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Rainbow Stamp News

Monthly e-Stamp Bulletin edited and published by Jeevan Jyoti from Dehradun.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rainbow June 2021

 


Summer Olympics in  Tokyo

Date of Issue  : 11 May 2021


Dehradun June 2021  Vol. XIV  Issue No. 162

Readers are requested to send reports of philatelic activities in their area for publication. Short write ups by the readers about their journals, societies, publications and philatelic requirements can be sent for inclusion in this bulletin to the editor: j.jyoti9@gmail.com

Note- This bulletin is only for circulation among a limited group of philatelists without any commercial purpose. The bulletin will be sent to the readers only on request. Those who wish to receive it regularly please reply giving the name of your city / country with the subject SUBSCRIBE RAINBOW

Europa 2021- Endangered Species

Moldova : Black Stork and Eurasian Eagle Owl

 

Date of Issue : 28 May 2021

 

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to present June 2021 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. Philatelic activities have come to stand still due to COVID-19 pandemic in the last few months. However the whatsapp group and facebook pages have still kept the hobby alive. The philatelists are sharing news and information on past stamp issues and philatelic items. This is the best part of this hobby that at least our philatelic community is trying to put some liveliness and positivity in this poor pandemic situation despite the fact that most of us and our family members, relatives and friends have been affected in some or other way. It is very sad and pathetic that during this period of pandemic we lost many philatelist friends too. My heartfelt condolences to all their family members. Let’s hope that the life becomes normal soon and the third wave of the pandemic may never come….

Wishing you all the best ! Please stay safe, healthy and positive all the time…And try to spend your spare time in any hobby you like and keep yourself busy and avoid negativity around you. Do not forget to open your stamp albums or philatelic exhibits when you feel lonely or sad….You will find there something interesting….you would like to pursue once again….

This is all for this month.  More in the next issue…

Please take very good care of yourself…

Happy Collecting !                         

                                                                                   


  
  



Contents

§  From the Desk of Naresh Agrawal

§  Recent Indian Issues

§  In The News

 

§  Specialized Section 

§  Beginners’ Section

§  Thematic Watch 

§  Philatelic Tributes to First-line Warriors –COVID-19 Pandemic

§  New Issues from Other Countries

§  Promotional Section

§  Philatelic Clubs and Society

§  Blogs & Websites on Philately

§  Current Philatelic Magazines & Newsletters

 







PHYSICAL PHILATELY…. THE TRUE PHILATELY


This time the second wave of COVID -19 has genuinely  and very strongly shaken the world. It was more disastrous and painful this time. People were again confined to their houses as in the first wave but this time people were not so innovative, exploring and active in terms of taking out philatelic stuffs, and be active philatelically. At least, I did not hear much about that as it roared in my ears last time. Rather the sound which struck my ears was that people got bored. Borden overpowered this time. Why, in fact, what I observed in last few months is that lots of people just sold out what they had at whatever price. Last time they took out, searched, checked and planned but this time they did not think of collecting or bettering the collection but  thought the other way that is to get rid of philatelic stuffs.. What does this signify? Bad luck for philately. This has shown disinterest of people in philately. Reasons for which are obvious. Uncertainty of health and life, heavy impact of social media, other computer based games and past time apps & also the  fast pace of changing life and life styles. To some extent we can also say that the changing effects and characteristics  of philately  are also responsible. Philately which in fact developed because of its relaxing attributes, slow pace and attractive loving/ adorable  characteristics and  pure emotions connects  has now become fast, competitive, commercial and  above all not that relaxing. Rather sometimes it become reason to create tension. Hence, I have seen no emergence of serious philatelists now a days.

Though various writers, thinkers and philatelic sites  strongly feel that philately is emerging, developing and shining. New collecting themes have developed. New stamps have been  issued. But I don’t feel so. Efforts are being made to keep the high esteem of philately but genuinely it is not. Philately develops when more and more children come in to its fold regularly at grass root level, more and more old collectors turn in to philatelists, more and more philatelists shine and establish themselves at high level i.e. National and International scene. The stamp societies and clubs prosper and  increase. Philately  becomes affordable for all at any level. It should attract  more and more people. It should have upper hand over social media. But it is not there.

Yes, social media has given a new platform to philately. Digital and Virtual platforms  are developing and establishing. People  are now inclined towards digital philately. They don’t  have interest and time for physical philately. The true flavor of philately is not loved and looked for. Now where does this digital philately lead to? Is it permanent? Can it give that emotional connect , that relaxation, that bond which physical philately gives? No digital platforms  gives temporary connect, love and bond. Hence, the life of such platforms is lesser which is detrimental for the development / survival of  physical philately.

Hence, this is time to rethink the  philatelic operational and  planning methodologies. I mean the nature of collections, displays, competitions, exhibit evaluation, awards, costing, material availability etc.. No doubt, there is vast scope in philately and immense emotional connect and love  but it needs a slow pace,  no race, low cost and above all, the power not to succumb to the emerging digital platforms. However, temporarily for  and year or two looking in to the present scenario,  digital philately may be professed but  one must not forget that the true flavor of philately stays in physical philately.

-Naresh Agrawal : email - nareshkumar1992@yahoo.co.in


Recent Indian Issues

23 March 2021 : 100 Years of  First Visit of Mahatma Gandhi to Odisha – Rs 5

27 March : India – Bangladesh Friendship : Golden Jubilee - Rs 5

12 April 2021: Rajyogini Dadi Janki - Rs 5

 



New Special Covers

21 May 2021 : Golden Jubilee Year of Jain Vishwa Bharti : Indore

12 May 2021 Kanchipuram Silk : Kanchipuram

3 May 2021: Satyajit Ray 100 Years : Kolkata

 





In The News

World’s most valuable stamp to go up for auction in NYC


An 1856 British colonial stamp once owned by the eccentric millionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont — and which broke records in four auctions — is going under the hammer again in the Big Apple.

