Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stamps of Pakistan - 1954 and my collection

In 953, Pakistan did not issue any stamps. In 1954, a set of seven stamps (first three rows above) was issued on 14 August to commemorate the 7th anniversary of independence of Pakistan and a stamp on 25th December (last row above). 

The stamps issued on 14 August included:
First row (L to R): Kaghan Valley 6 pies value, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore ana one and a half.   
Second row (L to R): Gilgit Mountain 9 pies, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore 1 ana
Third row (L to R): Jute field Rs.2, Cotton plantation Rs.1, Tree plantation anas 14

The stamp in the last row of 2 Ana was issued on 25 December to commemorate the maiden successful climb of the K-2, the world's second highest peak by an Italian expedition in July early 1954. 

I do not have all of the stamps, but the ones as shown above. Luckily I have the K-2 expedition stamp. For more on K-2 and the expedition, read K-2, The savage Mountain (Pakistanpaedia)


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