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472) Means of Transport Through the Ages: A set of 20 Postage stamps brought out by India Post depicting the evolution of Land/Road Transport through the Ages on 25.03.17:



472) Means of Transport Through the Ages: A set of 20 Postage stamps brought out by India Post depicting the evolution of Land/Road Transport through the Ages on 25.03.17:


(For my interesting post on the set of 20 Maxim Cards issued on the Means of Transport Through the Ages, please visit the following link: Means of Transport through the Ages: A set of 20 Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.03.2017 )

The beginning and the advantages of transport:

From the beginning of history, human sensitivity has revealed an urge for mobility leading to a measure of Society’s progress.

The history of this mobility or transport is the history of civilisation.

A well-known and coordinated system of transport plays an important role in the sustained economic growth of a country. It has been witnessed throughout the history of any nation that a proper, extensive and efficient transport provides indispensable mobility for all citizens and goods and contributes to the economic prosperity of a region/nation. It is a key factor to social, regional and economic cohesion, including the development of rural areas. It is the essential convenience with which people connect with one another leading to progress and social integration.

A) Palanquins (or “Palkis”):

In ancient times, Palanquins were used as a mode of transport. Known as “Palki” (derived from the Sanskrit word “Palyanka”, meaning a bed or couch) was a shade bigger than a bed or a couch and made of wood, with doors on both sides

A Palki is a covered litter, usually for one passenger. carried by two to eight bearers, but most commonly four persons on their shoulders by means of a long cylindrical pole was attached to it lengthways through the middle.

Historically:

During Medieval India “Palkis” were used as most essential wedding transportation means. It was also used as a conveyance for Indian noble women, as well as, for Indian landlords of that era. Indian women of rank always travelled by a Palanquin.

The use of Palanquins is mentioned in ancient Indian texts even in the “Ramayan” which is a religious Indian text, dating back to around 250 BC.

Types:

Palkis vary in size and grandeur. The smallest and simplest is a cot or frame suspended by the four corners from a bamboo pole and borne by two bearers, which is called a “Doli”.

Larger Palanquins are rectangular wooden boxes, about eight feet long, four feet wide and four feet high with openings on either side screened by curtains or shutters. The interiors are furnished with bedding and pillows. The Ornamentation reflects the social status of the traveller.

The first set of four stamps:

The first four stamps depict the different models of Palanquins used by people. The introduction of cycle and hand-driven Rickshaws in the 1930s and the ever expanding means of communication systems have now rendered the “Palki” a mode of transport of the past, which is now sparingly used on special occasions like wedding ceremonies where a “Doli” carries the bride.



A First Day Cover (FDC) showing four types of Palanquins or Palkis – Long Palanquin, Meeana Palanquin, Boutcha Palanquin and Chowpal Palanquin

The first of the five First Day Covers (FDC) issued on the occasion shows on the left a representation of two Palanquins, the one above (a “Long Palanquin” open on the sides with a seated passenger inside) being carried by four men, while the one below is a “Boutcha Palanquin” where a passenger with an umbrella is waiting to board the Palanquin, which again has four porters. Below this image is inscribed “MEANS OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES”.

The first of the four stamps affixed to this FDC depicts a “Lambi Palki” (in Hindi) or a “Long Palanquin” (in English) which is open on two sides, and is a stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination. The second stamp depicts a “Meeyana Palki” (in Hindi) or a “Meeana Palanquin” (in English) which is a Palanquin open on all sides and is a stamp of 1000 Paise or Rs.10/- denomination. The third stamp depicts a “Boutcha Palki” (in Hindi) or a “Boutcha Palanquin” (in English) which is open on four sides and has a comfortable chair and is a stamp of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- denomination. The fourth stamp depicts a “Chaupal Palki” (in Hindi) and “Chowpaul Palanquin” (in English), which is open on the sides and is more of a porter carried “bed” and is a stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/-.

The Cancellation hand-stamp shows a Meeana Palanquin and is of New Delhi GPO. The Cancellation date is “25.03.2017”.



This sheetlet of 20 stamps is titled “Vibhinn Yugon Mein Yatayat Ke Saadhan: Palki” (in Hindi) and Means of Transport Through The Ages: Palanquin” (in English). The first set of five stamps running vertically show the “Long Palanquin” (500 Paise of Rs.5/-), the second set of five stamps shows the “Meeana Palanquin” (1000 Paise or Rs.10/-), the third set of five stamps shows the “Boutcha Palanquin” (1500 Paise or Rs.15/-), while the fourth set shows the “Chowpaul Palanquin” (2500 Paise or Rs.25/-).
On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of various Palkis (Palanquins) in stationary positions or being carried by bearers

B) Horse Carriages and Carts:

Another set of four stamps depicts different modes of transport related to Horse Carriages and Carts, which were also used as a major mode of transport since ancient times.

