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Monday, May 17, 2010

Postal Heritage Buildings of India


India Post issued a set of postage stamps to commemorate INDIPEX 2011-World Philatelic Exhibition to be held in New Delhi from 12th to 18th Feb.2011.

Lucknow GPO-Lucknow GPO is an example of relatively more contemporary engineering and architecture. Constructed with red brick and lime stone, iron was not used in its construction.A stone embedded on the main gate of the GPO dates the buildings as 1929-1932.

Shimla GPO-Shimla GPO on the Mall,established in 1883 on the site of a house known and as \”Cony Lodge\”, is one of the oldest Post Office Buildings in the Country.During the British Raj, Shimla was the summer capital.

Delhi GPO-Delhi GPO is among the very few buildings of India Post which has been given the status of Heritage Building by the Archaeological Survey of India and is is in close proximity to the historical Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.

Nagpur GPO-Nagpur GPO considered the mother institution in the Postal Circle of the Central Province, is housed in a majestic Victorian building, once the seat of erstwhile Postmaster General Of CP & Berar.

Cooch Behar HPO-Cooch Behar HPO in 1875 the Post & Telegraph Office Of the Cooch Behar state is learnt to have been introduced under the administrative control of Rangpur Postal Division.

Udagamandalam HPO-Udagmandalam HPO The first Post Office at Udagamandalam was opened in 1826 with an establishment of a writer and two delivery peons.There are no records as to where the office originally was.

Title: Postal Heritage Buildings of India
Date of Issue: 13 May 2010
Country: India
Denominations: 500p x 6