Monday, June 14, 2010

Philatelic Treasure House

According to an article by Alokparna Das that appears on the website, one of the bedrooms in Chandra Bhan Gupta's home "is a virtual treasure-house for any philatelist."

"What began as a hobby is now a full time vocation for Gupta, who has an enviable collection of stamps, first day covers and postal stationery," writes Das.

Das goes on to say,"His most cherished possession is his album of princely states stamps — rare and priceless. His collection also boasts of Meghdoot postcards, mint stamps, stamps with errors, postal souvenirs, commemorative brochures and books on philately."

After having retired from the Punjab National Bank in 2000, Gupta turned his hobby into a full-time vocation. Now, both amateur collectors and professional dealers come to his house to buy, sell and trade stamps and other material.

Shown above, Chandra Bhan Gupta and some of his collection.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM