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Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamp on the 5th India National Philatelic Exhibition 1986, Jaipur :

INPEX-86 : Fifth India National Philatelic Exhibition 1986, JaipurINPEX-86 : Fifth India National Philatelic Exhibition 1986, JaipurIssued by India

Issued on Feb 14, 1986

Issued for : To mark this occasion the Department of Posts is issuing 2 stamps of 200p and 50p denominations.

Description of Designs : Postage stamp of 200 p denomination shows a mobile camel Post Office functioning in the Thar Desert. Postage stamp of 50p shows the first stamp of Jaipur state showing the Sun Chariot against the background of Hawa Mahal. Both the stamps have been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover depicting “Ghoomar Dance” has been based on transparency provided by M. D. Sharma, Photographer, Jaipur. The cancellation have been designed by Nenu Bagga.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 50 & 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 15,00,000 each

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Philately is a very interesting and educative hobby. The postage stamps depict, with refreshing clarity, various facets of the life, culture and heritage of different nations. An exhibition of postage stamps is an attempt at recreating a world of nature’s beauties, man’s achievements in arts, science and historic events. It opens new opportunities for serious collectors to present their collections and helps the young and the new to enter the fascinating world of philately.
  • Since independence, Indian P & T Department has made pioneering efforts in promoting philately through exhibitions. To celebrate the centenary of Indian postage stamp, the first International Stamp Exhibition was held in New Delhi in 1954, the first national exhibition was held in 1970 in New Delhi, the second in Calcutta (1975), the third in Bangalore (1977) and the last one at New Delhi (1982).
  • The 5th India National Philatelic Exhibition, 1986 is being held at City Palace, Jaipur from 14 Feb, 1986 to 19 Feb, 1986 under the auspices of the Department of Posts in co-operation with the Philatelic Congress of India. The response to the exhibition has been overwhelming. About 350 exhibitors will display their exhibits in about 1200 frames. Besides, a good number of dealers, booths and stalls will also be provided.
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