Indian stamps and Indian Philatelic history was displayed in “Collecta” International Philatelic Exhibition organized in Slovenia from 27 to 29th March 2014. Collecta was an international collectors\’ fair, which brings collectors and traders from various fields like philately, military, antiques, vinyl records and CDs, comics, figurines, minerals, fossils, and precious stones.This time, the Indian Postal Service, founded in 1774, was in focus at the fair.
Slovenia Post will circulate the exhibition of Indian stamps through major post offices in the main cities of Slovenia to generate widespread interest in Indian stamps and philately.
The process has been initiated by the Indian embassy in Slovenia\’s capital Ljubljana, which is expected to culminate with the joint issue of stamps by postal authorities of both the countries, to commemorate an event significant to both partners, such as Children\’s Day.
India today has the largest postal network in the world with more than 150,000 post offices. Indian Philatelic History shows images of members of the British royal family, since independence India issued more than 3000 stamps highlight the state symbols and achievements in various fields. The Slovenian organisations also supported the display of Indian stamps.
India became the first country in Asia to issue adhesive stamps in 1852, 12 years after Britain issued the first such stamp, the Penny Black. India still boasts of the world\’s highest altitude post office at Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh state, where you can snail mail.