Sri Lanka 1989 125 Years of Railways

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 27th December 1989
  • four values
  • Designed by: R Mawilmada
  • Printed by: Security Printers Malaysia
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30½mm x width 40mm
  • Perforations: 11.9 x 12, or 12.75 x 12.75

125th anniversary of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Railways


Note on perforations: all four values are known perforated 11.9 x 12, and also 12.75 x 12.75
However, the 75c and 7.00r perforated 12.75 x 12.75 appear to be scarce. Check your copies!

Sheet stamps


75c ~ diesel-hauled train passing over viaduct on the Elia - Demodara line
2.00r ~ diesel train at Maradara Railway Station
3.00r ~ steam -hauled train, and railway signal
7.00r ~ train of 1864, leaving station

75c perf 11.9 x 12
2.00r perf 12.75
3.00r perf 11.9 x 12
7.00r perf 11.9 x 12

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