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, described as the most famous and valuable stamp in the world, is expected to sell for up to $15 million – more than a billion times its original value – on June 8, The Guardian reported.

“It is the Mona Lisa of philately,” philatelic expert David Beech told the news outlet. “It is the one stamp that every philatelist and every collector would have heard about and seen an illustration of.”

It was discovered in 1873 by a 12-year-old Scottish philatelist named Vernon Vaughan who was living in British Guiana, found it in his uncle’s papers and sold it for six shillings, according to the outlet.

The stamp eventually ended up in the hands of Count Philipp La Rénotière von Ferrary of Paris, who died of a heart attack in 1917, leaving his collection “with pride and joy to my German fatherland.”

In 1920, France seized the collection from Berlin and sold it at an auction won by industrialist Arthur Hind, who made his fortune making upholstery fabrics in the US, the paper reported.

In 1980, it was sold for a record $935,000 to an anonymous bidder, who was later revealed to be du Pont, the eccentric millionaire who murdered the wrestler Dave Schultz and died behind bars in 2010. Du Pont’s bizarre life inspired the movie “Foxcatcher” starring Steve Carell.

It was discovered in 1873 by a 12-year-old Scottish philatelist named Vernon Vaughan.

Its current owner is Stuart Weitzman, known as the shoe designer to the stars, who paid $9.48 million for it in 2014.

Read More…

Asia Book of Records


Noted philatelist Mr. M Lokeswara Rao of  Bangalore, set a record for using the maximum types of philatelic material to narrate the story of Gautama Buddha. He used 1127 types of philatelic material namely stamps, stamp blocks, first day covers, covers, souvenir sheets, deluxe proofs, errors, progressive colour proofs, maxim cards, booklet, miniature sheets, postcards and special covers. His name has been entered in Asia Book of Records . He is author of book titled ‘Buddhism on Stamps’ (ISBN: 978-93-54266-44-7) which was recently published. The book  received international acclaim. Its reviews have been published  by several International philatelic magazines.


 

"BANGLADESH 2021" is an online Philatelic Exhibition in Bangladesh, organized by the Bangladesh National Philatelic Association (BNPA) & Patronage by the Bangladesh Philatelic Federation (BPF) to celebrate the GOLDEN JUBILEE OF BANGLADESH STAMP. It may be mentioned that the first set of 08 value Bangladesh postage stamps was issued on 29 July 1971 during the War of Liberation from its temporary capital Mujibnagar. This year, i.e. 2021, Bangladesh is celebrating 50th glorious years of its journey through postage stamps.

 

Following are the Rules & Regulations for participation in the exhibition "BANGLADESH 2021", which are based on the rules & regulations led by the Bangladesh Philatelic Federation (BPF) for Philatelic Exhibitions in Bangladesh. 


As this exhibition is to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Stamps, so Bangladesh philately related exhibits will only be accepted for display in this exhibition. So, this may be treated as Specialized Philatelic Exhibition.

 

The Organizing Committee has right to accept or rejects any application. All entries will be displayed on the Exhibitions Website and available for public viewing through online.

 

1. Participants

a. Participation is open to all collectors from Bangladesh or any other countries.

 b. The entrant must be the owner of the full exhibit items.

 

2. Conditions of Entry

 

I. Exhibitors shall submit their entry forms via google Forms, which must be accompanied by an Introductory Title Page and Entry Fees. The Entry Fee may be paid either through: For Bangladeshi Participants: bKash No. 01716303513 (Personal) Or For the Foreign Participants through PayPal Payment Transfer: takterli@gmail.com

 

II. At the time of submitting entry forms, the exhibitors must give a consent letter regarding his/her exhibit will be displayed online until the Organizing Committee shutdown the exhibit website or withdrawn the exhibit from the website.

 

III. Entry forms must be received by the Exhibition Organizing Committee up to 15 July 2021.

 

 IV. The exhibitors must submit the scan copies of their exhibit pages on or before 15 July 2021 to the designated website of the exhibition.

 

V. For the Literature class exhibit, the exhibitor must submit 2 (two) original copies of his/her literature to the Exhibition Organizing Committee within 15 July 2021. This class exhibitor must either be the Author/Co-author or the Publisher of the submitted Literature. The original copies of the Literature submitted to the organizing committee not be refundable.

 

VI. The Jury shall penalize exhibits containing forgeries or reproductions not so described. The Jury reserved the right to seek confirmation of ownership of material or the whole exhibit.

 

3. Exhibition Classes

 

As mentioned earlier, there will be only Bangladesh philately related exhibits accepted in this exhibition in all the classes.

 

Non-Competitive Class: Members of the Jury Committee & others who will receive request from the Exhibition Organizing Committee will be included in this class. They may display their exhibits in 01/05/08 frame(s).

 

Competitive Class: All the exhibitors in this class category will be entitled to display 3/5 frame exhibits, except One frame class & Youth class exhibit. Youth class exhibitors may be allowed to submit upto maximum three frame exhibits. The Competitive class exhibits may be sub-classified under the broad category of Bangladesh philately as:

 

I. Bangladesh

a. Traditional Philately b. Postal History c. Postal Stationery d. First Day Cover e. Revenue f. Thematic Philately g. Maximaphily h. Picture Post Card i. Philatelic Literature j. One Frame k. Youth Class (under 21 years old can participate in this class)

 

4. Definition of Frame

 

Each virtual frame means sixteen sheets of A4 size Album pages or the equivalent in double pages or combination of single & double pages, but height of each sheet must not exceed 29.7cm.

 

5. Entry Fees

 

I. The per frame entry fee for the Youth class will be Tk. 300.00 for Bangladeshi Participants or US$ 5 for Foreign Participants.

