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1957

CENTENARY OF THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE 1857











 

    In connection with the Centenary of the 1857-Struggle for Independence, a set of two commemorative postage stamps of 1˝ anna-bronze green and 12 anna-light green denominations and colours was issued on 10th May, 1957.Both have Perf. 13.

 The design of the postage stamps shows the figure '1857' bound in chains with a few links broken. This (symbolizes both the then state of bondage and the urge of the people for freedom. The flag of Pakistan indicates the successful culmination of the people's urge. Among other things, the postage stamps include:

(a) the word 'Pakistan' in both Urdu and Bengali beside English at the top.
(b) the words "Centenary of the Struggle for Independence—10th May, 1857" immediately below the flag of Pakistan. 

The word postage appears at the foot in the left bottom corner and the denomination in the right bottom corner. The postage stamps under reference were available for sale to the public from 10th May, 1957 to 31st January, 1958 (both days inclusive).






 

 

 

 

 

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