XXII International Geological Congress

The 22nd International Geological Congress will meet for the first time in Asia at New Delhi, between the 14th & 22nd Dec, 1964. The Congress  was established in 1875 with the purpose of contributing to “the advancement of investigations relating to the study of the Earth, considered from theoretical and practical points of view”.

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The first session was held in 1878 in Paris; subsequent sessions have met every 3 or 4 years in different cities of the world.

The Posts & Telegraphs Department is Privileged to issue a special stamp to commemorate the convening of the International Geological Congress in India on the 14th Dec, 1964. The motif adopted in the stamp portrays the Earth-the study of which is the domain of the geologist, whose basic field tool is the geological hammer, shown symbolically as the axis of the globe.


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Date of issue                      :  14.12.1964

Denomination                    :  0.15 ps

Overall Size                         :  3.3 x 2.9 cms

Printing Size                        :  2.99 x 2.52 cms

No: per Issue Sheet           :  42

Colour                                  :  Blue Green

Perforation                         :  13.5 x 14

Printing process                :  Photogravure

No: printed                        :  1.5 million

Designed and Printed at  : India Security Press

Water Mark                        : All over multiple ‘Lion Capital of Asoka’


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