, that they are free beings who are not determined by our instincts and that we have to solve the cultural responsibilities that life imposes on them. 

This idea made individual psychology a therapeutic alternative to psychoanalysis, a development that was temporarily hindered by the First World War, during which Adler served as a doctor with the Austrian Army.

After the war, Adler's influence grew considerably. From 1927, he was a regular visitor to the USA, where his optimistic view of humanity achieved great popularity. 

In the early 1930s, Adler's Jewish heritage led to the closure of his Austrian clinics and he left the country of his birth for a Professorship at the Long Island College of Medicine. One of the world's best known psychologists of his time, Adler passed away in 1937, while on a lecture tour in Scotland.

The Commemorative Coin:

An image of the Obverse and Reverse faces of the 50 Euro Gold Coin

The Obverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin depicts a three-quarter left facing portrait of Alfred Adler along with the vertical text REPUBLIK OSTERREICH", the name "ALFRED ADLER", the year of issue "2018" and the denomination of the coin "50 EURO".

The Reverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin depicts a stylised image of a family unit  of three - a little community - the key concept in Adler's Individual Psychology.

The specifications of this coin are:
Denomination: 50 Euro; Metal Composition: .986 Gold (Au); Weight: 7.78 grams or 0.25 Oz; Total Weight: 7.89 grams; Diameter/Size: 22.0 mm; Coin Quality: Proof; Maximum Mintage: 20,000 pieces; Year of minting: 2017 (with the coin available from 24.01.2018, with the year "2018" also marked as the year of issue); Mint: Austrian Mint; Coin Designers: Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wahner.


The coin comes in a case complete with a numbered Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) and a branded Austrian Mint protective custom slipcase.

A purpose-designed Presentation case, which houses all three coins in the Series  is also available complete with a decorative slipcase featuring a period picture of a patient lying on a psychoanalyst's couch.

The next coin in the Series will be dedicated to Viktor Emil Frankl  (1905-1997), who was founder of Logo-therapy, the theory which is founded on the belief that human nature is motivated by the search for a life purpose.



Links:


1) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: First Coin: "700 Years of Hall City in Tirol or Tyrol"










Friday, 22 December 2017

634) Noah's Ark: A 500 Dram Collector's Banknote from the Central Bank of Armenia in circulation from 22.11.2017:

634) Noah's Ark: A 500 Dram Collector's Banknote from the Central Bank of Armenia in circulation from 22.11.2017:

The Central Bank of Armenia has issued a new commemorative Banknote on 22.11.2017 which showcases the tale of Noah's Ark - a biblical story  with a significant connection to the land of Armenia and its people. 

In the Book of Genesis, the Mountains of Ararat are the place where Noah's Ark came to land after the great flood. Near the top of Mount Ararat, long considered a historical symbol of Armenian identity, explorers have found remnants of the Noah's Ark beneath the snow and volcanic debris on Mount Ararat, in present day Turkey.

The 500 Dram Banknote is printed on an alternative to traditional cotton fibre paper, which combines paper covered with thin polyester layers on both sides and was developed by the Germany-based company Louisenthal, a subsidiary of the Note paper/printing, security paper making/printing and security features innovation  major Gisenke & Devrient (G & D).

The Hybrid Banknote substrate  combines the advantages of paper Bank Notes and polymer Bank Notes together in an innovative combination of protective polyester film around a cotton fibre core. Such Banknotes are presently circulating in four continents - Africa, America, Asia and Europe and combine security with durability.


The Front of the 500 Dram Banknote features images of a Reliquary (meaning "a container of Relics") with a fragment of Noah's Ark and the Monastery of Etchmiadzin. In the background is Mount Ararat.


The Back of the 500 Dram Banknote features images of Noah along with his family, with animals and birds around them. In the background is Mount Ararat.

The Size of the Banknote is 140 x 76 mm and its pre-dominant colours are gold, grey, brown and blue. The Banknote is dated "2017".

Salient Security Features:

Substrate - The Banknote has been printed on Hybrid"TM" - a high quality composite substrate based on a cotton paper, covered with thin polyester layers on both sides.

