21 April 2009

Pride of India Collection

Here is the third replica of Pride of India Collection which was recently issued on Cricket Victories. The actual stamp was issued on 30 December 1971. 25 stamps have been chosen to be preserved forever as engraved solid pure silver ingots, layered with pure 24-carat gold. The Pride of India Collection is an Official Programme of Hallmark Group Limited issued under the Authority of India Post.

Indian Cricket - Stamp Issue Date - 30 December 1971

This famous stamp was issued to commemorate India's historic tour of England in 1971. After losing only one match all tour, India went on to win its first ever Test Series in a nail-biting finish.

To say that cricket is the religion of the nation is to acknowledge the fact that cricket, more than any other single activity or belief, profoundly affects the whole country as one. Cricketing stars are heroes to all, and success and failure on the pitch brings universal euphoria or sadness in equal measure. Winning the Cricket World Cup in 1983 was the highest honour ever achieved by an Indian sporting team.

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