Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Free Stamps For Collectors

This is a unique effort to spread the art of philately. I will send 50 used definitive off paper stamps of India to any one who submits a written requests via snail mail.

This is not a scam or online fraud. There are many other websites which will offer stamps for free for young collectors under the age of 17 or to only kids.

I offer stamps to each and every collector who sends me a wonderful cover or a post card to my residential address with a written request.

Note: I do not ask for a self addressed stamped envelope. I only ask you to write a letter to me. It will only cost a minimum of 80 cents in the USA. Universal Postal Union has set only very minimum rates for snail mail throughout all nations. Hence i ask you to spend a little, gain some 50 used definitive off paper stamps of India in return from me, develop a friendship.

What do i get in return: There are no strings attached to this unique effort of giving away free stamps from India. I initially receive a letter from you, with a hand written letter from you. Today no one writes a letter. In that way we would be promoting letter writing.

I collect postal marks and covers, a letter written to me is very unique to me. I intend to collect different covers from different parts of the world.

What do you get in return: Once i receive a hand written letter from you, i will acknowledge the receipt, then i will send you a packet of 50 used stamps to your address. You will receive a letter from me and 50 different  definitive stamps from India. After you receive the stamps, you could acknowledge the receipt. Then we develop a friendship

What does the Postal department get in return: Postal departments all over the world are either closing their post offices or restricting their services or on loss. Hence our letters would increase the postal traffic, so the postal departments will have more work to do and will not be a loss making effort.

What does Philately get in return: The science of Philately would get different kinds of postal marks, hand written letters, commemorative stamps would never stay as mint stamps, they will get used up and fill the stamp collectors album. Philately is an art not a science, history could be created by like minded philatelists all over the world.More youngsters would start collecting stamps or at least middle aged men would rejuvenate they long forgotten hobby of stamps collecting.Advanced collectors could see more young people turning up at stamp exhibitions.


1)Please do not send any self addressed stamped envelope, as i am in India, i will pay for the shipping
2)Please do not expect high value stamps in the first sending. They will come after some time.
3)Please do not send money donations for this free stamps giveaway effort. i will bear all the costs.
4)Please do not send anything in registered mail or signed for delivery, as it would cost more and also some customs duties could be levied at the receiving end.


1)Do send a hand written request for free stamps India giveaway effort with the minimum postage according to your country's postal regulations.
2)Write your postal address clearly or in a easy to read manner, or give your printed address slip.
3)Write your postal pin code or zip code with state and country name clearly.
4)If you are satisfied with the stamps you receive, please spread the word around to other collectors in your locality, as they can benefit from this unique effort.
5)Stamp Donations are always welcome for this free stamps giveaway effort, but please consult before donating. Please ask me what or how stamp donations could be done via my email id or through letter / snail mail
6)Always agree to disagree with me, at least we do agree in our disagreement.
7)Donate your excess stamps to any fellow collector or budding stamp collector, at least he / she will live longer than us to treasure our postal history and our fond memories. Our good deeds would be remembered for a long time.

 My Contact Address:

Mr.Ramesh N. Palaniappan

Old no: 12, New no: 23,

First Floor,Nainiappan Street,

Mannady, Chennai

Tamilnadu, India

Pincode: 600001

All request letters should be sent to the above address. I will add a email id too for any clarifications other than stamp requests. Stamp requests should be routed via a written letter only and not by email.

warm wishes.

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