Sunday, March 13, 2011

Postage stamps of Pakistan - 1951 and my stamp album

My last post was about postage stamps of Pakistan that were printed in 1949. In 1950, there were no stamps issued and it was on 14th August 1951, i.e., on the fourth anniversary of creation of Pakistan, that four sets of two stamps each were issued.


The first set of stamps on the top showing pottery of Pakistan was priced Anas two and a half and three and a half. The price on the centre blue stamp was printed the other way round in Urdu text, and was later corrected on the stamp on the right.

A set of two stamps of Anas 8 and 10 showing a lamp in an archway was also issued as shown in the middle line above.

In the bottom line are sets of two stamps each. The set on the left shows an hour glass and an aeroplane priced Anas 3 and 12. The set on the right depicted a leaf pattern with "Pakistan" written in the centre and was priced Anas 4 and 6.


I have all but one missing from the leaf pattern in my album. The colour of the pottery stamp of Ana two and a half slightly differs from the patterns above.

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