Postal Stamp Image : INDIA GATE 1265 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/10/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1265
Postal Stamp Name : INDIA GATE
Stamp Information : The Department of Posts, India, is bringing out a series of special stamps to herald India-89, Delhi in January 1989. The first set of two stamps in this series depicted to Logo and the venue of the Exhibition. The second set of four stamps depicts four historical monuments of Delhi, the city where INDIA-89 will be held. Delhi needs no introduction. Few cities in Inda or in the world have enjoyed the status and continuity which Delhi can claim. As Jawaharlal Nehru remarked, "Delhi, is the symbol of old India and New... even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages long ago and the air we breathe is full of dust and fragrance of the past as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present. We feel the good and bad of India inDelhi. The tradition of millenia of our historysurrounds us at every step and the procession of innumerable generations passes before our eyes." So Delhi continues pulsating, from the legendary Indraprastha to the vital and vigorous New Delhi. India Gate was at the heart of Sir Edwin Lutyens vision of New Delhi, along with the Viceregal Palace which is now the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by the Duke of Connaught on 10-2-1921. It wa originally dedicated to the 70,000 soldiers who died during World War I. Today a flame burns constantly at its base as a tribute to the unknown soldiers.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp have been designed by Shri Pulak Biswas. the First day Cover is designed by Smt. Alka Sharma and the cancellation by Miss Nenu Bagga.
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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