07 January 2014

A new book for art and stamp lovers…


Book Review

Miniature paintings

History of Indian Miniature Paintings Through Philately by Dr Satyendra Kumar Agrawal published by PHILAGOLD Publications, Pages 80,  Price   Rs 1200 / US  $ 25

History of Indian Miniature Paintings Through Philately is a beautiful   Coffee Table Book by renowned philatelist and philatelic author Dr Satyendra Kumar Agrawal. The book is based on deep research of  different schools of Indian Art by Dr Agrawal. The study has been narrated through beautiful images of various philatelic items  issued all over the world. The book is divided into 14 chapters with details of paintings from different schools of Indian Art. The most attractive part of the book is its fine and rich printing. The book has been presented by the author in a very aesthetic way that on first sight it captures the attention of the reader.

The author has presented many  stamps , special  covers, postmarks, postal stationeries  issued by India Post and other postal administrations of the world  on Indian Miniature paintings . Some of them are rare to see. This book will prove to be best companion for all the art lovers and I recommend it for the library of Art Schools and all educational institutions and to everyone who loves reading . For the philatelists it is a wonderful book as they will be amazed to see many rare philatelic items in the book issued on Miniature paintings of India. Of course those collecting stamps  on paintings it is a complete guide to them and they will get every detail about Indian Miniature Paintings in this book.

The book is available with Dr Satyendra Kumar  Agrawal  : email rosephila@hotmail.com 

About the author

imageDr Satyendra Kumar Agrawal is an eminent philatelist , well known cartoonist, science and philatelic writer. He has received many National and International Awards for his exhibit on “ Roses”. He authored four books, “ My Rainbow of Philatelic Articles ”,, “The Rose” ( A-Z of Rose Philately), Glimpses of Indian Mythologies in Philately” and Birth of Playing Cards”.


New Stamps on Flowers from Latvia


Date of Issue :  2 January 2014


Here are new  colorful stamps featuring garden flowers from Latvia . On  January 2 – Latvijas Pasts released the first stamps denominated only in euros. Six new additions were made to the Flowers series, each with a different denomination.

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