Visit Nepal Series 1971

A set of three commemorative postage stamps on the Himalayan Peaks : Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangchenjunga and Mt. Annapurna I :

Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) : highest mountain in the worldKangchenjunga : third highest mountain in the worldAnnapurna Massif : tenth highest mountain in the worldIssued by Nepal

Issued on 2028.9.13 Corresponding to 28th December 1971

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government,
Postal Services Dept.,
Nepal Philatelic Bureau,
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
(a) Mt. Everest  25 Paisa
(b) Mt. Kanchenjunga  1.00 Rupee
(c) Mt. Annapurna I  1.80 Rupee

Colour :
(a) Mt. Everest  Peacock Blue & Mineral Red
(b) Mt. Kanchenjunga Monastral Blue & Mineral Red
(c) Mt. Annapurna I Peacock Blue & Light Brown

Size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked Gummed Paper

Quantity :
(a) Mt. Everest – 1,000,000
(b) Mt. Kanchenjunga – 5,00,000
(c) Mt. Annapurna I – 2,50,000

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road

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  • अस्त्युत्तरस्यां दिशि देवतात्मा
    हिमालयो नाम नगाधिराजः।
    पूर्वापरौ तोयनिधी विगाह्य
    स्थितः पृथिव्या इव मानदण्डः॥ – कालिदास
  • Far in the north Himalaya, lifting high,
    His towery summits till they cleave the sky,
    Spans the wide land from east to western sea
    Lord of the hills, instinct with deity.
    (Translated by Griffith)

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