Postal Stamp Image : PIPAL 1273 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 19/11/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 5.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1273
Postal Stamp Name : PIPAL
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 PEEPAL (FICUS RELIGIOSA LINN) is an indigenous fig tree of the family 'Moraceae'. In its younger stages it is often epiphytic, growing on and gradually strangling other trees with its roots. The leaves and young branches are smooth and shiny, the leaves are heart-shaped, tapering into a long tail at the apex. Growing wild on the lower slopes of the Himalayas, it is now found in most parts of India. It is venerated by Hindus and Buddhists.
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 : 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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