Jan 2, 2008

Endemic butterflies of Andaman & Nicobar Island ( 2nd JAN'2008)

  • Name of Stamp: Endemic Butterflies of Andaman & Nicobar Island.

  • Today The 1st set of Stamp of 2008 is issued by Indiapost.A minature Sheet with 4v and sheetlet with 24v stamps is issued.

  • There is about 225 species, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands house some of the larger and most spectacular butterflies of the world. Ten species are endemic to these Islands. This set of stamps portrays male and female of 2 endemic butterflies -- Andaman Mormon (Papilio Mayo) and Andaman Club Tail (Pachliopta Rhodifer).

  • The stamps are printed in the sheetlets of 24. There are 5 different sheetlets, one with block of 4 different stamps, and 4 with one design each. A miniature sheet is also part of the issue .

  • Suresh Kumer designed the Stamp and the First Day Cover. Alka Sharma designed the pictorial first day postmark.

  • Brochure containing write-up and technical data was issued on the occasion. The First Day Cover and the Brochure are priced at Rs 2 each. India Security Press, Nasik printed the stamps by photogravure in the quantity 3 million. The miniature sheet is printed in the quantity of 0.2 million.


Gulfmann Stamps Collection said...

Wow, so nice butterblies stamps
and sheets.

klausRi said...

Nice theme!! Not so many countries have published so interesting stamps with butterflies on.
I wish you would well succeed in your collection of FDC around the world.



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