Pictorial Postmark

\"\"By Anurag

\"\"Pictorial cancellations are again getting popularity .It is an easy and affordable way to commemorate an event,In Europe and American countries releasing of pictorial cancellation is very common .In India also it has a long history.India Post is providing beautiful pictorial cancellations at Agra,Gandhi Ashram,Jodhpur,Hampi,Ajmer,Patna and many other cities.A better way to collect these cancellations is to get them on simple postcard. Pictorial cancellations include images


associated with the commemoration of some event or anniversary. Some people attempt to use stamps relating to the theme of a pictorial cancellation on the envelope.The US Postal Service  distinguishes between special cancellations which have a caption publicizing an event, and pictorial cancellations, which contain an image of some sort. Special cancellations are essentially a type of slogan cancellations.The range of allowable subjects is very broad, and may include a variety of commercial tie-ins, such as to movie characters.

\"\"India:Rates for Special Cancellation/Cover

Departmental fees Revised/enhanced rates for the special cancellation/cover
Per day per Post Office in INR Per day if it is at proponent\’s premises in INR
On working days 5,000/- 10,000/-
On Sundays/holidays 10,000/- 20,000/-


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4 Responses to Pictorial Postmark

  1. R.K.MISHRA says:

    Your above Patna Didarganj yakchni and Golghar are the permanent picturel cancellations of Patna Bureau ,likewise other Bureau has got there own permanent picturel escalations and is available at the Bureau.

  2. N.A. Mirza says:

    Informative piece Anuragji.
    N.A. Mirza

  3. Asadullah shaikh says:

    Very Nice pictoral Post Mark Iam muc h like Collector Covers on Special Post Marks, Slogan Post Marks ,

  4. Anuj says:

    Thankyou for sharing the beautiful information.

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