Postal Stamp Image : TAIL OF BOEING 747 0686 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 08/06/1973
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.45
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0686
Postal Stamp Name : TAIL OF BOEING 747
Stamp Information : Te 8th of June 1948 saw India entering the field of International Air Transport. On that day, Air India International's (as it was then known) Constellation 'Malabar Princess' took off from Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva. The 25 years that have since passed, constitute a glorious period in the history of Indian Air Transport unfolding a most exciting story how an airline which initially served three overseas stations has grown to include within its fleet four Boeing 747-237 Bs. four Boeing 707-437 international jets, thre Boeing 707-337 Bs and two Boeing 707-337Cs, and span 35 cities in five continents. With the growth in Air-India's International Operations grew its popularity also. The 'Maharaja' captured the imagination of the tourist population and their expectations were realised in the high quality od service which they received in Air-India planes. Air-India employs over 10 thousand men and women hand picked for competence for the post which they are expected to man. The Air Hostesses are noted for the looks, charm, poise, and intelligence; if Air-India has earned an enviable reputation for efficiency, safety, punctuality and courtesy, it is as a result of the dedicated sevice of the fine band of personnel constituting Air-India staff. The success of Air-India since its inception has also been due to the fact that it has put into service the best and the latest aircraft available. The 'Flying Maharaja' has, as his palaces in the sky four magnificent 'Jumbos' the first of which, the Emperor Ashoka, joined Air-India fleet in 1970-71. The tourist's first impression of India is formed on board the aircraft and, aware of this, Air-India has ben assiduously trying to project a glowing image of the country with its varied cultural heritage- in the process, enhancing its own prstige. To mark the silver jubilee of Air-India's Overseas Operations a multicoloured stamp showing an exciting night shot from the tail end of the Boeing 747 will be issued. The P & T Department consider it their privilege to commemorate this landmark in the life of the natin's flag carrier.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts an exciting night shot from the tail end of the Boeing- 747.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked Gummed coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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