Sunday, April 7, 2013

A piece of Pakistan's Philately for Viridian's Sunday Stamps # 117

While thinking about something to match the today's theme for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog, which is "minerals, rocks, geology, environment" I immediately thought of a couple of recent postage stamps issued by Pakistan Post regarding these themes.
The first issue is related to "minerals, rocks, geology" and features a set of 4 stamps showing the precious stones found in Pakistan. These 4 stamps include the following rocks:-

  • Emerald
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire 
  • Peridot

The second set of stamps issued by Pakistan Post shows 4 postage stamps commemorating "40th Anniversary of United Nations Environment Programme". The 4 stamps show the following:-

  • Lake Saif-ul-Muluk in Kaghan Valley which is so beautiful that Fairies visit there on Full-Moon Nights to take a bath - According to a local folk tale. You can read see some more photos/ read more details at A Lake which Fascinates Fairies (Top Left)
  • Polo Match on the World's highest polo ground - Shandur, Gilgit Baltistan  - More photos can be seen @ Shandur Polo Festival at World's Highest Polo Ground (Top Right)
  • Shalimar Gardens in Lahore which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger and matches my most-loved theme/ project under progress :-) (Bottom Left) Some more details can be read here
  • Khyber Gate - the gateway to the mountainous Khyber Pass connecting Pakistan and Afghanistan (Bottom Right)

Hope to see your comments regarding this post and these amazing stamps too!
Feel free to speak your heart out!!! ;-)


Bob Scotney said...

The mineral stamps could not be better; to show them in their natural state together with the cut stone makes you appreciate them even more.

viridian said...

I really love the gem stamps! I like that they show the raw material and then the cut gem. Is RSI 8 the normal rate for first class mail?
Thank you for joining us!

Lisa B said...

Both sets of stamps are wonderful, the views on the second set look amazing. Thanks for your email, I will let you know when I send the postcard for your Unesco collection.

agi said...

amazing set of stamps, love them :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I like all the stamps but the gems and minerals are wonderful!

Master said...

Thanks a lot for visiting @ Bob, Viridian, Lisa B, Agi and Sheila!!
Keep Smiling :-)

Reader Wil said...

Stamps are sometimes so beautiful, that I can understand that some people collect them, and yet the most expensive ones are often the most unattractive stamps.
Wil, ABCW Team.

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