A commemorative postage stamp on the “India 80”, the India International Stamp Exhibition 1980, New Delhi :
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 : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
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
Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Stamps Printed : 50,00,000 in sheets of 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- 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 “INDIA–80“, 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.