Category Archives: Education

Royal Mail: Horseracing Stamp Issue

This year to mark the 40th anniversary of Red Rum’s history-making third Grand National win, Royal Mail has teamed with an artist to launch a unique collection.The stamps feature eight champion horses achieving their greatest wins on UK race courses … Continue reading

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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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First Ship on Indian Stamps

First ship on Indian stamps was appeared in 1954.A stamp was released to commemorate the postage stamp centenary on 1st October 1954.This stamp depicts a ship ,an aero plane a train and a cycle mail runner.

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Tunisia Issued Stamps on Internet Activist

By  Mariam Nabbout March 13 is a National day for internet freedom in Tunisia.After the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in 2011, the day was initiated in 2012 by then-president Moncef Marzouki in honor of cyber dissident … 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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Medical Philately:Gerty Cori

By Dr.Pradeep Jain  

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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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