Tales by post is an online blog where I am attempting to document around 3000 stamps which I had collected during my school days. Philately is probably is one of the reason for my interest and love for geography and travel since childhood and I am trying ways to figure out patterns and relations between historical events and government policies of different countries through this exercise.
For example, a number of Indian stamps were issued in the 1990′s about Family Planning and publicising the ‘Small Family, Happy Family’ programme of the government, when they realised the population was going to spiral out of control soon. Australia released a number of stamps during the late 90′s encouraging families to live together. Most of France’s stamps showcase their rich art and their artists, Bhutan’s stamps are the most innovative in terms of the materials used – they even have 3D stamps.