Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
Independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)
Philatelic Congress of India (cite c.2014)
Shri Dilipbhai Shah President / Secretary General,
Philatelic Congress of India
799, Gole Bazaar,
JABALPUR - 482 002 (M. P.)
"Formation of a national philatelic body in India, the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) in 1975 marks a
watershed in the philatelic history of the country. PCI got formal affiliation with the world philatelic body,
Federation Internationale de Philatelie (FIP). Late D. N. Jatia played pioneering role in formation of PCI. He was the first president of PCI."
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.
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 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.
"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..."
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)