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When revenue stamps served for postage

By Tshering Tashi, Photo: Nicholas Rhodes (courtesy-kuensel The Bhutan Post Office was set up in 1962, but Bhutanese were sending letters and using stamps much before that. According to English scholar Nicholas Rhodes, who has a collection of old Bhutanese stamps (see photo), “the early stamps were used in the mid 1950s and the […]

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Gandhi Khadi Stamp :Soon Available at Bureaus For Common Collectors

By Anil Kr Pujara and Dr.Pradeep Jain Mega philatelic event i.e.INDIPEX-2011 had a sensational item for sale. It was release of GANDHI KHADI stamp. For the first time, India Post used Khadi cloth i.e. other than paper for printing the stamp. Though use of other material and not paper is quite common in other countries […]

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Joint Issue on hero’s fought against Apartheid and racism in Africa

The postal services of Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone  simultaneously issue a set of three commemorative postal sheets on 1st March 2011 in memory of 12  men and women who fought Apartheid and racism in Africa. In the struggle against South African Apartheid, according to one of the commemorative sheets, it was estimated that Jews […]

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India Post Released New Stamp on Corps of Signals

India Post today released a commemorative stamp on Corps of Signals. The Corps of Signals was raised on 15 Feb 1911 and will be celebrating its centenary on 15 Feb 2011. The journey of hundred years has been a saga of rich heritage, technological excellence, modernisation, brotherhood and pure soldiering.Signals are essentially the NERVES of the […]

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India Post Released New Stamp and Miniature Sheet on Krishnadeva Raya

India Post today released a stamp and miniature sheet on Krishanadeyaraya.Krishnadevaraya who ruler the kingdom of Vijayanagara in between 1509-1529 was one of the greatest statesmen which medieval South India had produced. Called variously as ‘Kannadaraya’, ‘Sri Karnata Mahisa’ and ‘Kannada Rajya Ramaramana’, his rule saw all round prosperity of South India, culturally and materialistically. […]

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J C Bose: The Scientist Who Proved That Plants Too Can Feel

Jagadish Chandra Bose (30 Nov.1858-23 Nov.1937) India released a commemorative stamp on the occasion of birth centenary of J C Bose in 1958. Physicist turned plant biologist Jagadish Chandra Bose was born  in Mymensingh, India (now in Bangladesh)During the years 1894-1900, Bose performed pioneering research on radio waves and created waves as short as 5 […]

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Children’s Day Stamps of India

India started releasing commemorative stamps on Children’s day from 1957. In the year 1957 itself  3 stamps were released on 14th November to commemorate the day. Photographs of children or paintings made by children are the main themes of these stamps. In 1964 Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s photograph was printed on children’s day stamp. Over the years some miniature sheets have […]