Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Narendra Modi Stamp by Turkey

Personalised postage stamp featuring Prime Minister Narendra was issued by Turkey in remembrance of the G20 Leaders Summit in Turkey.

The stamp of 2.80 Turkish lira bears a picture of Modi and the Indian national flag. It has 'Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of Republic of India' written at the bottom.
Personalised stamps of G20 Turkey Summit Leaders were presented by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in remembrance of G20 Turkey Leaders Summit, the official twitter handle of G20 Turkey Leaders Summit tweeted.

In all, 33 stamps including of the leaders of the 19 biggest and most powerful economies of the world and the European Union were issued.
Modi attended the Summit in this Turkish resort town on November 15 and 16.
Other world leaders featured include US PresidentBarack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UK Prime Minister David Cameroon, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe and European Council President Donald Tusk.

Even though French President Francois Hollande cancelled his visit to the Summit due to the Paris killings, a stamp in his honour too was issued.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Brazil : 2016 Rio Olympic Stamps

Brazilian postal administration has finally released the first host country stamps commemorating the upcoming Olympic Games (5-21 August 2016) and Paralympic Games (7-18 September 2016) to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Commemorating Stamps comprised of two souvenir sheets of two stamps, plus two panes consisting of 6 strips of 3 se-tenant stamps – in its spring 2013 issue. At that time philatelic author Jean-Louis Emmenegger revealed that the stamps, which had presumably been printed in June 2012 in time to celebrate the handover of the Olympic Games from London to Rio, were being withheld from release by Brazil Post because of a licensing dispute with the Olympic Games organizing committee.
Without the customary fanfare surrounding the issue of host country Olympic stamps, these first issues began to appear in the philatelic marketplace in early 2015.

The horizontal pane of 18 stamps consists of six strips of 3 se-tenant stamps (shown above) which together create a ribbon connecting landmarks in London, where the 2012 Olympic Games were conducted, with a silhouette of the mountainous terrain surrounding Rio. Two nearly identical versions of these sheets were printed, one bearing the 2016 Olympic Games logo in the selvedge, and the other with the 2016 Paralympic Games logo. Each of the two panes was printed in a quantity of 10,000 (180,000 stamps of each). The three se-tenant stamps in the two panes are non-denominated, paying the first tier rate for domestic letters.

The two souvenir sheets – one for the 2016 Olympic Games (shown above) and the other for the 2016 Paralympic Games (at right)– show the same scene in the background: Rio’s Sugarloaf Mountain and city below. The two stamps on the Olympic sheet bear the 2016 Olympic Games logo. One of the se-tenant stamps depicts Big Ben and Tower Bridge, while the other is an artistic representation of Sugarloaf Mountain. The Paralympic Games logo appears on each of the two stamps on the second sheet. In this case London’s Olympic Eye Ferris wheel is displayed on the first stamp while the second shows the famous Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. The two souvenir sheets were issued in quantities of 15,000 sheets of each. The stamps in the two souvenir sheets are each denominated at R$2.60.

Brazil Post’s schedule of stamp issues for 2015 includes two more series. On 24 March there will be a set of ten stamps commemorating the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Another set of ten stamps as well as six postcards will be released on 5 August.