They are still used today in places where modern vehicles are too expensive or the infrastructure does not favour the use of mechanised vehicles.

A Bullock Cart or Ox Cart is a two-wheeled or four wheeled vehicle pulled by oxen.

A Tonga is a light horse-drawn carriage used for transportation in India. They are usually pulled by two horses, although some require only one horse.

Tongas and Horse Carriages are still used in some smaller cities for economic activity, mainly to carry heavy goods and sometimes, passengers, within the city limits.

The second set of four stamps:

The second set of four stamps depicts the different models of Horse carriages and Carts used for transport through the Ages.



A First Day Cover (FDC) showing four types of Horse Carriages or Carts – Bullock Cart, Rath Bullock Cart, Tonga and Horse Carriage

The second of the five First Day Covers (FDC) issued on the occasion shows on the left a representation of two Bullock Carts driven by two oxen each managed by Drivers. Below this image is inscribed “MEANS OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES”.

The first of the four stamps affixed to this FDC depicts a wooden “Baille Gaadi” (in Hindi) or a “Bullock Cart” (in English) which is a two wheeled vehicle open to the elements, and is a stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination. The second stamp depicts a “Rath Baille Gaadi” (in Hindi) or a “Rath Bullock Cart” (in English) which is a covered four wheel vehicle and is a stamp of 1000 Paise or Rs.10/- denomination. The third stamp depicts a “Tanga” (in Hindi) or a “Tonga” (in English) which is a one horse driven carriage and is a stamp of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- denomination. The fourth stamp depicts a “Ghoda Gaadi” (in Hindi) and “Horse Carriage” (in English), which is a four wheel vehicle, open on the sides and is a stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/-.

The Cancellation hand-stamp shows a partially covered Tonga and is of New Delhi GPO. The Cancellation date is “25.03.2017”.



This sheetlet of 20 stamps is titled “Vibhinn Yugon Mein Yatayat Ke Saadhan: Baille Gaadi Aur Ghoda Gaadi” (in Hindi) and Means of Transport Through The Ages: Bullock Cart & Horse Carriage” (in English). The first set of five stamps running vertically show the “Bullock Cart” (500 Paise of Rs.5/-), the second set of five stamps shows the “Rath Bullock Cart” (1000 Paise or Rs.10/-), the third set of five stamps shows the “Tonga” (1500 Paise or Rs.15/-), while the fourth set shows the “Horse Carriage” (2500 Paise or Rs.25/-).
 On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of wheels (symbolising the invention of the wheel which led to vehicular travel), a Camel transport, a hand driven four wheel cart and several carts and carriages

C) Rickshaws:

Further development in the modes of transport was seen in the 19th Century when around 1880 when Rickshaws appeared in India. They were first seen in Shimla and then some 20 years later in Kolkata, where they were used by Chinese traders to transport goods.

Pulling a Rickshaw was often a profession resorted to by migrant peasants to the city in search of livelihood in cases of drought or crop failure in their villages.

Around 1887, the Rickshaw was a two or three wheeled passenger cart called a “Pulled Rickshaw”, generally pulled by one man with one passenger.

Over time, Cycle Rickshaws, Auto Rickshaws and School Rickshaws came into usage.

The third set of four stamps:

The third set of four stamps depicts the different models of Rickshaws used for transport through the Ages.



A First Day Cover (FDC) showing four types of Rickshaws – Cycle Rickshaw, Motorcycle Rickshaw, Hand and School Rickshaw

The third of the five First Day Covers (FDC) issued on the occasion shows on the left a representation a decorated Cycle Rickshaw. Below this image is inscribed “MEANS OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES”.  To its right is an image of a school Rickshaw which can seat upto 08 to 10 school children. Further right is a Hand-pulled Rickshaw being drawn by a single porter.

