Lord Ganesha on Stamps

Hinduism is considered as world’s third-largest religion in the world, over 15-16 percent of the global population are said to be Hindus. Hinduism is said to be the world’s oldest religion. Continue reading Lord Ganesha on Stamps

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Throughout history, people have always wondered what was beyond the next mountain, ocean, river, or even planet. Explorers are people who have blazed the trail in going to new places. The Age of Exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries. During this time many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. During this time much of the world was mapped and many world civilizations came into contact with each other. Sometimes it is called the Age of Discovery. When Europeans first began sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, they were searching for new routes to China and the East, but what they found was more than they imagined: the New World. From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, take a look at these famous explorers Postage Stamps who made groundbreaking discoveries across the globe. Continue reading Famous Explorers Postage Stamps

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It is said that travelling is the best way to broaden one’s knowledge about the world. Some of the most curious minds of all time have traversed across the world to see the unseen and know the unknown. Much of our knowledge of ancient and medieval history comes from the accounts of scholars who as pilgrims, travellers and traders crossed the seas and difficult land routes. In their writings on their observations and experiences of a country new and strange to them, they left valuable contributions to the historical understanding of early societies. As outsiders, they found worthy of mention facets and facts about the country that native writers missed or often simply took for granted and hence ignored. In this blog, we are going to discuss some Commemorative Postage Stamps illustrating Scholars and Travelers of the Islamic World. These scholars and travellers gave us some masterpiece writings which throwing light on the geographical, economic and social conditions of that time. Continue reading Commemorative Postage Stamps illustrating Scholars and Travelers of the Islamic World

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On 15th August 1949, a new series of  Postage stamps were put to sale, it depicted archaeological and historical interest.  These stamps constitute free India’s first definitive series stamp and were intended to replace the King George VI stamps. The idea behind designing the stamps was to promote the idea of nation and its pride. To promote the notion that India had a great past. These definitive stamps depicted paintings, monuments, stone and metal sculptures.   Continue reading Definitive Stamps – Archaeological Series 1949

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The Indian subcontinent is home to a larger variety of wildlife, it said to the biodiversity hotspot with its various ecosystems ranging from the snow-clad mountain of Himalayan ranges to the evergreen rain forest of Vandalur and Wayanad.  Indian is the most bio-diverse region of the world and contains 3 of 26 biodiversities the Western Ghats, the Eastern Himalayas, and the Indo-Burma hotspot. The government of India also issued a series of definitive stamps called Wildlife series 1963 to celebrated wildlife week. Continue reading Animal Postage stamp: Wildlife series 1963

Commemorative Coins depicting Postage Stamps

Compared to coins, postage stamps are a very modern invention. Since the first stamp of the world – Penny Black Stamp – postage stamps have long attracted the passion of collectors, including King Farouk of Egypt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John Lennon. Continue reading Commemorative Coins depicting Postage Stamps – Part I

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Do you know how the postage stamp came into existence? The revolutionary change came in 1840 when an Englishman came up with the idea of a stamp to simplify the postal system. This is how the first stamp came forth which was known as the Penny Black Stamp. Continue reading Most Valuable Stamps of the World