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FDC-Miniature Sheets
FDC-Miniature Sheets

A miniature sheet or souvenir sheet is a small group of postage stamps attached to the sheet on which they were printed. Such stamps may be of special issues commemorating anniversary, centenary, theme or event. The number of stamps on MS ranges from one to about 12. MS of Geet Govind and MS with Zodiac Signs are the sterling examples. Both the stamps and the entire sheet are valid for mailing, although they are almost always sold above face value and kept in mint collection by collectors.India Post has issued various types of Miniature Sheets with variety of different combinations.(1) MS having imperforate stamps (2) MS having margins or selvage of the sheet having additional legend of event or occasion printed (3) MS having a full picture of which the stamp(s) is (are) just a small part (4) MS having ornamental designs, price, emblems and logo(s) which are not the part of stamp(s) (5) MS where stamps are in se-tenant position while the same stamps are not se-tenants in regular issue (6) MS having appropriate fragrance (7) MS of Joint Issue of 2 countries with theme of other country on 1 stamp (8) MS having only single stamp (9) FDC with MS with only one stamp and issued only in the form of Souvenir Sheet (10) MS having stamp of Khadi cloth. We find FDCs of all or many of these types duly cancelled on first day of issue of MS.

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Surya Namaskar
20 June 2016
500x6, 2500x6
High Court of Judicature at Allahabad
13 March 2016
500, 1500
Vibrant India
25 January 2016
2500
Children's Day
14 November 2015
500, 2500
Third India-Africa Forum Summit - Type-I
29 October 2015
500x4, 2500x2
Third India-Africa Forum Summit - Type-II
29 October 2015
500x4, 2500x2
India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation
10 April 2015
500, 2500
MS 14_FDC_120
Swachh Bharat
30 January 2015
500x3
MS 14_FDC_119
100 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return
08 January 2015
500, 2500
MS 14_FDC_118
India-Slovenia - Joint Issue
28 November 2014
500, 2500
MS 14_FDC_117
Indian Musicians
03 September 2014
500x6, 2500x2
MS 14_FDC_116
Indian Museum, Kolkata
02 February 2014
500, 2000x2
MS 12_FDC_115

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