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India / Inde / Bhärat

The East India Company issued postage stamps from 1854 until British government issues were released in 1860 ... to 1946. - Courtesy of

Philatelic Bureau
Bombay General Post Office
Bombay 400 001, India

CIA World Fact Book: India
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan

Independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)

India - FIP Rep.

Philatelic Congress of India ('404' c.2009)
  • (c.2009 via India Post)
    Dak Bhavn Annex, New Delhi 110 00, India

    Write: Mr. Dilip Shah @
    799 Gole Bazar
    Jabalpur 482 002, India
    Phone: 0091 761 312104
    Fax: 0091 761 312047
    Old?: ; now (c.2009) '404'
    HELP - c.200702 url forwarded to; philatelic links c.2009!

    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - India

    Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online
    (For Dealers only - covers over 70 countries; incl. India)
    Headquarters: @
    460 West 34th Street
    New York, NY 10001, U.S.A.
    Telephone: (212) 629-7979, Fax: (212) 629-335

    Also with offices in London, Paris, Israel, Africa, Hong Kong.

    India - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software - also seperately includes Indian States...

    The APS's WPID catalog data for India (Alt URL)
    (in ASCII comma delimited format)
    ...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.

    Also the data has not been updated in a number of years... - others are needed to continue this task.

    To help enter new information contact the co-ordinator:
    J. M. Myerson, @
    Or write the : Computers in Philately Committee
    c/o Lois M. Evans-de Violini, Chairperson, @
    P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031, USA

    Postage Stamps of India Used Abroad
    - from Highway and Byways of Philately by
    Indian stamps and cancellations used in and out of India
    (Pronounced 'IN-JAH' they say).. :) - aj ('404' c.2009)

    From: Linn's Reference Section

    Located in the Indian Ocean, these islands were first settled by the British in 1789. Subsequently, they fell under the administration of the governor-general of India and now form part of the Indian republic. During World War II, the islands were occupied by the Japanese. At this time, contemporary British Indian stamps were crudely surcharged for use in the islands.

  • ADEN, the former British colony and protectorate in southwest Arabia, was attached to India 1839-1937 and Indian stamps were used. Stamps of the colony were first issued in 1937, being used in most of the Aden protectorate area, as well as within the Aden colony itself. In 1963, the two districts, except for the eastern Kathiri and Qu'aiti states, united to form the Federation of South Arabia. Aden stamps were replaced by those of the Federation on April 1, 1965.  

  • BAHRAIN 1884-1933; UNoverprinted
    & 1933-48 overprinted
    Bahrain used a variety of stamps: unoverprinted Indian stamps from 1884 to 1933; overprinted Indian issues 1933-48; overprinted British issues 1948-60; and its own designs from 1960.  

  • BRITISH EAST AFRICA (1890-1903)
    Stamp-issuing status: inactive. Territories originally under control of the British East Africa Co., after 1895 directly under British administration. In 1903, the area was reformed as the East Africa and Uganda protectorates. During 1895-1903, this area used overprinted stamps of Britain, India and Zanzibar, as well as its own issues. In 1903, East Africa and Uganda issues came into use.

    Indian Stamp Newsletter
    Includes a section of Indian Stamp Stories

    Indian Stamp Stories

    Indian Philately Webring ; members list
    Especially featuring:

    Mehul Shah's Indian Postage Stamps (a cc)
    - comprehensive! aj.

    Princely State Stamps

    India's central Post
    Good philatelic section!

    India's hybrid mail ; deliver to PO on disk ; send/deliver printed or on disk.
    Text material contained in standard floppy diskettes will be accepted at the designated Post Offices. The diskettes will be returned to the sender after the document is copied on the computer available at the counter. If the sender does not have access to a word processor, separate provision will be made at the Post Office for tranferring the data on a floppy diskette, at an extra charge...

    National Wide Centres:
    (For both Hybrid Mail Service and Corporate Money Order
    Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Ajmer, Allahabad, Ambala CAntt. Asansol, Bangalore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dharamsala, Dibrugarh, Gandhinagar, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur , Jaipur , Jalandhar, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mandi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune Raipur, Rajkot , Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong , Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Surat, Tezpur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam , CBPO Delhi, CBPO Calcutta.

    Sikkim - Indian State
    Sikkim is situated in the Eastern Himalaya below the Kanchanjunga range, sharing borders with Tibet to the north, Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the west. Under a treaty with India in 1950, Sikkim received full internal autonomy, becoming a protectorate. A referendum ended the monarchy in 1974, and Sikkim became India's 22nd state on 26 April 1975. ... China eventually recognized Sikkim as an Indian state in 2003, on the condition .....
    (a former dependency of Tibet until 1890 via becoming a British protectorate.)
    and whose state animal is the red panda... (.gov)

    Official Website of the Government of India

    Discover India - Brought to you by the Ministry of External Affairs


    Philatelic Bureau of India Post
    Contact: Director (Philately) Director
    Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg Mumbai GPO
    New Delhi - 110 001 Mumbai - 400 001
    Ph. 91-11-3710154 Ph. 91-22-22620693
    Fax. 91-11-3711731 Fax. 91-22-22624199
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