Watermark: The multi-tone watermark with an image of the Noah's Ark and the two-tone watermark reflecting the nominal value of the bank note:


Security Thread: A window security thread with an effect of colour shifting from gold to green. It contains bright "swimming" 3 D circles and inter-changeable sections - an image of the Noah's Ark and de-metallized patterns "500" and "AMD":

Transparent window: There is a transparent window with a precisely defined image of the Noah's Ark:

Intaglio printing: On the Front of the Banknote, the images of the Noah's Ark Reliquary and the Monastery of Etchmiadzin, as well as the denominational value of the Banknote in figures and in letters are printed in intaglio - they have a raised surface, which one can feel with fingertips:


Micro-text and micro-images:
The Front and Back of the Banknote are equipped with micro-text and micro-images, which can be identified with a magnifying glass:


UV Feature:
The Front and Back of the Banknote have areas printed with fluorescent ink, which become visible only under the ultra-violet light/rays:


Kinegram: Security Foil on the Front of the Banknote containing 3D image of the Noah's Ark fragment with dynamic and colour shifting effects from gold to green, as well as, bright patterns in the upper and lower parts of the Noah Ark Reliquary:


Optically Variable Ink: Security feature on the Front of the Banknote in the form of a dove with an olive branch in its beak and contains colour-shifting  effect from gold the green and  bright "swimming" 3D circles:








Thursday, 21 December 2017

633) Centenary of "Mahasamadhi"of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 15.12.2017:

633) Centenary of "Mahasamadhi"of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 15.12.2017:

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba was first seen in Shirdi as a youth in his teens, in the second half of the 19th Century. He spoke a plethora of languages including Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu etc. He participated in Hindu as well as Muslim festivals.

His approach was universal and humanitarian.

By 15.10.1918, when Shirdi Sai Baba completed his earthly sojourn, Shirdi had turned from an insignificant village of the Indian State of Maharashtra, into a spiritual haven, teeming with devotees, spiritual seekers, mendicants of different religions and celebrities like Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Shirdi Sai Baba - "Sadguru" to the Hindus and a "Fakir" ("Dervish" or "Darvaish") to the Muslims was the axis around which the lives of his devotees revolved.

Many persons who have recorded their encounter with Shri Shirdi Sai Baba in books and personal diaries  are unequivocal in their opinion - they were captivated by his divine charm and overcome by his compassion. He was the divine protector of all those who visited him, having accepted him as their spiritual guide.

To Shirdi Sai Baba, differentiation in fate and pedigree of the devotees made no difference. His divine personality - full of miracles -, his humaneness, his personality - full of compassion - endeared him to his devotees - one and all.

As a result of his multi-dimensional activities - both temporal and spiritual - for the amelioration of his protégés, music, literature, folklore, drama and even talk among the villagers   filled the social environment of the village.

Whether it was the construction of a temple or a house, the sickness of an individual, the education or rearing of children, the celebration of any religious or social festival or the settlement of a dispute, his decision was the final word of wisdom and judgment. He always stood between his devotees and suffering. Most of the villagers and the visitors to Shirdi, willingly followed this way of living with  Baba. He always stood for inculcating the qualities of compassion, love and tolerance in all human beings  and faiths. He never preached, rather taught everybody through his actions.

The devotees, born after the Samadhi of Shirdi Sai Baba have only read about him, visited Shirdi, prayed at his tomb and nearby places in the vicinity, related to him, have all truly believed that Shirdi Sai Baba truly looks after their well-being and helps them in many ways. They believe that he is present at all times and has a divine aura about him. 

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba entered Mahasamadhi on 15.10.1918 on the day of Dussera or Vijayadashami. 
Various temples and organisations, dedicated to him and the Shirdi Sai Movement, both in India and abroad are organising centenary celebrations between October 2017 and October 2018.

The commemorative Stamp issued by India Post:

          The First Day Cover issued on the day of release of the Stamp 

It bears his image on the left with the inscription "Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Ki Mahasamadhi Ki Shatvarshiki" ( in Hindi) and "Centenary of Mahasamadhi of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba" (in English).  In the background is Shirdi Sai Baba looking towards the Sai Baba Temple. 



