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Thursday, 19 May 2016

311) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 years of Banking in India in 2008: A commemorative postage stamp in the denomination of Rs.5/- was issued by the Department of Posts, India on 17.11.2008:



311) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 years of Banking in India in 2008: A commemorative postage stamp in the denomination of Rs.5/- was issued by the Department of Posts, India on 17.11.2008:


The evolution of the Standard Chartered Bank – the Predecessors:

About The Chartered Bank (established in 1853):

The Chartered Bank was founded by James Wilson following the grant of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1853.

The Bank opened in Bombay (present day Mumbai), Calcutta (present day Kolkata) and Shanghai in 1858, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore in 1859.

The traditional trade was in cotton from Bombay (present day Mumbai), indigo and tea from Calcutta (present day Kolkata), rice from Burma, sugar from Java, tobacco from Sumatra, hemp from Manila and silk from Yokohama.

The Bank played a major role in the development of trade with the East following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and the extension of telegraph to China in 1871.

In 1957, Chartered Bank bought the Eastern Bank, together with the Ionian Bank’s Cyprus Branches and established a presence in the Gulf.

About the Standard Bank (established in 1862):

The Standard Bank was founded in London in 1862 by John Paterson from the Cape Colony in South Africa and commenced business in Port Elizabeth in 1863.

The Bank was prominent in financing the development of the diamond fields of Kimberley from the 1870s.

In 1886, it expanded its network further North to the new town of Johannesburg, when gold was discovered there.

Later, by 1953, the Bank expanded in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa and had established around 600 offices.

In 1962, the Bank was renamed Standard Bank Limited and a subsidiary was registered in South Africa under the parent’s previous name – Standard Bank of South Africa.

In 1965, it merged with the Bank of West Africa, expanding its operations into Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

About Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) – a brief about the merged entity (wef 1969):

In 1969, the Chartered Bank merged with the Standard Bank of Africa to emerge as the “Standard Chartered Bank”.

Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking company with its headquarters in London.

In 1987, Standard Chartered Bank sold its stake in the Standard Bank, which now operates as a separate entity.

Presence Worldwide and in India:

Worldwide presence:

Standard Chartered Bank has emerged as one of the leading International Banking Groups in the world, with staff strength of over 87,000 employees representing 115 Nationalities. Presently, it operates in some of the World’s most dynamic markets. It has a wide range of products and services for personal and business customers with over 1200 branches (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) with offices and outlets spread across 71 countries. It has rapidly built up its niche as a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking and treasury services etc.

Standard Chartered Bank is the trend-setter in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with its core strengths of a wide range of products and services, diversity in culture and a very balanced approach. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long-term.

During the 21st Century, Standard Chartered Bank made two large acquisitions in the history of the Bank – the purchase of Grindlays Bank from the ANZ Group and American Express Bank – among others.

Interestingly, despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking business in the UK and around 90% of its profits come from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, its traditional “hunting grounds”.

Presence in India:

Historically:

Historically, it opened its first branch in Calcutta (present day Kolkata) followed by its branch in Bombay (present day Mumbai) in April 1858, in its earlier “avatar” (meaning “incarnation”, or, in the case of SCB “incorporation”) as “The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China”.  

The Bank in the initial phase capitalised on the growing trade of cotton in the State of Bombay (present day Mumbai) and contributed immensely to the development of trade with the Orient.

Presently, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is India’s first and largest International Bank.

Present Day:

Standard Chartered Bank in India has 99 branches and 234 ATMs in 42 cities spread out across the country and is currently India’s largest International Bank. It has played a significant role in the history of the banking industry in India.

Innovative Banking initiatives in India:

The Bank is credited with several “industry firsts” and product innovations, including the first Global Credit Card in India, the first Photo Card and the first Picture Card et al. These innovations, together with excellent delivery mechanisms and customer service have gone a long way in helping the Bank expand its customer base substantially.

Community Services in India –  Pro-active Bank:

For over 150 years, Standard Chartered Band has made a real difference to the communities/people of India with a special focus on health, education and environment, through its array of banking schemes and through its Community/Innovative Banking Schemes, benefitting millions of citizens.

The Bank has launched the “Seeing is Believing” (SiB) community initiative, along with International Agency for the Prevention of Blondness (IAPB) on avoidable blindness in 2003 which has benefitted over 1.79 million people in India alone. In India, this initiative covers part of Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata et al. The initiative focuses on development of sustainable eye care services in the less advantaged areas of around 20 cities.

Sponsoring Sports and Corporate Awards, including in India:

Globally, Standard Chartered Bank Marathons are the biggest and the most popular community events focussed on making an incremental social contribution.

