The Lawrence School, Sanawar

A commemorative postage stamp on the 150th Anniversary of the Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh :

1566 The Lawrence School, Sanawar [India Stamp 1997]Issued by India

Issued on Oct 4, 1997

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp to mark the sesquicentennial celebrations of the founding of the Lawrence School.

Design : Inlaid within the stamp is the School Crest. The design of a hand holding a dagger, ivy, swords and lionheads was adapted from the family Coat of Arms of Sir Henry Lawrence. The crest bears the School’s Motto – “NEVER GIVE IN”, which embodies the spirit of the School, a spirit to which Rudyard Kipling bore testimony in his greatest classic work, KIMSend him to Sanawar & make a man of him.

The Cannons on the First Day Cover were captured in Turkey by the British and presented to Sanawar by the Ferozepur Arsenal Garrison in 1934.

Credits :
Stamp :
Col. (Retd) K. S. Dhami.
First Day Cover Artist : The Lawrence School, Illoosh Ahluwalia H’79.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • The centre of Sanawarian life revolves around the Birdwood School, as represented by the picture of the stamp, a building built of grey granite in a simple and austere Gothic style. The foundation stone of this building was laid on August 25, 1927, and was named after Field Marshal William Birdwood.
  • Since its inception till date, it is being used as the main schools buildings and teaching section.

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