Pakistan on First Hockey World Cup, Barcelona

A commemorative postage stamp on the First World Cup Hockey Tournament, Barcelona (Spain) :

Pakistan Stamp 1971Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Oct 24, 1971

Issued for : To mark the World Cup Hockey Tournament being held in Barcelona (SPAIN), the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp of 20-Paisa denomination on 24-10-1971.

Design : The format of the stamp is vertical. A decorative border in green colour surrounds the central design, comprising the “World Cup Hockey Trophy” and a hockey player with hockey stick and a ball placed against the red drapery of the background. The words “World Cup Hockey Tournament, Barcelona (Spain) 15/24 October 1971”, and the words ‘Postage’ and ‘Paisa’ are in black. The value ’20’ above the word ‘Paisa’, and the words ‘Pakistan’ in Bengali, Urdu and English, lying on a green strip at the bottom of the stamp are in yellow colour.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colour : Red, Yellow, Green, & Black

Size of stamp : 44.5 x 32.5 mm.

Size of Print : 41.5 x 29.5 mm.

Perforation gauge : 13 x 13 (c)

Quantity printed : 15,00,000

Number of Stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • Hockey is the only major game in the world, which remains practically forgotten between one Olympics and the next. None of the International Tournaments outside the Olympics, assures the winner of World supremacy. Badminton has the Thomas Cup, Football, the World Cup, and Tennis the Davis Cup, but hockey has nothing comparable to such honours.

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