Postal Stamp Image : ARROWS ENCIRCLING GLOBE 0742 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 03/10/1974
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0742
Stamp Information : General Postal Union, the precurser of Universal Postal Union, was formed in 1874 with twenty-two member countries. It has since grown into a world organisation with about 150 member countries forming a single postal territory, for the purpose of reciprocal exchange of later post items. The Congress, the Executive Council, the Consultative Council for Postal Studies and the International Bureau togather constitute the main organs of the UPU. The Congress is the supreme authority of the UPU. The Executive Council ensures the continuity of the Union's work between Congresses and to some extent supervises the activities of the International Bureau which is the Secretariate of the Union at Berne. The Consultative Council for postal Studies is responsible for looking into the problems arising in the technical, operational and economic fields of postal services. The UPU is celebrating its centenary this year. The establishment of the Union has made it possible to standardise the basic charges applied to the postal items. Thus, the rates of postage for international mail paid by users all over the world are uniformly fixed to great extent. Post knows no barrier of territory. Today a letter reaches the addressee egardless of his nationality social status, political view, religion or race. Distance no longer count, for mail is flown from one continent to another with geat sped. India is one of the oldst members of the UPU, having became a member as early as in 1978. Since then it has been associating itself intimately with the activities of the Union, particularly in the domain of technical assistance to developing contries. The Indian P & T Department is happy to mark the centenary of the UPU by the issue of a set of three postage stamps.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 25 paise denomination stamp which is designed by Shri C.R. PAkarashi has the UPU emblem as its motif while the desig for the one rupee stamp is done in 'Madhubani' style, a typical style of traditional Indian folk-art. The design by Shri A. Ramachandran is based on the theme "where all world makes one single nest". The Two rupee stamp, designed by Shri Jyoti Bhat, graphically depicts the concepts represented by the Union Postale Universelle.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 2 million.30,00
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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