A Miniature Sheet consisting of 2 nos. of postage stamp on the India89, World Philatelic Exhibition :

1083 India 89 - International Stamp Exhibition [India Stamp 1987]Issued by India

Issued on Jun 13, 1987 [stamps] and Jun 15, 1987 [Miniature Sheet]

Issued for : To herald the announcement of this prestigious exhibition, the Department of Posts is proud to bring out two special stamps.

Description of Designs : The first stamp depicts the Logo of the exhibition and the second the Venue of the exhibition. The Logo is a stylised Swan adapted from a stone motif of the 14th century Lepakshi temple in Andhra Pradesh. The Swan has traditionally been regarded as a messenger and harbinger of good news. The other stamp on the Venue is an artist’s impression of the Hall of Nations which is the most prestigious building in the sprawling Pragati Maidan exhibition ground of New Delhi. Both the stamps had been printed in 1986 by the ISP, Nashik and kept in readiness for release. The Logo has been designed by Mrs. Alka Sharma. The multicolour stamps in the denomination of 50 P and 500 P depicting the Logo and the venue have been designed by Sh. Pulak Biswas. The First Day Cover has been designed by Smt. Alka Sharma. The Cancellation and the Miniature sheet have been designed by Miss Nenu Bagga.

Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 50 & 500 Paise [stamps] and 800 Paise [Miniature Sheet]

Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms. [stamps] and 5.80 x 15.64 cms. [Miniature Sheet]

Stamp Print Size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms. [stamps] and 5.80 x 15.64 cms. [Miniature Sheet]

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported unwatermarked Adhesive Gr. coated stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 15,00,000 stamps each in sheets of 35 and 1,50,000 miniature sheets in sheets of 24

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • It will give an opportunity to the world philatelic community to display their collections to a discerning international audience. India-89 will provide yet another occasion for the philatelists the world over to establish new contacts, renew friendships and for fostering healthy competition amongst themselves in the colourful and festive atmosphere of New Delhi at the peak of the tourist season. It will also be an opportunity for learning about the latest techniques in designing and printing of stamps. Last, but not the least, it will be an occasion to enjoy the beauty of man’s creativeness, of progress, of civilisation, of nature in all its myriad forms, because, ultimately we believe that these small pieces of paper, which we call stamps, depict a country’s ethos.

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