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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Available List of Philatelic Items





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Available List of Philatelic Items





From the above lists, if you are willing to buy any of those, please do mail me with the serial number and the amount of stamps. We will reply you with the respective prices you need to spend.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sheet Price List

 









Nepali 1 Rupees 2011, June
Native Postmarks of Nepal.
Block of 50 mint stamps.

$ 3.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
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Nepali 1 Rupees 2011, June

Native Postmarks of Nepal.
Block of 50 mint stamps.

$ 3.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
For further information:
trichandra.shrestha@gmail.com
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Nepali 2 Rupees 2011, June

Native Postmarks of Nepal.
Block of 50 mint stamps.


$ 4.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
For further information:
trichandra.shrestha@gmail.com

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Nepali 2 Rupees 2011, June

Native Postmarks of Nepal.
Block of 50 mint stamps.

$ 4.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
For further information:
trichandra.shrestha@gmail.com

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Nepali 3 Rupees 2011, June

Native Postmarks of Nepal.
Block of 50 mint stamps.

$ 5.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
For further information:
trichandra.shrestha@gmail.com
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Nepali 5 Rupees 2011, June
Nepal Tourism Year-2011.
Block of 50 mint stamps.

$ 6.00 including Registration+handling charge
Note: If you want large quantity of  sheet of stamp then,
we can provide some discount.
For further information:
trichandra.shrestha@gmail.com
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

First regular postal service

According to several Nepalese sources like Arjun Shumsher J. B. Rana (Ninety Years of Nepal Postage, 1965), S. K. Bhattarai (Historical Review of Postal Service in Nepal 1875–1967, Philately Vol. II No. 1, 1967) and T. B. Khatri (The Postage Stamps of Nepal, 1973) Nepal's regular postal services started in 1875 on major routes linking Kathmandu with Gorkha, Pokhara and Palpa. The regular postal services started with the appointment of runners who were strictly instructed to carry official mails only and they were not allowed to carry any public mails. The runners travel on foot, which often took long time for mails to reach their destinations. In 1876 horse–riders were also appointed so that the mails started to reach earlier than before. Up to 1878 this postal service was not available to the public. However, it became more organized from late 1878 with the establishment of NEPAL HULAKGHAR 35 (Nepal Post Office, 35 = 1935VS = 1878) in Kathmandu and several post offices in different strategically important towns and on routes connecting them. The year 1879 was exclusively important in the postal history of Nepal when the postal service was made available to the general public for which the senders had to pay postage fee in advance, which appears to be ½ Anna (equivalent to 2 pice / paisa) for a standard letter. The mails of general public were usually scripted by manuscript endorsement of Mahasul Chukti (Fee Paid) with a notation of the amount paid. Several examples of Mahasul Chukti covers are known from Palpa, Kalaiya, Kathmandu etc.
Beside Nepal Hulak Ghar (Kathmandu post office) there is deem information that some 42 (later 48 by 1881) post offices were established at different times before the introduction of postage stamps in 1881. Because of the birth and death of post offices at irregular frequencies during this period, it becomes very difficult to ascertain the exact number of these early post offices.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamps_and_postal_history_of_Nepal#Early_postal_history

