Tag Archives: India stamp

A young Maharajah keeps it fuedal and Indore

The Holkar Royal line hold out through the British only to bolt when their people have a choice. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and accept a medal from the Maharajah. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. It seems strange to me to […]

A Gnat sting slays a Sabre over Bangladesh

The man who designed the supersonic missile armed British Lightning fighter thought something simpler still had a place and his last design proved it’s worth in India. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays […]

Flip Flopping toward reality in French India

In stamp collecting there is much about colonies. If there is a universal theme, it might be that trouble comes when a settlement goes beyond a trading post. Sometimes maintaining a trading post is not realistic when the times are against it. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip […]

Mission Creep at the East India Company

The East processes exotic spices quite valuable in the West and the West processes amazing technology much needed in the East. Sounds like a win-win until the inevitable mission creep sets in. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most […]

Getting a feudal state independent is easy, into a greater India, not so much

Welcome readers to todays offering from The-Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair, independent. We have an interesting story to tell of a place that has been absorbed into India and of the last Maharaja who […]

If India is to be independent, it needs to handle it’s own humanitarian relief

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell of creating local institutions that allow a new nation to be truly independent. The stamp […]

Queen Victoria, India, philatelic definately, stamp not exactly

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage and sit back in your most comfortable chair We have an interesting story to tell of excitement, disappointment, and redemption when we consider the definition of philatelic. I was very […]