A commemorative postage stamp on the Year of ‘India Tea’ :
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
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 : Bi–Colour
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
- 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.