Set of 2 stamp booklets – RAJPEX 2012 – By India Post

Stamp Booklets – RAJPEX 2012 – By India Post

A set of 2 stamp booklets containing 4 stamps of Rs 1.00 each depicting Gandhi Photographs, Tiger (this booklet contains 1 stamps of Rs 5/-) Tiger  were released during RAJPEX 2012 by India Post.

Date of Issue;-05th January, 2012












Set of 5 Stamp Booklets – Jammu Stamp Show 2011 – By India Post

Stamp Booklets – Jammu Stamp Show 2011 – By India Post

A set of 5 stamp booklets containing 10 stamps of Rs 5.00 each depicting Black penny, 3 1/2 Stamp, Rabindranath Tagore , Dandi Yatra of Gandhi Ji, Tiger (this booklet contains 7 stamps of Rs 20/-) were released during Jammu Stamp Show by India Post. Orders for stamp booklets may be placed with Philately Group, Chief PMG office, Srinagar J&K, 191001 with cheque or draft payable to post master Srinagar G P O .

Date of Issue;-23rd November, 2011



Stamp Booklets

Worldwide stamp booklets are issued by the central postal authority along with new stamp supported by the philatelic division as philatelic product. Some times they are packed in blocks of 10/20 stamps and sold for the convenience of the users.

In India a new trend started a few years back, printing of booklet via digital or laser technology and enclosing commemorative stamps, issued them in limited quantity of 200-300 and sell them as legitimate philatelic product to collectors at a premium – called Stamp Booklet.

No legitimate approval is taken from the philatelic division of India Post for such products of the design of the booklet, as is done in the case of special covers and postmarks. Organizers of district and state level philatelic exhibitions are blatantly misusing the logo of India Post and selling locally produced philatelic products to make quick money on the name of approved by the CPMG. The sales are local and the material is cornered by the producer and sold at a large premium.

Is there any provision in the philatelic handbook on the production of such items? If India Post has to issue such products they must be issued on a central basis approved by the philatelic division and sold at all the philatelic bureaus, including the mail order (PDA accounts). Then they qualify as genuine philatelic products.

Stamp Booklet- By India Post

Cover Page of Stamp ooklet depicts Red Fort of Delhi and the inner cover page has been left blank.First page has a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chandra bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with Tri Colour Flag and Jai Hind in Hindi and English. Next four pages of the booklet has been contributed to 8 different flags used during the freedom movement of India with information about those flags. Next page again depicts present Tricolour Flag and Red Fort- the Landmark of India’s Freedom with description and next pages shows design of special Cancellation used for Special Cover. One more blank page has been provided in the booklet and the last inner cover page pays tribute to Shri Venkayya who designed the Indian National Flag. During 1916 to 1921 he researched flags of 30 countries and finally came up with the present tricolour flag.

Date Of Issue:-15.08.2009.

Contributed By:- Mr.Prashant Pandya, Vadodara