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Medical Philately;Discovery of Vitamin C

By Dr.Pradeep Jain

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What is Scientific Analysis in Stamp Collecting, and how has it Benefited the Philatelic World?

By Thomas Lera Analytical philately — that is, scientific philately — investigates the questions people may have about the authenticity of a stamp, a cover, or a document. Is the gum original? Was the paper woven? Is the signature genuine? … Continue reading

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History Lesson of Stamps

Compiled by G.P.Chowdhary India gained independence on 15.8.1947 and the number of post office were 22116. But on 31.3.2011 the number of post offices have gone up by 154866  out of which 139040 are in rural locations transporting mails through … Continue reading

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How Have Perforations on Postage Evolved Throughout History?

By Janet Klug “Perfs” have been such a ubiquitous part of our lives for the last century and a half, it’s hard to imagine what stamps looked like prior to their invention — or how different the act of obtaining … Continue reading

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On Foreign Policy and Philately

By Andrew Selth When subjects like soft power and public diplomacy are discussed in forums like this, few people have postage stamps in mind, but there has long been a close connection between philately and foreign policy. In themselves, stamps express … Continue reading

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Communication Through Swans and Pigeons

By P Soundararajan Historically, there have been interesting modes used to send communication in India and how ‘transmission’ took place in the pre – stamp era – before the emergence of regulated postal services, modern day couriers and internet.In Mahakavi … Continue reading

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WWF Stamps:Messenger of Conservation

By    G.P.Chowdhary In order to focus attention of the people of the world wide, for preservation of the nature and its various forms including flora and fauna is urgent need to draw attention of the people.   Indeed, flora and fauna … Continue reading

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World’s First Air Letter

By P Soundararajan President Trichy Philatelists’ Association It was the British who conceived the postal service first in the world by coming out with the first stamp on May 06, 1840. And it was the Americans who flew in the air for … Continue reading

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Stamps Not Issued So Far

By Neeraj Kumar As stamps on Presidents of India are concerned, India Post is yet to issue a stamp on Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India (1977-1982). But his sketch appears on the stamp on 100 years of … Continue reading

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What are Cinderella Stamps ?

By R.K.Mishra Cinderella stamp is anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration. Local stamps -stamps. Cinderella stamps are poster stamps  , propaganda labels, commemorative stickers, stamps issued by non-recognized countries or governments, court … Continue reading

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