Postal Stamp Image : DAVID SASSOON LIBRARY 1818 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/11/1998
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 3.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1818
Stamp Information : The David Sassoon Library and Reading Room in the historic Fort area of Mumbai has since its completion in 1870 been a landmark in the city. Constructed in 1870, this Heritage building was conceived as the "Bombay Mechanics Institute" by some young mechanics working in the Royal Mint and Government Dockyard as an association to pramote knowledge and learning. The objective was to set a library and museum of mechanical models and architectural designs as well as to organise lectures and discussions on science and technology. The institute began in a room in old clock tower above the entrance to the Government Dockyard, marine Street, Fort. It was shifted to a room in the Fort area, then back to its original clock tower room and finally to its present venetian Gothic building. At the front of the building is a 12 feet wide arcade, the central portion of which, vegin one floor higher than the rest of the building, forms a clock tower. Nestle behind the building, a relandscaped small verdant garden serves as a wonderful outdoor, reading and relaxation area for the Institute's members.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Stamp and FDC designed by Shri. J.P. Irani. Cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.73 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
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 : 0.4 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Light Blue
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