For all cricket fans, a new presentation pack is issued by Dept.of post comprising 1 Sheetlet of 16 stamps, 1 First Day Cover, 1 Miniature sheet and a Brochure; priced @ Rs.700/-, available at all philatelic bureaux.
It seems such unique dates will be seen no more in next decades, and
rightly so, the Dept. of Post / Gujarat Circle has provided a memorable special
cancellation depicting portrait & slogan of “ever living” Mahatma Gandhi
along with 11.12.13 to the delight of lively philatelists.
India-Post has utilized the most popular philatelic theme "Mahatma Gandhi" on the stamp, first day cover, brochure and cancellation of Philately Day souvenir sheet issued on 12.10.2013. The loose stamp is available from this s/s only, as stamp-sheets are not printed.
Collectors of coin-sets have some interesting items to include in their collection i.e. same coins issued by two different mints with distinctly different packing design and depicting their specific mint marks.
In 2012, Mumbai mint issued these coins and in 2013, Hyderabad mint issued the same coin-sets. For the first time a 100 Rupee coin of same theme has 2 different mint marks. Here, Diamond mint mark of Mumbai mint and Star mint mark of Hyderabad mint are seen to the delight of collectors.
On the front cover, Mumbai mint has mentioned Commemorative Coins-2010, while Hyderabad mint has mentioned Commemorative Coin-2011.
Three other coin-sets are issued by Hyderabad mint :-
1) 75 Years of RBI - Rs.10 + 75
2) Indian Council of Medical Research - Rs. 5 +100
On 03.05.2013, India-Post issued 6 Miniature Sheets consisting 50 stamps of 500(p) depicting famous Film personalities commemorating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. The printed numbers on these M/S are in order 1/6, 2/6, 3/6, 4/6, 5/6 and 6/6.
Recent trend indicates that majority of collectors show keen interest in stamps of modern era. Popular among them is Se-tenant stamps which were issued in year 1974 for the first time in India. Se-tenant is a french word meaning joined together.On this Blog, complete collection of all Se-tenant stamps in Pairs, Strips and Blocks are shown,fully and partly joined with each other; taken from Stamp Sheet, Sheetlet or Miniature Sheet. From time to time, items on same theme will be depicted, hoping every collector will enjoy it with interest.