Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Postage Stamps Celebrate 100 Years of Indian Airmail

India Post celebrated the centenary of the World’s official airmail flight. On February 18, 1911, a flight carried 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini. To commemorate the occasion a set of four stamps on aero philately was issued at Allahabad on February 12 this year. The historic flight was also re-enacted, courtesy Indian Air Force. INDIPEX 2011- was organised in Delhi from February 12 to 18, 2011 and was inaugurated by the President, Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil.

Post is said to be the treasure house of history but even the way it was carried and delivered, makes an interesting piece of history. India can . . .

Full story at: Washington Bangla Radio USA

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