ARTICLE: British Post Office (11 August 1969)
A press release put out by the British Post Office announcing that the Gandhi stamp will go on sale on August 12, 1969.
PB 197 August 11,1969
GANDHI STAMP OUT TOMORROW
The Gandhi centenary stamps, Britain’s first postage stamp to commemorate an oversea Leader, goes on sale at all post offices tomorrow (Wednesday).
It costs 1s. 6d. the airmail rate to India, and its issue comes two days before Indian Independence Day. Over 14 million of the stamp have been printed.
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