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4th September 2023: LATEST NEWS

  • Members have been informed about the current situation with regard to the publication of India Post no. 228, due to the disruption resulting from Ajay Mittal’s untimely death. In short, paper copies are being produced and distributed but, for the convenience of members until their copies arrive, a digital copy has been uploaded to the Website. Sandeep Jaiswal, our Editor, is working on issue 229 and has requested members to send further articles, especially on British India and Modern India, in order to maintain the balance in the contents

  • Phill Olds and Dominic Burd are completing the final outstanding actions in order to complete their long reign as ISC Auctioneers. Their final Auction, no. 233, closed on 7th July with 1001 of the 1736 lots sold (57%). Members have been informed that the ISC Auction has now been set up in the United States as a not-for-profit company. The Auctioneers, Srinivas Prava and Deepak Jaiswal, have stated that they intend to hold an Auction before the end of the year and have asked members to think about consigning material as soon as possible

  • The Great American Stamp Show 2023 (GASS2023) was held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland (Hall C), 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio OH44113, USA on 10th-13th August, with an ISC display meeting between noon and 1pm on Friday the 11th. Raj Rajan was awarded an NTSS Multi-Frame Reserve Grand & Large Gold Medal for his exhibit “Mohan to Mahatma: Gandhi’s Life and Legacy”

  • Autumn STAMPEX will be held on 27th-30th September at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK. The ISC has booked the Society Meeting Space on Thursday 28th September from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Markand Dave has volunteered to present a display, “The Rocket Mails of India”, but we still need other members coming to the meeting to contribute as well. A table has been booked from 7pm for a meal at the Delhi Grill, 21 Chapel Market, Islington

  • BANGLADESH2023 will be held between 29th September and 2nd October at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha, Dhaka, Bangladesh. An ISC Meeting will take place in the Conference Room on Saturday 30th September from 3pm to 6pm, with a dinner at the Fars Hotel & Restaurant (the official exhibition hotel) at 7.30pm

  • The Committee has recently been pursuing further contributions from members to the Website ‘Gallery’, in particular digital versions of members’ exhibits that had been awarded medals, etc. in competitions at International Exhibitions. Sandeep Jaiswal’s exhibit “India – King Edward VII UPU Postcards and their Usage” and Tushar Deshpande’s exhibit “ELEPHANTnama: The Elephant Chronicles”, both from Virtual SEAPEX2021, can be found behind the ‘Members’ Exhibits’ button on the ‘Gallery’ page

  • The Committee has produced a list of names of members who have passed on having given long and significant service to the ISC; this has been added to the Website as a ‘Memorial’, by which they would be remembered

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