Postal Stamp Image : OLD FORT, DELHI 1267 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/10/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 6.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1267
Postal Stamp Name : OLD FORT, DELHI
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. Purana Qila stands on the site of the legendary Indraprastha where Humayun had rebuilt the Dinapanah. Sher Shah in his turn strengthened the citadel, caling it Shergarh during his reign (1540-1545 A.D.). It is dificult to say how much of the construction can be attributed to Humayun's and to Sher Shah's periods, but Sher Shah's reconstruction has retained for us a splendid symbol of Delhi's continuity and resillence.
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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