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Sri Lanka's philately marks 153 years

Apr 3, 2010 3:58:31 PM - yahoo.com
Sri Lanka celebrates the 153rd anniversary of Ceylon Philately this year. Its first postal stamp was issued on 1st of April, 1857, in Ceylon, as known then, 153 years ago, which was also an imperforated stamp (without dotted holes and printed by "Messrs Perkins Bacon") of England who were the printers for the world's first postal stamp, to the value of one penny and black in colour.