A commemorative postage stamp on the 100th Anniversary of the India’s Railroads :
Issued on Apr 16, 1953
Issued for : The stamp commemorates a century of progress of the Indian Railways.
Picture : Locomotives of 1853 & 1953
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : Yes (Multiple Star)
Colour : Black
Denomination : 2 Annas
Perforation : 14½ x 14
Stamps Printed : 11.3 Million in sheets of 160 in two panes of 80 stamps with gutter in between.
Size : 1.6″ X 0.9″ (inch)
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printers : India Security Press
- It is the second in the series of India Postage commemorating a century, the first being the Geological Centenary issue brought out in 1951. There are many other countries in the world, which have brought out special postage stamps with railroads as their theme.