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Special stamp for the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Germany

In June 2021, a spe­cial stamp was re­leased by the Fe­deral Mi­nis­try of Fi­nance to com­me­mo­rate the 70th an­ni­vers­ary of di­plo­ma­tic re­la­ti­ons bet­ween In­dia and Ger­many.

In­dia was one of the first sta­tes to re­cog­nise the Fe­deral Re­pu­blic of Ger­many di­plo­ma­ti­cally af­ter the Se­cond World War with se­veral years of suc­cess­ful coope­ra­tion fol­lo­wing the re­co­gni­tion.

A little over two years ago, In­dia and Ger­many agreed to is­sue a joint stamp. This joint is­sue con­sists of an In­dian stamp and a Ger­man stamp. With the sim­ple de­sign, the two coun­tries come to­ge­ther to form a co­he­sive new whole. The stamp was de­si­gned by Mat­thias Wit­tig, a Ber­lin-ba­sed gra­phic de­si­gner, and the stamp’s unusual face va­lue at 170 cents was spe­ci­fi­cally cho­sen as it is the ex­act post­age re­qui­red to send an in­ter­na­tio­nal com­pact let­ter wei­ghing up to 50g to In­dia.

You can find the stamp here.

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