The first of the four stamps affixed to this FDC depicts a “Cycle Rickshaw” (in both Hindi and in English) which is a three wheeled vehicle open in front and covered at the back, and is a stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination. The second stamp depicts a “Motor Cycle Rickshaw” (in both Hindi and in English) which is a canopied three wheel vehicle open on the sides and is a stamp of 1000 Paise or Rs.10/- denomination. The third stamp depicts a “Haath Rickshaw” (in Hindi) or a “Hand Rickshaw” (in English) which is a hand-pulled vehicle drawn by one to two porters and is a stamp of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- denomination. The fourth stamp depicts a “School Rickshaw” (in both Hindi and in English), which is a three wheel covered vehicle, with windows on the sides and is a stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/-.

The Cancellation hand-stamp shows a Hand-pulled Rickshaw and is of New Delhi GPO. The Cancellation date is “25.03.2017”.



This sheetlet of 20 stamps is titled “Vibhinn Yugon Mein Yatayat Ke Saadhan: Rickshaw” (in Hindi) and “Means of Transport: Rickshaw” (in English). The first set of five stamps running vertically show the “Cycle Rickshaw” (500 Paise of Rs.5/-), the second set of five stamps shows the “Motorcycle Rickshaw” (1000 Paise or Rs.10/-), the third set of five stamps shows the “Hand Rickshaw” (1500 Paise or Rs.15/-), while the fourth set shows the “School Rickshaw” (2500 Paise or Rs.25/-).
 On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of Rickshaws of various types
 An image of a quaint looking cycle Rickshaw from our trip to Amritsar when our friend Rajan Trikha had invited us, taken from Sumita's blog "Footloose", in her post titled "Food, Friends and Family: A trip to Gurgaon, Delhi and Amritsar" the link to which is as follows: Food, Friends & Family: A trip to Gurgaon, Delhi and Amritsar
We were pleasantly surprised to see this Cycle richshaw plying on Oxford Street, London. The Link to Sumita's post on "Footloose: A Christmas vacation in London" where this picture has been taken from is as follows: A Christmas vacation in London

D) Vintage Car:

As early as 1898, the first motorcar was seen on Indian roads. Cars at this time were imported into India, which were all Western Vintage models.

Local assembly of cars began during the years between the World Wars and assembly units were set up in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was the origin of Rolls Royce’s claim of making the “Best Car in the World”. This Vintage Car is considered to be the most valuable.

Austin Twenty is a large car that was introduced by Austin after the end of the First World War in April 1919 and continued production until 1930. After the Austin 20/6 model was introduced in 1927, the first model was referred to as the Austin 20/4.

In the category of Vintage Cars, another famous model is the Chevrolet Series BA Confederate which is an American vehicle manufactured by Chevrolet in 1932. Production slipped significantly from over 600,000 cars to around 300,000 units during the 1938 Great Depression in the USA, but was still sufficient for Chevrolet to retain first place in American car sales.

The 1937 Ford featured a more rounded look with fine horizontal bars in the convex front and hood-side grilles. The front was V-shaped, a change from the pentagon shape on the 1936 model. The 1938 recession hurt sales, but the 1938 DeLuxe models were differentiated with a heart-shaped grille, though standard models retained the 1937 look. The 1938 vehicles were updated with several changes including on the dashboard, with recessed controls for safety, to give it a more modern appearance.

The fourth set of four stamps:

The fourth set of four stamps depicts the different models of Vintage Cars used for transport through the Ages.



A First Day Cover (FDC) showing four types of Vintage Cars – Rolls Royce 1909, Austin 1928, Chevrolet 1932 and Ford 1938

The fourth of the five First Day Covers (FDC) issued on the occasion shows on the left a representation a Rolls Royce Vintage Car. A little to its right is an earlier bonnet mascot of the Rolls Royce Cars. Above the image of the car is a faint representation of a Ford 1938 model. Below the images is inscribed “MEANS OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES”. 

The first of the four stamps affixed to this FDC depicts a “Rolls Royce” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination. The second stamp depicts an “Austin 1926” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 1000 Paise or Rs.10/- denomination. The third stamp depicts a “Chevrolet 1932” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- denomination. The fourth stamp depicts a “Ford 1938” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English), and is a stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/-.

The Cancellation hand-stamp shows a Rolls Royce and is of New Delhi GPO. The Cancellation date is “25.03.2017”.



