Postal Stamp Image : TRAVANCORE ANCHAL STAMP 1360 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 20/01/1989
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 5.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1360
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 a reproduction of the Travancore Anchel Stamp of 2 Chuckrams denomination. The former Idian Sate of Travancore had an independent postal or Anchal System with a mail transport service including a boat mail service and the Railway Anchel Service. The first adhesive Anchel Stampwas introduced on 16-10-1888 in denomination of 1,2, & 4 Chuckrams (1 Chuckram = 3.57 paise) in ultramarine, red and green printed on laid paper bearing a large sheet watermark showing a conch shell surrounded by "GOVERNMENT" in an arch with "OF TRAVANCORE" below in a straight line. These were the earliest feudatory stamps surviving till 1953. (Text based on material in publication "The Travancore Anchal" by Dr. N.S. Moos; Anchel Stamp courtesy PMG, Kerala Circle).
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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