Friday, October 30, 2009

Cancellstions for Olympics 08 -- Contd.

Yet  another cancellation from China showing Beibei,Jingjing,Huanhuan,Ying,Ying,Nini .....
Also the Motto of Olympics 2008 "One world,One Dream".

Stamps issued to celebrate Olympic Expo 2008 -- China

A Circular shaped Miniature sheet issued for Olympic Expo held in Beijing 2008 as a part of Olympic Stamp Issues.

The Beijing 2008 Expo with the theme "Light the Passion, Share the Dream" opened on Friday, August 8, at the Beijing Expo Center.

The expo collection contains memorabilia like postage stamps, money, pins and works of art from past Olympic Games, including some never before seen artifacts from the Olympic Museum in Switzerland. Among the more than 1,100 Olympic postage stamps received from 23 different countries is a historic stamp from the 1896 Athens Olympics.

The above 2 stamps issued  to commemorate Olympic Expo that held in Beijing 2008. The Stamps are of Stamp in Stamp issue showing 1896 Olympics Issue by Greece and 15 C issue of Portugal for 1928 Olympics.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 -- China

Cancellation from the Tiger Hills,Suzhou,Jiangsu...

Thanks to my friend XU Wei for getting me these Cancellations

cancellations for Olympics 2008 -- China

Another Cancellation from Suzhou,Jiangsu Province of China....

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 -- China

Cancellation from  Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 -- China

Yet another cancellation issued on the opening day of Olympics showing the National Stadium and also a lady dancing!!

A Very Beautiful cancellation 

Portugal Issue for Olympics 2008

Portugal Issue of Olympics 2008. Actually there are only 3 Stamps .In miniature sheet there is one more stamp added ..Also Portugal Miniature sheet had a peculiar type of Perforation..In the middle of each stamp,you can see a cross mark...

Thanks to my friend Bojan from Serbia who helped to get this set...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Philatelic Bureau of My Town


The Madurai Philatelic Bureau located near Railway Station is one among the 2 General Post Offices located in my Home town... The Post Office started in 1931 during the British Period is now converted to Philatelic Bureau.The PostOffice main purpose is for the sorting of letters ..

Inside the Philatelic Bureau, While the Post Officer of Philatelic Bureau Mr.R.Sundar Rajan is satisfying the need of a Philatelist...

 The Permanent Pictorial  Cancellation of my Home Town showing the Fish Flag of the Pandyas.Pandiyas are those kings who ruled the south of Tamilnadu,India during the early ages ...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 Torch Relay in China -Contd..............


Few More Cancellations from Suzhou,Jiangsu  Province for Olympics-2008 Torch Relay..

Suzhou is one of China's most famous cultural and historical cities. It is located at the center of the Yangtze River Delta region, in the southeast part of Jiangsu province, west of Shanghai.
The total area of the city is 8,488 square kilometers including 1,650 square kilometers of urban area. The population at the end of 2006 was 6.1 million.
The city tree of Suzhou is camphor laurel. And the city flower of Suzhou is sweet osmanthus, which symbolizes grace, honor, friendship, love and fortune.

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 Torch Relay in China


Cancellations for torch Relay laid at Suzhou,Jiangsu Province of China.

Cancellations for Olympics 2008 Torch Relay in China



Olympic Torch Relay Cancellations laid in Beijing to celebrate the Lightning of Olympic Torch in Mt.Olympus,Greece.

I  request our philatelic friends in China to translate these details in images...It'll be very useful to us...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Olympic Issue for 2012-London Olympics -- Cancellations for 22-10-09 Issue


The Cancellations are to be laid by Great Britain for their First issue of Olympics 2012  Stamps Program .One is to be laid at Tallents House,Edinburgh and another at Badminton,Avon. I hope I can get any of these cancellations....

Waiting to get these covers!!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rare Fauna of North East -- Latest Indian Issue



 The Fauna of North East India issued on First October is reaching the Post offices slowly and Steadily....These are the images of those issues even though it'll look beautiful when you see it in live...I hope to get  these issue on the coming Monday where my post master has told to me to get in Monday...If any of our philatelic friends needs this issue i request them to  drop E-mail to    SA RAVANAN

 Thanks to Mr.Vinod for Images

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Latest Indian Issue -- Special Definitive Gandhiji

A Special Definitive of Rs 25/- Denomination was released by India Post on 02 Oct 2009 to Commemorate ‘International Day Of Non- Violence ‘ and Gandhiji’s 140th Birth Anniversary. A FDC has also been issued.

Date of Issue -- 02 -Oct - 2009

Denomination Rs 25 /- (Rupees Twenty Five only)

Stamps per sheet - 70

Congratulations,Rio De Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro Elected As 2016 Host City
The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOC’s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.

“Well done, Rio!”
Following the election, Rogge said, “I would like to congratulate the city of Rio de Janeiro on its election as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio de Janeiro presented the IOC with a very strong technical bid, built upon a vision of the Games being a celebration of the athletes and sport, as well as providing the opportunity for the city, region and country to deliver their broader long-term aspirations for the future. This call to “live your passion” clearly struck a chord with my fellow members, and we now look forward to seeing Rio de Janeiro staging the first Olympic Games on the continent of South America. Well done, Rio!” He continued, “I would also like to thank Nawal El Moutawakel and her Evaluation Commission team for the excellent work that they undertook and which allowed us to reach today’s decision.”

Games of Celebration and Transformation
The Rio 2016 Games will be, first and foremost, a celebration of athletes, who will perform in world-class venues all located in the host city itself. The Rio Games will also celebrate and showcase sport, thanks to the city’s stunning setting and a desire to lift event presentation to new heights. At the same time, Rio 2016 will be an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country – an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city. 

A Sporting Celebration
Rio 2016 will provide the best possible environment for peak performances. Athletes will enjoy world-class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in a compact layout for maximum convenience. The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and MaracanĂ£ – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are constructed as permanent legacy venues.

The Vote
The IOC members made their choice for 2016 following a long and detailed process, which included the presentations made today by the cities of Chicago (United States), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain)*, a report and presentation from the IOC’s 2016 Evaluation Commission, chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the Candidature files of each city, and a technical meeting for the IOC members held in Lausanne this June.

* Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots as performed by the IOC Executive Board in December 2007. 

Results of the vote:

Round 1
Madrid: 28 votes
Rio de Janeiro: 26 votes
Tokyo: 22 votes
Chicago: 18 votes
Round 2
Tokyo: 20 votes
Rio de Janeiro: 46 votes
Madrid: 29 votes

Round 3
Rio de Janeiro: 66 votes
Madrid: 32 votes




Like expect the unexpected Rio DJ won the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games,after 1968 Mexico,the first Latin country to hold Olympic events