Thursday, September 23, 2010

Special covers on recent important events

Important events synchronized by virtual images
combined with specific date cancellations.

Amitabh Bachhan spinning Charkha @ Gandhi Ashram

4th consecutive term for Smt. Sonia Gandhi as Congress Chief

Dr.Manmohan Singh's 2nd term as PM of India

Mourning cover of Sam Manekshaw with
pictures and stamps of PM Smt.Indira Gandhi
and President Shri V.V.Giri

25 Years of India's World Cup Victory @ Lords-1983

Courtsey :
Mr.Mainak Kathiara
President, GPA, Ahmedabad

Monday, September 20, 2010

Perforation errors in sequence

Three Miniature Sheets of Heritage Railway Stations
showing perforation errors in sequence,

with 1 normal MS

Narrow Perforations - Error # 1

Double Perforations - Error # 2

Perforations making Se-tenant strip - Error # 3

Saturday, September 18, 2010

8.9.10 cancellations

Fancy number cancellations are getting popular with philatelists and new creative products are often seen which reflects positive sign of growth in Philately

Courtesy : Mr. Vijay Modi of Himmatnagar

Courtesy : Mr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey of Gorakhpur

Note :
Both items posted on 8.9.10 reached destination on 17.09.10 !!
1 is local and other is from U.P. !!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

FDCs with variations in Stamp-size, Color and Perforation.

Madhubala - 18.03.2008
Two sides of stamp are without perforation

Children's Day - 14..11.2008
One side of each stamp is without perforation

Sandalwood - 13.12.2006
Size and Color of the stamp are different

Baul Mela - 27.02.2007
Stamps in two sizes

Pushkar Fair - 27.02.2007
Stamps in two sizes

Buddha - 02.05.2007
Stamps in two sizes

Buddha - 27.05.2007
Stamp with longer arm

Children's Day - 14.11.2006
Stamps in two colors

Heritage Monuments - 28.01.2009
Line of pillars at bottom is missing in one stamp

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Perforation Error makes unique Se-tenant strip

The perforation error in Miniature sheet of
Heritage Railway Stations - 16.08.2009
has created a unique strip of Se-tenant stamps

Normal perforations showing 4 stamps separated from each other

Perforation error in this miniature sheet has made
all the four stamps joined together with each other

resulting in this unique Se-tenant strip

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sheetlet and Sheets - Postal Heritage Buildings

Six stamps issued on 13.05.2010 initially came in a form of Sheetlet of 24 stamps with six different blocks of 4. Recently came these six stamps in individual Sheets of 24 stamps with visible color difference making it a separate collectible item. ( Half sheet of each issue is depicted here for ready reference)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Recent commercially used items

Speed-post cover with slogan & portrait of Mahatma Gandhi
along with postmark & slip of Gandhinagar-272001

Courtesy : Enthusiastic and persuing philatelist
Mr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey of Gorakhpur

Commercially used maxim card showing SPARROW
stamp first day cancelled, with correct postage.

Courtesy :
Talented philatelist N.Kalyani from New Delhi