People in Puducherry can now personalize postal stamps with their pictures or pictures of their beloved ones or images of artwork as the department of posts has a launched facility to issue customized stamps. The new facility, \’My Stamp,\’ enables customers to design postal stamps according to their wish. Individual customers, institutions and corporate bodies can have photographs of people or the logo of an institution or corporate body or any other appropriate depiction on the stamp.The customers can also opt for images of heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, other animals and birds.
However, the department said the customer would be responsible for any issues relating to the propriety of the image, including its copyright. The department insists on the personal appearance of the people whose pictures the customers want to be on the personalized postal stamps.
Interested customers can get personalize postal stamps sheets by submitting identity proof issued by state or central government departments and by depositing Rs 300 along with a colour photo with white background. A sheet contains 12 postage stamps.For details, contact: The philatelic bureau, Pondicherry head post office, Pondicherry – 605001. Phone numbers: 0413 2336532 or 2333050.