Mangalore, October 15: A philatelic and numismatic exhibition was organised by D K Philatelic and Numismatic Association at Head Post Office in Pandeshwar at Mangalore.
It would astonish and surprise one to see a mail article etched on with a pictorial seal of Lord Udupi Shree Krishna and guess the source. Also, the pictorial cancellation are a collector’s delight and is included in the philately, holding a significance, which is equal to that of postal stamps, said Krishnaiah.
.Philatelist M K Krishnaiah addressing the media said, permanent pictorial deletion on mail articles is different from normal cancellation seal stamps. The pictorial representation of a place, used in the postal seals is one of the accepted methods of cancellation at post offices in many countries. However, the pictorial cancellation seal is applied at post offices only on the request of senders provided proper value of stamps are affixed on the mail, he added.
Krishnaiah displayed his philatelic collection on primates during the exhibition. He has been collecting stamps for the last 53 years.
There are 13 families of primates and various countries, including India, have launched stamps bearing them. Around 250 stamps were displayed on the theme ‘primates saw miniature sheets, postal sheets and magazine cards. The collection of permanent pictorial cancellations, marked the expo colourful.
Cancellations: In Permanent pictorial cancellation, an ancient landmark of the region is depicted in the form of a picture as the cancellation seal, said Krishnaiah.
He said, the 6 digit pin code and date will be included in the seal of India Post. The pictorial cancellation can be imprinted on post cards and inland letters too, once it is done, normal cancellation is not needed. The pictorial cancellation is recognised by the Philatelic Bureau of the postal department and is available at all local post offices.
Krishnaiah further said that a request has been sent by the DK Philatelic and Numismatic Association to the Department of Posts to consider four other places for picture cancellation. They are Thousand pillar Basadi – Moodbidri, Monolithic statue of Gommateshwara- Venoor, St Marys Island Malpe, and Kattalu Basadi Barkur.
Jayaprakash Rao Kaup, exhibited his numismatic collection from USSR, Jamaica, Vietnam and Philippines. This expo is a regular feature at the Mangalore Pandeshwar Head Post Office.
Special drive by postal dept : To promote and popularise small saving accounts, postal life insurance, rural postal life insurance and philately and mail operations, as a part of National Postal Week Mangalore postal division is conducting a special drive from October 9th to 15th.
Interested may approach the nearest post office and avail the services. School authorities are requested to visit the nearest post office accompanied by pupils and avail the benefit.
Dial 0824- 2218400, for more information.