Complete Set of 4 nos of special postage stamps on the International Fleet Review – 2001 (IFR 2001) :
Issued by India
Issued on Feb 18, 2001
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a set of 4 stamps on 18th February 2001 to commemorate the event.
Design : The first stamp depicting the potsherd painting of a boat belonging to Mohanjodaro period, is part of the official logo of IFR–2001. The Pal and Galbat, two types of ships which have participated in the fleet Reviews of the Maratha Navy in the 18th century in the port of Ratnagiri are depicted in two of the stamps. The portrayals are from the painting of “Ships of the Maratha Period”, c. 18th Century. The ‘Pal’ was a three masted fighter with guns peeping on the broadsides. The fourth stamp shows the Sail training ship, Tarangini, of the Indian Navy, which will participate in the present review.
The First Day Cover has a symbolic representation of the wide participation of ships in the Review. The cancellation is the crest of the Indian Navy, the host of the IFR 2001, with its motto “Shan-no-Varuna” meaning “May the Ocean God – Varuna – be auspicious unto us”.
Stamp & FDC : Based on inputs from Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma (Based on inputs from Naval Headquarters, New Delhi)
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Five Colour
Denomination : 1500, 300, 300 & 300 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing Size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.7 million each
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
- The Review will be a grand ceremonial occasion following a time honoured tradition, uniquely Naval and all the more historical due to the presence of ships from all over the world. It is expected to foster a lasting relationship among all the maritime nations participating in the event. Typically the Review has the theme “Bridges of Friendship”.
- Text : Based on inputs from Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.