This sheetlet of 20 stamps is titled “Vibhinn Yugon Mein Yatayat Ke Saadhan: Vintage Car” (in Hindi) and “Means of Transport Through The Ages: Vintage Car” (in English). The first set of five stamps running vertically show a “Rolls Royce 1909” (500 Paise of Rs.5/-), the second set of five stamps shows the “Austin 1926” (1000 Paise or Rs.10/-), the third set of five stamps shows the “Chevrolet 1932” (1500 Paise or Rs.15/-), while the fourth set shows the “Ford 1938” (2500 Paise or Rs.25/-).
On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of of various Vintage Cars  

The Golden Jubilee of the Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally 2016:

The Special Cover was released at New Delhi on 28.02.2016. It was issued to celebrate the 50th glorious year on 28.02.2016:



The front of the Special Cover mentions on a golden ribbon “Golden Jubilee: The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally 2016”. Below this legend, it shows the pictures of two Vintage Cars. Mentioned below the picture is “50vin Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally, 28 Farwari 2016”. The Rs.5/- stamp is that of the 50th Anniversary of the Indo-Pak War-1965 showing a fighter of the IAF taking on a Pakistani Aircraft. The Cancellation Stamp id titled “The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally and shows a Vintage Car. The Cancellation is dated 28.02.2016, New Delhi.



The inscription on the back of the Special Cover reads “ Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally ka shubharambh Shri Peter Moore, Motoring samvaddata, Statesman Delhi dwara 1064 mein kiya gaya. Yeh Car rally 28 farwari 2016 ko apna gauravmayi 50van varsh manaa rahi hai. Samast Bharat mein iss prakar ki uplabdhi prapt karne wali yeh ekmaatra Rally hai” (in Hindi”) and “The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally was initiated by Mr. Peter Moore, the motoring correspondent of The Statesman New Delhi in 1964. This car rally is now celebrating its 50th Glorious year on February 28, 2016 and is the only motoring rally to achieve such a milestone in India” (in English). This Special Cover has been issued by the Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Postal circle, New Delhi”. The Serial number of issue of this Special Cover is Del/08/2016.
(For more on the Statesman Vintage Car Rally, please visit the following link: Golden Jubilee of the Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally 2016 

E) Public Transport:

Public Transport is the lifeline of social mobility. Passenger Road Transport Service (PRTS) is an essential, connected to the economic and social development of the country. Different means of Public Transport comprises of Trams, Metros, Buses and Double Decker Buses.

In the early phases, Trams were introduced in many cities including in Mumbai and Kolkata. They are still in use in Kolkata and provide an emission-free means of transport.

Buses make up over 90% of public transport in Indian cities and serve as a cheap and convenient mode of transport for all classes of society.

Metro is another popular means of transport in a few major cities in India.

The fourth set of four stamps:

The fourth set of four stamps depicts the different models of Vintage Cars used for transport through the Ages.



A First Day Cover (FDC) showing four types of Public Transport – Tram, Metro, Double Decker Bus and Bus

The fifth of the five First Day Covers (FDC) issued on the occasion shows on the left a representation a Tram, a Bus and a Double Decker Bus. There are faint impressions of the front of a Tram, a Bus and side images of a Yellow and Black four-seater Taxi and a minivan which can seat upto 30 passengers. Below the images is inscribed “MEANS OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES”. 

The first of the four stamps affixed to this FDC depicts a “Tram” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination. The second stamp depicts a “Metro Train” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 1000 Paise or Rs.10/- denomination. The third stamp depicts a “Double Decker Bus” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English) and is a stamp of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- denomination. The fourth stamp depicts a “Bus” (mentioned in both Hindi and in English), and is a stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/-.

The Cancellation hand-stamp shows a Rolls Royce and is of New Delhi GPO. The Cancellation date is “25.03.2017”.



This sheetlet of 20 stamps is titled “Vibhinn Yugon Mein Yatayat Ke Saadhan: Sarvjanik Yatayat Ke Saadhan” (in Hindi) and “Means of Transport Through The Ages: Public Transport” (in English). The first set of five stamps running vertically show a “Tram” (500 Paise of Rs.5/-), the second set of five stamps shows a “Metro Train” (1000 Paise or Rs.10/-), the third set of five stamps shows a “Double Decker Bus” (1500 Paise or Rs.15/-), while the fourth set shows a “Bus” (2500 Paise or Rs.25/-).
 On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of various modes of Public Transport
This sheetlet shows one stamp each of all the 20 stamps released in this issue.
On the  outer periphery of the sheetlet are seen images of various modes of transport down the Ages

 The Information Brochure issued at the time of release of the Stamps. Interestingly, while it shows a vintage aircraft on it, no air or water transports are covered in this issue 

 The front cover of the Album in which the six sheetlets are enclosed










Links to other posts on Maximum or Maxim Cards on this blog: 

