Special Carried Cover on 'Kabali' By Postal Department

India Post is bringing out a ‘Special Carried Cover to mark the release of a movie on 22nd July,2016

The Karnataka Postal Circle and Chennai City Region of the department have joined hands with Air Asia for the initiative.

The Special Covers, which are usually described as ‘Philatelists’ delight’, from the Postmaster General Bengaluru will be addressed to the Postmaster General Chennai City Region. They will bear the postmarks of Bengaluru and Chennai airport post offices.

The Air Asia aircraft is the first cine flight in the country flying exclusively between Bengaluru and Chennai to help fans watch the first day, morning show. That makes the carried cover more memorable.

The limited edition of these covers on the special flight on July 22 will be subsequently available for sale at Philatelic Bureau Bengaluru GPO and Anna Road Head Post Office, Chennai.


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Investment in Philately – A New Asset Class



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The Christoph Gaertner auction firm in Germany is hosting five days of auctions Oct. 6-10 at its Bietingheim-Bissingen premises.

The sale covers the world, with particular strength in stamps and postal history of Asia, Germany, United States, Europe, Australia and British Colonies, and thematics.

Included in the broad range of worldwide material is a postally used cut-to-shape example of India’s 1854 4-anna blue and red Queen Victoria stamp with the queen’s blue head inverted — upside down in relation to the pale red frame (Scott 6c). The stamp is struck with the diamond of dots postmark.

The stamp is described by Gaertner as having cut-to-full margins, a thin at upper left, a short closed tear at foot, otherwise fine. The stamp is accompanied by a 2012 authentication certificate from Sismondo in New York and a 2002 certificate from BPA Expertising in London.

The cut-to-shape error stamp is listed in the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue with a value of $165,000. It is offered by Gaertner with a value listing of E85,000 (approximately $109,420 in mid-September).

The extensive range of philatelic material in the Gaertner series of auctions is described in several volumes of bound catalogs. The lots also can be viewed and bids can be placed at the Gaertner website, www.auktionen-gaertner.de.

For additional information, visit the website; e-mail info@auktionen-gaertner.de; or contact Auktionshaus Christoph Gaertner GmbH & Co., Steinbeisstrasse 6+8, D-74321Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.(Source:Linn’s Stamp News)

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News – Stamps set to generate greater revenue for India Post










Even as India Post continues to rely on speed post and parcels to generate the bulk of its sales, it is trying to generate new revenue streams by monetizing its stamps.

Philately, the collection and study of postage stamps, is becoming more popular, not just among individuals but also businesses, and is expected to add more money to India Post’s coffers.

The postal department earned about Rs.40 crore in 2015-16 from philately, which includes stamps and stamp-related products, through sales from post offices and its online store called e-post office.

This number is set to rise more than three times to about Rs.140 crore in 2016-17, said S.K. Sinha, secretary, Department of Post.

The major boost to this figure is expected to come from its e-post office and ‘My Stamp’ services.

My Stamp is a customized service that allows organizations and businesses to order bulk printing of stamps, based on their logos. The minimum order value has to be Rs.12 lakh.

Customers who have already used this service include Amazon India, Western Union, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Avila Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School, said Sinha.

While the department generated Rs.1.38 crore from My Stamps in 2015-16, it expects to clock a revenue of Rs.60 crore this this fiscal year from the service, he added.

Nearly 7 lakh Surya Namaskar stamps were pre-booked through e-post office and till Tuesday the stamp has generated more than Rs.27 lakh in revenue.

While e-post office generated a total of Rs.65 lakh worth of sales in 2015-16, between April to June it has already touched Rs.67 lakh.

UPPS sold philatelic products worth $5.5 million (Rs.37 crore) in 2015. The postal service also received $618 million (Rs.416.5 crore) worth of orders for stamps and stamp products in 2015.

The Indian postal department is also trying to popularize philately among students and has written to the Human Resource Development ministry to include a lesson on philately from fifth to seventh standard classes. (Source:-livemint.com)



Philately – in common language –hobby of stamp collecting is almost as old as the system of Currency. The First stamp as such was issued in Great Britain in 1840 but Postal History or exchange of mail has existed even before that.

The Stamp from 1840 till now has undergone a tremendous change and from a mere Monarch’s portrait now it is issued in various types ,forms ,colors shape , material and themes. It is a fascinating hobby which attracts people from all walks of life from Young to Old ,From children to Kings, Men & Women ,Girls & Boys, Rich and Poor. It has transformed from Being a Kings Hobby to great investment class.

The 1cent British Guiana 1856 stamp was recently auctioned for  huge amount. Though only one of its kind now known to exist but just imagine the growth of its value from a One cent paper to the present value.

Even in Indian Context The Gandhi stamp of Rs 10 issued in 1948 is worth at least 300GBP approx.(Source SG Catalouge).

Investment in Philately could now be considered as Investment in an asset Class like Mutual Funds, Shares, Property, Gold , Silver etc. However as in any other investment there are certain rules of the game which must be followed before making any investment in Philately.

Stamps as Investment tools


Check these facts: Stamps are regularly sold for $1 million in auctions. The most expensive stamp in the world is worth $2.97 million. Stamps as an investment are usually immune to market jitters.

No wonder financial advisers suggest adding stamps to an investor’s portfolio. Investments in rare stamps can fetch annual returns of over 45%. On an average, rare stamps have given returns of about 10-15% a year in recent years.


A caveat: Rare stamps are not a substitute for traditional forms of investments.
Rudraksh Cap-tech Limited

New pictorial cancellations on lighthouses from Germany

New pictorial cancellations on lighthouses from Germany

On July 7th 2016 two new pictorial postmarks will be issued featuring lighthouses in 23769 FEHMARN, a isle located in the Baltic Sea, and in 25999 KAMPEN on the Isle of Sylt located in the North Sea.

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By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie

New Pictorial Cancellations on Farm Animals From Germany

New Pictorial Cancellations on Farm Animals From Germany

German Pictorial Camcellation










Pictorial Cancellation On Farm Animals











On September 1st, 2016 two new pictorial postmarks will be available in 98617 MEININGEN. One postmark is features a pig , German saddleback, and the second one  a sheep of the region Rhön & a Pig German saddleback.

Contributed By:-By Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe Zoologie