Once acclaimed as "King of hobbies" and "Hobby of kings", wonder if stamp-collecting still appeals to the public especially the young. With e-mails being fast, cheap and easy mode of modern correspondence, posting letters in stamp-affixed envelopes is something of the past for many. While stamp-collecting has taken a backseat, my interest in first-day covers (FDC) remains strong. Having spent time and money on them, its not just a past-time hobby for me but a passion.
This set of stamps issued on 5th May 1957 reflected the economy of the country as it braces for Independence on 31st August 1957.
Among my treasured collection is this set of bird stamps which cost me a bomb.