Pre-Show Seminar - India Study Circle - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Once again, Rocky Mountain Stamp Show is holding a pre-show seminar specializing in areas of our attending societies. The last time was with the Miitary Postal Society and it was a huge success with attendance constant throughout the entire day.
This year it will be the turn of the India Study Circle (ISC) presenting with some of the great names in philatelic research such as you can see in the schedule below. A wide group of talks, some 10 speakers during the day on Thursday, will be of great interest with much to be learned. Some time will be allotted for some Q&A afterwards so please come and stay as long as you can.

Tentitive Schedule - Posted March 16, 2018

India Study Circle Events at Denver Rocky Mountain Stamp Show
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel - 15500 E 40th Av - Denver, CO 80239

In association with The Rocky Mountain Stamp Show – an APS World Series exhibition

Please go to
for show details and application form to exhibit (Exhibitation Registration is Closed)


Thursday, May 24, 2018

9:30 AM - Welcome by Tim Bartshe and introduction by Ravi Vora (Moderator)

9:45 AM-10:30 AM -  “India - Victorian letter rates and routes”
by Paul Allen (California, USA)

10:30 AM-11:15 AM -  “Burma K G VI”
by Mike Ley (Nebraska, USA)
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11:15 AM-12:00 Noon -  "India - the 1929 Airmail Stamps"
by Markand Dave (India)

12:00 Noon-12:45 PM - Postmarks of Experimental Post Offices of India & States: An Introduction…(1886-1976)
by Carol Edholm (Washington, USA)
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12:45 PM-1:45 PM -  Lunch available at venue (Dutch treat)

1:45 PM-2:30 PM -  “Highlights of the postal stationery of India and the Indian States”
by Sandeep Jaiswal (Rhode Island, USA)
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2:30 PM-3:15 PM -  “Lettres de Pondichéry – Selected highlights for the French, British and Indian postal service
in the French Settlements in India”
by Eric Scherer (Lenzburg, Switzerland)
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3:15 PM-4:00 PM -  “Pre U.P.U. transit mail via British India Post Offices: unanswered questions”
by Ravi Vora (Denver, USA)
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4:00 PM-4:45 PM - “Corruption and Greed at the Jammu & Kashmir Post Office; 1870’s to 1900”
by Danforth Walker (Florida, USA)
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4:45 PM-5:30 PM - “Danish Settlements in India”
by Markland Dave (India)
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5:30 PM-6:15 PM - ”Thomas Waghorn and the Overland Mails”
by Vincent Polizatto (Virginia, USA)
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6:15 PM-6:30 PM - Closing comments by Ravi Vora and discussion

7:30 PM - No host dinner with Speaker /Guest of Honor


Additional Speakers who will make presentations during the show 25th to 27th May 2018

Times to be determined

Friday 25th May

Markand Dave “The 1854 2 Annas on One Anna watermarked paper”

Deepak Jaiswal “Essays, Proofs and reprints of the first issue of India”
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Mashhur Zarif “The Provisional Issues of Bangladesh”

Sandeep Jaiswal “Unusual & Interesting items from my Indian States collection”

Saturday 26th May

Ravi Vora “Nineteenth Century India mixed country franking postal history”
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Stephen Nadler “The First and Second Afghan Wars”
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John Warren “The Stamped Papers of Bundi”

Ravi Vora “Bhavnagar State Revenue and Court Fee stamps”

Sunday 27th May

Robert Gray “The India Post Office during the World War I era”
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