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 

2) Orchids: A set of six Maxim or Maximum Cards issued by the Karnatala Postal Circle, India Post on 08.08.2016

3) Exotic Birds: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 05.12.2016 

4) Nature: India: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.01.2017

5) Headgears of India: A set of 16 Maxim Cards issued by Chennai Postal Circle of India Post on 10.02.2017



 
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: Chanratal, 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 

13) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 Post-cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

14) Sundarban (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

15) Sundarban (Part II): A set of 48 Post cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

16) Sundarban (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

17) Football Legendaries: A set of 18 Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

18) Wild India - Mammals: Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

19) Wild India - Mammals (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

20) Wild India - Mammals Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

21) Butterflies of India (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

22) Butterflies of India (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

23) Butterflies of India (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

24) Beetles: A set of five stylised Post Cards issued by the Chennai Postal Circle of India Post
  
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 

2) Orchids: A set of six Maxim or Maximum Cards issued by the Karnatala Postal Circle, India Post on 08.08.2016

3) Exotic Birds: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 05.12.2016 

4) Nature: India: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

5) Headgears of India: A set of 16 Maxim Cards issued by Chennai Postal Circle of India Post on 10.02.2017 

6) Means of Transport through the Ages: A set of 20 Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.03.2017: 

"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 2017:

1) Splendour of India: Happy New Year: A set of 12 Stamps issued by India Post on 01.01.2017

2) 350th Prakash Utsav: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: A commemorative Stamp of Rs.10/- brought out by India Post on 05.01.2017

3) India-Portugal: Joint Issue: A set of two Stamps commemorating the Dandiya and Pauliteiros Dances issued by India Post on 07.01.2017 

4) Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or MGR) Birth Centenary : A Commeorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 17.01.2017 

5) Nature: India: A set of six commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

6) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): A commemorative stamp of Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 30.01.2017 

7) Headgears of India: A set of 16 stamps issued by India Post on 10.02.2017 

8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

9) Centenary of Ramjas College: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 13.02.2017 

10) Ladybird Beetle: A set of four Stamps brought out by India Post on 23.02.2017 

11) Yogada Satsang Society of India Centennial Celebrations: A 00 Paise or Rs./ stamp issued by India Post on 07.03.2017

12) Means of Transport Through The Ages: A set of 20 stamps issued by India Post on 25.03.2017 

13) Kotmi Sonar Crocodile Reserve/Park: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle on 29.01.2017 during a Philatelic Exhibition titled "BILASPEX 2017" 

14) Cub Scouts: Celebrating the Centenary of the Cub Scouts Movement in India and abroad in 2016 by issuing a commemorative stamp by India Post on 30.03.2017

15) Shivneri Fort: A Special cover brought out by Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 30.03.2017  

16) Ahmednagar Fort: A Special Cover brought out by the Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal circle of India Post on 30.03.2017 

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 

69) "Kargil Diwas" - A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 26.07.2016 

70) Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Swamy : A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out on his Birth Centenary on 27.08.2016 

71) Lady Hardinge Medical College: Commemorating the Centenary of establishment of LHMC by issue of Rs.5/- stamps by India Post on 23.09.2016 

72) Swachh Bharat Mission: Second set of Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 02.10.2016

73) Induction of C-130: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise issued by India Post on 06.10.2016 

74) Central Water and Power Research Station, (CWPRS) Pune: A commemorative Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post commemorating the Centenary Celabrations of establishment of the CWPRS

75) Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, India Post on 26.06.2016 

76) Jagadish Chandra Bose (Great Scientist): A Special Cover brought out by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 15.02. 2016 

77) "Near Threatened Birds": (Series I): Stamps issued by India Post to create awareness about four Near Threatened (NT) Bird species on 17.10.2016 

78) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016

79) National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas): Salute to the Unifier of India: A Commemorative postage stamp brought out on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by India Post on 31.10.2016 

80) 50 Years of Haryana: A Commemorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 01.11.2016 

81) Mahseer: A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region of the Department of Posts, in coordination with the Forest Department Madhya Pradesh on 09.09.2016 

82) Third Battalion:The Garhwal Rifles: A Commemorative postage stamp issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Battalion's Raising day in 1916. Stamp issued by India Post on 19.11.2016 

83) "Picnic": The theme of Children's day 2016: Two commemorative stamps brought out by Indiapost in the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- each on 14.11.2016 

