Nepal on First Engine-Powered Flight

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Anniversary of the 1st EnginePowered Flight :

Issued by Nepal

Issued on Dec 17, 1978 (corresponding to 2nd Pausha 2035)

Issued for : To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this pioneering event a special air mail stamp is being issued today depicting the “Kitty Hawk” and the “Yeti” – the flag carrier of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Department, Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Air Post Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : R. 2.30

Colour : Blue and Buff

Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Format : Horizontal

Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive Paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (one million)

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • On 17 December 1903 the power-driven “Wright flyer” took off from the ground of Kitty Hawk and became air borne for the first time and made history in the field of aviation.

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