India 1947 Independence

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue Date: 3½a - 21 November 1947, 1½a & 12a - 15 December 1947
  • Designed & Engraved: T I Archer
  • Printed by:India Security Press, Nasik(ISP)
  • Print Process:Offset Litho
  • Perforations:14x13½ 12a, 13½ x 14 others
  • Watermark:wmk Multi Star
  • Issued Quantity:1½a- 22.7 mil.,3½a- 2.3 mil.,12a- 2.4 mil.
  • Issue Format:1½a 144/sheet,3½a 96/Sheet,12a 160/Sheet
1½a Ashokan Capital,State Emblem of India
3½a National Flag - Triranga
12a Douglas DC-4


Varieties[edit]

3 ½ anna National Flag (Triranga) block of 4 showing teardrop flaw