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Senior Philatelist Hemant Bafna Passed away

By Sudhir Jain Shri Hemant Bafna President Jainism Philately Group, Pune Chapter died on 11th Sept. 2017 night at Pune. He was very senior Philatelist and organized many solo Philatelic Exhibitions at different places. Born on 4th april 1952, Mr. Bafna … Continue reading

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Philatelic Tribute to Mother Teresa

By: Ganesh Prasad Chowdhary ,Retired Postmaster As a stamp collector, I find, it is most interesting hobby and educative tool for learning about stamps, its issuing countries and their people, their history, science and geography. History of the world can … 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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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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10 Facts about Stamps

By William Hartston In terms of the Retail Price Index, one penny in 1840 would be worth 32p at today’s prices. In terms of average income, however, it would be worth £5.61. The word ‘stamp-collector’ predates postage stamps by more … 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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Reliving History with a Passion for Stamps

By Mrudu Naik Muscat: Philatelist Raman Shah is a passionate collector. Despite having a collection of over 50,000 carefully preserved stamps, he is never satisfied. At 75, he likes adding not only to his stamp albums but also to his impressive … Continue reading

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A Paying Hobby

By K. Jeshi Philately still holds considerable charm, not just as a hobby but also as an investment It was Bhaskara Sethupathy (1868 to 1903), the raja of Ramnad, who sponsored Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Parliament of the World’s Religions, … Continue reading

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How to Organize a Stamp Collection

Start to organize your stamp collection by deciding which type of collection you would like to have. There are many ways to collect and organize stamps, based on different characteristics of the stamps, personal interests and preferences. Know the different … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Identify Country of Stamps

Flag plug-in cards from Germany Particularly for young people , it is not easy to identify the country.NEW Since there are now help in the form of flags plug-in cards.Them on the national flag is displayed. This is the name and the … Continue reading

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