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We know how artistically magnificient and culturally rich Indian temples are which have a story of its existence, architecture,location and tradition. So a #weekend #philately trial to take a tour of #templesofindia with some stamps #IndiaAt75 #Indianphilately #indiawiththeme ImageImageImage
India is a land of #festivals and every festival is celebrated with happiness.A #philately display of some festivals of all the religions of India.Every festival has a moment of joy,celebration,excitement of its own #Indiaat75 #Indianphilately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
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India has the sixth largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites,in which 32 are cultural sites. So here are the stamps of 23 cultural sites- a showcase of culturally #vibrantIndia with a timeline of different phases of #Indianhistory
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As only 145 days left to celebrate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and I am starting an an initiative of #Dekhoapnadesh with #philately on the ocassion of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
"Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi- Official Residence of President of India #indianstamps Image
#DekhoApnaDesh (see the India) with #philately to celebrate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Day 2 : Kayang - A folk dance from Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,India #indianstamps #indianphilately Image
Day 3 :Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or"Toy train" runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal which is one of the iconic mountain railways of India and in 1999,it was declared as UNESCO world heritage site
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On 25 Jan 2022, Japan released the second in its "Record of Nature" #stamps series. This issue depicts images from a set of 6 scrolls, dating from 1834, titled 禽鏡 (Kinkyo), in which there are 300 paintings of more than 200 #birds.
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2. The scrolls are the work of the Edo-period Japanese novelist, Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848), who had his son-in-law, the painter Atsumi Kakusyu, paint the birds, adding his own commentary around them. Puctured is Bakin's portrait by the ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Kunisada. Image
3. To follow, I'll show each stamp next to an actual scan of the scroll from which it was adapted. Shown here is the first scroll in the set. Image
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It's festive time in India with #Diwali on the way,I was reading about #Ramayana connection in South East Asia and came across this beautiful Miniature Sheet stamps from my collection released by #Indiapost on the ASEAN India summit in 2018,follow thread on each stamp #philately Image
Torana Gate is symbolic gateway in Kualalumpur,Malaysia to mark the friendship between India and Malaysia inaugaurated in 2015. The gateway is a inspired from Indo-Buddhist Architecture and identical to Great Stupa at Sanchi,Madhya Pradesh #infothroughstamps #stampcollection Image
Menyembah is a dance form from Brunei Darussalam which means in Malaya a custom of Worship Image
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1) Thread on postage stamps commemorating the Battle of Lepanto:

#1, Spain, 1938, two souvenir sheets featuring "Don Juan" and the battle.

Scott #'s: B108M, B108N.
Current Value (mint, never hinged): $77.50.
(An imperforate set also exists with a value of $1,000.)
3) During the Spanish Civil War, both sides issued postage stamps. As one might expect, they usually commemorated things dear to the hearts of each. Remembering Lepanto was obviously meant to inspire the Nationalist troops. A few months later, Madrid fell and the war was over.
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Novice ??s: gifted box of stamps a friend’s non-collector mom clipped from the late 50s-1970. Mostly Germany & Austria, w/12 covers. Don’t collectors now prefer covers to loose stamps? Likely no real value in any of it. Keep covers? Soak off stamps? Do what I want who cares? Thnx ImageImage
Feeling bummed that I couldn’t make it to the Great American Stamp Show! Maybe next year. Enjoy if ur there. Here’s the nicest stamp found in that box so far (still a lot to go through). Japan 1969 “hinoki zu by kano eitoku ( 1543-1590 ) folding screen” national treasures series. Image
Finds from that box. I collect Judaica so will check “Jewish sounding” last names of folks I don’t know. Albert Ballin (1957 West German stamp), Jewish shipping magnate basically invented the cruise industry but sadly killed himself when business faltered.… Image
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India is very rich and diversified in regards of avifauna. It is home to many beautiful and unique endemic bird species. These birds have a great impact on Indian culture. The idea of depicting birds on the postage stamps of India is very old. #stamps #philately #thursdaymorning
The very first bird that appeared on Indian stamps was a postal carrier pigeon, which appeared on the 2-annas and 14- annas stamps of 1 October 1954. This was followed by the 1966 Children’s Day stamp, again depicting a symbolic pigeon, this time representing an apostle of peace.
In later years many other birds like Pitta, Monal, Oriole, Flycatchers, Parakeets, Woodpecker, Pipit, Babbler, Storks, Eagles etc have been depicted on postage stamps in India. Now, more than 100 bird stamps have been issued in India including endemic and migratory birds both.
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1967 (24 Jul) philatelically-inspired cover to the #philatelist & geologist Edric Charles Druce. Franked 2s8d over a year into decimalisation, but within the 2-year usage grace period. 2/8 = 27c, correct rate for 2nd weight postage (7c) + reg fee (20c).
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From the date stamps:
Posted Cronulla: 24 July 1967
Arr. Canberra: 25 July 1967
Redirected to Boulia from Canberra: 25 July 1967 (3 pm)
Transit Brisbane: 26 July 1967 (7 am)
Arr. Cloncurry: 26 July 1967 (7 pm)
Cloncurry is 327 km from Boulia. No Boulia arr. datestamp.
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As a government geologist, Druce had been in the field since Feb, heading up an extended field trip when the cover was sent. In Jul-Sep 1967, he was examining Cambrian and Ordovician sequences at Black Mountain and Mount Ninmaroo in the Boulia area of Queensland.
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1935 (20 Dec) marbled-blue cover to Detective-Sergeant J. Birch, Criminal Investigation Department, Melbourne, from a sender in Dunedin, New Zealand; solo 1935 1d Kiwi (SG 557) tied to cover with “BUY HEALTH STAMPS FOR HEALTH CAMPS” slogan cancel.
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Matching marbled-blue paper Christmas card enclosed with picture of Mt. Egmont mounted on front. Also known as Mt. Taranaki, the mountain is a dormant stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island with an elevation of 2,518 m. Image
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Written inside the card is a short message which reads “with best wishes for Christmas 1935. from Jim Gibson”.

Below, we will learn a little more about the recipient, James Richard Birch, and look for a contemporaneous link between Birch and NZ. Image
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In 1937, my grandfather, a philatelist living in #India, bought this "George VI Series, 1937" presentation booklet. In the late '70s, he gave it to me as a budding young collector. The stamps inside have seen the light of day only half a dozen times in 80+ years.
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First and last pages.

The second page tells the story of this series of definitive stamps. ImageImage
The center spread, with stamps stored in glassine pockets.

Over the next several days I'll scan each of these stamps in glorious 1200dpi, at 1000px along the longest edge, and add them to this thread. Image
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Covers provide opportunities to uncover fascinating stories from the past. This is one such cover, sent 100 years ago (6 Jun 1920) to Ingfrid Anderson, c/- Delia Ayer, at "The Australia" hotel, in Sydney, Australia.
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2. On the rear, the senders name and address, Sydney receiving cancel (Jul 13), and same-day Hotel Australia receiving time & date stamp. The sender, Lottie Anderson, was Ingfrid's sister. Her address is given as 4931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles. Image
3. This is one of 3 covers in my collection sent from Lottie to her sister. The later covers are dated July 15 & 18; both arrived Sydney on the same date, Aug 12, with hotel redirection labels to the American Consulate in Sydney, & subsequently Paris, and London (4 Oct 20). ImageImage
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