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FDC-Set of Stamps
FDC-Set of Stamps

Many a time Indian Postal Department issue more than one stamp on the same day. Between 1947 and 1974, on various occasions, more than one stamp has been issued on the same day. Such stamps were issued in ‘Set’ depicting a specific theme or subject. Issue of such ‘Set’ continued even after 1974 i.e. after the introduction of Se-tenant stamps. Such ‘Set of Stamps’ depicting a specific subject and issued on the same day can be a very good collectible on FDCs. In Se-tenant stamps, two or more stamps of a particular subject are joined together and issued either in the form of Miniature Sheet, regular sheet or sheetlet.  While in ‘Set of Stamps’, such subject is presented in two or more separate stamps which are issued on the same day in separate sheets.All the stamps issued on the same day form a ‘Set’ and if they are affixed on one First Day Cover, such FDCs will be as colourful, attractive and interesting as Se-tenant FDCs.Moreover, a ‘Set of Stamps’ on First Day cover has its own philatelic worth as the FDC has some design on the cover along with the First Day Cancellation. During the pursuit of collecting such official FDCs with ‘Set of Stamps’, one may also find some First Day Cancelled Private covers or Special covers having some thematic and artistic design appropriate to the ‘Set of Stamps’.

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Greetings
17 December 1990
100, 400
SET 90_FDC_100
Historic Cities of India
24 December 1990
400, 500, 650
SET 90_FDC_101
Calcutta Tercentenary
28 December 1990
100, 600
SET 90_FDC_102
Endangered Marine Mammals
04 March 1991
400, 650
SET 91_FDC_103
Tribal Dances
30 April 1991
250, 400, 500, 650
SET 91_FDC_104
Orchids of India
12 October 1991
100, 250, 300, 400,
SET 91_FDC_106
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya (Patriot and Patron of Handicrafts)
29 October 1991
100, 650
SET 91_FDC_107
Yogasana
30 December 1991
200, 500, 650, 1000
SET 91_FDC_108
Adventure Sports
29 April 1992
200, 400, 500, 1100
SET 92_FDC_109
XXV Olympics, Barcelona
08 August 1992
100, 600, 800, 1100
SET 92_FDC_110
50th Anniversary of 'Quit India' Movement 1942
09 August 1992
100, 200
SET 92_FDC_111

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