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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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Indian Princely States Postage Stamps
06 October 2010
500x4
MS 10_FDC_88
Children's Day
14 November 2010
500x4
MS 10_FDC_89
India-Mexico Joint Issue
15 December 2010
500 & 2000
MS 10_FDC_90
Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan
21 December 2010
500x2
MS 10_FDC_91
Krishnadevaraya 500 years of Comm.
27 January 2011
500
MS 11_FDC_92
Indipex 2011 - 100 Years of Airmail Commemorating - 100 Years of Allahabad - Naini Flight
12 February 2011
500x4
MS 11_FDC(Official 2 covers joined)_94
Legendary Heroines of India
13 February 2011
500x6
MS 11_FDC(Official 2 covers joined)_95

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