Postal Activities of Nepal

A commemorative postage stamp on the Methods of Transporting Mail :

546 Methods of Transporting Mail [Nepal Stamp 1994]Issued by Nepal

Issued on Oct 9, 1994

Issued by : HMG/N, Postal Services Dept., Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Design : This commemorative stamp brought out to give glimpse of postal services, depicts the various means of mail transport and distribution in Nepal.

Designer : K. K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 1.50

Colour : 4 Colours

Size : 29 x 42.5 mm

Format : Vertical

Paper : High Quality Stamp Paper

Quantity : 3,000,000 (Three millions)

Sheet Composition : 50 Stamps per Sheet

Process : Offset Lithography

Printer : Austrian Government Printing Office, ViennaAustria

About : 

  • Traditional Post office called ‘Thaple’ (for carring government provisions) and ‘Kagaje’ (for circulating government Message) came into being during the unification period of Nepal, the formal system of Post Office started only after the establishment of an agency called “Nepal Hulak Ghar” in 1878.
  • Before the First plan, only 124 Post Offices established in the country. Today, Postal Services are being provided through 5 Regional Postal Directorate, 70 District Post Offices, 597 Area Post Offices and 3366 other Local Post Offices with a strength of more than 10,000 full time employees and 8000 part-time workers.
  • Initially, mails were carried by runners. Today, buses and aero-planes have also been engaged to transport the mails.

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