13-5-2010: Postal Heritage Buildings Miniature Sheet


The World Philatelic Exhibition to be held in New Delhi first released a set of six Miniature Sheets on Postal Heritage Buildings. The New Delhi GPO is one of the buildings of India Post which has been given the status of Heritage Building by the Archaeological Survey of IndiaThe land for Delhi GPO was purchased in 1870. Established in 1883, the Shimla GPO houses one of the oldest buildings in the country, known as the Connie Lodge. Shimla GPO is a wooden structure covered with tin. Its design consists of six large hollow pillars of stone and brick that run its height. A fire in 1972 destroyed most of the old records in the building. The building was rebuilt and in 1992 building was declared among the heritage post office buildings of the country.

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