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YOUR STAMP

Postal service to reaffirm bond with family & friends

In this email age, how cool would it be to post a letter to a friend with your thumbnail on the stamp?

Those among you who would like to look back in pride at the quaintly emotional communication of yesteryear albeit with a contemporary twist, welcome to Ranchi Post.

The state postal department’s capital circle will soon embrace a 2011 India Post initiative to offer citizens personalised sheets of commemorative postage stamps. Branded My Stamp, personalisation will be achieved by printing a photograph of a customer — individual or group — alongside selected commemorative postage stamps. The service is already available across the country.

Here’s your My Stamp ready reckoner from

ARTI S. SAHULIYAR

WHERE TO GET IT

Philately counter at Ranchi GPO near Shaheed Chowk. You need to fill up a form indicating choice of commemorative postage stamps, provide identification and then either get your photograph clicked or provide one of your choice. You get your sheet of My Stamp printed instantly. If unwilling to wait, you can opt to have it sent home through registered post for extra charges, said senior postmaster S.K. Gupta

HOW TO GET IT

Carry a government-approved identification proof such as PAN card, voter ID, passport, etc. You must carry a soft copy of your best-resolution photograph for a good print. Corporate customers will be required to submit an application on an official letter pad

WHEN TO GET IT

Within a week hopefully. “A printer worth Rs 50,000 has been ordered. We will launch the service within a week as soon as the machine arrives at our philately bureau,” said senior postmaster Gupta

POCKET PINCH

One sheet of 12 My Stamps will cost Rs 500. The face value of each postage stamp is Rs 5


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