Extreme philatelia10 min read 11 Feb 2011, 08:51 PM IST
Like all the best artefacts of the Indian postal system, this special stamp tells a story in a 39x39mm frame. There’s a charkha in the centre, with a thread spinning outwards to form Gandhi in silhouette. Unlike every other Indian stamp, however, this one isn’t completely printed at the India Security Press in Nashik. Part of it is stitched out of a special grade of khadi. Designed after a rigorous six-month production process, a run of 100,000 “Khadi stamps" will be launched today at Indipex 2011, a global philatelic exhibition organized by India Post. The department, says India Post’s Kavery Banerjee, died “a million deaths" to get every detail on the stamp perfect.
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