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What Is Postal stationery ? (3)

Wrappers The manufacture of wrappers for the sending of newspapers or periodicals began in the U.S. in 1861. The first wrappers were rectangular pieces of paper with gum to seal it on one end and an embossed envelope stamp or … Continue reading

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What Is Postal stationery ?(2)

Postal cards:Postal cards are postal stationery and have a printed or embossed indicium   and are sold by governmental  postal authorities. In the United States, they were first produced in 1873. Some of the forms taken by postal cards include the regular … Continue reading

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What Is Postal stationery? (1)

A piece of postal stationery is a stationery item, such as a stamped envelope,letter sheet,post card,letter card,air mail ,aerogram or wrapper,  with an imprinted stamp or inscription indicating that a specific rate of postage or related service has been prepaid. It does not, however, include … 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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Philatelic Exhibition at Silchar

A two day state level philatelic exhibition Assampex – 2017 is scheduled to be held at Postal Recreation Club in the premises of head post office from February 11. This was revealed at a press-meet in the conference hall of … Continue reading

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Tiruchi Stamp Exhibition

The Government Museum and Tiruchirappalli Philatelic Club have laid out a vast collection of stamps to present at an expo.N. Ananthi, District Chief Education Officer, inaugurated it this week. The two-day event showcases stamps and postal stationery from philatelic bureaux … Continue reading

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Two Computer Programs for Measuring Stamp Perforations

By William F. Sharpe Most collectors are familiar with perforation gauges to measure the distance between stamp perforations. The Scott Multi-Gauge, for example, is accurate enough to measure perforations at least to the nearest tenth perf size. Perf size is … Continue reading

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Creativity in Stamps to Attract Kids

By Dr.Pradeep Jain During my last visit to Australia in sydney when I searched for any nearby postoffice, I was shocked to see a very attractive shop located in a big shoping mall selling so many daily need items like … Continue reading

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Teaching Geography with Stamps

Stamps have always been a way to spread historical knowledge, because their subjects are typically based on real people or events.Karla Norman, a librarian from the Memphis, Tenn., suburb of Bartlett, has made that historical element of stamps her focus. … Continue reading

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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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