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Special khadi stamp

Special Khadi stamp of Gandhiji
On the inaugural day of Indipex 2011, the India post issued a special Khadi stamp printed on khadi material depicting Mahatma Gandhi.

Khadi or Khaddar is a handspun and hand-woven cloth made out of cotton.

It is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter.

Khadi is primarily woven from cotton and may also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha.

Khadi is very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi.

Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement, an idea that Indians could be self-reliant on cotton and be free from the high priced goods and clothes sold by British.

Khadi stamp – first of its kind

It’s a first of its kind in the world and was released by the president of India on February 12, 2011.

The 39 x 39 milimetre, diamond-shaped stamp is made of the usual unwatermarked gravure coated stamp paper, on which is stuck a square of khadi cloth specially manufactured in West Bengal.

A charkha appears in the foreground of the cloth, with the thread spinning out to form a line drawing of the Mahatma spinning.

Title: Special khadi stamp
Date of Issue: 12 February 2011
Country: India
Denominations: Rs. 100

Source: India Post


  1. Sp. Khadi Stamp’s value is 100. It is not sold without the presentation cover valued at Rs 250/. If I have to post the stamp, I still have to pay Rs 250/. This is not understandable. Can someone explain ?
    C D Singh

  2. INDIPEX has personalised stamps. The print of the person who is photographed is not clear so that the person cannot be recognised. INDIAPOST please reissue the personalised stamps so that we can be recognised.
    C D Singh

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