Postal Stamp Image : STEAM LOCOMOTIVE-(G. I. P. NO. 1) 0809 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/05/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0809
Postal Stamp Name : STEAM LOCOMOTIVE-(G. I. P. NO. 1)
Stamp Information : GIP No 1: This engine is representative of the earliest engines employed in India. To operate the train service between Bombay and Thana, the Greatindian Peninsular Railway ordered eight locomotives from Vulcan Foundry, England. These engines GIP Nos 1-8 were manufactured in 1852, bearing maker's numbers 324-331 and were, excepting two contractors locomotives of 1851, the earliest type in service on the railways of India. the first engine entered service in 1853.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.80 X 2.0 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14,1/
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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