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Stamps, Postmarks from Dongsha Island Gain Popularity

Commemorative stamps and postmarks from a post office in the Taiwan-held Dongsha Island in the South China Sea are in high demand among philatelists in Taiwan, particularly as such products are not easily available.Dongsha, also known as Pratas Island, is … Continue reading

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Mata Hari:An Amazig Character

Mata Hari was a professional dancer and mistress who became a spy for France during World War I. Suspected of being a double agent, she was executed in 1917.Born on August 7, 1876, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Mata Hari was a … Continue reading

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North Korea Issued Stamps on  Missiles

North Korea’s latest issue of postage stamps may be full of “bold, bizarre, and in some cases extraordinarily mundane designs,” Two of the stamps are especially noteworthy for their anti-American images.One of them shows a mighty North Korean fist crushing … Continue reading

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Medical Philately:Discovery of Anticoagulant Wrfarin

By Dr.Pradeep Jain  

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Foreign Personalities on Indian Stamps: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was the first foreigner appeared on any Indian stamp on 10th December 1963 when postal department issued a  commemorative postage stamp on  Universal declaration of human rights. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President … Continue reading

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GST Rates Revised for 66 Items :Relief for Philately

There have been countless recommendations from states and industries to reduce the rates on certain items. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the rates were revised because the main idea behind GST rates was to maintain the rates as close … Continue reading

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World Environment Day:A Theme Wasted

By Anil Kr Pujara India Post has perfectly mastered the art of wasting every beautiful theme. 5th June is declared World Environment Day.Instead of releasing a beautiful set of stamps n Miniature sheet which would have been a befitting commemoration, … Continue reading

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 Was India Post there in Stone Age?

By Anil Kr Pujara Recently I received a very beautiful special cover issued by Jharkhand circle. The theme is forests of Jharkhand. Indeed the cover is good and makes value addition in the thematic collection. But surprisingly the date of … Continue reading

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New Stamps and Postmark on Fauna and Flora

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie Croatia:Bats Croatia:Easter Taiwan:Postmark on Deer The postmark will be released on 17th May 2017 at Taidung Post Office for ATM stamps.The postmark  features a Sika deer(Cervus nippon … Continue reading

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Postal Department still Celebrating Republic Day

By  Sudhir Jain I have received this envelope bearing seal of Bhawani Shankar Road Post Office Mumbai (Pincode 400028)  with a slogan franking “HEARTIEST GREETINGS FOR REPUBLIC DAY”.

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