Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Mar 21, 1971
Design : The format of the stamp in both the values is vertical. The design for both the values is also similar except for the difference in colour of the background and the caption.
The top portion of the stamps bears the caption “International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination” in brick red colour in the 20-Paisa stamp and mauve colour in the 50-Paisa stamp. Four abstract human figures, representing the main racial groups in yellow, white, black and brown colours, with arms entwined, form the subject of the design against brick-red background in the 20-Paisa stamp and mauve background in the 50-Paisa stamp. On the top left of the stamp is reproduced as an inset the design adopted by the UNO in this behalf. The value, the words “Postage”, “Paisa” and “Pakistan” in English or in black colour while the word “Pakistan” in Bengali and Urdu, placed at the bottom of the stamp, is in yellow against a white background.
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 & 50 Paisa
20 Paisa – Brick red, Yellow, Brown, Black
50 Paisa – Mauve, Yellow, Brown, Black
Size of stamp : 49.2 x 30.7 mm.
Size of print : 46.2 x 27.7 mm.
Perforation gauge : 13 x 13 (C)
Quantity Printed :
20–Paisa – 15,00,000
50–Paisa – 10,00,000
Number of stamps in each sheet : 50
Process of printing : Litho Offset
Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi