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 Railway Centenary
April 16, 1953

Railway Centenary

A commemorative postage stamp on the 100th Anniversary of the India’s Railroads :

307 Railway Centenary [India Stamp 1953]Issued by India

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

About : 

  • 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.
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