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#1103 India 17/04/18

This very nice cover from India was sent by Anandita, thank you! It was posted on April 18 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The stamp set was issued on January 25, 2017. It depicts illustrations of Indian animals.

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#1096 India 17/02/28

This nice cover from India was sent by Anandita, thank you! It was posted on February 28 and arrived on April 14, 2017.

The stamps commemorate the 2016 Children’s Day.

#1077 India 16/11/04

india-161104Anandita has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Kolkata on November 4 and arrived on December 1, 2016.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 29, 2016. They commemorate the tigers in the Tadoba-Andhari National Park.

#836 India 14/04/26

India 140426This beautiful cover from India was sent by Jinesh, thank you! It was posted at the Bengaluru Int. Airport on April 26 and arrived on May 2, 2014.

Jinesh used a first day cover and stamps, which commemorate the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential residence). The stamps are part of a mini-sheet and were issued on August 5, 2011.

See also: #776 India 13/11/09

#776 India 13/11/09

India 131109Jinesh sent this very nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Calicut on November 9 and arrived on November 20, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the India/China joint issue mini-sheet, which was issued on July 11, 2008. It depicts the White Horse Temple of Luoyang, which is supposed to be the first Buddhist temple in China.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Wild Flowers of India”, which was issued on September 3, 2013. They commemorate the flower genus rhododendron and the Himalayan Bellflower (Campanula latifolia).

See also: #762 India 13/12/11

#762 India 13/12/11

India 131211Another nice cover from India was sent by Jinesh, thank you! It was posted at the Bengaluru International Airport on December 11 and arrived on December 23, 2013.

The left stamp was issued on September 3, 2013. It is part of the set “Wild Flowers of India” and depicts a Blue Poppy (Meconopsis sp.). The mini-sheet depicts Mahatma Gandhi and commemorates the philatelic day. It was issued on Oktober 12, 2013.

See also: #676 India 13/06/17

#743 India 13/06/11

India 130611This nice cover from India was sent by P. Manvasagan, thank you! It was posted in Pudunaduvalur in Perambalur district on June 11 and arrived on June 17, 2013.

The stamp set on top commemorates the 100th anniversary of the  Satyagraha philosophy, which was developped by Mahatma Gandhi. The set was issued on October 2, 2007.

The bottom stamp is part of the bridges set, which was issued on August 17, 2007. It depicts the Pamban Bridge.

See also: #695 India 13/07/17

#695 India 13/07/17

India 130717This beautiful cover from India was sent by Avijit, thank you very much! It was posted in New Delhi on July 17 and arrived on July 22, 2013.

The attached mini-sheet commemorates the asses Kiang (Equus kiang) of Ladakh and the Ghor Khar (Equus hemionus khur) of Kutch. It was issued on May 10, 2013.

See also: #571 India 12/07/11

#676 India 13/06/17

India 130617Jinesh sent me this beautiful cover from India, thank you! It was posted at Bangalore International Airport on June 17, 2013.

The mini-sheet was issued on April 11, 2013. It commemorates the architectural heritage of the Sri Kurmam Temple and the Arasavalli Temple (both near Srikakulam).

See also: #621 India 13/01/12

#621 India 13/01/12

India 130112Thank you, Jinesh, for sending this beautiful cover from Bangalore, India! It was posted at Bangalore International Airport on January 12 and arrived on January 21, 2013.

The cover and stamps were issued on 15 December 2010. The stamp sheet is a joint issue of India and Mexico; it commemorates the Kalbelia Dance and the Jaraba Tapatío.

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#397 India 10/06/28
#340 India 09/11/14

#571 India 12/07/11

Thank you, Nagendra, for sending this beautiful cover from India! It was posted on July 11 and arrived on July 19, 2012.

The cover and mini-sheet were issued on 16 November 2009. The sheet is a India-Philippines joint issued and commemorates the Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and the Butanding (Whale shark; Rhincodon typus).

#397 India 10/06/28

Arvind sent me this nice registered cover from India, thank you very much! The cover was posted in Meerut on June 28 and arrived on July 6, 2010.

The mini-sheet on the front was issued on December 1, 2009.

The stamps on the back commemorate Mother Teresa, Rainwater Harvesting (issued June 5, 2006), the 125th anniversary of the Postal Life Insurance (issued February 11, 2009), and the National Girl Child Day (issued February 5, 2009).

The stamps on the right side of the back commemorate the Shimla St. Bede’s College (issued February 24, 2006), World Consumer Rights Day (issued March 15, 2006), 50 years of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (issued February 3, 2009), and the birth bicentenary of Louis Braille (issued January 4, 2009).

#340 India 09/11/14

Thank you very much, Nagendra, for this beautiful cover from India! It was posted in Lubaka, Zampos, on November 14, 2009.

The stamps on the front side are part of the set “Jayadeva and Geetagovinda“, which was issued on July 27, 2008. On the back side there are two stamps attached: a definitive of 5 rupees commemorating Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) and a 10 rupees tiger stamp commemorating the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve.

#262 India 09/09/26

Thanks to Sujay for sending me this cover from Hubballi (former Hubli), India, which unfortunately got damaged during delivery.

It has attached the mini-sheet commemorating the Indian Coast Guard. The sheet was issued on August 12, 2008. The right stamp commemorates the Indian Navy and was issued on December 4, 2008.

#231 India 09/09/08

On September 8, 2009, Upasana sent me this nice registered cover from Kolkata, India. Thank you!

The miniature sheet depicts the heritage monuments Jaisalmer Fort, Mongyu Monastery Laddakh, St. Anne Church Goa, and Qila Mubarak. The 2008 stamp on the left commemorates the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy Hyderabad.

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