Postal Stamp Image : GLOBE 0494 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 14/12/1964
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.15
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0494
Postal Stamp Name : GLOBE
Stamp Information : XXII INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS COMMEMORATION STAMP 14th DECEMBER, 1964 The 22nd International Geological Congress will meet for the first time in Asia at New Delhi, between the 14th and 22nd December, 1964. Members from about 92 countries will attend. It will be the biggest International Scientific Congress ever held in Asia. The Congress was established in 1875 with the purpose of contributing "the advancement of investigations relating the study of the Earth, considered from theoretical points of view". The first session was held in 1878 in Paris; subsequent sessions have met every 3 or 4 years, in different cities of the world. In the New Delhi Congress, papers on recent advances in different aspects of geology will be discussed in sixteen sections. The meetings of various commissions and affiliated bodies of the Congress and the International Union of Geological Sciences (founded in 1960), will be held at the same time. The papers read at the meetings and the discussions arising there from, will be published subsequently. The Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a special stamp to commemorate the convening of the International Geological Congress in India on the 14th December, 1964. The motif adopted in the stamp portrays the Earth- the study of which is the domain of the geologist, whose basic field tool is the geological hammer, shown symbolically as the axis of the globe.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.3 x 2.9
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.99 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 42
Stamp Perforations : 13,1/2 x 1
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : All over multiple 'Lion Capitol of Ashoka'
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure.
Number of stamps printed : 1.5 millio
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Green
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