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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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Golden Jubilee of Sangeet Natak Akademi
22 December 2003
500x3
MS 03_FDC_24
I.N.S. Tarangini Circumnavigation Voyage
25 April 2004
500
MS 04_FDC_25
The Great Trigonometrical Survey
28 June 2004
500x3
MS 04_FDC_26
150 Years of India Post (Postage Stamp)
04 October 2004
500x4
MS 04_FDC(Private)_27
Indian Army in UN Peace Keeping Operations
24 October 2004
500
MS 04_FDC_28
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 9th Cycle 2002-2004 : Agra Fort
28 November 2004
1500x2
MS 04_FDC(Private)_29
Taj Mahal, Agra
16 December 2004
1500
MS 04_FDC_30
Flora & Fauna of North East India
24 March 2005
500x4
MS 05_FDC_31
75th Anniversary of 'Dandi March' (Salt Movement)
05 April 2005
500x4
MS 05_FDC(Official 2 covers joined)_32
150 Years of Indian Post : Letter Boxes
18 October 2005
500x4
MS 05_FDC_34
 India-Cyprus : Joint Issue (Fold Dances)
12 April 2006
1500x2
MS 06_FDC_35

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