Saturday, March 31, 2012

India MS: 2011

Miniature sheets of India issued in 2011

Jan 27, 2011 - Krishnadevaraya

Feb 12, 2011 - Mahatma Gandhi
Though I am not mentioning anything about the other sheets here, I must mention a few lines on this one. This special postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi created from khadi is a collectors delight. At a face value of Rs 100 it was sold in a presentation pack of Rs 250. It was unveiled during the INDIPEX exhibition held last year in Delhi in Feb by the President of India.
There are two unique things about this stamps.
1. India has never issued any stamp on any material other than on paper. In other countries, materials like silk, gold, wood, swarowski crystals etc have been used to make stamps. First Khadi stamp of India
2. The highest face value of Rs 100 in India.

The diamond-shaped stamp is made of the usual unwatermarked gravure coated stamp paper, on which is stuck a square of khadi cloth specially manufactured in West Bengal. A charkha appears in the foreground of the cloth, with the thread spinning out to form a line drawing of the Mahatma.

Feb 12, 2011 - 100 Years of Airmail

Feb 13, 2011 - Legendary Heroines of India Cinema

May 7, 2011 - Rabindranath Tagore

May 25, 2011 - 2nd Africa India Forum Summit

Aug 5, 2011 - Rashtrpati Bhavan

Nov 14, 2011 - Children's Day

Dec 20, 2011 - Archaeological Survey of India

Do feel free to add your thoughts, comments or suggestions
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