Thanks to joining Facebook philatelic groups and connecting with like minded people, I finally managed to get connected to the Philatelic Society
Blocks of used stamps fascinate me more than blocks of mint stamps, especially if these are with clean postmarks. Here are some
I had posted about clean postmarks a little while ago. As I rearrange my collection, I discovered some more gems. And I
It’s funny how some countries get stuck in your memory because of events that were in the news many many years ago.
Margins / selvages : To keep or not to keep, that is the question. Are stamps with margins necessarily better to retain
Yesterday I visited the Exhibition of Stamps by by Philatelic Dealers Association of India. Naively I thought it would be an exhibition with
My work requires me to travel across India. Having restarted my hobby of stamp collection, I now use the time on my
I am beginning to value clean post marks on my used stamps. Unfortunately I don’t seem to have too many of these.
India Struggle for Freedom series: Seven series of 44 stamps issued from 1983 to 1989. The stamps were designed within National Tricolor
After recently restarting my philately hobby I discovered that the govt has introduced the concept of ‘My Stamp’. Personally I don’t feel
A few weeks ago Shri Dipok Dey commented on one of my Facebook posts in a Philatelic group. I didn’t realize the
What do you do when your business meeting finishes early and flight is late in the city of Hyderabad, and you discover
Recently I asked what is kiloware and if these are worth buying? Kiloware is a term for packages of postage stamps sold
Found these interesting magazines, books and stamp bulletins in in my old collection. I remember going to Kabbadi/Raddi wala shops (paper scrap
“What is the value of these stamps?” I have asked this question on many forums and I see many people asking this
After many years I visited the Philatelic section of the Head Post Office in New Delhi on Sansad Marg. The Philatelic Bureau