Postal Stamp Image : CHINAR 1271 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 19/11/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1271
Postal Stamp Name : CHINAR
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 CHINAR (PLATANUS ORIENTALIS), of the family 'Platanacae' and a native of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, has found a home in the Western Himalayas at 1200-2400 m. Thriving on moist and well drained soils, it provides timber for furniture and is also of medicinal value. It rises upto 30m. in height with a short trunk and a spreading crown. Its bark is dull greyish or greenish white. The tree stands at its loveliest when Autumn turns it fierly orange and gold.
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 : P
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 : Vertical
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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