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Welcome to Indian Philately

Philately is the King of Hobbies. This Website is an effort to introduce various treasure hoards of this king to philatelist friends in pursuit of their hobby of collecting and organizing Indian philatelic material. It has an Exotic Gallery and Gateway to Indian Philately presenting its various Facets and Checklists including creative philately useful to philatelists. Apart from regular features and facets of Philately, Exhibits and Creative Philately presented here, are two decorative and charismatic ornamental jewelry of this invaluable Philately-treasure. Exhibits including Virtual Exhibits will enable those who are collecting on similar subjects as a reference material. While Creative Philately will show the creativity, efforts, understanding and vision of the philatelist in making such self fulfilling Creative Philately. The Site is dedicated to promote, share and encourage study of Indian Philately by providing information on different aspects.

A Brief about Author

Praful K.Thakkar, I.A.S. (Retd.) is an ardent collector of autographs, stamps, FDCs, coins, medals, tokens, badges, badge plates, etc. since last more than 50 years. 'Share the Knowledge & Spread the Knowledge' is the motto of his life. As I.A.S. officer he has served the Government of Gujarat for more than 31 years. Even after retirement he has still continued this hobby of philately and he firmly believes 'Hobby is for Health & Hobby is for Happiness'.

The hobby of Philatelic collection has given him new energy and enthusiasm. For him any such hobby is a worship that keeps him pure, fit and healthy. People have hobbies for happiness and harvesting profit in future. For him it is for keeping good health too. He lives in the hobby and hobby lives in him.To him the passion for this hobby is a source of happiness. And therefore, the symbolic slogan for this website is 'Living with Hobby is Living in Happiness'. He tries to share his knowledge, experience and happiness with all the collectors by presenting this gallery.

Gallery of Indian Philately - A View from his Window

This Website is presenting some facets of Indian Philately viewed by him from his window. As a collector of various collectibles, he has faced many difficulties in collecting, understanding and arranging the collection. At the same time he realized that the same may be happening to new collectors and they might be facing similar hurdles too. To overcome such situations and to encourage philatelists and hobbyists, he has made the attempt of launching this Website.

 

Stamps
Covers
Folders
Cards
Cancellations
Miscellaneous

 

Interesting & Fascinating Philatelic Items

Click below to view some exclusive, interesting and fascinating philatelic items.

 

FDC-Private
Gandhi
Postal Siblings
 
Exhibit/Collections
Creative Philately
Philatelist's Delight
Books by Author
Site Visitor
India
IN
985
United States
US
885
United Kingdom
GB
227
Ukraine
UA
221
Germany
DE
153
Russian Federation
RU
143
France
FR
124
Canada
CA
94
Netherlands
NL
60
Romania
RO
53
China
CN
47
Sweden
SE
33
Moldova, Republic of
MD
24
Bulgaria
BG
23
Hungary
HU
20
Luxembourg
LU
19
United Arab Emirates
AE
17
Italy
IT
16
Switzerland
CH
13
Poland
PL
11
These values are site pages viewed till date for the month of December 2016.
Site Statistics

From Jan 2016 to Nov 2016
Pages viewed: 130,820
Unique visitors: 18,151

For previous year 2015
Pages viewed: 172,045
Unique visitors: 18,412