At right is the 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp cancelled with a New Delhi Head Office Handstamp inscribed "Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Ki Mahasamadhi Ki Shatvarshiki"(in Hindi) and "Centenary of Mahasamadhi of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba" (in English) on the outer periphery and flowers in the centre, symbolising his taking Mahasamadhi. The Handstamp cancellation is dated "15.12.2017".

Posted on 02.02.2018:

The above First Day Cover (FDC) is of Pune GPO. The Cancellation Handstamp is dated "15.12.2017". 


            The 500 Paise or Rs.5/- Stamp issued on the occasion

A Setenant (set of four stamps) issued on the occasion of release of the stamp


A Full Sheet of Stamps (9 x 5 = 45 stamps) issued at the time of release of the stamp


               The Information Brochure issued on the occasion

Technical Data:

Issuer: Department of Posts, India or India Post.

Date of issue: 15.12.2017

Denomination of Stamp: 500 Paise or Rs.5/-

No. of Stamps printed: 600,700

Printing Process: Wet Offset

Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad













Links to posts on Army Post Office (APO) issues:


2) 18th Battalion - The JAT Regiment- Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of its raising on 01.10.1966 at Secunderabad


3) 7 Engineer Regiment: Golden Jubilee celebration of its raising on 01.05.1966 : A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 05.12.2016.


4) 151 Air Defence Regiment (Self Propelled) (Chhamb): Golden Jubilee Celebrations: A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 05.12.2016


5) 66 Armoured Regiment: Golden Jubilee Celebrations (1966-2016). A Special Cover issued by 56 APO on 06.12.2016


6) 3 Squadron (IAF) (COBRAS): Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (1941-2016): A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 10.12.2016

7) 2nd Battalion The Mahar Regiment: Platinum Jubilee (1941-2016): A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 13.12.2016

8) The Brigade of The Guards: Commemorating the XXV BIENNIAL CONFERENCE & XI REUNION -2016: A Special Postal Cover issued by 56 APO on 21.12.2016




10) 1 Air Formation Signal Regiment Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - 2016. A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 20.12.2016

11) 29 Air Defence Regiment (SAMBA): 60 years of Glorious Service : A Special Cover issued by 99 APO on 24.12.2016

12) 102 (VC) Engineer Regiment: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of its raising in 1965: A Special Cover issued by 99 APO on 28.12.2016

13) 130 Air Defence Regiment: Golden Jubilee Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by 56 APO commemorating the occasion on 28.01.2017

14) 3rd Battalion The Sikh Regiment: Centennial of the Battle of Hai fought on 01.02.1917 during WW I : A Special Cover issued by 56 APO on 01.02.2017

15) 27 Air Defence Missile Regiment (Amritsar Airfield): Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (75 Years) A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 04.02.2017

16) 237 Engineer Regiment : Golden Jubilee Celebrations ( 50 Years of Glorious Service). A Special Cover brought out by 99 APO on 11.02.2017


17) 26th Battalion The Madras Regiment: Golden Jubilee (1967-2017): A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 16.02.2017

18) Tri Services Veterans: Inaugural Armed Forces Veterans day: 14.01.2017: A Special Cover issued by 56 APO on 14.01.2017:


19) 79 Medium Regiment: Golden Jubilee Celebrations (1967-2017): A Special Cover brought out by 56 APO on 01.03.2017:




Other posts on the Indian Armed forces on this blog:



4) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

5) The Scinde Horse: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 16.11.2012 


6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 
8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 


Links to some  posts on the Forts of Maharashtra:

1) Shivneri Fort: A Special cover brought out by Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 30.03.2017  

2) Ahmednagar Fort: A Special Cover brought out by the Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal circle of India Post on 30.03.2017

 3) Torna Fort: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.03.2017

4) Sinhagad Fort: A Special Cover brought out by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2017 

 5)"Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid": A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016: includes The Defence of Panhalgarh and the legendary Battle of Pawan Khind 

6) Rohida Fort: A Special Cover brought out by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 14.07.2017


7) Pratapgad Fort: A Special Cover brought out by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 28.08.2017


