Gandhi Khadi Stamp :Soon Available at Bureaus For Common Collectors

\"\"By Anil Kr Pujara and Dr.Pradeep Jain

Mega philatelic event i.e.INDIPEX-2011 had a sensational item for sale. It was release of GANDHI KHADI stamp. For the first time, India Post used Khadi cloth i.e. other than paper for printing the stamp. Though use of other material and not paper is quite common in other countries but in India it was used for the first time. Its sale was advertised in a big way n with lot of fanfare. The on line booking was started. Even during exhibition, the mad rush was seen. Collectors were seen thronging the counters to take their copy of stamp. India Post officials were seen pleading for calm n disciplined behaviour from the collectors but the response was quite chaotic. Even collectors were seen indulging in fights of course verbal on the issue.
From reliable sources, it has been learnt that the type of response INDIA POST had expected for the sale of this item has not been seen. Though total quantity printed is 1 lac but around 45000 thousand khadi stamps have only been sold online as well as through counter. It has also been learnt from the reliable sources that sources that unsold stamps will be dispatched to all the bureaus across the country for sale very soon. These PRESENTATION PACKS will be available for sale   shortly from New Delhi Sansad  Marg Philatelic Bureau. This PP Will be put on sale through e-post office site of India Post. This is a welcome move for the collectors who could not visit INDIPEX nor they could book the PP online. At last India Post has correctly taken a wise step which will go a long way to promote philately n check the unscrupulous elements from booking the profit.

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6 Responses to Gandhi Khadi Stamp :Soon Available at Bureaus For Common Collectors

  1. N.A.Mirza says:

    Dear Mr. Anil Kr Pujara and Dr.Pradeep Jain
    I enjoyed reading the write up on Khadi Stamp. Gandhi has been a theme and I have my own collection on him from over 90 countries. I would greatly appreciate your advise on how to procure the presentation pack.
    Regards.

    N.A. Mirza

  2. N.A.Mirza says:

    Dear Mr. Anil Kr Pujara and Dr.Pradeep Jain
    I enjoyed reading the write up on Khadi Stamp. Gandhi has been a theme and I have my own collection on him from over 90 countries. I would greatly appreciate your advise on how to procure the presentation pack. I also request you to let me know if I can get the three cancellation commeorative and thge FDC showing Panditji and Bapu so also other issues on Gandhi during INDIPEX 2011.
    Regards.

    N.A. Mirza

  3. anil kr pujara says:

    Respected Mirza Sahib,I wish to inform you that this presentation pack has reached almost all philatelic bureaus across the country for counter sale.Further I could not understand about your view point regarding cancellation.pl elaborate. Regards

    • N.A.Mirza says:

      Dear Shri Anil, by mistake I wrote to you about the cancellation. It was actually meant for Mr. Sudhir Jain’s following write up: THREE CANCELLATIONS ON ONE DAY AT ONE CITY
      Posted on January 22, 2011 by PhilaMirror
      By Sudhir Jain
      Independence Day of the year 1973 was very special day for the Philatelists of Allahabad (U.P.). On 15-08-1973 a beautiful stamp was released on Gandhi & Nehru. A special stamp release function was organized at Anand Bhawan, Allahabad. Here one First Day Cover of this Gandhi & Nehru Stamp is exhibited which bears three important cancellations.

      I appreciate your reply to my querry and hope the Philatelic Buruea keep the presentation pack in my next despatch.

      With my regards

      N.A. Mirza

  4. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    In the high decibel noise of Gandhi`s Khadi presentation pack
    it`s FDC has almost been forgotten. PDA holders have not
    been sent one. It is not on the internet. How come, FDCs have lost mindshare of the old & it`s place of pride has been taken over by MINTS. I`ll be hugely obliged if somebody told me from where to buy one?

  5. ramkumargopalan says:

    please let me know what are the philatelic stamps were distributed for sale through e-post office portal for the first time which came into operation from the year 2011 it is just to confirm

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