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08 November 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 47

1951, Pakistan, 4 annas
designer: A R Chughtai

Pakistan continued to use Indian stamps for a few months after partition (August 1947)  with overprinted stamps in use until 1949. This Saracenic leaf pattern has Pakistan written in Urdu in the centre of the crescent with the values written in English and Urdu at the bottom left and right side plates.  It is one of a set of nine stamps issued for Independence Day 1951 designed by Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975) who is considered the national artist of Pakistan. 

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FinnBadger said...

I love the history behind this stamp. The shading of the artwork is impressive - you don't see this kind of detail on modem stamps very often.

Joy said...

A beautifully intricate design.

Bob Scotney said...

I have only one stamp from Pakistan - not monochromatic and nowhere near as impressive as this.