Postal Stamp Image : SYMBOL OF ASIA 0668 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 03/11/1972
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.20
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0668
Postal Stamp Name : SYMBOL OF ASIA
Stamp Information : Indian transition and achievements down the ages. This is done with the help of multiple projection techniques. Seeking to promote "Peace and Progress for Asia through economic co-operation" the Fair adopted for its symbol a stylised representation of the hand of Buddha, a sign of freedom from feer and as a mark of benediction to all mankind. The elements of the insignia represent the initials of the Fair nomanclature. This insignia of Asia 72 appears on the 20 Paise stamp to be brought out on this occasion. A 9th century sculpture representation of the hand of Buddha in 'Abhaya Mudra' is adopted on the Rs. 1.45 stamp. The original sculpture is available in Patna Museum. The Posts and Telegraphs Department is proud to commemorate the opening of Asia 72 on 3rd November, 1972 through the issue of these stamps.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of both the stamps is vertical. The insignia of Asia 72 appears on the 20 Paise stamp
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.9
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Watermarked Adhesive stamp paper with 'Ashoka Pillar'
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Orange and Black
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