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Auctioneers.Dealers.Exporters.Valuers .Auctioneers. of Stamps, Postal history, Postal stationery, Fiscals & Collectibles.

Philatelic Centre was established in 1976 We take pleasure in introducing ourselves as one of the oldest firms dealing in ALL aspects of philately (both traditional & thematic) & the only one in India which can cater to all kinds of needs relating to stamps & paper collectibles e.g. Stamps, Postal stationery, covers, fiscals, stamp papers & collectibles from all over the world.


We specialize in all aspects of  INDIA, INDIAN STATES & the neighbouring countries (BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, BURMA, CEYLON & SRI LANKA, NEPAL, PAKISTAN & TIBET plus FRENCH & PORTUGUESE INDIA &  the PERSIAN GULF i.e BAHRAIN, KUWAIT, OMAN, QATAR & U.A.E). i.e. stamps, FDC, covers, cancellations/postal history, postal stationery, Fiscals & revenues; In Indian States fiscal material from 300+ states is available.We have a very large inventory of collections ranging from starter to award winning & unique collections to suit all pockets/collector tastes from the starter to the connoisseur from worldwide but especially from India, Indian princely states & the Indian subcontinent – on almost all subjects.

We have published our maiden India stamp guide 2014-15 which has been acclaimed the world over as the best ever reference book of this kind which covers postal history of India from 3rd B.C. onwards, pre stamp covers, used abroad, fully illustrated British India postal stationery & telegraph stamps, most forms of collectibles & reference to Indian princely states postal & fiscal philately. Priced at a nominal price of Rs.500 (inclusive of courier charges) – is a must for any one even remotely connected to Indian philately.

Enhance the value of your collections – house them in Philcent – the world’s best full colour fully illustrated 4 ring binder stamp books. The following  titles available from India: British India stamps, British India postal stationery, post Independence singles, blocks of 4, se-tenants, Miniature sheets, FDCs, Sheetlets; Also available: Indian convention states, Indian Feudatory states, (state wise stamp books also available) ; Bangladesh, Bhutan ( under production), Ceylon & Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Nepal, Pakistan & U.A.E.


Advertisement; Aerogramme; Aero philately; Cancellation early India; Covers; Foreign Destination; Cinderella & Collectibles; Crests & Emblems; Cancellation- Squared Circle; Censor; Dead Letter Office; Postage Due; Error & Varieties; Essays & Specimen Proofs; Expedition Covers; Forwarding Agents; First Day Covers; First Flight Covers; Field Post Offices; Forgery & Reprints; Fiscals & Revenues; Hindis & Promissory Notes; Handstruck Stamps (pre-stamps); Hand Stamp; Indian Forces Abroad; Instructional Labels & Markings; Labels & Seals; Literature & Magazines; Lithographs/1854; Maritime; Military; Monetary; Meter Franking; Overprint & Surcharge; Postal History & Covers; Phone Cards; Postal Orders; Reply Coupons; Money Orders; Prisoner of War; Picture Postcards; Postal Receipt; Postal Stationery Mint; Postal Stationery Used; Postal Stationery; Regal Visits; Investiture; Coronation; Revenue Stamp papers; Regn. & V.P. Insurance; Share Certificates; Slogan & Special Cancellation; Perfins & Security Markings; Sea Post Offices; Savings Certificates; Telegrams- Stamps, Covers, Forms, Receipts; Thematic Used Abroad; Used in Bangladesh; Used in Burma; Used in U.N Forces; used in Pakistan; Wholesale, Accumulations & lots; World War I; World War II.

We have a dedicated team of 12 experts to cater to all your needs.  We are able to satisfy the needs of the modest to the most demanding collector – either we have or can arrange, whatever your requirements, at competitive prices.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please send us your requirements – whatever they are.

Why not drop in and combine your visit to us with a look around the beautiful, City of Joy, KOLKATA

Our website is being daily uploaded & updated with new items- you will find something of interest  related to your field. Our stock is vast & will take more than a year to be fully loaded but we shall be pleased to load items you are interested in , on a priority basis