In the recent past such like situation had emerged on two occasions. Ist it happened after the release of Sheetlet on Ranak Pur and Dilwara Temple. Panic was created.A rtificial scarcity was created. Cross country connections were established. And mad race started to acquire the sheetlet. Hoarding started in a big way. Some made a big hay while Sun was not shining actually but India Shining like situation was projected. Poor collector was made to shed extra money to keep his fire for keeping his collection complete burning. The bubble bursted soon and sheen fizzled in the air soon.
Before the collector could regain their consciousness after learning the bitter lesson, lot of hulla gulla was made regarding the future of Classic World Tamil Conference 2010-Kovai. Even statistics were released to establish the bonafide of the ensuing scarcity of the stamp. Every name in the field of philately was heard running after the stamp, making cross country connections to acquire any number of stamps at any cost.Some even went to the extent of greezing the palms of Postal Officials to procure the stamps/sheets. The air was made thick with all types of rumours which made collectors to loose their sleep. At that time only one dealer came out with the offer to make it available the sheetlet n stamp to one n all on face value.
The question is who should protect the interest of common collector? Should this responsibility be not undertaken by PCI.? What for is this body? Is it only on paper?Is it only to fend its interest? Is it only existing on paper. Should it not advise Govt. on various aspects of Philately including its distribution. Should the moth be allowed to enter the hobby which is known as Hobby of Kings n King of Hobbies. Should group of individuals be allowed to play with the hard earned money of collectors. Should a genuine collector be allowed to become a Puppet in the hands of Handful number of Individuals. Should the nexus few individuals and Bureau In charges be allowed to grow and draw the rules of the game. Should the hobby be collector centric or should it be allowed to dance to the tunes of few. Can we seek the answer to all and if not all at least few of these burning questions which brooding in the mind of collector. Should this hobby be made a plate form for Display of Money Power.Please wake up and try to find the Answer?