17 September 2011

Indian theme on world stamps…




Postmark featuring India's Map and National Emblem  and Reunion Island depicting cultural relations with India and Reunion.

Indian theme on foreign stamps…

- Kenneth Sequeira


The cover from Reunion with French Stamp and cacellation from St. Denis

Sint-Denis or unofficially Saint-Denis de la Réunion  is the administrative capital of the French overseas region and department of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. It is located at the island's northernmost point, close to the mouth of the Rivière Saint-Denis.

Saint-Denis is the most populous commune in the French overseas departments. At the 1999 census, there were 158,139 inhabitants in the urban area of Saint-Denis, 131,557 of whom lived in the city of Saint-Denis proper and the remainder in the neighbouring commune of Sainte-Marie.


A French stamp overprinted for use in Reunion

Réunion Island, formerly known as Île Bourbon, is a French island of about 800,000 population located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius, the nearest island. It is an overseas department of France and an integral part of the French Republic.

Reunion Island  is a multicultural society composed of people originally from France, Mozambique, India, China, Madagascar, and the Comores. Islanders use their ethnic origins to define themselves as Cafres (African ancestry) Z'oreilles (born in mainland France), malabars or Tamouls (from Tamil Nadu southern India), Z'arabes (from Gujarat in northern India), Chinois (from China), Malgaches (from Madagascar), Comores (from Comores), Petits blancs (poor rural whites living in the highlands), or Creoles blancs (white landowners). The term Creole today also applies to people with a mixed ethnic background. All the residents of the island are administratively French citizens.

Stamps from Venezuela


This is a wonderful set issued by Venezuela Post in 1997 commemorating 50th anniversary of Independence of India,The set features  Gandhi, Tagore, Sardar Patel, Nehru, Ganga, Ashoka Pillar, Indian Cinema. Traditional Indian Music and latest development in Science and Technology featuring INSAT - IB etc... Another Souvenir sheet  issued for same event depicts Taj Mahal. Perhaps this is one of the best stamps issued to feature Taj Mahal. 






Taj Mahal


Screenshot_3 : Kenneth Sequeira - Dubai, (UAE)

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