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
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
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
The world’s most ancient and popular hobbies are collecting coins, stamps, and banknotes, yet collectors are not very sure which one to pick and where to store. This blog will help you in understanding, exploring, and learning the Collection Methodology of Coins/ Stamps/ Notes. Continue reading Explore and Learn the Collection Methodology of Coins, Stamps, Notes!
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru were great Martyrs of India of all time and are deeply rooted in the hearts of all Indians for fighting against Imperialist British. They could have chosen comfort and luxury and worldly desire but they have chosen gallows with a smile for the people of their motherland. They have rightly stated that the British can only kill individuals but cannot kill the ideas. 23rd March is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day across the country to pay homage to the unforgettable Martyrs of India. Continue reading Martyrs of India
Ramayana has been an integral part of our childhood. The story of legendary Rama, his wife, Sita and his brother, Lakshmana who fought with Ravana and put an end to evil is heard by everyone. They might have been just stories as kids but as grownups, we realized the important life lessons they taught us. We learned the discipline, integrity and doing the right thing. However, there are some stories which are lesser-known. What better time than Diwali to discuss them, right? Let’s get acquainted with the Unheard Stories of Ramayana that makes the Epic more legendary. Continue reading Unheard Stories of Ramayana
War changes many things and the political changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Living in a country that’s at war changes the way you think, it changes your perspective on everything! And one such change that every war in history brought with itself was the disastrous plunge in the economy! But it is vital to understand that even during these gruesome times, life does not stop and the economic needs remain just as same as that during the times of peace. Various forms of alternative currencies are introduced to cope up with the economic and financial crunch.
Coin collecting is more than just a hobby for many of us. The effort and love that goes into putting together an amazing collection cannot be expressed in merely a few words. Mintage World understands the true spirit of numismatics and offers a wide range of products that will excite all kinds of collectors, be it a veteran or an amateur.
Another year has gone by and New Year Celebrations are just around the corner. It has been a wonderful journey so far and Team Mintage World is overwhelmed with the kind of response that we have been receiving throughout the year. Today, we thought of giving you a small recap of all the exciting happenings of 2016 at Mintage World, in a nutshell. All of these little milestones have become an integral part of our treasure chest filled with memories!
New to stamp collecting? Welcome! Doesn’t matter if your collection is big or small, you are a pro or a beginner, this hobby will always give you a reason to smile! Still contemplating if you want to jump into it completely? Take a look at some reasons why you should do it right away!