ARTICLE: British Post Office (21 September 1970)
A press release put out by the British Post Office regarding the awarding of a Gold Medal to the British Post Office by the Indian Philatelic Society for the best Gandhi stamp.
BR 240 (H) September 21, 1970
The gold medal awarded to the British Post Office for the 1s 6d Gandhi Centenary Year Stamp was received at Philympia today by Mr Geoffrey Vieler, Managing Director, Posts and Giro.
Presented by Mr Appa B Pant, the High Commissioner for India, the medal marked the choice of the stamp – issued in August last year – as the best Gandhi stamp produced by any country in the world.
It was selected from over 60 entries by the Indian Philatelic Society at the International Gandhi stamp exhibition in Calcutta. The United Kingdom stamp was designed by Biman Mullick. Born in India he came to Britain in 1960 to study advertising design at St Martins School of Art and was the first oversea designer of a British Stamp.
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