16 October 2012

New Stamp from India…



As part of the Postal week celebrations, India Post released a Souvenir Sheet of Rs 20 on 12th October 2012 to commemorate Philately Day.

This  Souvenir Sheet has been issued  to commemorate philately, and mark the celebration of Philately Day by India Post. This Souvenir sheet depicts the evolution of Indian postal system from ‘Dak Harkara’ to ‘Air Mail’ and show-cases two iconic postage stamps issued in pre and post independence era. The first stamp ’The inverted Head Four Annas’ was issued in 1854. It was one of the world’s first multicoloured stamps. The second stamp depicted in the Souvenir Sheet is one among the three stamps of Jai Hind series issued after independence. This stamp was issued in 1947 and depicts the national emblem of India.

Mansoor B., Mangalore Blog : http://mbstamps.blogspot.in/

Club News


Bapu and Philately

On 18th October, Mr  Nikhil Mundra, noted Philatelist  is going to deliver an invited talk about Gandhiji and Stamps titled "Bapu and Philately: Spreading the Message of Peace" at the India International Centre, Delhi. This is part of a week-long series of events titled "Celebrating Bapu: Unseen faces, Unheard voices". It is being inaugurated by Shri Fali Nariman, one of the senior-most lawyers of India.

Gandhi Philately IIC Nikhil Mundra

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