Pictorial Cancellation – Gateway of India – Mumbai
The Gateway of India is one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India’s chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the British Raj in India.
The main objective behind the construction of the Gateway of India was to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (Mumbai). In March 1911, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who was then the Governor of Bombay, laid down the monument’s first foundation. Although, this plan was approved only in 1914, the reclamations at Apollo Bunder were completed only in 1919. The architectural design of Gateway of India was fashioned by architect, George Wittet. It took 4 years to complete this monument’s construction.
The total construction cost of this monument was approximately 21 lakhs and the whole expense was borne by the Indian government. A favourite spot for tourists, nowadays, this monument attracts vendors, food stalls and photographers. The passing of the ‘First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry’ was recorded as the first main event that took place at the Gateway of India. This ceremony was conducted on February 28, 1948, when the last set of British troops and divisions left India, post-independence.
Date Of Cancellation :- March 1972
Tajmahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh – Permanent Pictorial Post Mark
Below two post card are displayed with Old Permanent Post Mark which was in existence till 19.09.2011. and New Permanent Post Mark which came in existence from 20.09.2011. Old Permanent Post Mark is not having date, so date cancellation is used separately with Post mark.
Along with the New Permanent Post Mark, Old Permanent Post Mark is also used these days.
Pictorial Cancellation – Jama Masjid – Delhi
The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi.
Date Of Cancellation :-02.01.1971
Special Cover Inauguration of Pictorial Postmark Kakatiya Gate Wrangal – Andhra Pradesh
Warangal is the district headquarters of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal is located 148 Km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and is the administrative headquarters of Warangal District. Warangal area is a combination of: Warangal, Hanmakonda and Kazipet.
Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated toShiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake.
On 28 February 2013, Warangal was accorded World Heritage place status by UNESCO.
Date Of Cancellation:-01.08.1975.
Ancient Antiquities on Stamps – Cyprus
Four stamps issued by Cyprus in15 September 1980 as part of set of stamps on Ancient antiquities /Archaelogical treasures.The overprints were issued in 1983.
25c 0n 175m -Fatence Rhyton 13th Century BC
75m – FuneraryStele Marion 5th CENTURY BC
13c on125m – Warrior (Terracota) 6th – 5th Century BC
150m – Lions attacking Bull (Bronze Relief ) Vouni Palace 5th Century BC
Ancient Antiquities on Stamps – Cyprus
Four stamps issued by Cyprus in15 September 1980 as part of set of stamps on Ancient antiquities /Archaelogical treasures.The overprints wereissued in 1983.
5c on 50m – Bronze Cauldron Salamis 9th Century BC
50 m- Bronze Cauldron Salamis 9th Century BC
10c on 100m – Jug 15th -14th Century BC
100m – Jug 15th -14th Century BC