India:First Definitive Stamps

By Dr.Pradeep Jain

On 15thAug. 1949 – 2nd Anniversary of Independence first series of regular stamps was issued on Archaeological and historical Monuments to replace the existing King George VI series.Pie & Anna values weremin single colour.Rupee values in two colours all on Imported paper.


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One Response to India:First Definitive Stamps


    Thanks Dr. Jain for the Aarchaeological Series Stamps of 1949.
    In my opinion they are still the best looking Definitives P&T
    (now IndiaPost) has done in the last 60+ years.
    Moreover, why are their mints so sought after & somewhat horrendously costly while the used ones going so cheap ?
    Also, FDC of Arch. Series stamps must be the costliest in the market while for example, a Sanjay Gandhi FDC issued in June 1981 can still
    be had for less than Rs.10.-.
    Beats me!!

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