Complete set of 3 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the 15th Anniversary of the RCD :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Jul 21, 1979
Designer : Abdul Rauf
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 40 & 75 Paisa and Rs. 1/60
Colours : Yellow, Red, Blue and Black
Size of Stamp : 52 x 41.00 mm
Size of Print : 49 x 38.00 mm
Perforation : 12½ x 14 (C)
Quantity : Two Million each
No. of Stamps in one sheet : 45 Stamps
Process of Printing : Litho Offset
Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation
- Regional Co-operation for Development stands for close Socio-Economic and Cultural collaboration between Iran, Pakistan and Turkey based upon considerations of geographical contiguity and common heritage of history and culture. Ever since its creation, 15 years ago, R.C.D. has played an expanding role in promoting closer co-operation amongst people of this region. Some very concrete activities in the fields of Industry and Trade, Insurance and Banking, Transport and Communications, Technical and Cultural co-operation, Tourism and Postal services are to its credit.
- To mark its anniversary which falls on 21st July each of the three countries issues a set of three stamps on a common subject : one design being chosen from each country. The set being issued this year reproduces a painting each from Iran, Turkey and Pakistan. The stamps issued by Pakistan are in the denominations of 40 paisa, 75 paisa and Rs. 1.60. The stamp of the value of 40 paisa depicts ‘A village scene‘ painted by (late) Ustad Allah Bakhsh, a celebrated artist of Pakistan.
- The stamp of the value of 75 paisa depicts the famous painting ‘Goldsmith with his helper at work‘ by the famous Iranian artist (late) Mohammad Ghafari known as Kamal Al Molk.
- The Turkish painting, depicted on the stamp of the denomination of Rs. 1.60, is a master piece named ‘Harvest‘ by (late) Namik Ismail, the renowned Turkish painter.
- Issued by: The Director General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.