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Friday, August 21, 2009

30th Anniversary of RICCIONE, (August 26, 1978)

Re 1/- Stamp:- The format of the stamp is vertical. A hockey stick and a ball are shown on the left and the Hockey Championship World Cup, which Pakistan won, this year, is shown on the right.
Rs. 2/- Stamp:- The format of the stamp is vertical. The building of “ Piazza Turismo” is shown in the background and the fountain monument appears in the foreground of the stamp. International Stamp Fairs which are held annually at Riccione, San Marine (Italy) are very important events in the Philatelic World. These fairs are being held with great success and regularity for the last 30 years and a large number of Postal Administrations have been participating in them and also bringing out-special stamps, ‘First Day Covers, Special Post marks etc. to mark these occasions.
Riccione ‘78 which is being held this year from August 26 to August 28 will mark the 30th anniversary of the fair. Thirty three countries besides Pakistan are participating in Riccione ‘78. Pakistan wilt be participating in this Fair for the first time and to commemorate the occasion is issuing a set of two postage stamps of Re 1 and Rs. 2 One of the two stamps depicts the hail in which the Exhibition is to be held while the other depicts the Hockey Championship World Cup which Pakistan won during the current year.