STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Three day expo on 150 years of first postage stamp

The stamp was produced in London, with its lines engraved by one, Rapkin. The plate of the stamps which could print 160 at a go, was produced by Nission and Parker in London.

Published: 07th September 2019 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2019 10:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Exactly 150 years ago, the first postage stamp of the erstwhile Hyderabad State was issued. On Friday, to celebrate this occasion, an exhibition was organised by the Hyderabad Philately and Hobbies Society. The three-day exhibition has samples of the first postage stamp which was issued on September 8, 1869 and was in use for six years.

The stamp was produced in London, with its lines engraved by one, Rapkin. The plate of the stamps which could print 160 at a go, was produced by Nission and Parker in London. Historians opine that Hyderabad State’s stamps were more sophisticated than those produced by other princely States. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp