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Aims & Objectives

This website is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding and preservation of postal history and general philately in India.


Our main aim is to dig information on all postal services and philatelic activities and preserve them in such a way that any philatelist can use such information for research work.



  • Introduction
    • About Us - Introduction of Promoter of Website.
    • Aims & Objectives - Aims & Objectives of maintaining this website and Sitemap.
    • Membership - Membership information.
    • Indian Philatelists' Forum - Yahoo group / electronic discussion forum dedicated exclusively to Indian Philately.
  • Resources
    • Philatelists' Directory - Online Directory of Philatelists from India and foreign countries who are collecting on any aspect of Indian Philately.
    • Societies & Clubs - Listing of Philatelic Organisations in India.
    • Study Circles abroad - Listing of Philatelic Organisations abroad who are specialized in Indian Philately.
    • Dealers - Listing of Philatelic dealers in India and abroad dealing in Indian material.
    • Literature - Listing of Philatelic Literature available on Indian Philately.
    • Periodicals - Philatelic periodicals published in India and published on Indian Philately.
    • Philatelic Links - Links to Websites and Blogs related to Indian Philately.
    • Virtual Exhibits - Links to Virtual Exhibits on Indian subjects and Exhibits of Indian Philatelists.
    • Philatelic Bureaux - List of Philatelic Bureaux of India.
    • India Post Guidelines - India Post Guidelines for release of commemorative postage stamps and special cancellations.
  • Philatelic Issues
    • Annual Stamp Issue Calendar - Proposed list of Indian stamps to be issued during the year
    • Stamps - Information on Stamps issued in India after Independence with keyword search facility.
    • Postal Stationery - Information on Postal Stationery issued in India.
    • Special Covers - Information on Special Covers and cancellations issued in India.
    • Permanent Pictorial Cancellations - Information on Permanent Pictorial Cancellations available in different states of India.
    • Indian Themes from Foreign Countries - Information on Stamps and other philatelic material issued by Foreign Countries on Indian Personalities and Indian Themes.
  • News
    • Latest News - Latest news on Indian Philately.
    • News Archives - Monthwise news archives.
    • Philatelic Events - Information on forthcoming and past philatelic exhibitions and events to be held in India and Forthcoming International Philatelic Exhibitions.
    • Award Lists - Listing of awards won by Indian Philatelists at State level, National level, Asian International level and International level philatelic exhibitions.
    • Book Reviews - Provides review coverage of recent contributions on various aspects of Philately.
  • Chronicle
    • Themes & Thoughts of the day - Provides meaningful and inspirational thought each day and a theme related to any aspect of Indian Philately.
    • From the Philatelists' Diary - Provides links to the news items published on website of newspapers and magazines about the achievements and works of philatelist.
    • Forgotten Biography - Listing of stamp collectors who did exceptional work in India for the promotion and development of philately in India.
    • Milestones - Provides the history of India's Postal System.
    • Potpourri - Provides mixture of information on unusual philatelic material or on working of India Post.
  • Services
    • Download - Link to download various documents and PDF Version of 'Indian Philately Digest' (Monthly newsletter).
    • Postal Rates in India - Provides information on current postal rates for various postal services available in India.
    • Buy, Swap & Sell - Providing facility to registered members and philatelic organisations to place their classified advertisements.
  • Travelogue
    • This section carry compilation of stories on various aspect of philately with relavent information about its journey.
  • Views & Voices
    • My Voice - Views of philatelists on various issued and topics related to Indian Philately.
    • Feedback - Comments, views and feedback about this website from its visitors.
  • Contact Us
    • Provides contact us information.


Detailed Sitemap

Sitemap Updated on 1 January, 2015

We have plan to provide more and more information on various aspects of Indian Philately on this website. Please keep visiting.

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