Postal History Of Nepal

* Punya R. Sthapit 
Today postage stamp has become a very common item for all from a layman to learned ones all over the world. That may be because usage of postage stamp is quite simple.
Nepalese stamps are also gaining popularity. The growing number of foreign philatelists as Nepalese stamps-lovers is a testimony to this.
Professor Dr. Kun Hoo Rhee, a Korean Senior Psychiatrist, is among such foreign philatelists who are interested in Nepalese stamps.
Dr. Rhee owns an art gallery in Korea and has deep interest in mountains, bio-diversity and paintings. He has already been an important figure in bridging Korean and Nepalese people.
He exhibited Nepal’s stamps from his collection at the hall of Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) at Bal Mandir, Naxal, Kathmandu from 5th to 15 Jan 2010. His style of exhibition looked unique. He kept the stamps inside transparent bags one by one and on the floor with various items focusing realistic figures / items.
Prof Rhee has also two books-- The Spirits of Himalaya and Nepal stamp icon and Short Essays about Nepal in his credit.
When foreigners like Rhee are interested in Nepalese postal stamps, the locals as well as the government authorities have done little to promote philatelic activities in Nepal.
If we look at the history, we find that the postal service in Nepal began from 1875 AD from Kathmandu to Gorkha, Pokhara and Palpa. Three years after it, the Post Office was established in 1878 (1935 BS).
In April 1978, the nation celebrated the Postal Centenary Year. This was also the New Year day of 2035 BS. On that occasion, two commemorative stamps of 25 paisa and 75 paisa were issued. The stamp designed by Mr. Kanchha K. Karmacharya clearly displayed the pictures of "Nepal Hulak Ghar" (the GPO building) and the date of Nepal’s first postal mark.
Regarding the postal history of Nepal, the first issues released on 13 April 1881 cost 1 anna (blue), 2 anna (brown) and 4 anna (green). They were of the European woven native papers in both perforate and imperforate conditions. The perforate stamp has its border-holes and the imperforate is without border-hole.
The number of post offices went on increasing from the 47 post offices of 1938 BS to 116 in 1959. In 1882 their numbers stood at 82, in 1950 they further increased to 85 and 102 in 1958 BS. Currently, the number of the post offices in Nepal stands at 3996, according to a Postal Department bulletin, Annual Report 2006.
In 1887, the British Embassy set up its own post office. The name got changed into the Post Office of the Indian Embassy after India got independency in 1947. Later, it was closed in 1965.
In 1963, postal relation was established with Pakistan. On 13 April 1965 (2023 Baisak 1), Foreign Post Office along with International Parcel Services were established in Kathmandu. The opening day of the both offices was the first day of Baishakh, the New Year according to Bikram era. Six months after of the event, the International Exchange Office with Tibet, China, at Kodari (Nepal) was established on 19 October 1965. On the same day of the New Year, the postal mail service was initiated in between Nepal and the United Kingdom.
Nepal’s First philatelic exhibition at Lain Chour, Kathmandu was inaugurated by the then Crown Prince, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. That historic exhibition was the most significant event of Nepal’s philatelic history. Then a 15 paisa commemorative stamp was issued. The stamp was triangular in shape, second after 12 paisa stamp issued on 14 Dec 1956 on the occasion of the Nepal’s entry in the UN.
The postal stationery, a branch of philately includes all the items of postcards / letter-cards, envelopes, registered envelopes, aerogramme, postal wrappers for news papers and magazines. Besides the postage stamps, the dignity of the philately deserves along with the postal stationeries.
The world’s first postcard was introduced by Austria. The world’s first postal stationery item deserves its identity. Nepal’s First Postcard of vermilion colour was introduced in 1887.
The first envelope (of 4 paisa) of green colour was brought out in 1933. The first registered envelope, 27 paisa, of orange colour was issued in 1936.
First aerogramme, 8 paisa of blue colour was introduced on 15 April 1959. Its two varieties are with and without the symbol of Garudas, the bird, at its four corners. Mint or unused copy without Swastika mark has become very rare in Nepal.

POSTAL HISTORY OF NEPAL

Postal History of Nepal is first wrapped in a mystery, since the sequence of events, the postal sector is not yet clear. Therefore, it becomes necessary to rely on existing materials, as related Mohur Lal (Red Seal) and kings joined the black paper from Nepal and the Rana Prime Ministers, respectively. Information left by previous studies help to determine this issue to some degree. The rules and regulations, although very few published in various irregular intervals also supports this area. In addition, existing postal covers much help reveal many facts about the postal history of Nepal. Kagate Hulak (Post paper) and Thaple Hulak (Post Burden) were known to exist when Prithvi Narayan Shah (king of Nepal from 1768 to 1775). There is no information on any type of postal system in pre-and Lichhavi Lichhavi periods in Nepal. And virtually no information on the system of the Malla dynasty in the kingdoms of postal Valley are known.

However, there is some information about the launch of a regular communication during the time of King Prithvi Narayan Shah (of unified Nepal, from 1768 to 1775), the founder of modern Nepal.

Contacts between Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Gorkha and other areas were so important to the union's campaign (for 1744-1810) that without a good infrastructure, communications, it was almost impossible to control the areas of extreme sleeping with success. Kagate Hulak (Post paper) and Thaple Hulak (Post Burden) is known to have a network in the country during his time (Babu Ram Acharya, 1968, Prithvi Narayan Shree Panchen Maharajdhiraj Shahko Sanchhipta Jivanee Part 3). These primitive, yet so efficient postal systems have been regulated by government messengers and runners who were assigned to carry out orders and official documents (for Kagate Hulak) and cargo of government (Thaple Hulak). The public was not allowed to use the public message as it was used exclusively for government business only. General Bhimsen Thapa (prime minister from 1806 to 1837) was credited as one of the pioneers of modern Nepal reformers.

Among the many improvements introduced by Bhimsen Thapa during the reign of Rajendra Bikram Shah (king of Nepal from 1816 to 1847) postal reform was felt in the state of extreme poverty of much importance in the territory of Nepal on the Mahakali River Mechi river west and east. Previously, before the war from 1814 to 1815 to 1816 (seven months in the first phase, and two months in the second phase = total of nine months) with British India, the territory of Nepal have spread to the river Sutlej west and east of the Tista River. And, because of the lack of well-organized postal system in the newly conquered areas (1768-1815) of the capital, it became very difficult to control so overwhelmed (almost 1,500 kilometers from west to east) Imperial reign. Still, it took several years in the postal system to be adjusted because of this large country with difficult terrain.

During the year, Rajendra Bikram Shah (the king of Nepal, 1817-1847), wide opening of the postal reforms, the creation of several postal routes, there are evidenced Mohurs Lal (red royal seal on documents), their properties.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Commemorative Covers




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New Arrival- 2010



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New Arrival- 2010



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New Arrival- 2010



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New Arrival- 2010



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New Arrival- 2010



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