19 January 2018

Australian Legends 2018 of TV Entertainment











Date of Issue : 18 January 2018



The Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises individuals who have shaped Australian society and identity in a variety of positive ways. In 2018, Australia Post honours five much-loved television entertainers. These consummate performers have entertained, informed and delighted generations of Australians, transfixing television audiences across the country. Together they encompass a range of remarkable talents, from serious journalism to variety hosting, interviewing, singing, acting and comedy.


$1 Daryl Somers

Set of Legends of TV Entertainment 2018 stamps


Daryl Somers OAM (b. 1951) rose to prominence as the host and producer of Australia’s longest-running and most successful comedy/variety show, “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”, which ran for 30 years. Daryl has hosted, produced and performed across many different genres from game, reality and variety shows to special events, amassing 31 TV Week Logies, including three Gold, spanning a 50-year career.

$1 Denise Drysdale

Set of Legends of TV Entertainment 2018 stamps

Denise Drysdale (b. 1948), affectionately known as “Ding Dong”, began her television career as a 10-year-old on GTV 9’s “Tarax Show”. She has appeared on numerous television shows and is currently co-host of the Network Ten morning program “Studio 10”. Drysdale has won two TV Week Gold Logies for Most Popular Female Personality on Australian television.

$1 Bert Newton AM MBE

Set of Legends of TV Entertainment 2018 stamps

A pioneer of Australian television, Bert Newton AM MBE (b. 1938) started out in the late 1950s hosting “The Late Show” (HSV 7). His many television roles include regular appearances on Graham Kennedy’s “In Melbourne Tonight” and “The Don Lane Show” and host of “New Faces” (Nine Network) and “Good Morning Australia” (Network Ten). Newton has been awarded four TV Week Gold Logies and in 1988 was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.

$1 Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Set of Legends of TV Entertainment 2018 stamps

Singer, actor and host Kerri-Anne Kennerley (b. 1953) is best known for hosting “Good Morning Australia” on Network 10, and “Midday” and “Kerri-Anne” on the Nine Network. In 2017, Kennerley was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.

$1 Ray Martin AM

Set of Legends of TV Entertainment 2018 stamps

Ray Martin (b. 1944) began as a journalist with the ABC and was its North American correspondent for almost a decade. In 1978 he launched “60 Minutes” for Nine Network, followed by hosting roles on “A Current Affair”, “Midday with Ray Martin” and numerous specials. Among his many awards, he has received an Order of Australia along with five TV Week Gold Logies.


New Flag Series by UNPA




Date of Issue : 12 January 2018





Originally launched in 1980, the Flag Series was created to honour the Member States of the United Nations.
On 12 January 2018, UNPA issued two sheets of 16 stamps consisting of eight new flag stamps. All of the flags issued have had flag design changes since they were first issued.




18 January 2018

Friendship is Light ....



Date of Issue : 24 January 2018

Here is a beautiful set of stamps for Valentine's Day to be issue d by Finnish Post on 24th January 2018. The stamps are unique in design. These are all floral designs full of light with the dark background focusing the illuminated part. It is a symbolic design to convey the message " Friendship is Light " .




The Valentine's Day  stamps of 2018 have been designed by Leena Raappana-Luiro , Lecturer at the University of Lapland In the colors and colors of full-light plants, the cardiovascular pattern repeats, as the idea of ​​the whole implementation came from the wound magazine.
- A creative process took me, and I noticed I was pursuing a mystical, dramatic and sad-hearted mood. The hearts make up the vegetation of the fairy-tale forest, which shines its light in a dark environment, "Raappana-Luiro says.
- Even though I realized the illustrations digitally, I am inspired by the art history. I admire 17th-century Dutch floral paintings and old science illustrations, he continues.
Raappana-Luiro participated in the 2017 Valentine's Day Stamp Design Competition, at that time the Red Star was chosen as the winner. However, Raappana-Luiro's work attracted a lot of fascination and co-operation with the Post began.

Friendship in the light-stamped ink has five domestic stamps.
Source : Finnish Post


From our Readers ...



2 FDCs of Acharya Gyansagar Ji Stamp issued on 10.09.2013 both having first day cancellation of Agartala GPO but in different designs. How it is possible?




- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)


Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition











THAILAND 2018 is an extraordinary world stamp exhibition organized by the Philatelic Association of Thailand under the Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn from November 28 to December 3, 2018 at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand on the auspicious occasion of the First Anniversary Celebration of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Royal Coronation Ceremony. The 75th Congress of the International Philatelic Federation (FIP) will also be held at THAILAND 2018.







THAILAND 2018 with a capacity of 2500 display frames is the only General World exhibition in the year 2018 with participation open in all Classes viz FIP Championship, Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Thematic, Maximaphily, Revenues, Youth, Literature, One Frame, Modern Philately and Open Philately.

The participation fee for Competitive Classes (except Youth Philately, Literature and One Frame) will be USD80 per frame. The fee for participation in Literature Class is USD90 per exhibit. The fee for participation in One Frame Class is USD100 per exhibit. There is no participation fee for Youth Philately Class.










Mr. Madhukar Jhingan is the National Commissioner for India.

The minimum eligibility for participation in THAILAND 2018 is winning at least a vermeil award at the National exhibition. The Exhibit Application forms and the detailed rules of exhibition (IREX) are available for download at http://thailand2018.org/

The duly filled Forms along with a copy of the first page of the exhibit should be submitted to the National Commissioner for India, Madhukar Jhingan, mj@stampsofindia.com +919811160965 by March 1, 2018.

Source : Stamps of India


Pictorial Cancellations on Orchids fromTaiwan
Date of Issue : 26 January 2018




- Wolfgang Beyer, Germany


17 January 2018

“The Anniversaries of Great Personalities”.






  Date of issue - 31 December 2017

On December 31st, 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of five Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The Anniversaries of Great Personalities”. with beautiful Minisheets.


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). The 350th birth anniversary
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917- 2008). The 100th birth anniversary.
Maria Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934). The 150th birth anniversary.
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). The 225th birth anniversary.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). The 125th birth anniversary.



16 January 2018

New Stamps on Greetings


Dream - Smile

I Love You - We'll meet again



Date of Issue : 2 January : 2018

Here is a beautiful Miniature Sheet issued by Danish Post . This Mini sheet has been designed by noted artist, singer, song writer and  Peace Activist Yoko Ono. She is also known for her work in performance art and film making.  The sheet features two stamps with symbolic messages on a moon and Sun. The Moon says 'Dream' and the Sun says 'Smile'. In the background the phrases "I Love You "n We"ll meet again appears. This is a global message for one and all.

Yoko Ono 

Yoko Ono has devoted her life to battling for a world of peace and understanding, and to making people more aware of their surroundings. From October 2017 through February 2018, the Kunsthal Charlottenborg art gallery in Copenhagen is hosting a special exhibition entitled YOKO ONO: TRANSMISSION. It is an exhibition that explores the famous artist’s unique methods of transmitting her insightful messages about artistic philosophy and peace in diverse ways to people all over the world. The minisheet of two stamps has been created specifically for this exhibition.


Press Clippings

Jagannath Mani is a regular contributor to Rainbow Stamp Club and Rainbow Stamp News. I am pleased to share this clipping about him from Indian Express Bangalore edition published on 15 January 2016.

Please view : http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2016/jan/16/Once-an-Athlete-Mani-now-Owns-Olympian-Stamp-Collection-869380.html




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