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Overprint: Journey of Hidden Treasure

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on April 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The 1865 postage stamps were not required to be affixed to the official correspondence in India. To distinguish official correspondence and to maintain separate account, ordinary stamps are overprinted as “SERVICE” from 1st August 1866. The service stamps are overprinted as “Kaj Sarkari”, On Government, Official Business, On Her / His Majesty Service, Resmi Official, On State Service, Service Official etc.

Read More…. in Issue No.69 of "ITS Stamp News"

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Lot No.1 of ITS Postal Auction No.67

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on January 22, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

India – 1949 – SG 325/8 – 75th Anniversary of U.P.U. – Complete set on privately printed F.D.C., Registered to Switzerland with pictorial Swiss stamp of receipt “Oreselina / 13.X.49 Sopra Locarno” on reverse, very fine & rare - Rs.1000.           - Interested?

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DASHAVATAR: Clue to Evolution Theory

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on January 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (4)

There has also been some comparison between the avatars of Vishnu and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, as the incarnations generally mirror increasing phylogenetic sophistication in keeping with the theory’s proposal of terrestrial reptiles and mammals evolving from aquatic and amphibian life.

The ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are as follows;

  1. Matsyavatar (fish)
  2. Kurma (tortoise)
  3. Varah (boar)
  4. Narsimha (lion-man)
  5. Vamana (the Dwarf)
  6. Parasurama (forest dweller)
  7. Rama (the perfect man)
  8. Balram
  9. Krishna and
  10. Kalki

Read More…. in Issue No.68 of "ITS Stamp News"

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United Nations on World Heritage - Taj Mahal

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on October 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Detailed article on new series issued by United Nations on World Heritage – Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This remarkable structure's enduring aesthetic quality represents a timeless testimony to the love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.


...... Read complete article in ITS SN No.67

A Philatelic Tribute to Indian Womanhood

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on April 12, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Women by the side of their reputed spouse, who were also Indian social workers and politicians, form the other group of Indian women, who helped to better the future of Indian women. India Post did issue some famous and some unknown couples on the postage stamps. The first and foremost of these is Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi. In his biography “My experiments with Truth”, Mahatma Gandhi has clearly and openly written how he has behaved with his wife in order to force her to wash the latrines and other petty small works. There might be hardly any other Indian lady or wife of a dignitary who has suffered often as she was a bold personality.

...... Read complete article in ITS SN No.65

Bicycles in Indian Philately

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on September 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Postal Stationery: India has issued many post cards with advertisements of cycle industries, like TI, Hercules, Atlas, Avon, Sen Raleigh etc. Some of Cycle manufacturers in India have also issued private postal stationery with their own advertisements. In this category we can find Road Master of India, Rapid Cycle, Ralson, Metro, Atlas etc.

...... Read completearticle in ITS SN No.63


Stepping into Philatelic Shoes

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on June 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In the beginning the fibrous leavesof plants served as the most appropriate material for wicker-work towards theformation of footwear as it is seen in the ancient specimens of footwear foundin Missouri caves. Leather was the material of choice, as a durable and ofcompatible nature to the human skin than any other material.

....... Read complete article in ITS SN No.62


The Mythical Creatures of Himmapan Forest

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on June 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Religious beliefs play important roles in Asian literature. Religious tales were recorded in the form of manuscripts, beys-relief, sculptures, and mural paintings. Two prominent religions mentioning tales of Himmapan creatures are Hinduism and Buddhism. These creatures may be deities, semi-deities or demons.

....... Read completearticle in SN 62

Stamps from India for Festival of Lights

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on November 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Stamps from India for Festival of Lights issued on 5th Nov., 2012 jointly with Israel

Two other Covers from Lot No.98_58

Posted by Indian Thematic Society on September 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Here is a set of two beautiful covers issued for STAMPEX-15 issued in 1979 with various themes

98. India – Complete collection of 33 Special Exhibition Covers with Special Cancellations issued by Postal Deptt. Jalandhar Division and Jalandhar Philatelic Club, including some RARE covers, from February 1965 for first philatelic exhibition not only of Jalandhar but also first from Northern Region of India, to October 1999 [STAMPEX-21], arranged on 19 exhibit sheets with detailed write-up; RARE – hard to find complete collection – Rs.2500.

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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