II. The entry fee for the One Frame class will be Tk. 1000.00 for Bangladeshi Participants or US$ 15 for Foreign Participants.

III. The per frame entry fee for all other competitive classes (except the above two classes) will be Tk. 700.00 for Bangladeshi Participants or US$ 12 for Foreign Participants.

IV. Entry Fee for each Literature is Tk. 1500.00 for Bangladeshi Participant or US$ 20 for Foreign Participant.

V. Entry fees are not refundable and to be deposited before submitting the exhibit.

 

6. Entries – File Format All entries must be scanned in jpeg format. Resolution of the scan should be minimum 300 dpi and each page consecutively numbered (via the file name) from 1 to 16. Each page should be a separate file and the file name would be as per following example. Example: 1. JPEG (First Page) 2. JPEG (Second Page)

 

7. Privacy Image of exhibits will be displayed on a public website. The Exhibition Committee cannot prevent copying or downloading of exhibit images.

 

8. Awards: Judging will be carried out on the material as presented in the frames. Bangladesh Philatelic Federation (BPF) standard judging sheets will be used to evaluate each exhibit. The Committee will place for disposal by the Jurors following awards: Special Prizes, Medals (Large Gold, Gold, Large Vermeil, Vermeil, Large Silver, Silver, Silver-Bronze and Bronze) and Certificate of Participation.

 

9. Amendment of Regulations: Bangladesh National Philatelic Association (BNPA) reserves the right to amend these regulations as and when they feel so. For any further clarification, you may contact to the following e-mail address:

 

nationalphilatelist@gmail.com

 

 The Bangladesh Collectors may contact personally to any of the following persons for any further clarification/help regarding the exhibition:

 

• Aminul Haque Mallick Cell: 01711183570

• Morshed Hasan Cell: 01674241495

• Faizur Rahman Paul Cell: 01716303513


LIBEREC 2022




 

European Stamp Exhibition and Polar Salon “LIBEREC 2022” is organized by Svaz českých filatelistů, z.s. (Union of Czech Philatelists) in cooperation with club “Evropská výstava poštovních známek LIBEREC 2022, z.s.”, established for this purpose under FEPA patronage and with FIP recognition.

Venue: Wellness Hotel Babylon https://www.hotelbabylon.cz/en/

 

Date: October 13th – 16th, 2022

Exhibition size: 1200 exhibition frames

European Stamp Exhibition and Polar Salon LIBEREC 2022 :  IREX

Visit : https://www.liberec2022.eu/en/aktuality-en/

BALIPHEX 2021: 13th Bali Philately Exhibition :

 8-12 October 2021







CAPE TOWN 2021 Philatelic Exhibition  ( Update)

The Cape Town 2021 Exhibition has been postponed. The new dates will be 8th – 12th November 2022.

An amended IREX will be published on the Website indicating submission dates as follows:

The date that Entry forms must be received by the National Commissioners will be no later than 15 May 2022.

Notification of Acceptance; receipt of First page and Literature Entries:

•           Notification of application acceptance or non-acceptance by the Organisers, together with the number of frames allocated to each accepted exhibit, will be sent to the National Commissioners before 30 June 2022.

•           National Commissioners should confirm entries accepted by no later than 15 July 2022.

The entrant may revise the introductory sheet on receiving notification of acceptance, but the class or concept of the exhibit may not be changed. Although every effort will be made to send revised pages to the jury prior to the show, only those received prior to 15 August 2022 can be guaranteed to be circulated.

•           Last date for receipt of Literature exhibits  1 October 2022

Mr. Shakil Ahmed is Indian National Commissioner for the Cape Town 2021, FIP Specialized World Stamp Exhibition to be held at Cape Town, South Africa from 8 to 12 November, 2022.Exhibition Classes: Traditional, Postal History, Aerophilately, Postal Stationery, Revenue, Thematic, Open, Modern Philately, One Frame, Philatelic Literature and Picture Postcards only)

Shakil Ahmed : Email: ahmedshakil99@gmail.com : (M) +91-9437225760 / +91-7008025663

PHlLANIPPON 2021 Update




Mr. Surendra Kotadia is Indian National Commissioner for the PHILANIPPON 2021, FIP World Stamp Championship Exhibition to be held in Japan from 25th to 30th August 2021.

Philanippon 2021 will have the following competitive classes: Championship Class, Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Thematic, Modern, Open, Youth, One Frame, Literature.

Surendra  Kotadia : Email: 
surendrakotadia@gmail.com  : Mob : + 91 98199 03789

CAPEX 22, Toronto 



June 9-12, 2022 : Toronto

CAPEX 22 is an international one frame stamp and philatelic literature exhibition organized by the Canadian Association of Philatelic Exhibitions – Association Canadienne des Expositions Philatéliques (CAPE-ACEP).

The Exhibition will be held from June 9-12 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CAPEX 22 is the inaugural International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition. It is also the largest exhibition of one frame exhibits ever held.

CAPEX 22 is being held under the Patronage of the Federacion Interamericana de Filatelia (FIAF) and the Recognition of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). CAPEX 22 will be governed by the General Regulations for Exhibitions (GREX), the General Regulation for Evaluation of Exhibits (GREV), the Special Regulations for Evaluation of exhibits (SREV’s) and Guidelines issued by FIP and the Individual Regulations for Exhibition (IREX) issued by CAPEX 22.

In addition to the classes recognized by FIP for One Frame exhibits, several non-FIP classes including FDCs, Cinderellas and Illustrated Mail may be entered in CAPEX 22.

Exhibitors from FIP member federations and FIAF member federations shall be eligible to participate at CAPEX 22. Entries awarded at least 75-points at national exhibitions since Jan 1, 2015 or which have been exhibited at FIP, FIAF, FEPA or FIAP exhibitions will be eligible.

