Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Indigenous Stamp of Pakistan



First Stamp of
Pakistan

After the partition of united India into two sovereign states of India and Pakistan in August 1947, the first indigenous Pakistani stamp was issued almost a year later in July 1948, printed for Pakistan.  Prior to this, the British Indian stamps with the overprint “Pakistan” in English had been in use.  The 1 Re stamp was engraved with Urdu inscription reading “Long Live Pakistan.” The stamp was designed by famous water colour maestro Abdul Rehman Chughtai.
Being a stamp collector myself, I am lucky to have this stamp in my album.

Relevant Website: Stamps of Pakistan

My Photography (Taken from Flickr: Jalalspages )

6 comments:

Shirazi said...

Your toggling between 'this and that' takes me to old days some time. Philately was my favorite subject before this online thing started.

jalalHB said...

So from Philately you have now switched to Flattery

Shirazi said...

Almost;-)

jalalHB said...

If, so when are changing your horrific logo?

Shirazi said...

When I can get my portrait as smart as yours :-)

Shirazi said...

BTW, have you read the story behind the use of this logo?