Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Greetings :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 30, 1991
Issued for : To strengthen the spirit of such greetings and to make the message more eloquent, the Department of Posts is issuing a set of two setenant stamps on the theme of greetings.
Description of designs : The two stamps in the denominations of 100 P and 650 P as well as the First Day Cover have been designed by Ms. Bharti Mirchandani. The cancellation has been designed by Ms. Neenu Gupta.
Type : Se–tenant pair of 2 Stamps, Postal Used
Colour : Two Colour
Denomination : 100 & 650 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 5.80 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 5.43 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous Un W/M P.G. coated Gummed Stamp Paper
Number Printed : 10,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 30
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
- The greetings stamps, first introduced in India in 1990, are designed to complement the card or letter inside the envelope. Although the designs are not tied to specific occasions, they add greater poignancy to message to friends and loved ones at special moments in their lives. What is more, the small, but important effort involved seldom fails to be appreciated for the extra care and concern it demonstrates.
- The message may be for a birthday or an anniversary, a religious festival or a social occasion. It may be an expression of love or of gratitude. It may be to offer congratulations, in time of success, or comfort in time of illness. Whatever the occasion, greetings stamps enhance ‘social mail’ by adding an extra dimension to thoughts expressed to loved ones. The written word, whether in a letter, greetings card or even just a short note, really does take on a very special meaning on such occasions. What the greetings stamp does is to signal that meaning clearly and to highlight its welcome presence, especially among other, more impersonal mail.