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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 and MS on International Yoga Day

By Parthita Jain India Post has today issued a stamp and a miniature sheet (Denomination 5 Rs) on International Yoga Day .                                                       June 21st was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014.Yoga,a 6000 year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice aims to transform the body and […]

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Children’s Day 2015  Stamp Design Competition

Department of Posts is holding a Stamp Design Competition. The theme of the competition is “A Day in the Rains”. The Terms and Conditions to participate in the competition are as follows:- Entries are invited for Stamp Design Competition. The participants are to make an original design on this subject (should not be copy of […]

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India Post is planning to Issue Stamps on Two Spiritual Leaders

The Indian Postal department has expressed a possibility of releasing a joint issue of Hindu saint Sohirobanath Ambiye and Blessed Joseph Vaz stamps to celebrate the communal harmony in Goa, a senior official said .”We should also try to bring out a joint issue of Sohirobanath Ambiye stamp and St Joseph Vaz stamp by releasing […]

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Quotes on Stamp Collecting

Collecting, especially of the classifying sort epitomized by stamp collecting, offered a means to seem to gain control of the world and of the past. – RUSSELL W. BELK, Collecting in a Consumer Society In their stamp collecting, boys … played within the discourse of commerce and nationalism and learned its language, learning to put the […]


The Art of Engraving

Have you looked closely at the images and decorative artwork on the money in your wallet, or the artwork on the postage stamp?The engravings used on bank notes and stamps are a beautiful form of art. In an effort to discourage counterfeiters, artists have developed very complex and layered images. Some of Canada’s best artists […]

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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 than a century. In 1710, it was used for a collector or receiver of stamp […]

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India Post Mobile App Launched

India Post Mobile App was launched by the  Minister of Communications & Information Technology on 11 May 2015. This is an android based application developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore. The application includes features like real time tracking of accountable articles, Post Offices search, Postage calculator etc through Mobile Phone. Considering […]

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Joint Stamp Issues of India (1):India-Japan

India issued its first joint stamp with Japan on 26th April 2002.India issued a set of 2 stamps on dances of both the countries ,FDC and MS .On the other hand Japan issued a single stamp on Taj Mahal on 12 April 2002.

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Autographed Special Cover by Kathak Artist

By Vijay Kumar Jain Uma Sharma ji (born 1942) is a Kathak dancer.  She is most known for reviving the old classical dance form of Natwari Nritya or the Raslila of Brindavan, which later evolved into the Kathak. In 1973 she became the youngest dancer be conferred upon with the Padma Shri by Government of […]