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Royal Mail Issued Stamps on Comedy Greats to Mark April Fool’s Day

Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by issuing a set of stamps featuring some of the nation’s most popular, and funniest, comedians.Photographs of the Two Ronnies, Norman Wisdom,Billy Conolly, Victoria Wood and Spike Milligan are among those on the 10 first class stamps, which focus on performers from the tradition of standup and sketch […]

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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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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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Indian Stamp On Immanuel Sekaranar :An Unsolved Mystery Of Release

At last India Post has posted the list of stamps issued during the year 2010 on its official site. Conspicious by its absence is the controversial stamp of  Immanuel Sekaranar There are two dates of release of this stamp. Mumbai, Chennai Pune,Allahabad etc released  this stamp on 09.10.2010 whereas New Delhi released it on 31.12.10. […]

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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 […]