Indian Postal History 1947-1957
by Ashok Kumar Bayanwala

First published in April 2001 issue and onwards in GPA News,
the Monthly Newsletter
Edited by H C Mehta and Published by Gujarat Philatelists Association


00. Introduction

1947 1949
01. India became Independent 16. 1949 Night Airmail Service
02. First Special Postmark of Independent India 16A. Night Airmail Service Air Crashes
03. First Postage Stamp of Independent India 17. Air Parcel Service

04. Postal Circles In India

18. All Up Scheme

1948 19. Urban Mobile Post Office 1 & 2

05. Postal Holidays

20. Archaeological Series

06. Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated 

21. Amalgamation of States' Post Offices

07. Delivery Zone Numbers

22. Discontinuance of O.H.M.S.

08. Air India International

22A. Meter Stamps

09. Pakistan Treated as Foreign Country

23. Republic of India

10. Persian Gulf Countries 24. Local Delivery
11. Indian Embassy, Nepal 25. Introduction of Weekly Off
12. The stamp that was valid for a day only! 25A. Foreign Express Delivery Service
13. Gandhi - First Indian on Stamps of India 26. Inland Letter Card
14. First stationery of Independent India 27. Night Post Office
15. Express Inland Air Services  



28. Air Mail Money Order

35. Nationalization of Air Transport
29. Acknowledgement Fee on Insured Mail 35A. First Military Overprint Stamps
29A. Insured Articles by Air 35B. First Souvenir Sheet

30. Health Seals

36. Hindi The Official Language

30A. Pictorial Postcards

37. Postcard Vending Machines
31. Compulsory Registration 1954
32. Green Cross Lines Registered Letter 38. Overprinted Postal Label
1952 39. Postcard Rules
33. Post Office Reaching to Villages 40. Demonetization of Pre Independence Stamps
33A. First Photogravure Stamps 41. Centenary of India Postage Stamps
34. P & T Training Centre 42. Merger of French Settlements in India
  43. Portuguese India
  43A. Airmail Zones
  43B. International Prize for An Indian Stamp
  43C. First Postal Forgery Since Independence
1947-1957 Postage Stamps Instructional Postmarks
1947-1957 Postage Stationery  
1947-1957 Air Mail Service  
1947-1957 Perfins  
1947-1957 Postal Rates  

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