Sunday, March 7, 2010

First Stamps – India

The British India came to an end in August 1947 and from it, Pakistan and emerged as two independent countries on 14th and 15th august respectively.  A set of three stamps was issued by the Indian Post on 21st November 1947 as shown above.  

The stamp on the left top was priced at 12 Ana and showed a Douglas DC-4 aircraft and was meant for foreign air mail. The second on lower left, valued at Three and a Half Ana depicted the flag of India on a sky blue background. The Hindi inscription on the top right corner reads “Long Live India”. The stamp was also meant for mail outside India. 

The third stamp on the right, valued at One and a Half Ana, depicted the national emblem of India and was to be used for domestic mail only.

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