8) Purandar fort: A Special Cover brought out by International Collector's Society of Rare Items and Maharashtra Postal Circle on 04.05.2017


9) Rajgad Fort: A Special Cover brought out by International Collector's Society of Rare Items & Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 30.06.2017

Links to Posts on Indian Post-Cards:


1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chanratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 

13) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 Post-cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

14) Sundarban (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

15) Sundarban (Part II): A set of 48 Post cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

16) Sundarban (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

17) Football Legendaries: A set of 18 Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

18) Wild India - Mammals: Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

19) Wild India - Mammals (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

20) Wild India - Mammals Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

21) Butterflies of India (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

22) Butterflies of India (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

23) Butterflies of India (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

24) Beetles: A set of five stylised Post Cards issued by the Chennai Postal Circle of India Post




28) Endangered (Bird) Species: Manipur Bush Quail: A set of four Picture Post Cards issued by India Post


29) Endangered (Bird) Species: Nilgiri Laughing Thrush: A set of four Picture Post Cards issued by India Post

Registered Post Envelopes:


 Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2017:

1) Splendour of India: Happy New Year: A set of 12 Stamps issued by India Post on 01.01.2017

2) 350th Prakash Utsav: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: A commemorative Stamp of Rs.10/- brought out by India Post on 05.01.2017

3) India-Portugal: Joint Issue: A set of two Stamps commemorating the Dandiya and Pauliteiros Dances issued by India Post on 07.01.2017 

4) Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or MGR) Birth Centenary : A Commeorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 17.01.2017 

5) Nature: India: A set of six commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

6) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): A commemorative stamp of Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 30.01.2017 

7) Headgears of India: A set of 16 stamps issued by India Post on 10.02.2017 

8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

9) Centenary of Ramjas College: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 13.02.2017 

10) Ladybird Beetle: A set of four Stamps brought out by India Post on 23.02.2017 

11) Yogada Satsang Society of India Centennial Celebrations: A 00 Paise or Rs./ stamp issued by India Post on 07.03.2017

12) Means of Transport Through The Ages: A set of 20 stamps issued by India Post on 25.03.2017 

13) Kotmi Sonar Crocodile Reserve/Park: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle on 29.01.2017 during a Philatelic Exhibition titled "BILASPEX 2017" 

14) Cub Scouts: Celebrating the Centenary of the Cub Scouts Movement in India and abroad in 2016 by issuing a commemorative stamp by India Post on 30.03.2017

15) Shivneri Fort: A Special cover brought out by Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 30.03.2017  

16) Ahmednagar Fort: A Special Cover brought out by the Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal circle of India Post on 30.03.2017 

17) World Theatre Day: A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 27.03.2017 

18) Coffee Stamp Rs.100/- (Part I) : The Strange Case of "Non-Fragrance" Wet Off-Set Stamps passed on as "Coffee Fragrance Stamps" by India post, thus defrauding/cheating its customers, released on 23.04.2017 

19) Coffee Stamp Rs.100/-: (Part II) The Strange Case of "Non-Fragrance" Wet Off-set Stamps passed on as "Coffee Fragrance Stamps" by India Post, thus defrauding/cheating its customers, released on 23.04.2017 

20) Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ambedkar Institute of telecom Training, Jabalpur: 75 years of its establishment: A commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 22.04.2017: 

21) Logo on Leaf (Cachet): TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 05.01.2017: 

22) Traditional Sarees of Tamilnadu: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 05.01.2017 

23) 250 Years of Thyagabrahmam or Tyagayya or Saint Thyagaraja: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017

24) Thiruvarur Temple Car: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

25) Lord Arthanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode:TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017  

26) Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

27) Spice of India: Turmeric: TANAPEX - 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

28) Legends of Tamil Cinema: 1) Samikannu Vincent 2) T.P. Rajalakshmi 3) M.G. Ramachandran : TANAPEX 2017: Three Special Covers issued on 07.01.2017   

 29) "Deekshabhoomi": The place of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's initiation into Buddhism: Two Commemorative stamps of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination issued by India Post on 14.04.2017

30) Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Tarigonda Vengamamba & Atukuri Molla: A set of 3 Stamps of 500 Paise each issued on 26.04.2017

