New Delhi,The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled “A Stamp is Born” authored by Shri C. R. Pakrashi, a renowned stamp designer, at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, he said that Stamps are intimately connected with our lives and earlier letters used to be the only mode of communication and these communications used postage stamps.
He said that once upon a time he himself used to be a stamp collector. Some of the smallest states have produced the biggest size of stamps. After Independence India has done well in the field of stamp design. He hoped that this book will be a valuable addition not only to artists of all genre but also to all. He congratulated the author for bringing out a very useful book.
In this book on stamp making, the author, who has designed 56 commemorative stamps, has described his first-hand experiences with all stages of production of the stamp, right from conception to final execution and printing. He has focussed on designing which plays the most vital and important role in the entire process. The book gives a graphic account of history and evolution of postage stamps.