National philatelic museum

       National philatelic museum is located in the building on the national postal department known as Dak Bhawan. Dak Bhawan is located on the Parliament Street near the Sardar Patel Chowk. Indian postal system has one of the largest postal offices network. Every part of this country is covered under the postal services. Operation of this museum in the dak bhawan building makes this museum more special as one can experience how the postal department functions.

        This museum has a large collection of postal stamps from all over the world. But a large part of its stamps collection is from Indian stamps which belong to pre and post independence era. Amongst many stamps the most prized possession of this museum is the first stamp ever issued in India. This stamp was issued by Sind Dak in 1854. This museum house all the stamps issued by the Indian postal department many of which is of interest to philatelist’s from all over the world. Also a large collection of foreign stamps is on display in this museum. Stamps from the colonial period of British are also on display in this museum. Here one can find also the first day covers of the stamps and a special display of canceled  stamps.

        This museum is a philatelist paradise and cannot be missed about by any on who has interest in philately. Among the prime visitors to this museum are the school kids who visit this museum to understand the history of Indian postal department. Also they learn about the stamp history of the world from this museum.


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