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276) “Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh” MAPPEX-2016 (M.P. State Level Philatelic Exhibition – 2016): Special Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, Indore on 05.02.2016:



276) “Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh” MAPPEX-2016 (M.P. State Level Philatelic Exhibition – 2016): Special Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, Indore on 05.02.2016:


MAPPEX – 2016:

The 12th Madhya Pradesh Philatelic Exhibition (MAPPEX) was held at Indore, M.P. from the 5th to 7th February 2016, conducted by the Postmaster General, Indore, under the Madhya Pradesh Postal circle of the Department of Posts, India. The exhibits on display included  - Exhibits from the National Philatelic Museum, New Delhi, Army Postal Services, India Security Press, Exhibits of eminent Philatelists, Postal History (including Cancellations, Covers etc),Indian Classics (including Essays, Proofs, Specimens etc.), General Cancellations – Pre and Post Independence India – First day Covers, Indian airmails, Indian Postal Stationery, Stamps and Postal Stationery from Indian States – Convention States & Feudatory or Princely States – Aero-philately, World Philately etc. A special Souvenir containing interesting and informative articles on Philately was brought out on the occasion along with Special Covers and Special Pictorial Cancellations.

The Special Cover released to commemorate “Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016” by the Postmaster General, Indore Region, Department of Posts, India:

I have recently received this Special Cover from the epostoffice, Philately Museum New Delhi:


The Special Cover shows the logo of the M.P. State Level Philatelic Exhibition titled “Mappex- 2016” on the top left hand corner. To its right is given the inscription “M.P. Rajya Stariya Dak Tikat Pradarshni “Mappex 2016” (in Hindi) and M.P. State Level Philatelic Exhibition “Mappex 2016” (in English).

Notice that, below this are actual cloth samples of “Chanderi Hatkargha” (Chanderi Handicrafts), “Maheshwari Hathkarga” (Maheshwari Handicrafts), “Bagh Hathkarga” (Bagh Handicrafts) and Bherugarh Hathkarga (Bhairugarh or Bhairongarh Handicrafts) with a byline “M.P. ke Adwitiya Hathkarga Vastra” (in Hindi) and “Unique Hathkarga of M.P.” (in English). Also, notice how the patterns of the Handicrafts are printed on the remaining portion of the Front of this Special Cover.

The Rs.5/- Stamp shows the picture of  woven “Aapatani Weaves” The Cancellation Stamp is of Indore GPO and is titled “M.P. Dak Tikit Pradarshni MAPPEX – 2016” and the names of the handicrafts “ Maheshwari, Bagh, Bhairugarh and Chanderi” with the inscription “M.P. ke AdwitiyaHathkarga Vastra” with the date of Cancellation “05.02.2016”

The Apa Tani or Apatani :

The Apa Tani are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. people of Arunachal Pradesh and excel in working with canes and bamboo handicrafts. They are also adept in weaving specialised shawls and jackets. The dress of the Apatanis is is elaborate and colourful, yet simple in style. “Jilan”, the traditional dress of the priests of the Apatani, has figured on this Rs.5/- stamp under the title “Apatani weaves”.



The Back of the Special Cover has the inscription Co sponsored by “Gujrati Handloom, Maheshwar (Khargone) M.P.  Towards the centre is the logo of “India Post” and the inscription “Issued by the Office of Postmaster General, Indore Region, Indore – 452001. Notice how the patterns of the Handicrafts are printed on the Back of this Special Cover.

Hatkargha” (Handicrafts):

Madhya Pradesh, also known as the “heart of India”, has a long history of tradition and culture which is reflected in the different works of Arts and Handicrafts, which portray the hereditary skills and craftsmanship of the inhabitants. These artistic works are reflected in woven cotton or silk sarees, fabrics with block prints, stuffed toys, floor coverings, bamboo work, cane work, jute work, woodcraft, iron craft, stone craft, metal craft, terracotta, zari work, durries, folk paintings, ornaments, dolls and papier mache et al.

The artifacts/articles produced have a wide utilitarian range, and a long heritage of tradition continues to add a highly distinctive, individualistic touch to the handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh. Thousands of craftsmen practice hand printing generally with vegetable dyes at several hand printing centres – Bagh, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Bhairongarh or Bherugarh, Gautampura, Jawad, Mandsaur,  Umedpura, Sohawal, Tarapur et al.

Garments, bedspreads, table cloths and curtain material are produced at Umedpura and Tarapur in Nandana prints. From Bhairongarh come printed quilt covers and tablecloths. Tarapur and Mandsaur are major centres for Tie and Dye “chunaries”.