Participation Fee

1. There is no fee for Non-Competitive Class entries.
2.The participation fee for One-Frame Exhibit (Class 1) is US$125 per exhibit.
3. The participation fee for Philatelic Literature (Class 2) is US$80 per exhibit.
4. There is no fee for Youth Class entries.

Address

CAPEX 22 Organizing Committeec/o Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation 10 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON Canada M4T 1A8 Telephone : 416-921-2073 Fax : 416-921-1282 E-mail : info@capex22.org

Exhibitors shall submit one Exhibit Application Form for each exhibit or literature application through the on-line application form at www.capex22.org. The Organizing Committee will notify the assigned National Commissioners of their respective countries.

Exhibit Application Forms duly filled shall be submitted through the on-line application form not later than November 30, 2021.

View : CAPEX 22 IREX

 

View : Exhibit Application Form

 SAVPEX 2021: South African Virtual Philatelic Exhibition 22-25 July 2021




 

1. STATUS OF EXHIBITION

1.1 The Exhibition will be a competitive “One Frame Virtual Exhibition” and open to all members of Societies affiliated to The Philatelic Federation of South Africa (PFSA) and all members of Federations affiliated to the Federation Internationale Philatelique (FIP)

1.2 The concept of this Virtual Exhibition may be explained as follows:

(a) Exhibitors, after assembling the exhibit, will scan the sixteen pages and send to the email address in Clause 6.3

(b) The exhibits will be judged by appointed National and International Jurors.

(c) The exhibits will be available for display by request of a visitor to the venue of the National Exhibition hosted by the Orange Free State Philatelic Society (Bloemfontein) in JULY 2021. A number of TV screens will be available for individual viewing of the exhibits.

 (d) The exhibits will be available for viewing on the Federation Website after the judging is completed and Exhibitors have been notified of their results.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further copies of these Exhibition Guidelines and provisional entry forms may be obtained from: Joof van der Merwe at email: jnc1@vodamail.co.za  These Exhibition Guidelines and Entry Form will also be available on the Federation website :  https://stampssa.africa



32nd Maximaphily and Postcards Exhibition in Echternach, 24 – 25 July 2021

The Echternach Philatelic Circle invites visitors to the 32nd Maximaphily and Postcard Exhibition organised by the FSPL (Federation of Philatelic Societies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).

The collection of Maximum cards and Postcards was and is very popular in Luxembourg and for this reason the FSPL has organised a specialised national exhibition for more than 30 years. In 2021 the organisation of this exhibition has fallen to the Echternach society. Exhibitors from other countries will be very welcome. The only condition is that an exhibitor possesses a Maximum or Postcard exhibit that is qualified to be shown at national exhibitions. Collectors who are members of a society in Luxembourg may apply without prior qualification.

Traditionally frame fees are not charged in Luxembourg, but one special characteristic of the frames needs to be mentioned. This is that the Luxembourg frames each hold three rows of five sheets (A4 or the rather broader album sheets). Thus, it is possible to show 15 sheets in a frame but it is not a problem if your exhibit is designed to show 12 sheets per frame. A Luxembourg jury will evaluate your exhibit and will be available to discuss the exhibit. Applications should be made by 31 May 2021 and acceptances for participation a few days later will be sent.

The exhibition will take place in the ‘Trifolion’ Cultural Centre, 2 Porte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach in Luxembourg.

National and international exhibitors are invited to participate in this exhibition. Those interested  in participating, please contact either Mr Robert Grosch, 1A Rue CM Spoo, 6483 Echternach (email: groschr@pt.lu) or Mr Lars Böttger, 10 Route der Grundhof, 6315 Beaufort, Luxembourg (email: lars.boettger@bdph.de) for the application  forms. 


Obituary


 Our Heartfelt Condolences ! R.I.P. ....



A very senior Philatelist and ex MLA and ex minister and President of Eastern India Philatelists' Association, Bhubaneshwar, Sri Bijoysree Routray passed away today on 2nd June 2021. He has taken the major role in promotion of Philately in Odisha. Due to his interest the most prestigious National exhibition on Nature and Environment, NATUREPEX-2016, Bhubaneswar was a grand success. Though he was a great political leader of Odisha, he has keen interest in Philately. He was a gold medalist in MA(Geography). He is well known for his exhibit on Global warming, for which he had received several National and International medals. Odisha has lost a doyen of Philately and there is an irreparable loss.





Sri Pramod Kumar Saraf, a member of PCI and a senior Philatelist of EIPA and SOPHIA passed away on 14th May 2021 at hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was undergoing treatment for covid-19. He had received several medals in National and International Philatelic exhibitions for his beautiful exhibit on birds.


Shri Subash Jain, 74,passed away due to COVID-19 related complications on April 7,2021 in Ahmedabad. He retired from Oriental Bank of Commerce as Chief Manager.  Mr. Jain had been collecting stamps since his childhood and had a wonderful collection of Agriculture and Renewable Energy related philatelic materials. He was founder member of Ludhiana Philatelic Club.

 Letter to the Editor

To,

Editor,

Rainbow Stamp News 

I am wondering if there is an INDEX of ARTICLES, AUTHORS, THEMETICS & COUNTRIES of 161 issues of Rainbow Stamp News. Since all the issues are available online, this INDEX will be a great source of references very much helpful. Sometimes articles run in more than one issue! These four Indexes may be included in four monthly issues. 

Once again and as always, great Thank You for publishing RAINBOW STAMP NEWS every month.

 With best wishes and kind regards.

Prakash Mody, Toronto, Canada.


