Postal Stamp Image : THE PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF INDIA 1709 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/03/1997
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1709
Stamp Information : The Philatic Society of India was established in March 1897 at calcutta by a band of fifty Englishmen stationed in India. The first President of the Society and Editor of its journal was Mr. C. Steward Wilson (later Sir) who later became the Director General of Post & Telegraphs. It has a distinguished record of service to the cause of Indian Philately for a 100 yeas, being one of the ten oldest philatelic societies in the world and probably the oldest in Asia. The first indain member of the Society was Mr. C.K. Dutt of Calcutta who njoined in the year 1907. It has various activities in the field of philately and publishes "The Philatelic Journal of India", devoted to philately. It holds regular fortnightly meetings at present in the GPO, Bombay by the courtesy of the Deptt. of Post. As part of its Centenary celebrations, it is holding a Natioanl Philatelic Exhibition - CENTIPEX-97 with the support of the Department of Post the patronage of the Philatelic Congress of India, and the support of the leading Philatelic Societies in India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The Stamp design by J.P. Irani. Text, Cancellation & FDC by The Philatelic Society of India.
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 : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13.5x13.5
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Matt Chromo
Indian Stamp Process : Photo Offset
Number of stamps printed : 0.7 million
Stamp Printed At : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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