INDIPEX 2011:\”MY Stamp\”-Another Unpleasant Experience

\"\"The main objective behind the concept of \”My Stamp\” is to popularise the use of postal stamps and thus encourage habit of letter writing and sending greeting cards in India. A personalised stamp is a postage stamp, where a photograph can be added to the stamp. One can use the stamp while sending out letters or greetings on special occasions,\” said Harpreet Singh, director, Indipex 2011. One can make a choice from stamps on zodiac signs, aircrafts, train engines, wildlife, Taj Mahal and Panchatantra for his own personalised stamp.

With the same objective India Post has opened a specific counter for \’My Stamp\’  at the INDIPEX 2011 venue. One either has to go there with a photograph with or get it clicked there. After sometime, he will be handed over a leaf of 12 stamps with his mug shot printed on them.

Unfortunately the arrangements made are hopeless and have led to a complete mess and chaos. India Post, Philatelic Congress of India under the auspices of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately should trouble themselves a little more and exert efforts in order to maintain a good system.

Here is what a leading english daily \”The Hindustan Times\” reported today;

…But many people had unpleasant experience in the exhibition ground, thanks to mismanagement on the organiser\’s part. Very few people were at the venue to guide the visitors, which is why many found it difficult to even locate the counter of their choice. People even had to wait for two hours in \’My Stamp\’ counter to get their photographs clicked. \”Stamps were not properly catalogued nor were they placed in sequence. There were very few volunteers at stalls to assist the visitors,\” said Tanya Roy, a resident of Lajpat Nagar.

\”The situation went out of control on Saturday as hundreds of people poured in. From Sunday onwards, we are planning to keep photographs and postal addresses of the ones coming for my stamp and later send them to their respective addresses,\” said Subhash Barmma, general manager, Indipex, 2011.

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8 Responses to INDIPEX 2011:\”MY Stamp\”-Another Unpleasant Experience

  1. Vilas ghosh says:

    Plz mail me the email add where i need to post the pictures

  2. baldeep singh says:


    i will mail u soon on cheating done by Srilanka posts/ Bangladesh posts being governmental departments sold stamps not on face value. customers are looted and our postal department allowed then to loot us



    we met at indiapex 2011

    love and regards

  3. Anil Kejriwal says:

    How to get the stamps ordered in Make my stamps 2011.No communications after 10 days? Whom to contact?

  4. Krista Mary Joseph,London says:

    I was just wondering , what would be the condition of the package of My Own Stamps . As they are flimsy sheetlets, i’m sure these stuffs would reach our address in folded & crumpled condition, as India Post officials wouldn’t put thick cardboards as protectors.
    Let us all joined hands & inform Post India about what are the PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHILE SHIPPING THE ITEMS.


    i have ordered the khadi stamp and also send the DD for the required amount. I have still not recieved the stamps

  6. mehfooz ahmad says:

    i want to get “my stamp” my photo on it.what should i do?
    please guide me.

  7. J P Nadda former Minister for Forest H P Govt says:

    at Indipex Pragti Maidan Feb-2011 i have sent order no. ph/18/67 dated 08-02-11.not received my stamp.

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