29 June 2018

World Cup Football (Jules Rimet Cup) and India

India was qualified for the final tournament for playing in the 4th edition of the World Cup Football held in Brazil in 1950. India then ranked 36 were placed in Pool- III along with Sweden (3), Italy (5) and Paraguay (10). But eventually withdrew because FIFA would not allow Indians to play barefoot. So far so good.
The Official Poster promoting the tournament unfortunately made a big goof-up. The original poster (now held in FIFA's archives in Zurich) shown below has the British-Indian Blue Ensign of pre-Independence India in place of Independent India's Tricolour adopted in 1947.
This poster was later depicted in several postage stamps issued from across the world viz., Uruguay (1951), Tcand (1977) and Japan (2010).
-       Sekhar Chakrabarty : email : sekhar.chakrabarti@gmail.com

Club News

Markand Dave wins The Royal Philatelic Society London Medal 2018

Markand Dave FRPSL,  A Philatelist from Nadiad has been awarded by Patrick Maselis RDP FRPSL , President of the Royal Philatelic Society London with the prestigious LONDON MEDAL 2018 for his outstanding and extensive services to the society as a Representative of India. He was awarded medal on 28th June 2018. The Queen of Great Britain , Elizabeth ii is the Patron of the society where Markand Dave is the youngest fellow in the world and first Indian to receive this medal.

Stickers for Promotion of Philately

Thanks to Mr Sushil Mehra for these nice stickers.

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