Asked Questions & Answers
- Can I pay by Credit Card?
In January 2011 the Reserve Bank of India issued an instruction to banks that Online Credit Card Transactions, i.e. where the cardholder is not present (CNP), would mandatorily require second level authentication each time processing of a transaction takes place. This stipulation means that going forward recurring automatic card payments for the Pride of India Collection will not be possible, and all monthly payments for your collection must be by Personal Cheque. We will of course notify you of any changes to the credit card regulations.
- How do I pay by Personal Cheque?
Cheques should be made out in favour of “Pride of India Collection” and posted to the following address: HALLMARK INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
F-2, SECOND FLOOR
NEW DELHI - 110019
For your first payment please enclose your printed Order to ensure correct identification. For future payments we will provide a pre-printed Advice Note and reply envelope. To simplify the process you can send a number of post-dated cheques which will be presented each month as your Stamp Ingots are delivered.
is responsible for manufacturing and
distributing the Pride of India Collection?
The international company Hallmark Group
Limited, head-quartered in London, is
responsible for issuing the Collection, under
the authority of India Post.
The Collection is distributed in India by
Hallmark’s Indian venture, Hallmark India Pvt.
selected the stamps included in the
From the 1000s stored within the archive of the
National Philatelic Museum, 25 were selected by
a panel made up of philatelic experts,
historians, artists and national figures. They were chosen to represent a cross-section of important
historic, artistic and cultural aspects of the
much silver and gold is there in the
There are 25 solid silver stamp replicas in the
Each replica is 2.2mm thick and exactly
the same size as the original stamp. The weight of each will vary according to the size of the
stamp, and the average is 31.35 grams (just over
1 Troy Ounce).
Thus the whole collection weighs 784
grams of pure silver (over ¾ Kilo).
In addition each stamp replica is layered
with pure 24 karat gold.
- Is the quoted price of Rs 9000 for the whole collection, or just for 1 replica?
As of 1st April 2011 each gold layered solid silver stamp replica costs Rs 9000, inclusive of all taxes, delivery costs and accessories. There no additional charges. The 25 replicas in the set are sent at the rate of 1 per month for 25 months, or at a faster rate if you wish. You will be charged just Rs 9000 per month until the collection is complete, making a total of Rs 225,000 for the complete collection.
I get a discount for buying more than one
Since The Pride of India Collection is a
worldwide Limited Edition issue, and is likely
to be several times over-subscribed, there can
be no discounts for bulk purchase.
can I order a set of The Pride of India
The following ordering methods are available.
– on this website there is a ‘How To
Click this and you will be guided
through the ordering process.
Mail – if you have an official Priority
Order Form please complete this and send
to the Customer Service Centre in the
envelope provided, or mail to the contact
address indicated on this site.
Phone – call 011 4640 4444 between
the hours of 9:30am and 5:30 pm Monday to
Fax – send the completed Priority Order
Form to 011-26207155
The Issue Limit has been fixed at the outset in
coordination with the manufacturer and the
Indian authorities at a total of 7,500 complete
On completion of your collection you will
be presented with a Certificate of Authenticity
stating the number of your set, and guaranteeing
the issue limit at 7,500.
This will be signed by both the Swiss
manufacturer, Faude & Huguenin S.A,. and the
official issuer, Hallmark Group Ltd.
On completion of the minting the original
master dies are passed to the archives of the
Museum, GPO, Parliament Street, New Delhi
can I be sure that the replicas are made
from pure silver and gold?
The precious metals used in the manufacture are
sourced in Switzerland from mints officially
approved and inspected by the Swiss Assay
replica bears the manufacturers mark and the
official Swiss Assay mark guaranteeing the
purity of the metals.
Every complete collection is issued with
a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the
manufacturer guaranteeing the purity of the
will I know if my order has been accepted?
Every order is confirmed by an Acknowledgement
Letter within two weeks of receipt at our office.
This letter will explain when the first
delivery will be made, and when each accessory
is due to be shipped.
do you identify my personal account details
if I call?
The first thing on receipt of your order is to
allocate a personal Reference Number, unique to
you. Thereafter every communication will state this number, and
you should quote it whenever you contact our
Customer Service Office.
do I receive the free gifts listed in
We will start delivering the free accessories to
your collection in the early stages.
Letter you receive on order spells out the
sequence and timing of deliveries in detail.