India Tea

A commemorative postage stamp on the Year of ‘India Tea’ :

1391 India Tea [India Stamp 1993]Issued by India

Issued on Dec 11, 1993

Issued for : The Department of Post happily joins the tea industry of the country in commemorating 1993 as the year of ‘India Tea’, by issuing a special postage stamp to carry the message of India Tea the world over.

Design : The First Day Cover is an artist’s conception of how Indian tea is alive to the global challenge of the 20th century. The stamp design is a graphic depiction of the tireless tea picker and the symbol of two leaves and a bud typical of the tea plantations in India. The stamp and the first day cover readily recall to mind Rabindranath Tagore‘s lines.
Come oh come
Yea tea-thirsty
Restless ones
The kettle boils
Bubbles and sings

Design Credits : The Stamp, FDC and Cancellation are based on the materials/designs supplied by the Ministry of Commerce.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : BiColour

Denomination : 600 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous adhesive gravure coated stamp paper in sheets 50.5 x 53.5 cms.

Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

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  • A specific thrust is being given in the year 1993 towards promoting the Indian tea in the world market. As part of its promotion thrust, trade fairs, buyer-seller meets etc. have been organised by the Indian Tea Industry.

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