Postal Stamp Image : CALCUTTA G.P.O 0513 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 02/10/1968
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.40
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0513
Postal Stamp Name : CALCUTTA G.P.O
Stamp Information : DEFFINITIVE SERIES Five postage stamps were issued on 16th October, 1967 in the new definitive series, bringing the total number of stamps issued till then in this series to fifteen. This new 40 Paise stamp depicting the Calcuta G.P.O. building is the seventeenth one, sixteenth being the 4 Paise stamp brought on the 15th May, 1968. Only two more stamps in the denomination of Rs. 15 and Rs. 25 remain to be issued to complete the series. The Calcutta G.P.O. building was completed and occupied on 2nd October, 1868. This loftly two-storeyed building with its impressive dome rising to a height of over 220 feet is an important landmark in the city of Calcutta. It is a living testimony to the long tradition of service of the Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department. It has been the nerve-centre for the postal needs of millions of citizens of Calcuta over successive generations. This famous building appears on the new 40 paise stamp being issued on 2nd October, 1968 to coincide with its centenary ceelebrations.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp depicts the Calcutta G.P.O. Building.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 2.28 x 2.03 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.03 x 1.7 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 100
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper with all over 'Asoka Pillar'.
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Plum
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