Bikaner House, New Delhi

Property of a Gentleman: Stamps from the Nizam of Hyderabad’s Dominions

9-24 March | 11am-6:30pm | Bikaner House

The Ewari family collection began with the legacy of Nawab Iqbal Hussain Khan, the Post Master General in the government of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. The collection today consists of more than 3 million postage stamps and a rich holding of philatelic ephemera. It includes rare stamps from across the former Indian Princely States and around the world such as the Penny Black, the world’s first stamp which was issued in 1840. ‘Property of a Gentleman’ presented an excerpt from the original collection that reflected its personal connection to Hyderabad. The exhibition explored aspects of the erstwhile state’s cultural diversity and material heritage in a rapidly changing world.