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Collection of Stamps on Indira Gandhi

Compiled by Ganesh Prasad Chowdhary Stamp collecting is a creative hobby and gives a lot of happiness and satisfaction. We learn from the hobby about countries that issued the stamps, its people, its scenery, its famous persons man or woman, … Continue reading

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India: First Stamps on Educational Institutions

India issued a set of three stamps on centenary of Bombay University,Calcutta University and Madras University.These stamps were released on 31st December 1957.Price of stamps was 10 paise each.These are the first stamps issued on Indian educational institutions.

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Article about Wolfgang Beyer

German website about philately http://www.bdph.de acknowledged senior philatelist and active writer for philamirror Mr. Wolfgang Beyer.We are publishing original article in German and its English translation.This article was published on 28th March 2017. Kooperation mit Indien:Philatelisten finden eine gemeinsame Sprache … Continue reading

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First Wild Life Animal on Indian Stamps

Rhino is the first wildlife animal depicted on Indian stamp on 1st October 1962. The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is the largest of the three Asian rhino species , and has a single horn which can grow to approximately 60 centimetres in … Continue reading

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Special Cover Released on 150th Anniversary of Shitalnath Jain Temple Kolkata 

By Sudhir Jain On the 150th anniversary of Kolkata’s famous and beautiful Shitalnath Jain Temple, a special cover has been issued on 27th Feb. 2017. On 6th May 1935, a stamp was issued on this temple which was part of … Continue reading

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Octogenarian Artist who Weaves Magic out of Postal Stamps

By Tamara Mathias​ Meet the 82-year-old woman who has spent over 40 years painstakingly creating beautiful artwork from discarded Indian postage stamps and her son who passionately preserves philately. Deepa Melkote speaks at the lightening pace of a woman on a … Continue reading

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First in India : Saints

First saint appeared on Indian commemorative stamps was saint Kabir on 1st October 1952 when a series of six stamps was issued on Indian saints and poets. Kabir Das, a mystical poet and great Saint of India, was born in … Continue reading

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First in India:Tree

First tree on Indian stamps is Bodhi Tree.The tree printed on 2 stamps released on 24th May 1956 on the occasion of 2500 Years of Buddha. The Bodhi Tree also known as Bo and Peepal .It was a large and very old sacred fig   … Continue reading

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First in India : First Locomotive

First locomotive on Indian stamps was appeared on 16th April 1953 to commemorate the centenary of Railway in India.The stamp depicts a locomotive of 1853 and another of 1953. Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, … Continue reading

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