‘My Stamp’ is the brand name for personalized sheets of Postage Stamps of India Post. The personalization is achieved by printing a thumb nail photograph of the customer images and logos of institutions, or images of artwork, heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, other animals and birds etc., alongside the selected Commemorative Postage Stamp.
‘My Stamp’ was first introduced in India during the World Philatelic Exhibition, ‘INDIPEX-2011’. There was considerable demand for it during the exhibition and many requests to resume its printing have since been received.
This enthusiasm from stamp lovers prompted India Post to extend the ‘My Stamp’ scheme to cover all Postal Circles. This scheme is available in selected Philatelic Bureaux and counters /Important Post offices/Post Offices situated at tourist places. Selected themes are available at selected My Stamp Counters.
Customers will need to fill the My Stamp Order Form indicating choice of stamps from available stamp sheets. The filled in form is to be handed over to the operator after being duly signed on the order form.
Customers will have to produce any ID proof issued by Govt. Authority and make the appropriate payment to counter clerk and also receive the acknowledgement slip. The cost of one My Stamp sheet is Rs. 300/-.
Customers can get their photographs clicked or provide the same in hard/soft copy. Customer can also provide a copy of family photograph/photos of friends, relatives etc. for getting My Stamp. The images and logo of institutions or images of artwork, heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, other animals and birds etc. can also be considered in place of photograph of individuals provided the same are furnished by the customer in hard/soft copy. However, the images so used should be free of copy right restrictions.
Applications for ‘My Stamp’ from corporate customers will also be considered. The application along with Order Form needs to be submitted by an authorised signatory. This should be accompanied by a valid ID proof of authorised signatory issued by the organization/company. Images or Logo of the corporate organizations can be printed alongside the stamp.
So what are you waiting for? Check with your nearest Post Office and find out where you can get your own personalised stamps.