International Webinar organised by The Royal Philatelic Society, London

Live on Saturday 11th May 2019

Time: 10 to 11 am By  Eric Scherer (Zurich) on 

French Settlement in India, Early Postal History till Adhesive Stamps

Time: 11 to 12 noon By Eric Scherer (Zurich)

French Settlement in India Peculiarities of Philately & Postal History

Time: 12 to 1 pm By P K Khaitan

Zeppelin and Catapult Mail: The India Connection



Eric Scherer is an avid philatelist and postal historian. He first participated in an exhibition in 1978 and ever since has been exhibiting and was active in various functions in organised philately. Today among others he is a member of the board of the Swiss Association for Postal History. He has two FIP level exhibits on the Postal History of the French Settlements in India and on the Rules and Regulations of Reply Cards in International Mail. He is the manager of a Swiss consulting firm and teaches as a professor in Industrial Management in Zurich and China.



Piyush Khaitan studies Indian Airmails from 1911 until the late 20th century. He has been lecturing on sub-themes within this topic at RPSL, PCI, and ISC events, and has also exhibited in the Melbourne 2017 the exhibition, and will be exhibiting again in Stockholm 2019. He also maintains a website (,

Besides Indian Airmails, he philatelic interests also extend to Rocket Mail, Pigeon Mail, Zeppelin & Catapult mail, all connected with India.


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