Indian Thematic Society

India's only society for topical stamp collectors

Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal is no more

I was very much shocked when I got a message from Mrs. Jeevan Jyoti about demise of Dr. Satyendra on 21st of this month. It took me a long time to accept, especially as I got his last mail on 20th of this month as Mrs. Jyoti also got his mail on the same day.

I was in touch with him from more than 25 years, although personally met him couple of times only. He was a great well-wisher not only for me but for all philatelic fraternity in the country. He always guide and inspired me to continue publication of “ITS Stamp News”, whenever I feel to discontinue the same. He selflessly wrote various articles not only for our magazine (almost for every issue) but also contributed for various other journals & bulletins in the country. He has vast knowledge about philately and has good command on his writings. He was also an excellent Cartoonist and contributed for various forums with his simply line sketches, which means a lot.

My heartfelt condolences to his family members  ...May his soul rest in peace and may god give strength to bear this loss to all his friends and family members. He may be far away from all of us now but his writings and contribution for all of us, remains in our mind always.
~ Suraj Jaitly, Editor


he Society

Indian Thematic Society, is an organisation, who use different themes, as the basis of their collections, founded in 1981, is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and presently having its Registered Office at MIG # 3464, Phase Two, Urban Estate, Dugri Road, Ludhiana - 141 013 INDIA. Indian Thematic Society functions independently, on voluntary basis for the cause of philately and is affiliated as a Chapter [102] to World's largest thematic organization, American Topical Association, USA.


Aims & Objectives

  • Main aim of the Society is to promote thematic and topical philately in general but specially in India. To help the collectors for procuring philatelic material of their interests from its different sources, at reasonable prices.
  • To provide a common platform to all collectors for sharing and gaining their knowledge.
  • To trace out new aspects of thematic philately.
  • To promote thematic philately in its widest sense.
  • To serve as countrywide common platform for thematic collectors.
  • To publish newsletter or magazine regularly to update all stamp collectors.
  • To encourage philatelic shows, exhibitions and similar events.
  • The Society has undertaken a number of projects and has organised some Philatelic Workshops in different Schools, Colleges, Philatelic Exhibitions. The Society has given so many prizes and running trophies to stamp collectors through different philatelic exhibitions.


Membership of the Society

Membership for this Society is open for all stamp collectors. All the members will get quarterly magazine of the society regularly as per their subscription payments.

Subscription Rates: (By Air-mail)
Sample Copy      :Rs.50 / US $2 / Euro 1.50

Four Issues        :Rs.200 / US $10 / Euro 9

Twelve Issues    :Rs.600 / US $30 / Euro 25

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Advertisement Rates: (Prepaid only)
Back Page
                    :Rs.1500 / US $40 / Euro 30
Full Page                      :Rs.500 / US $13 / Euro 10
Half Page                      :Rs.300 / US $8 / Euro 6
Quarter Page                :Rs.175 / US $5 / Euro 3.50
Eighth Page                  :Rs.100 / US $3 / Euro 2
Classified                      :Rs.4 per word, minimum Rs.100.

On contract of four pre-paid insertions, one insertion will be printed extra totally FREE.

Magazine of the Society

The Society is publishing a quarterly magazine "ITS Stamp News", which is widely circulated not only in India but also in more than twenty other countries of the world. This is a regular magazine, edited by Suraj Jaitly and published 72 issues so far all in time and combining any issue, since its beginning in January 1998.

We offer, forty five different issues of quarterly magazine “ITS Stamp News”, from first 76 issues, for Rs.1200/- only (US $50 / Euro 40 for overseas). These rates are postage paid and we deliver by registered post. Each issue carries 3 to 4 special articles on different themes along with lot of news from philatelic world. Only limited sets are available and supplied on first cum first basis till the stock available.

Book your copy and send order immediately, if you are not a subscriber. Check details of subscriptions at  About Us

Our Co-ordinations

Indian Thematic Society has established closer links with a number of thematic organisations in all parts of the world. In most cases the links are based on the exchange of magazines, thereby creating a large source of thematic and philatelic information.


ITS Postal Auctions by the Society

The Society is regularly organizing "ITS Postal Auctions" to felicitate budding collectors and provide Indian & Foreign thematic material at very reasonable prices regularly. To check and download the same lists, please visit regularly at Scribd and to view scans at Flickr

Complete list of "ITS POSTAL AUCTION NO.76" available at

Scribd Last date is 20.05.2017

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Awards in our Credit

  • SILVER Medal in  INPEX - 2002 held in 2003 [National Exhibition].
  • Silver Bronze Medal at Inpex-Empirepex 2001 [National Exhibition].
  • Silver Bronze Medal at INDEPEX ASIANA - 2000 [World Exhibition].
  • Bronze Medal at Millepex - 2000 [National Exhibition].
  • Silver Bronze Medal with Running Trophy for best Literature Entry at PUNPEX-99 [Regional Exhibition].



All payments must be by bank draft in favour of "INDIAN THEMATIC SOCIETY", payable at Ludhiana, INDIA. You can deposit your payments by cheque in Saving Bank account number 443300 0100052217 of the Society, which is in Punjab National Bank, Urban Estate Dugri, Ludhiana - 141 013 branch.

RTGS / NEFT IFS Code is PUNB0443300

In case of cash please add Rs.100/- as bank charges. And provide us its particulars for tracking and record please.

 We do accept overseas payments through Western Union / PayPal

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Manuscripts Wanted

ITS Stamp News depends on its readers for articles. Therefore, all readers are invited to submit manuscripts for publication. Articles should be double-spaced type-written with no underlining. Illustrations are essential to make any article more meaningful to the readers. Therefore, ITS Stamp News needs atleast six or seven illustrations with each manuscript submitted for publication consideration. Since it may be necessary to retain original philatelic material loaned to illustrate an article, good colour [not black & white] photocopies are acceptable. We welcome matter for regular features as well.                                         -  Editor

Contact us for more information:

Editor - ITS Stamp News
   General Secretary - Indian Thematic Society




Snail Mail

 MIG # 3464, Phase Two,

Urban Estate, Dugri Road,

Ludhiana - 141 013 INDIA


Mobile: +91 987 285 1244


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Latest issue of Quarterly Magazine

Issue No.77 Volume 20 No.1

~ Recent Miniature Sheets from India – Page 2

~ Points to Ponder From the Pen of Editor – Page 3

~ Dewali; Joint issue with Canada – Page 4

~ Swachh Bharat Cancellation – Page 4

~ Story of Coca-Cola Bottle – Page 5

~ Unusual Moths – Page 11

~ New Stamps from India Post – Page 15

~ Fascinating Facts – Page 19

~ Special Covers & Cancellations – Page 21

~ ITS Postal Auction No.76 – Page 22

~ Realisations of ITS Postal Auction No.75 – Page 28

~ Philatelic Exhibitions – Page 29

~ ITS Philatelic News – Page 29

~ New issues from Overseas – Page 30

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