Standard Chartered Bank is the sponsors of:

- The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon – they are the title sponsors for around ten years

- The Asia Cup – Official partner of the bi-annual cricket tournament

- The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence – title sponsor from 2012 onwards

- Liverpool Football Club – sponsors from 2012 onwards

Over the years, Standard Chartered Bank has won several Awards in India, including:

Best Foreign Bank 2012 – Bloomberg Financial Leadership Awards

Financial Advisor of the Year Award 2012 – UTI CNBC

Best Private Bank in India by the Asian Private Banker at the Awards for distinction 2012

Standard Chartered Bank has the following Listings and Subsidiaries in India:

Standard Chartered PLC, the UK based Parent Company became the first foreign company to list in India through the issuance of Indian Depository Receipts in June 2010;

Standard Chartered Bank also has a number of subsidiaries operating in India:

Standard Chartered Securities (India) Ltd. the vehicle for equities business

Standard Chartered Private Equity Advisory (India) Private Limited

Standard Chartered Finance Limited and SCOPE International

Our experience in Ghana:

When we visited Ghana in February 2013, we found out that Standard Chartered Bank was operating close to 30 Branches in the country including a few in Kumasi, the nearest large city close to Krobo village in Mampong district, where we were staying. When we went to Kumasi, we sought some help from the staff of one of SCB branches near the place where our vehicle was parked, who were most helpful in giving us guidance/banking assistance, much as everyone else we met at Ghana. We also learnt that Standard Chartered Bank operates in several countries in Africa, where the Standard Bank of Africa (which merged with Chartered Bank in 1969) had deep roots for more than 150 years serving the economic and social interests of African countries through its innovative Banking programmes.

Commemorating 150 years of Banking in India in 2008: A commemorative postage stamp in the denomination of Rs.5/- was issued by the Department of Posts, India on 17.11.2008:

 In 2008, SCB celebrated the 150th Year of its Operations in India when it opened its first branch in Calcutta (present day Kolkata) followed by its branch in Bombay (present day Mumbai) in April 1858.

The Department of Posts had issued a commemorative postage Stamp on the heritage Standard Chartered Bank Building in Mumbai which is depicted on the Commemorative stamp as a symbol of Standard Chartered Bank’s stellar services in India over the years:



The above is an image of a se-tenant of Rs.5/- stamps issued on the occasion depicting the Standard Chartered Bank Building in Mumbai. Mentioned on the Rs.5/- stamp is “Dharohar Bhavan – Standard Chartered Bank” (in Hindi) and “Heritage Building – Standard Chartered Bank” (in English) and “150 years”. The year of issue is shown as “2008”.

The Heritage Chartered Bank Building in Mumbai:



This building is located in one of the most prosperous/prestigious areas of Mumbai and is one of the finest buildings designed by Fredrick William Stevens, an acclaimed architect of his time (the nineteenth century).

The Standard Chartered Bank building in India follows an “Italianate neo-Classical style” and is one of the two buildings in India, which has been executed in this particular style, the other being the Standard Chartered Bank building in Kolkata, both of which are in operation since April 1858.

The building was finally completed in 1902, two years after Stevens passed away. It was Stevens’ last project and the floor plan is quite complex.



                                     Image of the pediment

The pediment (triangular upper part of the front of a classical building, typically surmounting a portico), bears the Coat of Arms of England and symbols from the three countries the Bank represented in the initial years.



The above is an image of the First Day Cover (FDC) issued on the occasion. It shows several Standard Chartered Bank buildings and is titled “150 Years” and “Dharohar Bhawan” – Standard Chartered Bank (in Hindi) and “Heritage Building – Standard Chartered Bank” in English). The FDC shows the Rs.5/- stamp depicting the Mumbai Standard Chartered Bank Heritage Building. The Cancellation is of New Delhi GPO and is titled “Dharohar Bhawan Standard Chartered Bank (in Hindi) and “Heritage Building Standard Chartered Bank" (in English). The Cancellation is dated 17.11.2008 and exhibits the logo of Standard Chartered Bank.

 I have acquired this First Day Cover (FDC) from the epostoffice, New Delhi at a cost of Rs.100/- for my collection.It has been delivered to me on 19.01.2017.



The above is an image of the information Brochure issued on the occasion






 (The above set of First Day Cover (FDC), Information brochure and se-tenant are from the collection of Anuradha Gupta. Post researched and compiled by Rajeev Prasad) 

Some other posts on Banks on this Blog:


4) State Bank of Mysore (SBM): A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 16.12.2016 

5) Central Bank of India: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- celebrating the Centenary of the establishment of the Bank brought out by India Post on 23.12.2010








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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