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After Independence, barring a few cases, India Post and some private philatelists have issued some covers which are First Day cancelled or commercially used. Such covers are rare and are delight for the collectors who have them. Here some of them are presented.

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21-11-1947 and 15-12-1947 with Slogan Cancellation of Jai Hind - 15-8-1947 - Private Cover
21 November 1947
1 1/2a, 3 1/2a, 12a
Book Post Cancellation of Jai Hind dated 15-8-1947, Registered Post Cancellation of 21-11-1947 and 15-12-1947 from Madras with delivery marks at the back and along with respective Registration Slips.
Inauguration of India-UK Air Service
29 May 1948
12a
Delhi Kashmiri Gate date cancellation of 29-5-1948 which is the date of issue of this stamp
Indian Railway Centenary
16 April 1953
2a
Private FDC with Indian Centenary Exhibition Camp PO, New Delhi Cancellation dated 16-4-1953 - Extremely Rare
Indian Railway Centenary
16 April 1953
2a
(1) New Delhi, (2) Bombay, (3) Madras, (4) Calcutta & (5) Shillong (Express Delivary) Cancellations
Indian Railway Centenary
16 April 1953
2a
(6) Cuttack (Ex.Dely) (7) Simla (Registered) (8) Patna (Ex.Dely) (9) Nagpur (Ex.Dely) & (10) Lucknow (Registered) Cancellations
17-10-1953 - Cover with Korea overprinted Archeological Definitive Stamps of 1949
17 October 1953
3p to 1r
17-10-1953 - Cover with Korea overprinted Archeological Definitive Stamps of 1949. Rare this issue date cancellation of 17/10/1953. “Bharatiya Sangraksha Katak Korea” overprinted in Devanagari.
Birth Centenary of Lokmanya Tilak
23 July 1956
2a
Big Private Cover having Tilak picture with long legend - Father of Indian Revolution
UNSC - Indo-China - Vietnam-Saigon
01 April 1957
2np, 6np, 13np, 50np & 75np
Private Covers with Indian Army Postal Service Cancellations
UNSC - Indo-China - Vietnam-Hanoi
01 April 1957
2np, 6np, 13np, 50np & 75np
Private Covers with Indian Army Postal Service Cancellations
UNSC - Indo-China - Cambodia-Phnom Penh
01 April 1957
2np, 6np, 13np, 50np & 75np
Private Covers with Indian Army Postal Service Cancellations
UNSC - Indo-China - Laos-Vientiane
01 April 1957
2np, 6np, 13np, 50np & 75np
Private Covers with Indian Army Postal Service Cancellations
India-89 - International Stamp Exhibition, New Delhi
15 June 1987
50, 500
MS 87_FDC (1st Issue)_4

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