Category Archives: Philatelists

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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Display of 400 Stamps on Mother Teresa

Inspired by Mother Teresa, a Vellore-based philatelist started to collect stamps issued in honour of her in 1997. Today, C. Tamilvanan has to his credit a collection of 400 stamps and first day covers issued by 100 countries in honour … Continue reading

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The Stamp Maker

When you see a five-rupee postage stamp depicting Gandhiji working on a charkha, Ustad Bismillah Khan playing the shehnai, J R D Tata’s historic flight, Shivaji the war- rior, Sherlock Holmes busy detecting a case, or Jai Bangla flag on a … Continue reading

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A Report on 6th KPS 40th Year Celebration and KPS -RPSL Joint Meeting

By Suresh Rao Karnataka Philatelic Society, Bengaluru 40th anniversary celebrations and a joint meeting with Royal Philatelic Society of London was held on 6th December 2015 at Meghdoot Hall, GPO, Bengaluru.Karnataka Philatelic Society (KPS) was founded in 1975 in Bangalore by late … Continue reading

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A Report on Second Meeting of Jainism Philately Group

By Sudhir Jain Second Jainism Philately Group Meet was organized at the City of Lakes Udaipur on 19th & 20th Dec. 2015 with many attractive programmes. Total 121 parsons attended this meet from various States of India.Jainism Philately Group (JPG) is an … Continue reading

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Jainism Philately Group National Meet at Udaipur

By Sudhir Jain Jainism Philately Group (JPG)  is an organisation of collectors of Jainism and allied themes like Vegetarianism, Non Violence,  Peace etc. It has about three hundred members all around India as well as USA,  Canada and Germany. After … Continue reading

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Philatelic Congress of India Elections

By Sudhir Jain Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) is the apex national body of all the Philatelic associations of India. After a long gap, election of Governing Council of PCI conducted at Mumbai on 13th Dec. 2015. Following are the … Continue reading

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Philamirror in German Philatelic Journal

Senior philatelist of Germany Wolfgang Beyer is a serious collector of Indian stamps.He exhibits Indian stamps in many german philatelic exhibitions.Recently leading philatelic Journal of Germany  DBZ of Germany(in german language) published an article about philatelic cooperation between India and … Continue reading

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Special Cover Released on 40 Years in the Promotion of Philately by Karnataka Philatelic Society

By Suresh Rao A special cover KTK/52/2015 released during the 40th anniversary celebration of Karnataka Philatelic Society, Bengaluru also the special edition of Karphila Newsletter. On the occasion renowned philatelist Dr. Sita Bhateja was awarded the first lifetime achievement award.

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An Unsung Indian Philatelist

With 20 gold medals in his kitty Anil Suri is still an unknown Indian. Unlike celebrities and cricketers, his noteworthy gold prizes which are as good as Olympics medals are unrecognized in his own country. Suri has represented India at … Continue reading

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