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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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First in India : First Foreigner

Henary Dunant was the first foreigner appeared on Indian stamps.The stamp was issed in 1957 on the occasion of International Red Cross conference . Jean Henry Dunant’s life (May 8, 1828-October 30, 1910) is a study in contrasts. He was born … Continue reading

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First in India :Bird

First bird appeared on Indian stamps was a pigeon.The postage stamp was released on 1st October 1954 to commemorate the Stamp Centenary.Denomination of stamp was  2 Annas.This stamp depicts a pigeon carrying letter. Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to … Continue reading

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First in India (1)

First Flower on Indian Stamps Lotus was the first flower appeared on any Indian stamps. On 24 October 1954 India Post issued a stamp on United Nations Day.Lotus flower was printed on this stamp. Denomination of this stamp was 2 … Continue reading

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A Letter from Santa Claus Post Office

By Dr.Pradeep Jain Merry Christmas- Santaclaus Post office in Lapland .On the Christmas eve I am in the home of SANTA In Lapland at arctic circle in north Pole and I visited Santa Post office.There was long queues to post … Continue reading

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Medical Philately:Papaya Leaves in Dengue

By Dr.Pradeep Jain

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Indian Themes on Foreign Stamps:Croatia

Proclamation of Mother Theresa as a Saint Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born on 27 August 1910 in Skopje in Albanian family. Through Croatian catholic tradition, under the spiritual leadership of the father Franjo Jambreković, Jesuit pastor of the Church of … Continue reading

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