Specialized Section

                           

The story of  AIRGRAPH  








By Naresh Agarwal

Airgraph is a type of mail,  microphotographed by a system devised by Kodak in the Second World War for air transport between troops overseas (initially in the Middle East) and home. The addressee eventually received a re-enlarged print. Between 1941 and July 1945 c. 350 million letters were sent by this method, doubtless contributing significantly to forces' morale.



Prior to World War , there were traditional ways of mail transport system such as usage of animals like horse, elephant, camel etc., mail carriage by  rail and road, i.e. by lorry and rail, by water through ship and through air by airships. But when it came to carry bulk mail quickly that to at long distance and overseas destinations.. there the postal authorities were bound to think upon some new and innovative methods suitable for under those circumstances. Airgraph mailing system is the one which was outcome of such forced circumstances which not only helped in carrying bulk mail but saved time and expenditures too.


HISTORY BEHIND THE EVOLUTION OF AIRGRAPH  SERVICE  :

The world war II was a global military conflict which continued for  almost 6 years from 1939 to 1945 and most of the world’s nations divided in to two opposing groups and military alliances. This war involved million of military personnel spread  and moved away from their houses overseas  for years together. 

The postal mail was the only common media for communication those days particularly for the family members of the military personnel deployed at battlefield. Since, the quantity of mail to be carried to such overseas destinations was very high and regular, there was  huge problem for mail transmission and carriage as intercontinental transport was very difficult and time consuming too.

Particularly , Great Britain faced very serious problem in maintaining postal service for forces stationed in the middle east because  G.B. had  problems in mailing post through the Suez Canal which  was quite handy for mail transport to different countries at different locations.  Due to French surrender to Germany in 1940, and with Italy a key Axis member, the western and central Mediterranean were under Axis control, with key parts of North Africa also Axis-dominated, thus closing the short route to the Atlantic. Also because letters to and from the Near and Far East were taking 3 to 6 months to reach their destination by the only method remaining - via ship around the southern tip of Africa .Thus the only preferred alternative way to send mail was aerial route, but space for mail by air was extremely limited as the  airships were not so spacious and advanced. Further, transport of soldiers and other military goods transport was quite extensive and important too. So, the  civil and military postal agencies were forced to derive some new methods to deal with  such huge regular mail transport . That lead the allied countries to develop and come up with this innovative  and experimental mail transport system which was called AIRGRAPH in its British Version and ‘V’ mail in US Version.

Due to dramatic change in the situation at that time( 1940), a study was made into the feasibility of using micro-photography, the  British Post Office was forced to think again about one of their publicly unaccepted and rejected system known as RECORDAK experimented by them  in 1932 for their record keeping and also  for bulk mail transport. That lead to the birth of AIRGRAPH  (the word becoming a registered trademark of Kodak Ltd., who controlled the process)

The Airgraph Service, was then inaugurated in August, 1941 by Her Majesty the Queen (now Her Majesty the Queen Mother) who sent the first airgraph letter to Egypt addressed to the Commander-in-Chief, General Auchinleck.


The First Airgraph sent  by Queen Elizabeth to the Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East.

AIRGRAPH  (THE CONCEPT)

The basic concept was simple. Letters were photographed on the sending end, then the negatives were sent by air to the destination end, where they were printed and delivered. The volume and weight of the film were less than one fiftieth of the volume and weight of the letters, so a large number of letters could be transported quickly at a relatively small cost. 

 

              

THE PROCESS  :  The airgraph postal process involved two functions .One is collection of massages in form of filled specially designed forms, checking them, censoring and numbering them and after micro filming  and making positives from microfilms, delivering them to addressee. The other is  making photographic micro negatives of the massage/letter by special photographic equipment and process and making positive  of the same at receivers station.

AIRGRAPH MAKING (MICRO FILMING)  :

The process of making airgraph is  nothing but a two way  specialized  photographic reversible process done in parts at two locations with different equipments set up at different locations which  includes photographing, preparation of reduced size negatives at sender’s end and then again making positives from the negatives to a larger size say about one quarter of the original at receiver’s end.


AIRGRAPH  MAILING  (POERATION ) 

The  service pertained to collection of forms from sender, censoring, numbering, micro filming, transit by air, enlarging and delivery to addressee.  Airgraph forms both for civilians and people on active service were delivered on request at  local post offices and field post offices and collected there too. Proper instructions were given by the post office to the sender such s not to fold / crease the form, maximum number  of words restricted to 230. Once fully filled and completed these forms were submitted to post office with appropriate postage affixed on the back of forms in form of stamps at the rate of 3d for forces personnel and 8d for civilians( which was later reduced to 3d ), those were sent for processing i.e. microfilming of the same. Where these forms were censored and numbered. Respective sorting was also done there.

   


After the micro filming ( photographed in miniature )of the forms containing messages, the film of reduced forms (airgraphs) was taken by plane to its destination where the process was reversed and a positive print was taken to almost one fourth of the actual size of the original. The strip was then cut and each airgraph print inserted into an envelope by hand or machine ready for delivery to the addressee. Then the same was delivered to addressee. However, during the last  years of the service , the photographs were also allowed to be  enclosed along with the forms  which also used to be sent in the same fashion passing through the same micro filming process..     

   


The Airgraph service first started from Cairo on April 21, 1941, arriving in London May 13. That first shipment comprised some 70,000 letters, a testament to someone's efforts to sell the concept. About 350,000 messages were sent during the first month of the service and over 500,000 in the second month.



 AIRGRAPH STAMP

Although some Airgraphs were printed or embossed with postal indicia, only one postage stamp was specially issued for Airgraphs, in New Zealand, for civilian Airgraphs, May 1, 1944, 10p overprint on 1940 1½p issue.

SOME  MORE  FACETS  :

1. The airgraph service from Britain to the Middle East began in 1941 and gradually extended to other war zones.  The service ended on 31 July 1945. During these four years 135,224,250 airgraphs were sent.

