By Anil Kr Pujara
In the cannons of Indian Philately, rarely it has happened that a miniature sheet has disappeared from the market in such a short span. First of all no one knew that a miniature sheet is also going to be issued along with the release of commemorative stamp on Krishnadevaraya. India Post never incorporated in the schedule that there is a plan to release of Miniature Sheet also. Suddenly, when miniature sheet landed at the desk of bureaus, it caused a flutter in the Philatelic World. It caught everybody by surprise. The beautiful design n size of the miniature sheet added fuel to the fire. The miniature sheet fits in to the variety of themes namely—coins, animals, horses, elephants, art, architecture, heritage etc. The pricing of the miniature acted as a last nail in the coffin. It made dealers very active n they all burnt mid night oil to exploit their all connections with India Post officials to corner the Miniature Sheets. These particular MS had disappeared from the bureaus n counters in no time. Even PDA a/c holders have not yet received their ordered quantity in their supply. Some have not recd even a single piece for their collection n were ultimately forced to look forward to dealers to just complete their collection even. Worst, till date India Post has not officially declared the quantity of MS. Speculation is rife about the quantity of this MS. Suddenly one fine morning you find big number of Packets of the MS is put up for sale on eBay by some dealers. India Post officials are not even trying to find out how it goes missing from the collectors n finds stock at one place. Will India Post rise to the occasion?