Rao sends out a call to his friends in the philately and numismatics world to lend a hand. Some do. And they present an exhibition.
On the face of it, this may appear to be a standard show. Not quite.
There are some fascinating exhibits.
One was a booklet issued by the Slum Clearance Board, perhaps in the 70s. The pictures of city slums - in Palakkuma Nagar and Nochi Nagar - record the pathetic conditions in which people lived in. Another was a set of photo copies of trams in our city. Another was a set of print ads issued by Amrutanjan.
Rao has the Special Cover that was released on the occasion of Madras Day 2009. Call him at 98408 70172 if you want to buy a cover. The theme is Old Bridges of Madras.