Textile weaving/prints – Chanderi & Maheshwari prints:

The State is famous for its extensive history of textiles. From the 7th Century BC to the 2nd Century BC, age-old scriptures mention Madhya Pradesh as a prominent hub of textile weaving. The most famous textile products in MP include the Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees.  The type of raw materials that are used have undergone changes across the centuries, and the usage of the products manufactured has also seen ups and downs, but an extensive history of textile industries in Madhya Pradesh keeps contributing to its extremely unique handicrafts industry. 
 Soft and subtle shades in delicate weaves are the speciality of Chanderi sarees (Chanderi is a small town, located in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh). In this handicraft, silk is used as the warp and cotton for the weft. Some sarees have gold checks, which combined with the traditional rich gold border along with two bands on the “Pallu” give each sari a special design. The incredible craftsmanship of local weavers is reflected in the tiny “zaribootis” which sparkle across each saree.

Today, young educated weavers are getting training of designing prints on computers at an institute set up for the purpose of equipping them with the latest technology to further their trade. These designs are taking over from traditional designs like forts and old monuments. Weavers are also experimenting with new styles of printing like “Batik”, “Kalamkari”, “Bagh”, “Dabu”, “Bagru”, “Chauranga” and block prints etc. which are all in great demand by the consumers.
 The Maheshwari craftsmen (from Maheswar, Khargone District, an ancient town on the Banks of the Narmada River) have perfected the art of weaving a wide range/variety of checks. The Maheshwari sarees have a reversible border so they can be worn on both sides. They also have unique “Pallus” with five stripes or bands, two white and three coloured ones alternating. The sarees are usually plain or have stripes or checks in their field, with geometric motifs decorating the borders. The motifs are usually fine abstract representations of local elements like flowers, leaves, local architecture etc. Almost 4000 lustrous threads are used into making a single saree.

 Through the centuries, this craft has witnessed several changes. Copper plated nylon has replaced the limited palette of natural colours.

Bagh Prints:
 Bagh Print is a traditional hand block print with natural colours, which is a handicraft speciality of Bagh, Dhar District, M.P.

This style of print derives its name from the Bagh village situated on the Bagh River. The Narmada River which flows some 30 km away from Bagh village is an alternate source of water for this hand block print industry, particularly during the summer months when the Bagh River dries up.

Traditionally, this art work was started by a community of Muslim Khatris. They brought this art form from Larkana in Sindh (now in Pakistan, known as “Ajrak” prints in Sindh) to Marwad in Rajasthan and from there to Bagh, bringing with them their traditional printing techniques and block printing processes. In this printing technique, the cloths used are cotton and silk which are made to undergo a treatment of a blend of corroded Iron fillings, Alum and “Alizarin” (root of “Morinda Tinctoria”), a vegetable dyeing process. The weaving and hand block printing processes with geometric designs in red and black natural colours are made by skilled craftsmen/artisans. On completion of the printing process, the printed fabric is repeatedly washed in the flowing waters of the Bagh River, (an essential requirement for this vegetable dyeing based handicraft) and when the Bagh River dries up, the fabric is washed in the Narmada River waters. This repeated washing imparts a fine lustre to the cloth.

Bagh Print fabric with replicated geometric and floral designs coupled with vegetable colours of red and black over a white background is a popular textile printing product.

The materials used for making the printed fabric, range from cotton Maheshwari dress material, silks, chiffon, crepe, etc and constant innovations are being made to keep this art-form alive .

Some of the block designs as they have now evolved draw inspiration from “Nariyal Zaal” and “Ghevar Zaal” based on the paintings and the “Jaali” patterns of the Taj Mahal and Forts, jasmine flowers, mushroom or field patterns and so on. Bed covers, innovative wooden blocks and colours, block printing on bamboo “chiks” or mats, leather, bamboo chicks, cotton rugs, jute et al have been experimented upon successfully by the artisans.

Bhairugarh Prints:
 Bherugarh or Bhairavgarh handicrafts comprise several handicrafts – Bherugarh Print, Bandhej, Block Print, Batik Print, Screen Print etc. all art techniques which were perfected through the ages.

 Following new discoveries in printing techniques in the decade of the 1980s, these traditional Art forms (of using dye cloth in vegetable dyes, heavily dependent of water) went into a decline because they were unable to compete with machine made products and because of scarcity of water resources.

Concerted efforts were made to revive and promote these printing styles which had been perfected through the Ages through using them on high quality fabrics, by employing innovative & attractive designs and positioning these prints as a linkage to India’s ancient art forms.

The range of products has also been increased to include – Designer cotton bed sheets/spreads, Batik kurtas, lungis, odhanis, floor coverings, multi-colour Batik, wall hangings, designer cushions, block print batik, Batik dress material, ladies dress material et al. 

