Category Archives: Stamps of India

Flowers on postage stamps

There must be a reason why flowers and colours rhyme so well together! Maybe because they add that dash of much-required vibrant colour to our lives. India has been home to some of the most varied species of flowers in the world. In fact, if you were to consider just the Himalayan ranges, there is so much to explore. India Post has depicted 12 lovely flowers on postage stamps that were released as a single set on 3rd October 2013. Let’s talk about six of them today.

Continue reading Flowers on Postage Stamps (Part 1)

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
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kalidasa stamp

Kalidasa was probably one of the greatest exponents of Indian literature or Sanskrit from ancient India, whose works have earned him respect from all over the world even today. He was an active Sanskrit poet and dramatist in the 5th Century who is credited for six known genuine works namely – dramas Abhijnanashakuntala (“The Recognition of Shakuntala”), Vikramorvashi (“Urvashi Won by Valour”), and Malavikagnimitra (“Malavika and Agnimitra”); poems Raghuvamsha (“Dynasty of Raghu”) and Kumarasambhava (“Birth of the War God”); and the lyric “Meghaduta” (“Cloud Messenger”).

Continue reading Kalidasa – Ancient India’s Wizard of Sanskrit Literature

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
stamps of India featuring musical instruments

Music takes various forms and has the power to take you to a whole new world. India is known all over the world for its rich musical history that originated since ancient times. Different ancient scriptures and structures have mentioned about many kinds of musical instruments. Let’s take a look at some of them that have also been shown on stamps of India.

Continue reading Soothing Sounds of Stamps of India

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
scented stamps of India

Close your eyes. What does your brain process when your eyes can’t see anything? Sound, touch, smell, taste are the remaining four powerful senses that humans possess. Each one of them adds a new dimension to what you perceive. Electric signals are sent by special sensory glands using which the brain decodes various messages for you. Stamps generally are visually appealing and activate sensors related to human sight. But there are many scented stamps around the world which also activate sensors related to smell. Let’s take a look at the four scented stamps of India that have been released by India Post Till date.

Continue reading Scented stamps of India

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
Filmmakers on stamps of India

 

Cinema is a visual medium of storytelling that will take you to a different world altogether. Each one of us might have watched a movie which has affected us deeply from within. Some comedies make us laugh while others make us immensely emotional. Filmmakers or film directors are the captains of their respective ships when it comes to movies. Without their vision, dedication and hard work there is no way you will be able to enjoy the magic of a movie. India post has issued several stamps of India depicting some of the most celebrated filmmakers of India. Let’s take a look at some of them!

Continue reading Filmmakers on Stamps of India

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
tiranga-on-stamps

“On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!” – Alexander Henry. One language??? Even though India is a country where exists many languages, she is one of the biggest republics in the world and is represented by one of the most incredible of flags. A National Flag is a symbol of national pride which represents hopes and aspirations of the people of a nation. Tiranga: the Indian Tricolour means a lot to the people of India and has a great significance and honour to the Indian public. This treasured possession of the Indians appears on countless stamps. On this Republic Day let us skim through our collections and see how many countries feature our Tiranga on Stamps.

Continue reading Indian Tiranga on Stamps

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
jewellery-on-stamps

Hello… We hope you are staying in touch with our website. Today we have brought something for all the lovely ladies out there! But men will also enjoy reading about it. Are you curious to know what are we talking about?
Well… it’s Jewellery on stamps!

 

Jewellery is a piece of decoration on a body. Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.

Continue reading Art of Adornment: Jewellery on Stamps

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
Stamps of India

Continuing with where we left last year, here is another post in the series of stamps of India featuring birds on them. Just before the year ended in 2016, some splendid stamps were released by India post depicting colourful birds on 5th December 2016.

Continue reading Stamps of India Featuring Birds (Part 3)

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
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India has always stood tall with its head high when it comes to protecting the civilians from all kinds of external or internal breaches of security. The attitude of our Armed forces has always been “DON’T MESS WITH US!” Considering a sub-continent that is surrounded by water bodies on three sides, with a coastline of 7,517 kilometres, the Indian Navy doesn’t really need a special mention. 4th December is celebrated as Navy Day in India and today we take a look at some of the stamps of India that feature Indian Navy Ships!

Continue reading Stamps of India Featuring Indian National Ships | NAVY DAY SPECIAL

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.
stamps featuring satellites

Humans have always thrown their weight around, carrying loads of ego with them, thinking that they own the planet. But the matter of the fact is that we are almost like a needle in a stack of piles and piles of hay, in his infinitely expansive universe. Astronomy and space expeditions have helped us understand about the beautiful celestial bodies that surround us and their evolution over time. India has been one of the leading countries in contributing towards space research. The space agency Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO was established in 1969, headquartered in Bengaluru to harness space technology for national development, pursue space science research and planetary exploration. The idea was envisioned in 1962 by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and scientist Vikram Sarabhai. Let’s take a look at some stamps of India which depicted missions undertaken by ISRO.

Continue reading Stamps of India Featuring Artificial Satellites

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.