Custom-House, WHARF, Calcutta
A special postage stamp on the ‘INPEX–93‘, Indian National Philatelic Exhibition, Calcutta :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 27, 1993
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to mark the Sixth India National Philatelic Exhibition held in this historic city with the issue of the stamp and the first day cover both showing significant landmarks of the city.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi 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 Unwatermark Adhesive Photogravure Stamp Paper
Number of stamps Printed : 10,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
- The work of construction was entrusted to Martin & Co. of Calcutta. While the marble used for the building (338′ x 228′ and soaring to a height of 184′) was quarried at Makrana in the princely State of Jodhpur, the groups of the statues ornamenting the memorial porches and the central dome were executed in Italy. A bronze Angel of Victory crowns the dome. The foundation stone was laid by the Queen‘s grandson, the Prince of Wales (later King George V) on January 4, 1906, but it was not before December 28, 1921 that the Memorial became open to the public. The Memorial houses a fine collection of paintings, sculptures and various other memorabilia of the Raj. Since January 1988, the monuments has been illuminated investing it with an aura of mystery as the photograph on the First Day Cover shows.