One of the most common responses to why people collect or why they are attracted to these little bits of paper is because of the art work featured on them. In addition to stamps, of course, there's ephemera with its own aesthetic and appeal.
Mr. Nirlay Kundu joins host Heidi Rhoades on APS Stamp Chat to both discuss and demonstrate his unique cachet making process.
Nirlay is a self taught artist who has successfully merged his love of philately and painting into a highly successful and sought after line of cachets. He began creating cachets after he moved to the United States from India in 1995.
His first cachet was the Lewis and Clark issue of 2004. He produced two different cachets of this issue in the editions of twenty. You can look at and purchase Kundu's portfolio of cachets on his website Nirlay.com.
Kundu continues to hone his craft and remains a passionate stamp collector of 40 years; he has a worldwide collection and his favorite stamp is the iconic, Penny Black.
Art appreciation is an egress into this hobby of kings and queens; join this APS Stamp Chat or watch it on the APS YouTube Channel.
Heidi Rhoades is the Grassroots and Community Specialist at the American Philatelic Society. In addition to running the APS social media platforms, Heidi also creates and markets APS services, membership, and news digitally. Rhoades is the producer and host of APS Stamp Chat and other evolving media relating to the hobby.
Stay updated: Follow the American Philatelic Society on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, like our page on Facebook, and subscribe to our Youtube channel.
View More by Heidi Rhoades
Stamp Chat Coming Up: The Synagogue and the Stamp
Stamp Chat - The Philately of the 1920 Antwerp Olympics
Stamp Chat Coming Up: Smokey Bear Issue of 1984 and Forest Conservation Stamp of 1958
Stamp Chat Coming Up: A Brief History of Philatelic Journalism, Jesse Robitaille
New World Issues December
Save the Date - Great American Stamp Show 2022
Stamp Chat: The USPS Stamp Decoder and Scrambled Indicia
Stamp Chat: Smokey Bear Issue of 1984 and Forest Conservation Stamp of 1958
Stamp Chat - The Most Beautiful Bridge in Paris - Intersection of History and Philately
Stamp Chat - Canal Zone Overprints on Stamps of Panama and the United States
Stamp Chat: Postmarked West Point - A U.S. Postal History of the USMA and its Graduates by Jay Joyce
Join us on Giving Tuesday
National Postal Museum Appoints New Chairman to Its Council of Philatelists
Stamp Chat: Christmas Mail Art and Postmarks
Resource of the Month: The U.S. Stamp Files
Stamp Chat Coming Up: The Doar Ivri First Stamps of Israel, Postal and Commercial Usages of the Three High Value Doar Ivri Stamps
Books and Catalogs
2022 Summer Seminar Course Descriptions Now Available
American Philatelic Society Announces Editorial Leadership Changes
Scott English, Executive Director
Gary Loew, Editor in Chief