Postal Stamp Image : STAMP COLLECTING 1358 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 20/01/1989
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1358
Postal Stamp Name : STAMP COLLECTING
Stamp Information : India 89 World Philatelic Exhibition the Department of Posts has issued four sets of stamps in 1987 and 1988.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is on stamp collecting, a hobby requiring very little introduction. The hobby must have begun soon after issue of the Penny Black (1840). Confined initially to school-boys and enthusiasts, by 1863 it had attracted serious interest. People find in stamps, apart from their illustrative and pictorial value, sufficient interest to justify the study of their specialities. Each design's history was worth tracing through various mutations of sade, paper, watermark and peforation. Thus stamp collecting moved towards a systamatic study and grouping of stamps. It also acquired a new name, "Philately' (Greek 'Philos' meaning 'fond of' and 'Atelia' meaning 'exempt from tax'). (text courtesy: Pradeep Jain; stamp design by K.S. radhakrishnan.
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 : 12
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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