2. The first airgraph was sent from the Queen to the Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East.

3 The microfilm was flown to its destination, developed into a full size print, and posted to the recipient.  Sending 1600 airgraphs on microfilm weighed just 5oz compared to 50lbs for the same number of letters. Copies of the microfilm were kept so that if they were shot down the messages could be resent.

4. It also eliminated the threat of spies using microdots or invisible ink to send reports. Any microdot would not be photographed with enough resolution to be read.

5. Although the system of Airgraph or V-mail ensured that more pieces of mail were able to be shipped and delivered than a larger, bulkier mailing would have accomplished, many people found that they did not have enough room in the limited available space in order to write all that they had to say. To make things worse, the instructions at the top of each letter stated that "very small writing is not suitable".

6. T he contents of the airgraphs recall some of the happy and tragic events of those fateful years.

Note  : The data and photographs collected from various net sources.

-Naresh Agrawal : email - nareshkumar1992@yahoo.co.in

Beginners’ Section


The First Telegraphic Message


Centenary of the Telegraph

On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first message over telegraph.  While in the Supreme Court chamber of the US Capitol, he sent the message “What hath God wrought!” over the telegraph to his assistant in Baltimore, Maryland.

Western Union Telegraph stamp

Born in 1791, Samuel F.B. Morse initially embarked on a career as a painter.  In 1825, he was painting Marquis de Lafayette when he received a letter by horse messenger from his father telling him that his wife was very ill.  The next day, he received another letter saying that she had died.  By the time he returned home, she’d already been buried.  Morse was distraught over the loss and upset that he hadn’t received the news of her poor health sooner.  He then resolved to find a faster means of long-distance communication.

 

In 1832, Morse met an expert in electromagnetism.  After witnessing his experiments with electromagnets, Morse developed the idea of the single-wire telegraph.  Though other inventors in Europe were also working on their own telegraphs, Morse continued to work on his own.

In January 1837, US Naval Captain Samuel C. Reid petitioned Congress to establish a national telegraph system.  A month later, Congress asked Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury to investigate the possibility of creating such a system.  Woodbury issued a request for suggestions and received more than a dozen responses.  Nearly all these responses were for optical telegraphs.  The only one that wasn’t, came from Morse, who suggested an “entirely new mode of telegraphic communication” – an electromagnetic telegraph.


3¢ Telegraph stamp

In his enthusiastic letter to Woodbury, Morse said this his telegraph could work day or night in any weather, better than any other form of telegraph.  He also said it would be able to record messages; messages could be received even if there wasn’t a person present to receive it.  Morse also pointed out that because telegraphs were “another mode of accomplishing the principal object for which the mail is established, to wit: the rapid and regular transmission of intelligence, [it seemed] most natural to connect a telegraphic system with the Post Office Department.”

Morse received his patent in 1837, and sent his first telegram on January 11, 1838, across two miles of wire.  Morse and his assistant Alfred Vail created Morse Code, a “dot and dash” system used to send information through the telegraph’s clicking sounds.  Together they continued to refine the system over the next few years.


Stamp issued by the American Rapid Telegraph Co.

In 1843, Congress granted $30,000 to test “the capacity and usefulness” of Morse’s telegraph.  Morse then went about constructing the telegraph line between the US Capitol in Washington, DC, and the train depot in Baltimore, Maryland.  On May 24, 1844, he transmitted his first message – “What hath God wrought,” a quote from the Book of Numbers in the Bible.


Stamp issued by the Atlantic Telegraph Company

The announcement of Morse’s success fascinated the nation.  One reporter stated that it “commences a new era in the process of correspondence… Information will be literally winged with the rapidity of lightning.”  Morse and his assistant then spent several months sending messages across the telegraph day and night, showing how it could be used in a number of ways.  The telegraph line was officially opened to the public on April 1, 1845.  Morse was made superintendent of the system and an employee of the Post Office Department.  The new service had a postage rate of one-quarter of one cent for each character of the message, paid by the sender.  Once the messages were received at the other end, they were written down and given to postmen for delivery.


Stamp issued by the Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph Company

The telegraph service was unprofitable in its first year, so Congress didn’t want to pay to establish more lines.  However, Morse and others recognized the importance and usefulness of the telegraph, so they formed their own company and built their own lines from their own funds.  By late 1846, telegraph lines connected Washington and New York City, while other lines stretched to Boston and Pittsburgh.  Eventually, the private company took over operation of the Washington-Baltimore line, authorized to do so if they didn’t charge the government for their service.  From then until World War I, telegraph service would remain in private hands.  Telegraph service remained in use through the end of the century, but would come to an end in 2013.

Source : Mystic Stamp Company






















In the National and International level philatelic exhibitions, we see a variety of thematic exhibits of different generations. There are of course some exhibits, which were awarded higher medals at the previous exhibitions but are often exhibited without any alteration in material and presentation. But an exhibitor must update his/her exhibit while participating in a new exhibition because unrevised exhibits may be downgraded by the jury .One may get disheartened to get the lower medal than the previous exhibition. The result could become controversial among the participants. I am giving here excerpts from an article by famous FIP jury member for the Thematic Philately  Vojtech Jankovič of  Slovakia . In this article one can learn the difference in the level of the exhibits of modern generation and older generation and also the explanation of as to why the exhibits of the modern generation are awarded higher level medal  than the exhibits of older generation (which were already awarded  higher medal in the previous exhibition ). More the exhibit is updated more it gets the attention of the jury. It is very important to learn these points by a Thematic collector because in the Thematic Class the competition is very tough . This class has the highest number of participants . Some of the exhibits are par excellence. The job of the jury is also very difficult. If one has not revised his /her exhibit, may get low score as compared to the last exhibition.



