India-Post issued 2 more Meghdoot Postcards in denomination of 25 paise in August and September 2014. It is an interesting fact that the Reserve Bank of India has phased out 25 paise coins from circulation since June 2011.
There are 3 distinct printings of the stamps of Indian Musicians. In form of Sheetlets of 9 stamps, Sheets of 45 stamps and Miniature Sheet of 8 stamps. For the collectors of First Day Covers, here is an opportunity to make FDCs of 3 sets of 8 stamps and enrich the collection. It is interesting to find color and printing variations from each format.
11 new beautiful stamps are issued in month of July 2014 by India-Post which are depicted here for ready reference. Under MY-Stamp series III, 10 sheetlets are issued with total 11 stamps. From personal survey, it has been surprisingly found that 95% of Indian postage stamp collectors have not included the 44 stamps issued under 3 different My-Stamp series since 2011; in their collection. Without prejudice to the price of individual stamp and the availability of the same, the fact remains that without these postage stamps, the collection of Indian commemorative stamps remains incomplete.
1) Red Fort
2) Taj Mahal
3) Hawa Mahal
4) Ajanta Caves
5) St.Francis Church
6) Port Blair Island
7) Mysore Palace
8) Mysore Palace
10) Qutub Minar
11) Fairy Queen
These 4 stamps are issued in 2012 under My-stamp series II, depicting vibrant flowers :
29 stamps were issued in 2011 with 12 stamps on Zodiac signs, 4 stamps on Aviation, 4 stamps on Panctantra tales, 4 stamps on Locomotives, 4 stamps on Wild Life and 1 stamp of Taj Mahal.
Three new designs of 3rd series of MY STAMP are available at Ahmedabad G.P.O. Needless to say that India-post is issuing much attractive stamps in MY STAMP series. In second half of 2014, 11 new stamps are already issued in this 3rd series of MY STAMP, however, the detail of other designs and availability thereof is not available from Ahmedabad Philatelic Bureau.
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.