This Art form of handicrafts has now been revived and brought back from near extinction.







Links to posts on Indian Post-Cards:

1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chandratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by india Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 
  
Maximum or Maxim Cards: 

1) Did You Know series (33): 1) Maxim or Maximum Cards 2) A set of 5 Maximum Cards issued by the Department of Posts, India to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad

"My Stamps" Albums:

1) "Ajanta & Ellora Caves": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita and Rajeev

 2) "Ghats of Varanasi": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita

3) "Sun Temple, Konark": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

4) "Fairy Queen": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

5) "Mahabodhi Temple": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 
  
 6) "Port Blair Island": "My Stamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2016:

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau

Postage Stamps issued by Hongkong Post:

1) Working Dogs in Government Service: A sheetlet showing six dogs issued by Hongkong Post in June 2012

Postage Stamps issued by New Zealand Post

1) ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015 14 Commemorative Stamps issued with the theme "Have A Ball"

International Philately Exhibitions :

1) World Stamp Show New York 2016

2) Thailand 2016 - FIAP 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition 10-15 August 2016







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    Pushkin Sinha has commented:
    "Great, all the best to ur passion,effort and dedication to achieve further popularity for a creative thing."

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    1. Thank you, Pushkin for your constant support & encouragement.

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    2. Satyajit Pratap has commented:
      "Wow great. Congrats."

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    3. Vaidyanathan TN has commented:
      "Congrats Rajeev and Sumita ..."

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    4. Thank you so much.Really appreciate.


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    5. Maggie Ksing has commented:
      "Way to go Rajeev, its all due to your hard work, Congrats !!"

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    6. Shekar Vishvanath has commented:
      "congrats."

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    7. Abhilash Ravindran has commented:
      "Great work sir.. Move on.."

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    8. Thank you, Abhilash. Much Appreciate.

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    9. Nooruddin Ahmad has commented:
      "Congratulations"

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    10. Thank you, Nooruddin. You have been constantly visiting & encouraging the blog since the beginning.



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    11. Malobika Banerji has commented:
      "Many congratulations!"

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    12. Thank you, Rinku. Much appreciate.




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    13. Amrit Sen has commented:
      "Congrats.....very big achievement......let it progress untiringly."

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    14. Thank you so much for your encouragement, as always.

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    15. Chandrakant Singh has commented:
      "Great! it is your passion that is appreciated!!"


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    16. Ravindra Syal has commented:
      "Keep it up. God bless U."

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    17. Vineeta Jain has commented:
      "You deserve it Rajeev, you are so dedicated and you work so hard! We should celebrate, you both come to Hyderabad ,we are well settled now!"

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    18. Thank you Vineeta. Thanks for the invitation. Nice to know that you both are well settled in Hyd. It is a beautiful city with a lot of connection to its past history as well as Natural resources like Lakes & Rock formations. We will definitely plan a trip now.

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    19. Neelam Trikha has commented:
      "Congrats Rajeev 4 ur well deserved rewards for putting up so much hard work n research...carry on dear"

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    20. Thanks Neelamji for your extremely encouraging comment.



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    21. Nisha Shrotria has commented:
      "Congratulations"

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    22. Om Prakash Srivastava has commented:
      "Congrats Mr. Rajeev. Its a remarkable achievement. You and your wife are the only couple who are doing so well after taking VRS. Hats off to both of you. Keep the thing going on. Regards."

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    23. Thank you so much for your constant encouragement. Looking forward to your next visit to Pune.

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    24. Shailendra Vyas has commented:
      "Congratulations".

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    25. Krishnayya Ramadana has commented:
      "Wow Rajeev, I was anticipating this to happen anytime soon and it did...Congratulations......all the best for the 2nd million now ....."

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    26. Thank you so much, Krishnayya. It was a pretty long "trip" of almost five years,(akin to sending a spacecraft to explore the outer reaches of the Universe) but the rendezvous finally happened!!

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    27. Mahendra Singh Rawat has commented:
      "Congratulations Rajeev. Great achievement."

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    28. Thank you. Much appreciate.

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    29. Suresh Chandra has commented:
      "All the best".

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    30. Pravin Jain has commented:
      "Great. Keep it up".


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    31. Thank you so much. Really nice of you.

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    32. Pushkin Sinha has commented:
      "Great!! Your passion for your hobbies deserves this landmark. All the best.We are proud of you being SBIan at all times."

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    33. Thank you so much, Pushkin. Really appreciate your constant support & encouragement.

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    34. Jagdish Keswani has commented:
      "Congrats! You’ve got the right mix of dedication and enthusiasm. Keep it up!"

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    35. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

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