Stamps are referred as both reflection and the creation of the national consensus. It is symbolic of government determination to maintain coordination on postal system and simultaneously also creates certain image of nation at abroad and at the home also. Governments use stamps often to assert sovereignty over disputed areas, proclaim national unity, or to state nation ideology. This is better reflected in the earliest stamps of particular states that have had to fight for their independence. As an incident if we consider stamps of Bangladesh that was issued at the earliest, it includes images like broken chain, massacre and a call to support the new nation.
And when it comes to political leaders stamps has also covers that field. Stamps on political leaders have been issued to commemorate their historic deeds. By displaying stamps on political leaders have also shows popular figures to collectors and also to other folks who are having habit of collecting stamps rather than using stamps for postage purposes..
Stamps on political leaders are popular world wide. Earliest stamps on political leaders include many renowned and past presidents as for incident Benjamin Franklin have dominated their depiction in American postage until the year 1970.This trend is also being followed by other countries, like in India a very popular stamp figure is of the father of nation that is Mahatma Gandhi.
The most rubber stamps are there that is referred as the political metaphor. It is truism fact that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country much more than others. And hence stamps on political leaders fetch more consideration than other issue.
Indian stamps on political leaders have always been interesting because of the history rooted in the ethics and colonial issues. It has favorite among the philatelists just because of the fascinating history behind it.