Postal Stamp Image : 100 YEARS OF INDAIN CINEMA (SE-TENANT) 1619 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 11/01/1995
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 6.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1619
Stamp Information : There can be little doubt that cinema is one of the most potent and vibrant mediums of communication of this century. What started as just a "mechanical toy" at the turn of the century has become a powerful medium of communication and self expression evolving its own languageand grammar over the decades. While several inventors from different countries prepared the way, it was the work of the Lumiere Brothers of Lyon in France which proved to be the turning point and ultimately gave birth to the cinema. They gave the first show of their 'Cinematographe' on December 28, 1895 at the Salon Indiens of the Grand Cafe in Paris. Barely six months after the early historic screenings in Europe and America the Lumiere Brothers organised an exhibition of their invention at Watson's Hotel, Bombay, on July 7, 1896. The show which made a lasting impact, was variously described as the "marvel of the century" and "the wonder of the world". It marked the beginning of cinema in India which grew from strength to strength over the foundations laid by thepioneers such as Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar, J.F. Madan and Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Text source : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Stamp and FDC design by Suresh Kumar and Dinesh Banduni. Cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 2.9 X 3.91 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.90 x 3.9 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 20
Stamp Perforations : 13.5x13.5
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Matt Chromo
Indian Stamp Process : Photo Offset
Number of stamps printed : 1 million
Stamp Printed At : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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