Postal Stamp Image : BIKANER 1428 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 24/12/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 4.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1428
Postal Stamp Name : BIKANER
Stamp Information : Cities of India India's is an ancient civilisation which has seen the rise and fall of many kingdoms and cities. Many of its cities, through hundreds of years old, are still vibrant with life today. To draw attention to this rich legacy, Department of Posts proposes to issue special stamps on historic cities of India from time to time. Our first set consists of special stamps on Bikaner, Cuttack and Hyderabad. The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika, son of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Bika laid the foundation of a city which has endured the vicissitudes of five centuries of turbulent history. Junagarh Fort was built by Raja Rai Singh a century later. Situated in the heart of great Thar desert with its oppressive and hostile climate, Bikaner has yet flourished i arts, crafts and culture. The Anup Sanskrit Library is world renowned. Maharaja Ganga Singh, who modenised the city besides building numerous public utilities and the Lalgarh Palace, also constructed th longest brick-lined canal in 1927. with its rich cultural heritage, Bikaner is one of the foremost tourist spots in rajasthan.
Philatelic Stamp Description : FDC and stamp on cities of Bikaner is designed by Sh. R.N. Parich. Cancellation has bee designed by Ms. 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 : 1.00 Million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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