Monday, August 31, 2009

High Profile First Day Covers - BUDDHA

Article published in PHILA POST (April-June 2009)

[ Please always click on Image for larger view ]

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Modern Postal History - MOTHER TERESA (Aero.)

How MOTHER TERESA - 15 Rs. Aero.
left India on 2nd attempt by
Lufthansa Flight # 0757

India Post issued a new Aerogramme of Rs.15.00 on 01.03.2009 with stamp design of Mother Teresa. Four such Aerogrammes were posted to Germany in March 2009, which did not leave India, but came back to sender on 09.04.09 with a rubber-stamp instruction :

Total Postage required Rs.15/-...................................
Please affix deficiency of Postage stamps and Re-Post

Three of these Aerogrammes with rubber-stamp instruction were sent by Registered Post to Videsh Dak Bhavan, Mumbai; who did right thing by sending Mother Teresa Aerogrammes to Germany and confirmed the details vide their Regd. Letter dated 29.07.09.

Aerogramme received in Germany with
white label on Rubber-stamp instruction

Registered Letter received from
Suprintendent (Stg), Foreign Section

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Variety in Safety Perforation - Elliptical Hole

Perforation Variety

The German Post issued for the first time a very interesting
philatelic variety on 07.05.2009 commemorating STAMP DAY
by issuing 55+25 C stamps having Safety Perforation in
shape of a Leaf of an Oak Tree between 2 stamps. It sure is
an adoptable marketing strategy, because, instead of buying
1 stamp, the collector has to buy 2 stamps to keep
in tact the shape of Oak Leaf perforation !

Brochure of Se-tenant Stamps - Landmark Bridges - 17.08.2007

Se-tenant Blocks in 4 differernt positions

Vertical Se-tenant strip from Sheetlet

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brochure of Se-tenant Stamps - Fragrance of Roses - 07.02.2007

Scented strip from Sheet of 20 stamps with white border

Scented strip from Sheetlet of 16 stamps with floral border

Scented Block from Sheet of 16 stamps with white border

Friday, August 14, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

ROSE - Booklet with Se-tenant stamps - 1973

During International Rose Exhibition in Erfurt / DDR
3 stamps in value of 10,25 and 35 pf were issued on
22.08.1972. In year 1973 these stamps were issued
in a Booklet of 2 Marks with 25 and 35 pf stamps in
Se-tenant format

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jayadeva and Geetagovinda - 27.07.2009

Interesting variations in strip combinations
making different positions of Se-tenant stamps

1/ First 3 stamps from Sheet-strip bearing no. 2-2-3

1A/ First horizontal row of MS bearing # 1-2-3 on stamps

2/ Stamps no. 4-5-6 of Sheet bearing # 1-5-6 on stamps

2A/ Second horizontal row of MS bearing # 4-5-6 on stamps

3/ Stamps no. 7-8-9 of Sheet bearing # 4-8-9 on stamps

3A/ Third horizontal row of MS bearing # 7-8-9 on stamps

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jaideva and Geetgovina - 27.07.2009

World Record !

Longest strip of 11 Se-tenant stamps ever issued in history of Philately.

Size : 23.7 cm x 51.3 cm