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Saturday, September 26, 2009

8th Independence Anniversary August 14, 1955. (1955-1)

The subject of the new postage stamps issued on 8th anniversary of Independence was 'Industry', known to collectors as the INDUSTRIAL SET. Four values depicted as many industrial units of the country; 2-anna, Karnaphuly Paper Mill, 6-anna Textile Mill, 8-anna Jute Mill and 12-anna Sui Gas Plant, in deep red, bright blue, violet and carmine and orange colours respectively.
The stamps have identical frames and style of inscriptions, "PAKISTAN POSTAGE" in English is at the base and in Urdu, above the views. Denominations are printed at bottom sides on 2 1/2a and 8a values while on 6a it is at bottom left in English and in Urdu. It is diagonally opposite, on 12a.
The 2½ anna value had a design error as the denominator '2' was engraved to the right of its fraction. This mistake was later corrected.