84) Nobel Prize Winners of India: A Special Cover brought out by Rajasthan Postal Circle of India Post in co-ordination with the Philatelic Society of India and St. Xavier's School, Jaipur on 21.10.2016 

85) Chilika Lake: A Special Cover issued by the Odisha Postal Circle of India Post at the National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment - 30.09.2016 to 02.12.2016 on 30.09.2016 

86) Exotic Birds: A set of six Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 05.12.16 

87) Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 07.12.2016 

88) AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences): A Rs. 5/- commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of establishment of AIIMs on 03.12.16

89) Season's Greetings: A set of two Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 23.12.2016 

90) Samrat Vikramadittya: A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out by India Post on 22.12.2016 

91) 150 Years of setting up of the first building of Hardayal Heritage Public Library in 1866: Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 26.12.16 

92) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 26.12.2016 

93) Deendayal Upadhyaya: Birth centenary commemoration (1916-2016) A Commemorative stamp of Rs.10/- issued on him by India Post on 29.12.16 

94) Legendary Singers of India: A set of 10 stamps issued by India Post on 30.12.2016 

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

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  

34) Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla: A Commemorative 500 Paise Stamp issued by India Post on 20.06.2014 

35) Commemorating 150 Years of the Kuka Movement: A commemorative Stamp brought out by India Post on 24.12.2014

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. 

3) INS Vikramaditya: Celebrating the induction of the Aircraft Carrier into the Indian Navy: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 04.12.2013

4) 50 Years of Nagaland: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 01.12.2013 

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 

3) History of the Ancient & Modern Olympics and Paralympics & commemorative coins issued during the London Olympics and Paralympics: Also, includes a set of four stamps issued by India Post on 25.07.2012

4) National Mathematics Day: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 22.12.2012 

5) The Scinde Horse: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 16.11.2012 

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.

2) Commemorating 100 Years of the Establishment of the ICMR: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 08.11.2011 

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

2) Crafts Museum, New Delhi: A set of two Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 21.12.2010 

3) Lalit Kala Akademi: A Rs.5/- stamp brought out by India Post on 31.12.2010 

4) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2010

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 

List of Commemorative stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2009:

1) The Silent Valley: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of setting up the Silent Valley National Park by issue of a stamp on 15.11.2009 

2) Pterospernum acerifolium (or Muchkunda): A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 06.03.2009 

3) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2009 

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 posts in 2007:

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

2) International Day of Disabled Persons (Since renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities): A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 03.12.2007 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts  in 2005:

 1) Celebrating 200 years of exciting heritage of State Bank of India

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2004:

 1) XVIII Summer Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004): A Presentation set of four stamps issued by India Post on 13.08.2004

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 1996:

1) Spirit of the Olympic Games, Athens-Atlanta: Celebrating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games: A set of two stamps issued

List of Commemorative Stamps issued  posts in 1964:
 
1) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & the INA: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 23.01.1964

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

Other Postage stamps from Thailand:

5) "Nang Yai" (or Shadow Play Puppets"): International Letter Writing Week - 2008: Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by Thailand Post on 04.10.2008

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 from Great Britain/UK: 

1) Celebrating the Centenary of Agatha Christie's first Crime Novel and 40th Anniversary of her passing away by issue of a set of 6 stamps by Royal Mail, UK

 2) 50 Years of Pink Floyd: Two sets of stamps - commemorating iconic Albums and Live Tours
 
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







14 comments:

  1. Ramchandra Lalingkar has commented:
    "Quite interesting!"

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    1. It is a very interesting theme Rambhau. These stamps are being picked up by collectors at a fast pace.

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  2. Mita Banerjee has commented:
    "What a gr8 idea for stamps!"

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    1. Yes, Mitaji, except they forgot about River (water) and Air transport. I have sent them a communication pointing this out to them.

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  3. Anil Gupta has commented:
    "Excellent. A great approach"

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    1. Yes, Anil. India Post is bringing out a lot of interesting themes recently for the past two years.

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  4. Dipak Mukherjee has commented:
    "Fabulous. "Hum bhi kuch kum nahi" Salute to Indian Post. Thanks to the Gyan Guru."

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  5. Krishna Tonpe has commented:
    "Best post"

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  6. CM Kapoor has commented:
    "Nice post, Rajeev Ji, thanks for photos. Really, wonderful collection."

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting the post & you appreciative comment.

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  7. Jai Prakash Mishra has commented:
    "Very beautiful nice collection of Indian postal stamps."

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    1. Thank you. India post is now releasing some very beautiful and thematic sets for the past two years.

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