Indian Philately: First Three Stamps of India after Independence
© Mahaveer Sanglikar
On 15th August 1947 India got freedom from British rule. In that year of freedom, India Post issued three beautiful stamps. This set of stamps was issued on 21st November 1947.
The stamps were printed at Nasik Security Press with lithographic method.
All the three stamps have become rare now.
This is the first stamp of independent India. The stamp depicts the tricolor flag of India. It also depicts the word 'Jai Hind' (Long Live India) in Hindi at right side of the flag, and the date of independence i.e. 15 August 1947at left side of the flag..
The value of this stamp was 3.5 Aanas. This stamp was for foreign correspondence.
This is the second stamp of the set issued on 21 st November 1947. The stamp depicts the three lions sculpture of the Ashokan pillar, which is the emblem of Government of India. It also depicts the Hindi slogan 'Jai Hind' and the date of independence. Unlike the first stamp. it is in single color, grayish green.
The value of the stamp is One and Half Aana and the stamp was for purpose of domestic correspondence.
This is the last stamp of this series. It was for foreign correspondence by Air Mail. The stamp depicts a Douglas DC-4 aircraft.
This stamp was printed in rich blue color. The value is 12 Aanas. Like first two stamps, this stamp too depicts the Hindi slogan 'Jai Hind' and the date of Independence.
In 1948, India post issued a set of 4 stamps on Mahatma Gandhi. That is an interesting story. Please read it at:First Mahatma Gandhi Stamps India 1948
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