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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 […]

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How to Protect Stamps from Humidity

Extreme warm weather and humidity causing the stamps to curl or stick to album pages. Below are some tips to help you maintain your collection in these extreme conditions. Proper Storage of Stamp Collections :The albums you use to organize your stamps should be stored upright on a book shelf and not stacked on top of […]

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Indian Contribution to Postal Services of Kuwait

By Abhyuday Vajpeyi In November 1901, Sheikh Muabarak as-Sabah asked Britain to open an Indian post office in Kuwait. Since that time postal services in Kuwait were connected with India. Stamps at that time were of George the Fifth, King of England and Emperor of India. Stamps used in Kuwait were the same as the […]

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Indian Paintings through Postage Stamps

By Ganesh Prasad Chowdhury Philately is very important ad famous hobby .Philatelic stamps are something different from the normal stamps. Such stamps are released on specific occasions and in limited number. The hobby of stamps collection is popularly known as philatelic hobby. It needs sincere effort and knowledge. The stamps are required to be kept […]

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India Post Issued Stamps on Stepwells of India

India Post has issued a set of 16 stamps on step wells of India on 29th December 2017.Denomination of 8 stamps is 15 Rs and another 8 stamps is 15 Rs. each.Each sheetlet costs 160 Rs. it is issued in form of 4 sheetlets.Each sheetlet  contains 16 stamps.A mix sheetlet (MS) is also issued. The stamp issue depict […]

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Meghdoot Postcard Released on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank TMB

Release Year:2017 The history of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd., the then Nadar Bank Ltd., dates back to 1921. The thought of establishing a bank under the guidance of the able Nadar business community was mooted out in the Anniversary of Nadar Mahajana Sangam held at Tuticorin in 1920. The proposal was effected soon. The bank was registered […]

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How to Protect Stamps from Humidity

Extreme warm weather and humidity causing the stamps to curl or stick to album pages. Below are some tips to help you maintain your collection in these extreme conditions. Proper Storage of Stamp Collections :The albums you use to organize your stamps should be stored upright on a book shelf and not stacked on top of […]

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History Comes Alive: She’s the Indian Dancer in 1968 Postage Stamp

By Lim Yi Han It looked like just another e-mail sent to Bhaskar’s Arts Academy asking for a dancer to perform an Indian dance routine at the launch of an exhibition.But when the academy’s artistic director and choreographer, Mrs Santha Bhaskar, read the e-mail from the Singapore Philatelic Museum, she had a pleasant surprise.The e-mail […]

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Remembering JRD Tata on His Birth Anniversary

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (J.R.D.) Tata (29 July 1904 –29 November  1993) was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India.India Post issued two stamps in honour of JRD Tata.First in 1994 and second ,a definitive stamp of 15 Rs under builders of Modern India series. He was awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in […]