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#466 Sep 28th, 2017, 11:49
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Ramayan epic based postage stamps were issued last week.

More details are at http://postagestamps.gov.in/Stampofyear.aspx?uid=2017
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Why don't people update the website properly especially when it is government related one?

22st? Silly error. Ain't there any one to proof read the content before it is uploaded.
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22st? Silly error. Ain't there any one to proof read the content before it is uploaded.
In Modi-Raj the ordinal corresponding to twenty-two is twenty-twost!
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Do you know where I can get the full text of Navin's डोलेवालो? Kavita Kosh doesn't have it.
Finally got it! It needed a lot of detective work.

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The princely Re 1 note is now a century young!

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The diminutive rupee 1 note is hundred years young today. Its genesis dates back to the World War I era, where the inability to mint silver coins forced the then colonial authorities to shift to printing Re 1 notes on this day in 1917.

Over the past 100 years -- the first note was introduced with the photo of King George V -- the story of this princely banknote has been all but tumultuous.

The Reserve Bank website says its issuance was discontinued first in 1926 on "cost benefit considerations".

It got reintroduced in 1940, only to be discontinued in 1994 again. The little note got back to life again in 2015 on popular demand.

Even as it has gone through these travails, the Re 1 note has retained many of its unique distinctions, including being called a 'coin' in legalspeak. It is issued by the Government of India and not the Reserve Bank, and is the only 'currency note' or an asset, and not a 'promissory note', which is a liability.

Again, unlike other banknotes, this is not signed by the RBI governor, but by the finance secretary.

When introduced, the Re 1 replaced the silver coins, which was the prevalent way of storing value of the princely Re 1.

"Prices of silver surged during the World War I, so they first printed the note with a photo of the prevalent silver coin on it. Since then, every Re 1 note has a picture of the one rupee coin of that year," Girish Veera, a veteran collector from Dadar, central Mumbai, told .

The first note had the signature of three British finance secretaries -- MMS Gubbay, AC McWatters and H Denning -- and every note is signed by the finance secretary, including 18 since the Independence, he adds.
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Has anyone bought from the Gov. stamp office from overseas.?
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Could you provide a link, please? I'll make a try.
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I would be honored to. The header is of course to their general site. The following is to the form to setup an account and there is a form for purchases all delightfully old fashioned. I'll just say I used exactly that to buy stamps in Japan recently..
http://postagestamps.gov.in/News.aspx#
http://mumbaigpophilately.gov.in/Phi...IntPDAForm.htm
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Mode of Payment: International Money Order/Bank Draft/Certified Cheque
No credit card, PayPal etc. This form is most probably a hangover from the previous century. You can't even fill it up online. One has to print it out, fill it up by hand (or typewriter?!), send it by post and then wait (six months?) for a reply. For all you know, there may actually be a Babu at the Bombay GPO dealing with such matters.
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The website reminded me of Japan..
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Source: https://www.thequint.com/news/india/...lf-rupees-note.

http://indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/C..._Indian_dollar

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The few Indian dollars actually struck, with an Urdu inscription reading 'Dhai Rupiya', were never formally issued, but are still among the rarest specimens for collectors of Indian coins.
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I would ask my dealers in Hyderabad and Delhi. But, I know what they would say, I don't have it and you don't have the money to buy one anyway..
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Pridmore, Part 4, Vol. 2 (see post #1) has an image of the Indian Dollar. Unfortunately, I don't own a copy.
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And as the Brits say bloody expensive if you can even find it..
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