Flags and Stamps

Flags and Stamps is the beautifully curated blog of Indian vexillologist/philatelist Sekhar Chakrabarti.  The scope of flag stamps covered is wide-ranging, though Chakrabarti has a special interest in the appearances of the Indian flag on stamps.  He is author of The Indian National Flag Unfurled through Philately published by Niyogi Books.

Here are some examples from this colorful blog:

Commemorative stamp for the 50th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Postal Union, issued by the Philippines in 2012.  From Chakrabarti's most recent posting.
Commemorative stamp for the 50th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Postal Union, issued by the Philippines in 2012. From Chakrabarti’s most recent posting.
The Red Lion of the Kingdom of León, commemorating the 1100th anniversary of León's founding.  From the post Animals on Flags.
The Red Lion of the Kingdom of León, commemorating the 1100th anniversary of León’s founding. From the post Animals on Flags.
Gandhi was opposed to the dharma wheel replacing the spinning wheel on the Indian flag, but here he is shown smiling upon it.  From the post  Misuse of the Indian National Flag by Political Parties.
Gandhi was opposed to the dharma wheel replacing the spinning wheel on the Indian flag, but here he is shown smiling upon it. From the post Misuse of the Indian National Flag by Political Parties.
Stamp commemorating the nationalities gathered at the World Buddhist Summit in Myanmar in 2004.  In the posting Indian Flag on Foreign Stamps, Part I.
Stamp commemorating the nationalities gathered at the World Buddhist Summit in Myanmar in 2004. In the posting Indian Flag on Foreign Stamps, Part I.
The Heroes of 2001 stamp issued by the USPS in March 2002.  From the posting US Flag and the Tenth anniversary of 9/11 (September 11) attack.
The Heroes of 2001 stamp issued by the USPS in March 2002. From the posting US Flag and the Tenth anniversary of 9/11 (September 11) attack.
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