Modern Generation Thematic Exhibits….

3.5th generation of thematic exhibits

Thematic exhibits reached the 3.5th generation of thematic exhibits, when they started to achieve gold medals thanks to the significant increase of diversity and improved quality of philatelic materials in the thematic class at international level exhibitions. This achievement brought the thematic philately for the first time on the equipollent status in the eyes of the expert philatelic public who has already begun to see the thematic class as a "real philately" equipped with top philatelic items and explanatory texts closely related to presented philatelic materials.

A significant share of the increased awareness of the high quality philatelic materials in thematic exhibits have deserved so called philatelic studies. Their main purpose was to present philatelic materials not only in the terms of their thematic suitability but also in the terms of their philatelic quality. This caused that thematic exhibitors have started to look for and insert into their exhibits not only common philatelic materials in their cheapest form. Their effort is now focused on different material variants (e.g. due to the change of colour, perforation, paper, and printing method), typical or accidental printing flaws, various semi products created during the item preparation and printing, an unusual postal use and other interesting (and often much rarer) philatelic material forms. The same breath, however, it must be admitted that the inclusion of philatelic studies in competitive philatelic exhibits – mainly in the initial phase – often met with negative reactions. Hopefully, responsible people succeeded gradually to specify reasonable and non-violent forms of philatelic knowledge presentation, which emphasize high quality and excellence philatelic materials while not suppressing the thematic development on each particular exhibition page (and within the whole exhibit)

Shortly speaking, the 3.5th generation differs from the 3 rd one by the balanced use of diversified high quality philatelic materials throughout the whole thematic exhibit: not only a sample of a non-stamp item on each exhibition page but the maximal use of all available types of philatelic materials on every page. Such an equalisation of all types of materials, results in practice in the significant loss of postage stamps and their replacement by other types of postal history related items and documents which are deemed – according to the above rules – appropriate philatelic materials.



4th generation of thematic exhibits

The thematic philately has reached the stage of development which we call the 4th generation of thematic exhibits when Damian Läge exhibited his "Australasian Birdlife" thematic exhibit. In his exhibit he has elaborated to perfection both fundamental thematic philately aspects: the highly specialized thematic treatment and the inclusion of diversified and extremely rare philatelic materials. In addition, he was capable to link those two aspects - which is currently considered the most important (and most difficult) - into an interesting narrative or story that would attract not only philatelic experts but also common visitors of philatelic exhibitions. Thanks to this exhibit and its innovative approach, the current generation of today's thematic exhibitors has started to find new inspirations and develop their own way of thematic presentation. And this still brings new and new exciting thematic exhibits with specific non-traditional themes in which exhibitors can present both their deep thematic expertise and philatelic knowledge, and often are able to add even a little bit extra.

Here we have to admit that the assignment of an exhibit to the 4th generation thematic exhibits category is not an exact method since some of the evaluation criteria request for a subjective opinion. In other words, a good 4th generation philatelic exhibit has to be a kind of self-functioning "living" organism, perhaps an artistic or literary work that always brings something new, has a its own narrative value, and uses its own means of presentation - in a word, it's an original not everyone perceives the same way. And we know that in the word of art it is the subjective opinion which matters.

Outdated versus modern themed exhibit

From our current view the most important "turning point" is the birth of the 3rd generation thematic exhibits, which is a very important milestone in the development of thematic exhibits (and the whole thematic philately), because strictly separates outdated thematic exhibits that have no chance of success at current competitive exhibitions and modern thematic exhibits build according to the currently valid exhibition rules. In other words, if any exhibitor wants to think about a kind of success at a philatelic exhibition he/she must necessarily learn all the features of the 3 rd generation thematic exhibits and successfully apply them into his/her exhibit. Unfortunately, some exhibitors and even jurors have not understood this important fact yet (or do not want to understand?) and persist on several decades outdated views and theses. I know, sometimes it is very difficult to accept that what was enough 30 years ago for a gold medal, is now considered outdated and pretty obsolete, but times have changed and thematic philately do not remain still, but still evolves. And even so, the exhibit, which won a gold medal 10 years ago, today, defends only with difficulties a vermeil medal. A prime example of changing criteria provide once famous gold thematic exhibits by Slovak exhibitors: Severin Zrubec – “Today rotary press machines revolve”, Otto Gata – “Mail in the European history” and the series of Olympic exhibits by Peter Osusky – “For the glory of sport”. In each particular time period each of them belonged to really top – for the time period ground breaking – thematic exhibits, which reached the world level and gain several gold medals at the European and international philatelic exhibitions. Each of them in its time belonged to the best and certainly has pushed the development of the thematic philately worthy piece forward. For that they deserve a firm place in the pantheon of the Slovak – and I'm not afraid to say – also of the world thematic philately. By this, unfortunately, their role in the contemporary modern thematic philately practically ends. One can still find a lot of interesting materials, perhaps some inspirational ideas inside them, however their thematic treatment and the concept has already become obsolete and therefore has no chance of success anymore. But not to be critical only to others, even my exhibit Vojtech Jankovic – “My life as a bicycle”, which is currently gaining gold medals at world exhibitions, slowly but surely starting to age and within some years I may also feel the loss of breath and if I do not adjust to the actual thematic philately evolution, it might also end up on the “rubbish heap of philatelic history”...

 Source : Excerpts from :

Current Trends in Thematic Philately – The Development and Generations of Thematic Exhibits Vojtech Jankovič, Slovakia (accredited FIP juror for thematic philately)  


Philatelic Tributes to the First Line Warriors - Corona virus COVID-19 Pandemic


REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) - Postage stamps

Taiwan Can Help (... 2020)

Two postage stamps (13 and 15) issued in the miniature sheet of 16 stamps with coupons between the stamps show healthcare professionals and measures to limit the spread of corona virus COVID-19, coupons with the text: "Taiwan Can Help".





