Im not a stamp collector who keeps track of the new and upcoming stamps in the philatelic bureau, but my friend DJ is one! Few months back she told me about the Mahatma Gandhi stamp which is printed on Khadi, and the very presence of textile in it interested me to posses one! Khadi is a new material for the philatelics and is indeed a wonderful one! This stamp was released in Feb 2011 in Delhi and with kind efforts we bought it from the philatelic bureau in Mumbai in June 2011. Dj has written a post about it here.
Today, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, I thought of sharing this proud possession on my blog!
All images are from the miniature sheet of the stamp. Several details of the stamp can be google-d!
"The 'Khadi spirit' means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth. It means a complete renuncia of everything that is likely to harm our fellow creatures, and if we but cultivate that spirit amongst the millions of our countrymen, what a land this India of ours would be!"
Young India, 22-9-1927
This and many more rich thoughts of Gandhi on Khadi are in his book "Khadi, why and how"
This also reminds me that its time to buy some nice khadi from the Khadi Bhandar :)