Saturday, 4 May 2013

100 Years of Indian Cinema Stamps, First Day Covers & Miniature Sheets

100 Years of Indian Cinema Stamps, First Day Covers & Miniature Sheets .

Miniature (souvenir) Sheet

Department of Posts is issuing six Miniature Sheets depicting 50iconic personalities of Indian Cinema to commemorate the century long journey of this medium of mass entertainment. This issue will be released by Hon’ble President of India on 3rd May 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. However, it will be made available for sale to all Philatelic Bureau  in the month of June 2013.

The details of above issue are as follows:-

i. Six Miniature Sheets with a print order of 8.1 Lakhs each are beingissued. First two Miniature Sheets consist of nine stamps eachand depict some Dadasaheb Phalke awardees. The other fourwith eight stamps each depict personalities from various fields of cinema.

ii. The denomination of each Stamp is Rs. 5. Single stamp sheets are not being issued/ printed.

iii. Sufficient numbers of First Day Covers and Information Brochures will be available for sale with the stamps at the Philatelic Bureaux.

iv. First Day of Cancellation will be available for six months from the date of release as a special case.

v. The images of the stamps will be uploaded on the India Post website after release.

 The date from which these stamps will be available for sale at thePhilatelic Bureaux shall be intimated on India Post website in due course. Patrons are requested to kindly bear with this delay.

Souvenir Sheet on First Day Cover

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