The Indian posts and Telegraphs Department issuing a special postage stamp in commemoration of St. Thomas , one of the twelve apostles of Christ, on the 2nd Dec 1964 which coincides with the arrival of his Holiness Pope Paul  VIth in India.

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The stamp which is being issued in honour of St. Thomas is in the denomination of 0.15 ps and carries a picture of his silver bust which is in the Ortona Cathedral in Italy.  Posts and Telegraph Department is happy to issue the St. Thomas stamp on the occasion of the first visit of his Holiness Pope Paul VIth to India  attend the 30th International  Eucharistic Congress, which is being convened at Bombay. 


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Date of issue                      :  02.12.1964

Denomination                    :  0.15 ps

Overall Size                         :  3.3 x 2.46 cms

Printing Size                        :  2.99 x 2.1 cms

No: per Issue Sheet           :  54

Colour                                  :  Red Purple

Perforation                         :  13.5 x 14

Printing process                :  Photogravure

No: printed                        :  3.5 million

Designed and Printed at  : India Security Press

Water Mark                        : Printed on un-water marked paper


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