Commemorative stamps available for sale from mid-August

Commemorative stamps released by the Department of Post to mark the 100 years of Indian cinema will be available for sale at philatelic bureaux from the third week of this month,said a notification

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 7, 2013 3:14 am

Commemorative stamps released by the Department of Post to mark the 100 years of Indian cinema will be available for sale at philatelic bureaux from the third week of this month,said a notification.

Released on May 3 in the form of six miniature sheets as a philatelic tribute to cinema,these stamps portray all-time greats from fields like acting,direction,music and singing.

The stamps portray acting legends such as Prithviraj Kapoor,Ashok Kumar,Durga Khote,Dev Anand,Mehmood and Ruby Myers,acclaimed directors including Bhalji Pendharkar,Hrishikesh Mukherjee,Nitin Bose,Tapan Sinha,Yash Chopra besided musicians Majrooh Sultanpuri,Naushad,RD Burman,OP Nayyar and Madan Mohan to name a few.

According to philatelists,it was for first time in the history of Independent India that as many as 50 commemorative stamps were released on a day.

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