16 December 2011

UPHILEX- 2011 begins…


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10th UP Philatelic Exhibition begins today at Lucknow. A special Cover was released at the inaugural ceremony featuring Kapilvastu,  First 30 years of Stay Place of Gautam Buddha. The cancellation depicts peacock.

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Kapilvastu, UP : First 30 years of Stay Place of Gautam Buddha

Screenshot_3 : Ashwani Dubey  from Lucknow

My Stamp at UPHILEX -2011

LUCKNOW: Giving a personal touch to your letters would not be a difficult task any more, as the office of the chief post master general, UP circle is all set to introduce 'my stamp'.

Giving details about this facility, director headquarters, postal services UP, Sachin Kishor said, "My stamp is basically a personalised stamp and it is a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions such as engagements, birth of a baby, or to send as greetings to loved ones and friends." He added that the concept was launched during the National Philately exhibition. "UP would be having the facility for the first time," he said.

Officials informed that the service would be available during the 10th annual UP Dak Ticket Exhibition ( UPHILEX-2011) starting December 16. The venue for the event is Lalit Kala Akademi, regional centre Lucknow. They said that getting a personal stamp would be easy. "The applicant will have to pay Rs 300 for which he would get 12 photo stamps. These stamps would be printed by the postal department and valid across the world," said Kishor.

The stamp would be printed on several template having different themes. The template contains a proper stamp having a worth of Rs 5 along with a space for the applicant's photograph which will be clicked During Indiplex held in Delhi, six themes were designed. These were trains, aeroplanes, wildlife, panchatantra, Sun signs and Taj Mahal.

Source : Times of India

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