India International Stamp Exhibition 1980

A commemorative postage stamp on the “India 80”, New Delhi :

788 India 80 [India International Stamp Exhibition 1980]Issued by India

Issued on Jul 2, 1979

Issued for : To herald the announcement of this prestigious Exhibition, the P&T Department is proud to bring out a commemorative stamp depicting the logo of INDIA-80 Exhibition. The logo depicts a lotus in bloom, which is the national flower of India, The Indian P&T Department extends a cordial welcome to the stamp lovers of the world to visit India and participate in INDIA-80.

Type : StampMint Condition

Colour : Saffron and Green

Denomination : 30 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 X 13

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 50,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The year 1980 marked a pinnacle in the history of postal service in India is 100 years old.  The year also marked the 125th anniversary of the first Indian postage stamp. As a fitting culmination to the celebrations connected with these epoch making events, the Indian P&T Department in collaboration with the Philatelic Congress of India, was hosting INDIA80, an International Stamp Exhibition at New Delhi from 25th January 1980 to 3rd February 1980. This was the first International Stamp Exhibition held in Asia under the patronage of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie.

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