By Rajesh Paharia
Gen.Secretary , Philatelic Society of Rajasthan
I suppose number of places from where commonwealth special covers were released is clear with many philatelists having example of every location. Now , it has become important to discuss which covers will be considered most appropriate both for collecting and display and shall prove worthwhile for putting all efforts in collecting it.
I have attached communication from philately division to all circles regarding design of special cover and it makes very clear what amount of stamps were supposed to affixed on it . I am afraid many of covers fall below the guidelines . We cannot do much about size and design but serious Philatalists should try to keep covers with right postage applied.With proper understanding of need and purpose . I am proud to quote that Rajasthan circle has not only suceeded in issuing Special covers from 4 locations but also provided these covers without any problem in one set with beautiful folder. The quantity was sufficient and there is no hue or cry as in some cases where only 500 covers are issued.