Postal Stamp Image : BANYAN 1274 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 19/11/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 6.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1274
Postal Stamp Name : BANYAN
Stamp Information : Man belongs to the earth which has unstintingly given her myriad gifts to him. One of the gifts she has entrusted to man's care is trees. The four stamps depict trees found in various parts of India. The BANYAN (FICUS BENGHALENSIS) belongs to the genus 'Ficus', the fig. moostly inhabiting tropical countries. Colloquially called the 'Bargad' or 'Vat', it is a beautiful tree, and is also of economic value. A giant tree with a spreading crown, attaining at times 3035m., it has obovate, simple leaves, shiny above and pale yellow. Hindus consider it sacred and worship it in many temples. Its lateral spread can pose problems for neighbouring plants. The Calcutta Botanical Gardens contain a Banyan covering 1.7 hectares, considered over 225 years old.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is designed by S/Shri O.T. Ravindran, Ashwin Mehta, Thakur Dalip Singh and Smt. Sudha Chowdhary. The first day cover depicts the Deodar, another Indian tree. The cancellation is designed by Mrs. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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