Every country has things that they like to boast about and coins become a very popular choice to portray the diversities of a country. Well you see, a coin is not just a legal tender or a form of money but it can also be a great platform to celebrate some special occasions or to honour and pay respect to great personalities and other important aspects of the country. Today in this blog we will see the Beautiful America: National Park Quarters that were issued in 2011.
A butterfly is one of the most beautiful insects we have ever seen on Earth. These tiny little flying creatures are known for their beautiful vibrant colors and we all just can’t take our eyes off them! In an attempt to commemorate the butterfly’s species unique to India, India Post had issued various stamps. Today we take a look at eight beautiful stamps of India featuring butterflies. Continue reading Stamps of India Featuring Butterflies
Ideas, information and rumour just need an easy and common communication medium to reach to the masses. This kind of schemes is tried by nations, individual or a group to form, control, or alter the attitudes of others through communication with the intent that in any given situation the reaction of those so influenced will be manipulated as the propagandist desired. The most common method used to propagate these notions is through banknotes called Propaganda Banknotes. In the previous blog, we discussed the different banknotes used as a piece of communication. Lets further discussed on these propaganda banknotes that are as also affect the world history and acted as a weapon in the war tactics. It is also interesting to observe how these notes were upgraded and how many countries used them as a medium to propagate their propaganda strategies.
Previously, we read about the Stamps of Grand Duchy of Baden. In this blog, we are going to familiarize ourselves to the stamps of another set of rarely known stamps. The stamps of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg or commonly known as the Stamps of Oldenburg. Before we move on towards the stamps, it is necessary to know more about this Duchy. Continue reading Stamps of Oldenburg
India’s financial evolution is as intriguing as her glorious past! Starting from the ancient Punch Marked Coins to the current facade of the Ashokan Lion capital (National Emblem), Indian currency has undergone great changes in its designs and metals. But interestingly, the terms Rupiya and Paisa, have survived the changing kings and their titles. They have stuck through the ages and led to the official terminology of the modern Indian Currency. In this blog let’s explore the story of the Republic India Coinage!
Prior to the North German Confederation, German States stamps were issued by most of the separate Germanic kingdoms, duchies, free-cities, etc. of Northern Europe. The Grand Duchy of Baden was a state in the southwest German Empire on the east bank of the Rhine. The State of Baden came into existence since the 12th Century. However, the Grand Duchy of Baden came into existence in 1806 It became a republic for a while in 1849, following the German uprisings of 1848, but Prussia intervened, and the Grand Duchy was restored. With the advent of postage stamps and new postal administrations, Grand Duchy of Baden also issued stamps. Though less in number, the handful stamps of Baden give a peek into the history of Baden. Get ready to explore the small and sweet Duchy of the stamps of Baden. Continue reading Stamps of Baden
Behind every door, there’s a legend! Have you ever walked past a door and wondered briefly, what lies beyond? Door brings back the idea of stories that have remained untold. It depicts not only aesthetic beauty but also the architecture style and cultural richness. In this blog, we will see the stories of prominent doors through stamps.
There is a list of iconic gates in India such as Buland Darwaza, Baroda Palace Gate, Vittala Gate at Hampi, Ganesh Gate of Amer Fort, Swaminarayan Mandir gate and Massive Gates of Kumbhalgarh Fort Ranthambore Fort, and Big Gateway of Bidar Fort, etc. But there very few which are illustrated on stamps. Today we have brought for you 6 traditional Stories of prominent doors through stamps. Have a look!
Have you heard of the “the Big Five”? The Big Five of Africa are the much-loved five large African mammals! The South African Big Five are; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo.
These five wild animals were originally termed ‘the Big Five’ by big game hunters who found them to be the most difficult and dangerous African animals to hunt on foot. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, everyone from European royalty to American presidents wanted to bag an African hunting trophy. These hunting trends led to their dwindling numbers.
‘Women on the throne’ was a less common picture during the ancient and medieval times but was not unheard of. A number of civilizations offer their gratitude to these fine and capable rulers who broke down the stereotypical barriers of the society and left behind a glorious legacy. The Byzantine Empire is no excuse. The Coinage of the Byzantine Empire gives an ample amount of examples of the women ruling with iron fist. Coins of Empress Irene are the testimonies of another Iron Lady of the Byzantine Empire. Continue reading Coins of Empress Irene
By land, by air, or by water! What’s your favourite transportation system? The history of transport is not only one of the technological innovations but also of mobility that brought out human progress. Advances in technology have allowed people to travel farther, explore more territory, and expand their influence over larger and larger areas.
As new we invented and discovered new ways to travel, time decreased while the ability to move more and larger loads increased. With continuing development in transport facilities, we are finding new ways to reduce costs and increase transport efficiency. Continue reading Means of Transport through the ages on stamps