31) Ramanujacharya: Millennium (1017-2017): 1000th Birth Anniversary: A commemorative stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/- brought out by India Post on 01.05.2017 

32) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI): A 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 05.05.2017 
  
33) Champaran Satyagrah Centenary: (1917-2017): Three commemorative stamps issued by India Post in the denominations of Rs.5/-, Rs.10/-, and Rs.25/- on 13.05.2017: 

 34) Torna Fort: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.03.2017

35) Sinhagad Fort: A Special Cover brought out by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2017


36) Eminent Writers: A set of five Commemorative Stamps issued on Kishan Chander, Bhisham Sahni, Srilal Shukla, K.V. Puttappa and Balwant Gargi by India Post on 31.05.2017 

37) International Day of Forests or World Forestry Day -. A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 21.03.2017 

38) Forest Research Institute , Dehradun: (19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference 3-7 April 2017): A Special cover issued by Uttarakhand Postal Circle of India Post on 03.04.2017 

39) Jhala Mann Singh (Jhala Manna): The martyr of the famous Battle of Haldighati: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 18.06.2017 

40) Survey of India: 20th Anniversary Commemoration celebrated with the issue of two stamps by India post on 22.06.2017: 

41) The Passport act, 1967:50 Years Commemoration: A 2500 Paise or Rs.25/- stamp brought out by Indiapost on 23.06.2017 

42) Banaras Hindu University (BHU): Celebrating the Centenary of its establishment (1916-2016): Two commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 28.06.2017 


43) Shrimad Rajchandraji: 150th Birth Anniversary Commemoration: A 500 Paise or Rs.5/- Stamp issued by India Post on 29.06.2017 












50) Rapid Action Force: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee of establishment of the RAF (CRPF) by issue of a stamp on 07.10.2017 

51) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport: Platinum Jubilee: Stamps in the denomination of Rs.15/- and Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 15.10.2017 


52) 3 Kumaon Rifles: Commemorating the centenary of the raising of the Battalion: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 23.10.2017

53) India-Russia Joint Issue: A set of two stamps (Rs.5/- and Rs.25/-) issued by India Post on 25.10.2017


54) Indian Cuisine: A set of 24 Stamps issued by India Post on 03.11.2017

55) Kavi Muddana, adikavi Nannaya & Draksharamam Bhimeswara Temple: 3 Postage stamps brought out by India Post on 01.11.2017

56) Nest: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 14.11.2017

57) Nanaji Deshmukh: A stamp of 500 Paise denomination issued by India Post on his 101st Birth Anniversary on 11.10.2017


58) Mahabharat: A set of 18 stamps issued by India Post on the great Epic Poem on 27.11.2017


59) INS KALVARI: Celebrating 50 years of Glorious Service in the Indian Navy on 07.12.2017


60) Centenary of the Mahasamadhi of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba : A postage stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued on 15.12.2017


Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian stamps issued during 2016

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

69) "Kargil Diwas" - A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 26.07.2016 

70) Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Swamy : A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out on his Birth Centenary on 27.08.2016 

71) Lady Hardinge Medical College: Commemorating the Centenary of establishment of LHMC by issue of Rs.5/- stamps by India Post on 23.09.2016 

72) Swachh Bharat Mission: Second set of Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 02.10.2016

73) Induction of C-130: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise issued by India Post on 06.10.2016 

74) Central Water and Power Research Station, (CWPRS) Pune: A commemorative Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post commemorating the Centenary Celabrations of establishment of the CWPRS

75) Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, India Post on 26.06.2016 

76) Jagadish Chandra Bose (Great Scientist): A Special Cover brought out by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 15.02. 2016 

77) "Near Threatened Birds": (Series I): Stamps issued by India Post to create awareness about four Near Threatened (NT) Bird species on 17.10.2016 

78) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016

79) National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas): Salute to the Unifier of India: A Commemorative postage stamp brought out on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by India Post on 31.10.2016 

80) 50 Years of Haryana: A Commemorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 01.11.2016 

81) Mahseer: A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region of the Department of Posts, in coordination with the Forest Department Madhya Pradesh on 09.09.2016 

