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India: Philatelic Joy on Launching of Covid-19 Vaccination

By Sanjay Mundra The Government of India launched Covid-19 vaccination drive on 16th January 2021,This is  world’s largest inoculation exercise against the novel corona virus. India will administer shots to three crore frontline workers in phase one. There are 3,006 session sites across the country, where 100 beneficiaries each will be given either of India’s two […]

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Unique Combination First Day Cover’s of India (8)

By Sudhir Jain For the first time an International Philatelic Exhibition INDIPEX-73 was organized in India from 14th to 23rd Nov. 1973. To propagate this exhibition, one stamp was issued on 8th Jan. 1973 and three stamps were issued on inauguration day of the exhibition i.e. 14th Nov.1973. F.D.C. exhibited here is of first stamp issued […]

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Stamps on Masks

Masks are now a part of our daily life. There are three types of masks weared by people to stop any type of infection. 1.Homemade cloth face mask 2.Surgical mask and N95 respirator Masks is a popular theme for stamp collectors since a long time. Maska appeared many times on stamps issued by various countries […]

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Unique Combination First Day Cover’s of India (6)

By Sudhir Jain Gandhi and Nehru (Allahabad cancellation) : 15-08-1973 Kamla Nehru (Allahabad cancellation) : 01-08-1974

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Mumtaz  Mahal:Memories

Mumtaz Mahal born Arjumand Banu; 27 April 1593 – 17 June 1631) was the Empress consort of theMughal Empire   from 19 January 1628 to 17 June 1631 as the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan . The Taj Mahal in Agra   was commissioned by her husband to act as her tomb. Mumtaz Mahal was born in Agra. . […]

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Remembering Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on His Birth Centenary Year

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975), the founding leader of Bangladesh and the country’s first Prime Minister. He is referred to as Sheikh Mujib or simply Mujib, the title ‘Bangabandhu’ meaning ‘friend of Bengal’. Before joining politics, Rahman studied law and political science in Kolkata and Dhaka, and agitated for Indian independence. In 1949, he joined […]

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The Story of “American Issue “ of Greenland

75 Years  of the American Issue Greenland has issued stamps on 5th May 2020 to marks the 75th Jubilee of the popular American Issue . The stamp issue takes the form of an attractive souvenir sheet, reproducing the original artwork of the 1945 American Issue. It includes the three original images for the 10 and 15 […]

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Premier Institutions of India:Odisha State Archives

The Primary functions of Odisha State Archives are collection, Preservation, management, publication and educational use of records. These functions are performed according to the requirement of the administrative as well as research scholars and also it plays a significant role for promotion of State’s historical research. Promotion of States Historical Research: 232 research scholars were availed […]

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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 defined as the number of holes or teeth within a length or width of 2 […]

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Mount Everest Expedition 1924

By Dr. Pradeep Jain John Baptist Lucius Noel Post card with his autograph and details about the film 1924 Mount Everest. This expedition was led by Gen C G BRUCE, C.B. It was posted from base camp. John Baptist Lucius Noel was an English mountaineer and filmmaker best known for his film of the 1924 […]