About virtual philately

Department of Posts organizes philatelic exhibitions at all levels viz. State and District level as a part of its Philately Promotion Program.It is objective of the Department to organize exhibitions on a regular basis in all the States and Districts of the Country. The exhibitions are organized in cooperation with the philatelic organizations active in the area.

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0177-2629010

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0177- 2626981

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philately.hp@gmail.com

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A philatelic exhibition is an exhibition of stamps and postal history where stamp collectors (philatelists) compete for medals. The displays are shown in glass frames, and the exhibition is normally accompanied by stamp dealer bourses and post office stan
A philatelic exhibition is an exhibition of stamps and postal history where stamp collectors (philatelists) compete for medals.
2 to 7 November.. 1100 hours.
Himachal Pradesh, India
A philatelic exhibition is an exhibition of stamps and postal history where stamp collectors (philatelists) compete for medals.
2 to 7 November.. 1100 hours.
Himachal Pradesh, India
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About Postage Stamps

About Postage Stamps
21 - January 2020

Historically, a Postage stamp began as a piece of paper, a receipt denoting a specific value, which was a token of prepayment for postal service equivalent to its face value. Over a period of time, however, the postage stamp has evolved into an article with diverse functions ranging from its original role, to functioning as a tool for celebration and promotion of a nation’s heritage, and, as a collectible item, of both intrinsic and actual value, which may differ greatly from its postal value. Postage stamps perform multifarious roles of being the paper ambassadors representing their country of origin, to being brand images of their postal administrations, promoters of the image of a nation, and as collectibles. The universality and history associated with the postage stamps attaches to them an aura, which is far beyond their physical form. The purpose of this website is to enable every visitor here to trace the rich historical and cultural wealth of our magnificent country, through the vast and wonderful world of stamps.

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