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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scinde Dawk Centenary August 14, 1952


This issue of stamps commemorates stamp of earliest time, universally known as 'Scinde Dawk' stamps, Asia's first postage stamps, issued in Sind (Scinde) province, hundred years ago.
The current issue comprising two same-design stamps denominated at 3 anna and 12 anna in deep olive and light brown colours. The original Scinde Dawk stamp is reproduced in reduced form, at left and same size crescent & star at right. A caravan of camels carrying mail is depicted at center and three aeroplanes are seen flying above, symbolizing the old and modern means of mail transmission. Denomination in Urdu and in English is printed at base on sides and \"CENTENARY 1ST. POSTAGE STAMPS" at the base. The Urdu translation is given above the planes where date "1852-1952' is also printed.