Postal Stamp Image : SAL 1272 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 19/11/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1272
Postal Stamp Name : SAL
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 SAL (SHOREA ROBUSTA ROXB) belongs to the genus 'Shorea', resiniferous trees found in India, the Malaysian Peninsula and South East Asia. Covering 13.3% of the total forest area in India, it is valued for its timber. It attains a height of 18-30 m. A large decidous tree with longitudinal cracks on its bark, it has long ovate leaves and pale yellow flowers, covered with soft white hair, scattered on the stalk. Sal finds mention even in the Ramayana and mahabharata and in Kalidasa's 'Ritu-samhar' and 'Meghadoota'.
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 : 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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