SLOVAKIA - Commemorative cancellation

Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows protect us from the corona virus (29th May. 2020)

Commemorative cancellation depicts Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in the background with bif corona virus COVID-19 and text: "Sedembolestná Panna Mária ochráň nás pred koronavírusom" (= Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows protect us from the corona virus).


SLOVAKIA - Postage stamp





COVID 19 (21st August. 2020)

Commemorative stamp (2 €) depicts female face with protective veil and symbolic drawing of corona virus COVID-19 with the text (30x): "COVID 19".

Source : Tributes to First line Corona Warriors

To be contd.....

New Issues from other countries

Austria

28 May 2921 : GIGANT 600


 

This year’s stamp in the “Motorcycles” series features a 1938 model by Gigant, which is a true rarity from this little-known Viennese company.  

Motorcycles by Gigant were only built from 1936 to 1938 and the looming war made it impossible to produce more. Only very few Gigant motorcycle remain to this day, one of them being the Gigant 600 OHV featured on this stamp. This motorcycle built in 1938 has a JAP motor and boasts the landmark paint and belongs to a collector in Upper Austria.

Estonia

 


26 May 2021 : Summer Olympics in Tokyo


Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Thze XXXII summer Olympic Games will take place from 23 July to 8 August in the capital of Japan, Tokyo. They were originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, but for the first time in the history of Olympic Games, the sports event was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo is the first city in Asia to host the summer games twice.

20 May 2021 : Common Poppy




Common Poppy

The common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is an annual flowering plant that blooms from May to August. The plant is 16-90 cm tall, with large flowers with a diameter of 7-8 cm and has four petals. Unlike our other Papavers, it prefers habitats that are rich in lime.

The common poppy’s bright red flower stands out. However, the bees and bumblebees see it completely differently, because their eyes do not see red colour, but perceive ultraviolet light instead. Of course, when it comes to pollinating, the insect's vision is much more important than humans’. Luckily, human eyes also see the common poppy as pretty and thus the weed has become a popular decorative plant.

In addition to Europe, the common poppy is also found in North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Guernsey

10 June 2021 Happy Postcrossing





Jersey

18 May 2021 : Jersey Surfing

Jersey Surfing

Jersey enjoys some of the best waves in the British Isles. In fact, it is said that the British surf scene was born in Jersey.

These six stamps feature contemporary photographs taken by Jersey photographers. The miniature sheet features a photograph taken by the late John Houiellebecq in 1959 as a record of the formation of the Jersey Surfboard Club.

This six stamps feature contemporary photographs taken by Jersey photographers: Matt Porteous, Andy Le Gresley, BAM Perspectives and Richard Picot and show surfers enjoying the waves at St Ouen’s Bay.




Latvia

21 May 2021: World Ice Hockey Championship


The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the 85th championship, which will be held from the 21st of May to the 6th of June this year in the capital of Latvia, Riga – Latvia is hosting the championship for the second time in the history of the event.

Romania

21 May 2021 : Ladies of Romanian Voivodes





Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I)

In the history of the Romanians, as in general in the history of Europe, to rule – to govern the people from the position of a throne – was a male prerogative. Therefore, the history has retained especially the voivodes who, over the centuries, have reigned on the thrones of the Romanian principalities. But alongside them, often in their shadow, lived the ladies of these voivodes, wives who, though less known than them, both to contemporaries and posterity, had their significance in the lives of these rulers and sometimes in the life of the country. Some played their part discreetly, intervening in the course of history through important acts, but committed without ostentation. Others became involved more noisily and publicly in the country’s affairs, meddling in politics and wars. So little is known about some that, despite all research, they remain to this day enigmatic figures of the past, although they were the wives of prominent rulers, whose reigns are well documented.

Switzerland

29 April 2021 : 150 years of Rigi Railway


The Rigi is one of Switzerland’s leading tourist attractions. Located in the center of the country, the Queen of the Mountains can be reached by several railways nowadays. Europe’s first mountain railway opened 150 years ago. 

UK

28 May 2021 : Music of Mc Cartney



Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney has numerous hits, awards and even a knighthood to his name. Now the former Beatle can add a personalised set of stamps to his long list of accolades.



Royal Mail will issue a set of 12 stamps depicting McCartney and his work, Eight of the stamps  show images of the singer-songwriter’s album covers, from his 1970 debut “McCartney” solo record to last year’s “McCartney III”. The other four, in a miniature sheet, feature pictures of the 18-time Grammy Award winner recording music.

“Paul McCartney remains a vital figure at the centre of rock and pop an artist whose legacy is immense, but whose work continues to generate popular attention and critical acclaim,” David Gold of Royal Mail said in a statement.

USA

17 May 2021 : Heritage Breeds


These ten stamps representing breeds of domestic animals that were not standardized with industrialization were circulated, breeds that are part of a heritage that must be preserved, such as: the American Mammoth Jackstock donkey; the Narragansett turkey; the Cayuga duck; the goat from San Clemente Island; the Mule foot pig; the Cotton Patch goose; the American Cream pack horse; the Barbados Blackbelly sheep; the Milking Devon cow; and the Wyandotte chicken.


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Spiritual Philately During Haridwar Kumbh 2021    

 


AZIMVTH Ashram released a set of spiritual artwork in the form of 8 picture postcards on the theme of Haridwar Maha Kumbh 2021


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Acknowledgment

- Ananthapuri Stamp Bulletin June 2021 issue edited by Mohanachandran Nair

- Judaica Thematic Society (UK)  June  2021 Newsletter edited by Gary Goodman email

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-The Hyderabad Philatelist May 2021 issue from Hyderabad Philatelic and Hobbies Society Editor – Prakash Agrawal 

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