Sunday, October 11, 2009

A lovely cover from Islamabad!

On 3rd Dec 2001, Pakistan Post issued a pair of postage stamps to commemorate 30 years of Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the stamp can be seen on this lovely cover sent from Islamabad, Pakistan. Many thanks to Ehsan Ur Rehman!

The rectangular Rs30 stamp set on a horizontal plane carries oval shaped portraits of UAE President Shaikh Zayed and Pakistan’s founder Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with an inscription “30 years of Pak - UAE friendship” along with an Arabic inscription also expressing the same.

The other stamp in the set, shows the national flags of the two countries joined on their edges to symbolize friendship. Below these are two hands symbolising a handshake.
The beautiful rose stamp franked on the right belongs to the "Medicinal Plants of Pakistan" series, issued on 14th July 2003. It depicts Rosa damascena, more commonly known as the Damask rose or sometimes as the Rose of Castile. It is one of the many series of medicinal plants, Pakistan Post issued over the years.

I would also like to pay a compliment to Pakistan Post in Islamabad for the neat postmark on the cover. Nice job!

This cover took 11 days to travel an estimated distance of 4,813kms to reach me.

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