Saturday, April 10, 2010

An awesome registered cover from India!

Hi guys! Sharing with you today is an awesome registered cover received from Kanpur, India.

Front of cover is franked with 4 identical commemorative stamps from the "2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse)" series, issued on 02nd Dec 2009.

The 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) was a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army raised in 1809. They served in the Nepal War and the First World War. During the reconstruction of the British Indian Army in 1922 they were amalgamated with the 4th Cavalry.

Back of the cover shows a lovely minature from the "Festivals of India" series, which I have already shared in my earlier posting. Issued on 07th Oct 2008, it depicts the festivals of Durga Puja, Dussehra & Deepavali.

The strip of 3 identical stamps franked on the bottom left belongs to the "Greetings" series, issued on 1st Dec 2009.

Lastly, the 2 stamps (bottom right) were issued on 02nd Nov 2009 to mark the "105th death anniversary of Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar".

Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar (1833-1904) was not only the greatest homoeopath of his time in India, but also a great scientist. Born on Nov. 2, 1833 in Paikpara, near Howrah. He appeared at the M.D. Examination in 1863 and came out first. He devoted his life wholly to the propagation of the principles of homoeopathy. The Calcutta journal of Medicine, edited by him, was started in Jan. 1868 for this purpose. In the field of physical science, Dr. Sircar has made great contributions and was a pioneer of scientific research in India. He also inspired Dr. J. C. Bose and Dr. P. C. Ray. Recurrent malarial fever and bronchial asthma clouded the evening of his life and he died on Feb. 23, 1904.

Posted on 18th March 2010 in Kanpur, India, it took 12 days to travel an estimated 3,752kms to reach me.That's all for this posting. Enjoy your weekend folks!

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