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1460. 🇲🇻🇬🇭 Filling A Few Gaps. 🇲🇻 After several years of patient waiting I have finally managed to obtain the 15MVR Turtle stamp for use on tourists' postcards issued by Maldives Post in, I think, 2012 which turned up on piece in some kiloware as these stamps usually do.

Special Cover Released on Tulsi Smarak Bhawan Chief Minister of UP Yogi Aditya Nath released a special cover on establishment of Kodamb Ram statue at Tulsi Smarak Bhawan at Ayodhya on 7th June 2019.

Long-time RPSC, Greene Foundation executive assistant retires After 13 years as executive assistant of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada plus another five with the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, Margaret Schulzke has retired from her roles effective July 1.

OTD: The Guess Who's 'These Eyes' certified gold On today's date in 1969, the single These Eyes by Winnipeg rock group The Guess Who was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. In the 1960s, a single had to sell one million copies within the U.S. to be certified gold, according to the RIAA.

OTD: John Cabot reaches Newfoundland On today's date in 1497, a hired Italian seaman named John Cabot reached Newfoundland on the Matthew following a 35-day voyage. This date is since remembered as "Discovery Day" in the present-day province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Matthew - a relatively small vessel carrying about 20 people and 50 tons of cargo - left Bristol in May 1497.

New Stamp Packs and Presentation Packs Available at India Post 1.Year Packs:2019 Stamp Year Pack ,2019 Miniature Sheet Year Pack ,2019 Sheetlet Year Pack 2.Presentation Packs: 150th Years of Mahatma Gandhi ,Aero India 201…

Rate increases proposed by Canada Post Canada Post is proposing to increase postage rates by two cents for domestic lettermail weighing 30 grams or less in 2020.

OTD: Diefenbaker sworn in as MP for record 12th time On today's date in 1974, prime minister John Diefenbaker was sworn in as an MP for the 12th consecutive time-a Canadian record, to which he would add another victory before his death five years later.

New stamps from India Rainbow June 2019 - 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi* Date of Issue : 26 June 2019* 500th Death Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci* Date of Issue : 20 May 2019… We are introducing our members through this Blog.

OTD: Canadarm sees first operational use On today's date in 1983, four days into National Aeronautics and Space Administration mission STS-7, the first operational use of the Canadarm saw the SPAS-01 deployed from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger.

OTD: George Brown joins 'Great Coalition' On today's date in 1864, George Brown joined the "Great Coalition" with George-Étienne Cartier and John A. Macdonald in an attempt to move Canada towards Confederation.

Philately Summer Camp at Gorakhpur A philately summer camp was organised at Head Post Office, Gorakhpur on 18-19 June,2019.The camp was inaugurated by Senior superintendent of Post Mr. S.N.Dubey in presence of Sr. Postmaster Mr. Bho…

1459. 🇹🇷 Northern Cyprus Issues Its Europa Stamps. 🇹🇷 Northern Cyprus Issues Its Europa Stamps. 🇹🇷 The postal service of the Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus issued a se-tenant pair of stamps on 20 June 2019 as its contribution to the 2019 Europa omnibus, the theme of which is 'National Birds'.

OTD: Secord learns of planned attack on British forces On today's date in 1813, Laura Secord learned of a planned U.S. attack, convincing her to travel more than 30 kilometres to warn British, Canadian and First Nation forces fighting during the War of 1812.

Canadian presence at China, Stockholmia exhibitions There was a noticeable Canadian presence at the recent China world stamp exhibition and Stockholmia international exhibition this spring, according to David McLaughlin, chair of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada's international liaison.

Pair charged with forging 3.6 million 1st class stamps: trial ongoing 🇦🇺 Australia Post Excessive Issuing Continues. - 🇦🇺 Vast numbers of new philatelic products are to be issued by Australia Post in the coming 2 months. They are all thematic subjects with little reas… Frome Penny Post, 1825 - The entire below has an example of the rare "FROME / Penny Post" handstamp from May 1825.

Crypto Stamp Here is an extraordinary stamp issued by Austria Post "Crypto Stamp" using the latest software technology ' Ethereum blockchain'. A collectible item for stamp collectors. It is definitely a unique item issued for the first time in the world by Austria Post.

India Post is Releasing Stamps on Master Healers of AYUSH India Post is issuing a set of postage stamps on master healers of AYUSH on 21st June 2019.AYUSH consists of alternate medical systems of India Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.In India The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH systems of health care.

Austria Issued First Crypto Stamp With the innovative crypto stamp, Austrian Post is for the first time offering a stamp which also exists as a digital asset in the Ethereum blockchain, and is thus breaking completely new ground.The blockchain is a special form of decentralised data storage.

Canada's first NBA title a philatelic opportunity A year before marking their 25th anniversary, the Toronto Raptors became the first non-U.S. team to win the National Basketball Association championship, in part fulfilling the league's global ambitions.

91st Royal Convention opens in Mississauga this weekend Three-day 91st RPSC Convention to bring 29 dealers, 72 exhibits, 197-lot auction, several seminars to Mississauga this weekend. Royal*2019*Royale is set to open its doors at the Hilton Mississauga tomorrow, and show-goers are eager with anticipation for three days of philatelic festivities.

1458. 🇦🇺 Australia Post Excessive Issuing Continues. 🇦🇺 Australia Post Excessive Issuing Continues. 🇦🇺 Vast numbers of new philatelic products are to be issued by Australia Post in the coming 2 months.

PHSC breakfast returning to this weekend's Royal Convention Award-winning exhibitor Robert Leigh is set to speak on the postal development of Upper Canada's Western District at the Royal Convention in Mississauga this June.

1456. 🇬🇬 Moon Landing Stamps From Guernsey. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post has released news of another three catchpenny issues to be released in the coming weeks. A miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps is to be issued on 20 July 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing by Americans.

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