Saturday, 14 January 2017

Posts and Thyagaraja and the Aradhana

One favourite stall I visit whenever I am here is that of the Post Department. The Thyagaraja Utsavam Sub Post Office always has its stall on the main path to the Big Pandal, holding up a postage  stamp - 15 naiya paise - actually an image of the original issued in the pre-70s.

I keep asking the Post Office staff if there is any form of this stamp available somewhere : guess this is a collectors item and some philatelist who specialises in collecting stamps on art and artistes may be carefully treasuring the collection!

The Posts at Tiruchi though are market savvy; they have now brought out acrylic stands which hold great prints of the Thyagaraja series of postage stamps.
One costs Rs 150 and the other, Rs 200.

If you wish to possess any of these, contact the Philately Bureau at Tiruchi Head Post Office any day.

This evening I got a simple but valuable takeaway here: a special Aradhana postal cancellation stamped on post cards!! You too can get this can cancellation on any form of post stationery at the Thiruvaiyaru Post Office any working day.

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