Nepal on First Engine-Powered Flight
A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Anniversary of the 1st Engine–Powered Flight :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 17, 1978 (corresponding to 2nd Pausha 2035)
Issued for : To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this pioneering event a special air mail stamp is being issued today depicting the “Kitty Hawk” and the “Yeti” – the flag carrier of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Department, Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu
Designer : K. Karmacharya
Type : Air Post Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : R. 2.30
Colour : Blue and Buff
Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Format : Horizontal
Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive Paper
Quantity : 1,000,000 (one million)
Sheet : 35
Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India
- On 17 December 1903 the power-driven “Wright flyer” took off from the ground of Kitty Hawk and became air borne for the first time and made history in the field of aviation.