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Monday, March 18, 2013

My Stamp Scheme

My Stamp’ was introduced in the country during the World Philatelic Exhibition in 2011 in Delhi. ‘My Stamp’ has two parts - the value part having a regular postage stamp and the personalized part which could be a thumbnail photograph of the customer, logos of institutions, images of artwork, heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, animals and birds etc. The personalized part only is not a legally valid stamp.

So far 12,17,496 ‘My Stamps’ have been prepared/issued.

The facility is offered in selected post offices, generally for a limited period during special events, at the discretion of the Heads of Postal Circles.

This information was given by Dr. Smt Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for C&IT in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
Source : PIB Release, 13 March, 2013

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