A commemorative postage stamp on the 15th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Dec 10, 1963
Issued for : December 10, 1963 marks the 15th Anniversary of the adoption of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. To commemorate this important event, Pakistan Post Office is, along with a number of other countries, bringing out a postage stamp of 50-Paisa denomination.
Design : Has been designed by the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Limited, Karachi under the guidance of the Ministry of Communications (Post Office), Government of Pakistan. The commemorative in question shows among other things a brown border including the wording ‘Pakistan Postage’ in white surrounding the blue background interior of the stamp. A global representation of the world, printed in brown appears on the left hand side of the stamp with the denomination underneath in the bottom left hand corner. The UNESCO symbol, printed in red, is shown in the top right hand quarter of the stamp, the blue background having been shaded to white behind it so as to give it greater prominence. The commemorative title is printed in brown in the bottom right hand quarter of the stamp.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 50 Paisa
Colour : Blue, Red and Brown
Size of Stamp : 42 x 27 mm.
Size of Print : 39 x 24 mm.
Perforation : 14 x 14
Quantity Printed : 5,00,000 Pieces
Number of stamps in each sheet : 100
Process of Printing : Photogravure
Printers : Messrs Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London, U.K.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is, it will be called, recognition of the inherent dignity and of inalienable rights of all members of the human family. These are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. They also indicate that disregard and contempt for human rights have frequently resulted in barbarious acts which have out-raged conscience of mankind and advocate advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want. Equality of mankind in all respects is the basic tenet of the Universal Declaration.
- The “Commemorative” in question are intended to prompt the common man to acquire knowledge of, and respect for the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration.
- With the compliments of the Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.