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#985 Pakistan 15/09/28

Pakistan 150928On October 16, 2015 I received this very nice cover from Pakistan, which was sent by Malik, thank you very much! It was posted in Karachi on September 28.

The 2015 stamp set commemorates the year of “Pakistan-China Friendly Exchanges”. The three stamps on the left depict the Karakorum Highway, the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, and the Great Wall.


#898 Pakistan 15/01/12

Pakistan 150112This nice cover from Pakistan was sent by M. thank you! It was posted in Islamabad on January 12 and arrived on January 30, 2015.

The stamps on the left commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the K2 (8611 m). It was issued on July 31, 2004.

The stamp set on the right was issued on July 20, 2006. It depicts the Hanna Lake, the Lake Payee, the Lake Saiful Muluk, and the Lake Dudipatsar.

#460 Pakistan 10/08/30

Thank you, Malik, for sending this nice cover from Karachi, Pakistan! It was posted on August 30 and arrived on September 7, 2010.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010. They were issued on August 14, 2010.

#197 Pakistan 09/04/07

Pakistan 090407Malik sent me this beautiful cover from Pakistan, thank you! It was posted in Karachi on April 7, 2009.

The cover is a FDC, which was issued on March 23, 2009, and commemorates the “National Year of Environment”.

#108 Pakistan 09/01/08

Cover from Pakistan, posted in Karachi on January 9, 2009. Malik sent me this nice cover commemorating the famous assassinated Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (1953-2007). Malik added four stamps and a mini-sheet commemorating the 55th birthday celebrations of Bhutto; these stamps were cancelled with the special cancellation “1st Martyrdom Anniversary of Mothrama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed”, which was issued on her assassination date December 27. The two middle stamps of 4 rupees were cancelled with an ordinary date cancel.

In the bottom left corner information on the postage was written. The five stamps have the exact airmail postage of 38 rupees (approx. 0.37 €).

Thank you for this nice cover!

Pakistan 08/11/16

pakistan-0811161Cover from Pakistan, posted in Karachi on November 16, 2008.

Malik send me this really beautiful cover, which has attached 8 different stamps. The bottom left stamp, which is part of the series “Men of Letters” issued on October 13 in 2001, shows Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj (1900-1970), a famous Pakistani author. The top left stamp commemorates the Sindh Festival 2001. The next stamp issued on April 9, 2001, announces the 9th SAF Games in Islamabad 2004. The middle stamp was issued on November 19, 2007; it commemorates the Centenary Celebration of the Catholic Cathedral Church in Lahore.

The next four rupees stamp issued on February 15, 2003 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. The very right stamp is part of the series “Medicinal Plants of Pakistan”: It shows the Chamomilla (Matricaria recutita). Finally, the two se-tenant stamps in the bottom right corner are part of a mini-sheet depicting mushrooms. They show the mushrooms Agaricus arvensis and Coprinus comatus.

Thank you very much for this beautiful cover!

Pakistan 08/10/22

pakistan-081022front1Today I would like to present you a really extraordinary registered cover from Pakistan, which I received a few weeks ago. It was posted in Karachi on October 22, 2008.

The front side (shown above) has attached the two mini-sheets “Painters of Pakistan Series” (2006) and “US$ 10 Billion Exports ‘2002-03′” (2003). On the front side there are the registered stickers (the yellow one was attached by the Austrian post), a registered mark with handwritten number, and a postage calculation too.

The “Painters” stamp sheet was issued on August 14, 2006. It commemorates the painters Prof. Shakir Ali, Anna Molka Ahmed, Sadequain, Ali Imam, Zubeida Agha, Laila Shahzada, Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Zahoorul Akhlaque, and Askari Mian Irani.

The “Exports” stamp sheet was issued on October 20, 2003. It commemorates the “crossing of the psychological barrier of U.S. $ 10 billion in Pakistan’s exports.” (read more)

pakistan-081022backThe back side has attached the three mini-sheets “29th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto”, “Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2”, and “55th Birthday Celebrations of Benazir Bhutto”. In addition there are five different stamps depicting the fish Black Widow Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), Yellow Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borrellii), and Tiger Barb (Capoeta tetrazona), “Two Decades of South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation”, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the “Father of the Nation”. (Thank you, Eric, for telling me.)

The stamps on the front side have a total value of 60 rupees and on the back side there are stamps of a total of 109 rupees. The total postage attached was 169 rupees. I am curious what the calculation on the front side means: 8.39 + 6.50 = 14.89. Is this the necessary postage?

Rabia, thank you for sending me this truly impressive cover!

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