Rakhi Envelopes


Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrating the bond of affection between brothers and sisters. The day when the siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill. 'Raksha Bandhan' literally means 'a bond of protection', Raksha Bandhan is a pledge from brothers to protect the sister from all harms and troubles and a prayer from the sister to protect the brother from all evil.

The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Sravana month that usually falls in August every year.

India Post introduced stout and in some places cloth lined envelopes for safe transit of 'rakhi' in 2004. This was preceded by experimental issue of Rakhi envelopes at Nagpur, Maharashtra since 2001. These un-stamped envelopes priced between Rs 2 and Rs 3 were issued in the postal circles where Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrated. In the year 2006 India Post brought out four designs on DuPont Tyvek that is tear resistant, waterproof and light weight material. These were priced at Rs 5 each that is revised to Rs 7 in 2012.

2012
All India Issue
Tear and Water Resistant

Dupont Tyvek Envelopes
Designed by Ogilvy & Mather
DL Size 220 x 110 mm
Revised Price Rs 7 each
Revised Designs
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02
With Advertisements 03

Uttarakahnd
04

Uttarakahnd
05

Uttarakahnd
06

Uttarakahnd
 

2010
All India Issue
Tear and Water Resistant

Dupont Tyvek Envelopes
Designed by Ogilvy & Mather
DL Size 220 x 110 mm
Rs 5 each
4 New Designs
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02
03
04

With Advertisements
 
05

Himachal Pradesh
     

2009
All India Issue
Tear and Water Resistant

Dupont Tyvek Envelopes
Designed by Ogilvy & Mather
DL Size 220 x 110 mm
Rs 5 each
With Advertisements 
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03
06
02
04
07
  05
 

2008
All India Issue

Tear and Water Resistant Dupont Tyvek Envelopes

Designed by Ogilvy & Mather

DL Size 220 x 110 mm

Rs 5 each

This year 3 new designs and all 4 earlier designs are issued in the new format - that is 'top opening'.

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03

 

04

05

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06

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07



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With Advertisements  
08
Rajasthan

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10
Madhya Pradesh



10
Madhya Pradesh



11
Madhya Pradesh



12
Jharkhand



13
Jharkhand



14
Jharkhand



15
Punjab



16
Punjab



17
Punjab



18
Punjab



19
Punjab



20
Bihar



21
Uttar Pradesh

 


  

2007
All India Issue

Tear and Water Resistant Dupont Tyvek Envelopes

Designed by Ogilvy & Mather

DL Size 220 x 110 mm

Rs 5 each

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03

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04

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 With Advertisements  

05
Rajasthan

 
 
06
Uttar Pradesh

  
07
Uttar Pradesh

 
08
Gujarat

  
09
Gujarat  
 
10
Uttar Pradesh

 
11
Uttar Pradesh

 
12
Uttar Pradesh

 
13
Maharashtra

14
Maharashtra

15
Maharashtra

 
 


2006
All India Issue

Tear and Water Resistant Dupont Tyvek Envelopes

Designed by Ogilvy & Mather

DL Size 220 x 110 mm

Rs 5 each

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03

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04

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Without Price Inscription
 

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02A

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03A

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With Additional Inscriptions

Celebrating Security Love & Family

In Support of SOS Children's Villages of India

05

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06

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07

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08

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For Sale in Market
Not Sold Through Post Offices

Smaller Size 210 x 105 mm

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11

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12

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With Advertisements

13 (05A)

14 (05B)

15 (05C)

 
16 (06A)

17 (06B)

18 (06C)

 
Circle wise Issues19
Maharashtra

20
Maharashtra
21
Rajasthan

 
 

2005

Andhra Pradesh
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   Delhi
02

 

Gujarat
03

Jharkhand
04

Jharkhand
05

Maharashtra
06

Maharashtra
07

 

Orissa
08

Rajasthan
09

Rajasthan
10

Uttar Pradesh
11

Uttar Pradesh
12
Uttar Pradesh (Allahabad)
13

West Bengal (North Bengal & Sikkim)
14

West Bengal (North Bengal & Sikkim)
15

West Bengal (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
16

  

2004
01
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

02
Andhra Pradesh

03
Bihar

04
Bihar

05
Delhi

06
Gujarat

07
Gujarat

08
Jharkhand

09
Jharkhand

10
Maharashtra

11
Maharashtra

12
Rajasthan

13
Rajasthan

14
Rajasthan

15
Uttar Pradesh

 

 

2001-2003

2003     
2002     
2001  Nagpur, Maharashtra

  

Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012