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India always had a vast and rich history due to the cultural diversity present in it. This diversity was well reflected in everything, be it clothes, traditions, or languages. In order to capture the tale of this diversity, India has produced many masterpieces; some of them include the stamps of India. These stamps were a way to tell the ancient tale and which is why they also contain some of the very rare and the most valuable postage stamps of India. Continue reading Most Valuable Postage 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.

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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

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.

most valuable stamps

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

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.

Liberia or the Republic of Liberia is a tiny country located at the tip of the western coast of the continent of Africa. Bordered by three countries on the north, east and northwest, Liberia enjoys a generous amount of coastal line on the south and southwest. Began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), Liberia declared its independence on 26th July 1847. The first stamps of Liberia were issued in 1860. Before going further on our today’s topic – First Liberia Philatelic Stamps, let’s get to know about the country of Liberia and its history. Continue reading First Liberia Philatelic 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.

The year 2021 marks the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack to Prabhavatti Dutt Bose and Janakinath Bose. He was 9th kid to his parents and had 13 siblings. Continue reading 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji

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.

Martyrs of India

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

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.

Nobel Laureates on Stamps

We all have heard of Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Prize winners too. Winning a Nobel Prize is a life-changing honour. Whether the laureate is an internationally known figure or a scientist or an activist plucked from obscurity, the award brings with it worldwide recognition that highlights one’s life work and provides the funds to continue and further the mission. In this blog, we will trace the Nobel Laureates on Stamps. But before we go into it, let’s know more about Alfred Nobel and how and why he started these awards in the first place. Continue reading Nobel Laureates 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.

“Music is a moral law. It gives inspiration to the entire world, wings to the soul and raises the thoughts of man up to the heavens. Music is the basis of the order. It is the embodiment of eternal beauty and glory.” These words by the great Greek philosopher Plato would find resonance in the soil of Azerbaijan be he a philosopher or just ordinary worker. Harmonic music lives in the very nature of this land, in its soil, trees and rocks. Classic Azerbaijani poetry is filled with lines about music and the supreme spiritual enjoyment that it gives. The rich musical heritage created since the ancient times is absolute proof of a genetic talent that is inherent in every generation of the Azerbaijani nation which produced Azerbaijani Music Maestros! Continue reading Azerbaijani Music Maestros

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.

Newspapers – the Quiet Voice of India

Sunday Morning! A cup of steaming tea and freshly delivered newspaper! This was, once, an ideal morning scene in many households. As the headlines were read, all the exhausting mornings of the week were forgotten. There was a time when news came from three sources Akashvani, Doordarshan, and Newspaper. A newspaper was the most favorite! As appose to the endless noise of Electronic Media Newspapers – the Quiet Voice of India truly came with a solace. Continue reading Newspapers – the Quiet Voice 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.

Major Battle Theaters of India in World War I

The First World War was a truly global conflict and involved many Commonwealth countries that made huge sacrifices vital to Britain’s war effort. Though India was a British Colony at that time, it actively supported the war effort in its bid to gain Dominion status/Independence from the British Raj and contributed immensely to numerous battlefields around the globe. Continue reading History through Philately – Major Battle Theaters of India in World War I

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.