In its long and varied postal history, India has produced a large number of postage stamps. They have been produced by a number of techniques which include line engraving, typography, lithography, photogravure and web-offset. Stamps have been produced both for postage and for service or revenue. Definitives and commemoratives have been issued. Stamps have been produced both as unperforated sheets, perforated sheets and miniature sheets. The stamps have peen produced in a number of shapes. Many cases of overprinting exist - for converting the use of domestic postage stamps to service; to earmark stamps sold by field post offices attached with international control commissions and other reasons. The Indian Postal Service has issued stamps on many themes - relating to history, architecture, nature, culture and heritage.
First Postage Stamp of Independent India was issued on 21st November 1947 depicting Indian National Flag. Two other stamps were issued on 15th December 1947. Release of stamp was notified by Postal Notice No. 43 dated 19th November 1947.
We have provided listing of Post Independence Commemorative and Definitive Stamps with search facility in this section. You can search the theme or date of issue or name of issue of the stamps using keywords.
Currently listing of Indian stamps issued during 1947 - 1994 & 2004, 2013 - 2016 is available. Listing of stamps of other years is being added gradually.
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