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Tribute to Zambia’s Stamp Collector Kamal Patel

By Gethsemane Mwizabi Kamal Mohanbhai Patel who died recently in Chililabombwe’s Konkola Mine Hospital was perhaps Zambia’s sole passionate stamp collector.A man with a sweet and phlegmatic personality, Kamal had a knack for detail. Nobody gathered postage stamps quite the … Continue reading

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Dhoni Bowled Over by Stamp Collection

Little did Fr Tom John know that a 15-minute meeting with his favourite cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, would change his life.But it did. A stamp aficionado with more than 5,000 stamps in his kitty, 54-year-old Fr John hailing from Kerala, … Continue reading

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A Teacher with a Passion for Stamp Collection

Thiruvananthapuram : Enter the High School block of the St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Pattom, and one will find a variety  of postage stamps and coin exhibits arranged neatly in three of the classrooms. Inside one of the classrooms, a group … Continue reading

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IFPNA Honored Philatelists

By A.V Jeyachandran,Secretary IFPNA Indo French Philatelic &  Numismatic Association ( IFPNA )Organized a philatelic and numismatic exhibition at Pudducherry from 20th to 22nd June 2014.On this occasion  Chief Guest Thiru P.Rajavelu Hon\’ble Minister for Welfare and Tourism Govt. of Pondicherry honoured … Continue reading

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Private Cover on PM Narendra Modi

Senior Philatelist of Surat Gujrat Hiren M Zaveri prepared a private cover on the day of swearing in ceremony of Primr Minister Narendra Modi.

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R.K.Mishra Passed Away :Loss to Philatelic World

Philatelic world in general n Philatelic fraternity in Patna particularly suffered a jolt on account of sudden demise of Late R.K.Mishra. Ex employee was of State Bank of India who was very active n vibrant in the philatelic circle in … Continue reading

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10 Essential Philatelic Facts by Stanley Gibbons

By Scott Campbell 1) What is philatelic? Is it a medical condition? No, it\’s Greek Philately means \”the collection and study of postage stamps\”, and is the English version of the French word philatélie, coined by collector Georges Herpin. The Greek root phil- means \”a … Continue reading

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Top 6 Tips to Inexpensive Stamp Collecting

Many people may be under the impression that stamp collecting or philately is an expensive hobby. It can be expensive if you\’re into rare and famous stamps which are mostly acquired through auction houses. But if you\’re collecting stamps for … Continue reading

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Philately Losing its Charm?

By Sumit Bhattacharjee When a youngster approached the Chief Post Master General of Andhra Pradesh B.V. Sudhakar and asked about the status of philately, he quoted the famous cartoon character Homer Simpson who once said in a TV show, “Son, … Continue reading

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