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Australian Heroes of Grand Prix Racing Stamps

From The Desk of a Budding Philatelist By Pranav Arun Kumar It was Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler who first fitted gasoline engine in a two wheeled vehicle in 1885, which can perhaps be known to be the first motorcycle. Since then the development of motorcycles has seen drastic changes both in design and technology. The first […]

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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 the first time in the world (1906 / 1908 by Wright Brothers). But it was […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary:A Philatelic Retrospective

By Kevin Morgan Sir Edmund Hillary, Mountaineer, Explorer, Statesman, Philanthropist died on 11th January 2008 aged 88. This New Zealand mint pair of stamps was issued in 2003 for the 50th anniversary of the Conquest of Everest. Beginnings Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland, on 20 July 1919, to a district landowner. His father had […]

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Picture Postcards on 600 Years of Ahmedabad

By-Anil Kr. Pujara On 26.2.10 Chief Post Master General, Gujarat Circle,Ahmedabad had issued 750 Picture Post Cards on the occasion of 600 years of Ahmedabad  with a beautiful special heritage assets cancellation on 600 years of Ahmedabad. These picture post cards were of 10 different varieties carrying pictures of 10 different Historical Assets of Ahmedabad. The […]