82) Third Battalion:The Garhwal Rifles: A Commemorative postage stamp issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Battalion's Raising day in 1916. Stamp issued by India Post on 19.11.2016 

83) "Picnic": The theme of Children's day 2016: Two commemorative stamps brought out by Indiapost in the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- each on 14.11.2016 

84) Nobel Prize Winners of India: A Special Cover brought out by Rajasthan Postal Circle of India Post in co-ordination with the Philatelic Society of India and St. Xavier's School, Jaipur on 21.10.2016 

85) Chilika Lake: A Special Cover issued by the Odisha Postal Circle of India Post at the National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment - 30.09.2016 to 02.12.2016 on 30.09.2016 

86) Exotic Birds: A set of six Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 05.12.16 

87) Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 07.12.2016 

88) AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences): A Rs. 5/- commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of establishment of AIIMs on 03.12.16

89) Season's Greetings: A set of two Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 23.12.2016 

90) Samrat Vikramadittya: A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out by India Post on 22.12.2016 

91) 150 Years of setting up of the first building of Hardayal Heritage Public Library in 1866: Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 26.12.16 

92) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 26.12.2016 

93) Deendayal Upadhyaya: Birth centenary commemoration (1916-2016) A Commemorative stamp of Rs.10/- issued on him by India Post on 29.12.16 

94) Legendary Singers of India: A set of 10 stamps issued by India Post on 30.12.2016 

95) State Bank of Mysore (SBM): A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 16.12.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post  

34) Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla: A Commemorative 500 Paise Stamp issued by India Post on 20.06.2014 

35) Commemorating 150 Years of the Kuka Movement: A commemorative Stamp brought out by India Post on 24.12.2014

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

3) INS Vikramaditya: Celebrating the induction of the Aircraft Carrier into the Indian Navy: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 04.12.2013

4) 50 Years of Nagaland: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 01.12.2013 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

3) History of the Ancient & Modern Olympics and Paralympics & commemorative coins issued during the London Olympics and Paralympics: Also, includes a set of four stamps issued by India Post on 25.07.2012

4) National Mathematics Day: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 22.12.2012 

5) The Scinde Horse: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 16.11.2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

2) Commemorating 100 Years of the Establishment of the ICMR: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 08.11.2011 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

2) Crafts Museum, New Delhi: A set of two Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 21.12.2010 

3) Lalit Kala Akademi: A Rs.5/- stamp brought out by India Post on 31.12.2010 

4) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2010

5) Central Bank of India: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- celebrating the Centenary of the establishment of the Bank brought out by India Post on 23.12.2010 

List of Commemorative stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2009:

1) The Silent Valley: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of setting up the Silent Valley National Park by issue of a stamp on 15.11.2009 

2) Pterospernum acerifolium (or Muchkunda): A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 06.03.2009 

3) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2009 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

2) International Day of Disabled Persons (Since renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities): A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 03.12.2007 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts  in 2005:

 1) Celebrating 200 years of exciting heritage of State Bank of India

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2004:

 1) XVIII Summer Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004): A Presentation set of four stamps issued by India Post on 13.08.2004

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 1996:

1) Spirit of the Olympic Games, Athens-Atlanta: Celebrating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games: A set of two stamps issued

List of Commemorative Stamps issued  posts in 1964:
 
1) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & the INA: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 23.01.1964

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Other Postage stamps from Thailand:

5) "Nang Yai" (or Shadow Play Puppets"): International Letter Writing Week - 2008: Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by Thailand Post on 04.10.2008

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

 2) Kaleidoscopes: 200th Anniversary: Postage stamps issued by Jersey Post on 10.07.2017

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau


2) Bats of Gibraltar: A set of four stamps issued by Gibraltar Post in collaboration with WWF on 30.11.2017

3) Upper Rock Nature Reserve: A set of seven stamps issued by Gibraltar Post on 30.09.2017


Postage Stamps from Guernsey/Alderney Island:


1) "Coastal Eclipses": Stamps from Alderney Islands: Six Special Heat Sensitive Stamps issued by Guernsey Post on 19.07.2017



Postage Stamps from Romania: