The Stories Behind The Stamps Are Important
Citing one such case in the article by reporter Hemant GaiRola, Bhateja (shown above) describes coming across a postal cover, which had cut marks made by a blade. Intrigued, she traced its history and discovered that the letter had passed through a region which was then affected by plague, and all the letters were cut and smoked to kill germs to prevent spread of infection.
According to Bhateja, "...preparing exhibits require people to carefully think and decide which stamp to include and why." She gave the example of a man who had exhibited 'some very ordinary postcards' in a contest but had won it because of the extraordinary information he had dug out about them and had woven it all around a common theme.
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