Postal Stamp Image : IRON PILLAR 1264 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/10/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1264
Postal Stamp Name : IRON PILLAR
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. The Iron Pillar, in the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in the Qutub Minar complex, is a silent tribute to the mtallurgical skill of the ancient Indians. What makes it exceptional is that it shows no signs of rust despite constant exposure to the atmosphere for nearly fifteen hundred years. It has an inscription of Gupta script and is built in memory of Chandragupta II, probably in the first half of the 5th century.
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 : 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 : 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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