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Atlast D-day had come. Much awaited stamps on the theme of President House were released by Honble President of India.But instead of bringing cheers on the faces of Philatelist/ collectors, it casted the spell of disapppointment.The reasons are many like:–(1)Complete supply of all material is not available at all Bureaus.In many Bureaus the material reached is completely wet n sticking to each other due to poor packing.
(2)Quality of paper is not upto the mark in comparison to the stamps of India-Africa
(3)Stamps designing is very disappointing.
(5)Despite this, MS does not fit on the FDC.
(7)Price is exborbitent.
(8)Some bureaus are supplying only ms with presentation pack.
(9)Presentation Pack though very beautiful can not accomodate FDC as the size of FDC is bigger than the size of Presentation Pack.
(10)The more important factor of disappointment is majority of the collectors were expecting that Sheetlets and se-tenant’s will be issued in this case.But Philatelist proposes n India Post disposes.It did not happen. Another beautiful theme allowed to go waste. Had it been setenent or sheetlet, it would have been to the much delight of common collector n made stamps more beautiful n presentable.Why it did not happen is best known to the India Post. When will India Post become collector friendly, only God can answer?