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Prashant H. Pandya


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I can answer queries related to Modern Postal History of India, Indian Postal Stationery, Baroda and Rajpipla State Postal History and fiscals. Please no questions about valuation of stamps or any philatelic material.

Experience in the area

Involved in philatelic activities for more than 30 years. As a collector I have actively participated in State, National and International level Philatelic Exhibitions, writing articles on various aspects of philately. I am also a web master and maintaining philatelic web sites for the promotion of philately.


President: Baroda Philatelic Society
Moderator : Indian Philatelists' Forum (A web based e-group promoting Indian Philately. -
Secretary: Philatelic Congress of India
India Study Circle for Philately, U.K.
Association International des Journalistes Philatéliques (AIJP)
Philatelic Webmasters' Association
Volunteer Editor for (Editing Recreation/Collecting/Stamps Category)


1. Vadophil- Quarterly News Bulletin of Baroda Philatelic Society (Also an editor of the journal)
2. India Post - Journal of India Study Circle for Philately
3. Ind Dak
4. GPA Newsletter
5. A Guide to Modern Indian Postal Stationery, Vol. I (Envelopes)
6. Various Philatelic Souvenirs published during philatelic exhibitions.
7. - Website for the promotion of Indian Philately


B. Sc. (Microbiology)

Awards and Honors

Have won Silver, Large Silver, Vermeil and Large Vermeil medals with special prizes for my collections on Postal Stationery of India, Philavision, Shahastrabdi (Millennium) and The Story of Milk at State, Regional, National and International level.

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Recent Answers from Prashant H. Pandya

2016-10-09 Stamps printed on both sides.:

Thanks for contacting me for your query. Normally stamps are printed on one side and reverse side is gummed. Sometime you may find mirror print /offset on reverse side of stamp or printed on gum side variety

2016-06-04 checking authenticity/genuinity of india first aerial post 1911:

Dear Bhargav Pandya,  Thanks for your query. Please note that I do not have any information about Philatelic Collector Society and authenticity of certificate issued by It is not possible

2015-09-24 value of M.F.Hussain Stamp Between Spider nd Lamp:

Thanks for your query but I am sorry I do not provide information about valuation of stamps.  See notes in my profile 'Please no questions about valuation of stamps or any philatelic material'.   Any philatelic

2015-08-16 service over print stamps:

Dear Mr. Surendran,   Thanks for your query. There are possibilities of forged or fabricated overprints and hence Clandestine word has been used. Forged overprints are known hence it is advisable to get

2015-06-03 India Service stamps:

Hi Nick,  Thanks for your query. In India Service stamps are used for official mails posted by State and Central Government establishments and Semi-Government establishments. Service stamps are made available


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