Maldives Government Issued A Special & Unique Stamp on Maharaja Agrasen

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    Kolkata :Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary Indian king (Maharaja) of Agroha, acity of traders. The Agrawal and Agrahari communities are descendents from him. He is credited with the establishment of a kingdom of traders in North India named Agroha, and is known for his compassion in refusing to slaughter animals in yajnas.

    Maldives has issued a beautiful stamp on Maharaja Agrasen to commemorate Agrasen Jayanti on 1 st October, 2016. The stamp has been issued under the series of “Inventions and Explorations” along with other  personalities like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus,  Charles Darwin & Valentina Tereshkova.
    The stamp had been done viewing the increasing trade relationship  between India & Maldives , to highlight the main business community in the  country with age old history.
    The stamp has been designed by Mr.Alok K Goyal of A G Impex, Kolkata  with many unique features on it. The Stamp is affixed with 4 (four) Crystals  and major portion is decorated with Gold Foiling. The other features of the  stamps are :-
    – Odd and Unusual Shape of the Stamp in the shape of a Kalash (Urn),  which is first of its kind in the history of Stamps worldwide.
    – The Miniature sheet of this stamp is also of an unusual shape
    – Each Miniature sheet is numbered individually
    – A limited number of 1200 pcs released only out of which 1000 pcs are
    for Indian market
    – An unique special folder with gold foiling in unusual shape has also
    been designed to keep the miniature sheet safely in it. This folder
    opens as window and explains various aspects and details of
    Maharaj Agrasen & Agrawal Community.The majority of these stamps had been bought by Mr Dinesh Chand Mittal  of Mittal Appliance Ltd, Indore. Mittal Appliance Ltd is having only facility in the country to manufacture Blanks for currency coins and they are major
    supplier of these blanks to Indian Mints in the country.
  • Very few pieces of these will be available to collectors online at
    from Middle October, 2016 onwards.
    Before this stamp, Mr Alok K Goyal had also designed other similar stamps
    covering Indian mythology and instrumented their release from other
    countries, like
    Lord Ganesha from Niger in 2014 with Pure Gold Print,
    Goddess Laxmi with Lord Ganesha from Niger in 2014 with Crystals
    Goddess Durga from Sao Tome & Principe in 2015 with Crystal and Flock Effect
    Lord Venkateswara from Sao Tome & Principe in 2015 with Crystal and Gold