Stamp of approval

first_imgThe exhibition will include some of the early published stamps from top 50 collectors of the country. Some of the prominent stamps one could see at the show are the embossed 19th century issues of the Scinde Dawk, stamps featuring Queen Victoria – the first to be used across India, stamps of British India and princely states, issued until India’s independence in 1947.Apart from the show, there will be auctions, panel discussion by eminent philatelists, philatelic book signing and meeting of the oldest philatelic society in the world – Royal Philatelic Society of London. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The star attractions for the show are starters pack for kids to understand stamps, interesting postal history, stamp catalogues, and accessories to protect the collection, my’s-stamp (print your pictures on stamps).512 different items will go under the hammer during the auction, spanning the beginnings of Indian postage in early 19thcentury until the 1980s. The auction starts with Indian Handstruck Postage used in the early postal system before the advent of stamps dating as early as 1816.The auction has an impressive collection of original specimens, essays and proofs of the various designs of the stamps that were introduced including some experimental designs.Where: The Crystal, Laxmi Nagar When: 27 – 28 September Timing: 10.30 am – 7 pmlast_img

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