Jafar Khan Jamali

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Mir Jaffer Khan Jamali, one of the prominent leaders of Pakistan Movement from Balochistan :

Pakistan Movement in BalochistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Jafar Khan Jamali

Born on 1911 at Rojhan, Rajanpur district, Punjab, Pakistan

Died on Apr 7, 1967

Malik Barkat Ali

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Malik Barkat Ali, a member of All India Muslim League and editor of British newspaper The Observer :

Pakistan Movement ActivistIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Malik Barkat Ali

Born on Apr 1, 1886 at Lahore, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]

Died on Apr 5, 1946 at Lahore, Punjab, British India

Ghazanfar Ali Khan

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Raja Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Indian Minister of Health (1946-47) :

Indian Minister of Health (1946-47)Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Ghazanfar Ali Khan

Born on Aug 16, 1895 at Pind Dadan Khan, Jhelum district, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]

Died on Apr 17, 1963

Abul Hassan Isphani

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani, a Pakistani statesman :

Represented Muslim League at New York Herald Tribune in 1946Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Abul Hassan Isphani

Born on Jan 23, 1902

Died on 1981

Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan, First Lady of Pakistan (1947-51), wife of Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister :

Mother of PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Sheila Irene Pant

Born on Feb 13, 1905 at Almora, Agra and Oudh, British India

Died on Jun 13, 1990 at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Hameed Nizami

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Hamid Nizami, founder editor-in-chief of Urdu newspaper, NawaiWaqt :

Print Journalism in PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Hameed Nizami

Born on Oct 3, 1915 at Sangla Hill, Lyallpur, Punjab, British Indian Empire [now Pakistan]

Died on Feb 22, 1962 at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Chaudhry Khaliquzzaman

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Ch. Khaliquzzaman, a Pakistani politician from All India Muslim League, author of Pathway to Pakistan, first president of the Muslim League (Pakistan) :

Pathway to PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Chaudhry Khaliquzzaman

Born on Dec 25, 1889 at Chunar, Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on 1973 at Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan on Muhammad Ali Jauhar 1991

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Maulana Mohamed Ali Jauhar, a leader of Khilafat Movement :

Khilafat Movement : Indian National CongressIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Muhammad Ali Jauhar

Born on Dec 10, 1878 at Rampur State, British India [now in Uttar Pradesh, India]

Died on Jan 4, 1931 at London, England

Zafar Ali Khan

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pioneers of Freedom (Series) – Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, a poet, journalist and leader of Pakistan Movement :

Ahmadiyya Movement : Father of Urdu JournalismIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 14, 1991

Artist : Professor Saeed Akhtar (National College of Arts, Lahore)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colour : Green and brown

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35 mm

Size of print : 47 x 31 mm

Perforation : 13

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps : 9 stamps on different luminaries of the Pakistan Movement

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Name : Zafar Ali Khan

Born on 1873 at Sialkot, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]

Died on Nov 27, 1956 at Wazirabad, Gujranwala district, Punjab, Pakistan

BADR-1

A commemorative postage stamp on Badr1, Pakistan‘s first experimental, artificial and digital communications satellite :

SUPARCO : First Artificial and Digital Communications Satellite of PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Jul 26, 1990

Designer : Syed Ali Afsar (PSPC)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 3/-

Colour : Multi colour

Size of stamp : 50.8 x 32.5 mm

Size of print : 47 x 28.5 mm

Perforation : 13C

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One million

Number of stamps in a sheet : 60 (12 x 5 rows)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printer : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

1989 SAARC Year Against Narcotics

A commemorative postage stamp on the 1989 SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Year for Combating Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking :

SAARC Year for Combating Drug Abuse and Drug TraffickingIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Dec 8, 1989

Designer : M.A. Munawar

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 7/-

Colour : Multi Colours

Size of stamp : 35.20 x 50.80 mm

Size of print : 31 x 47 mm

Perforation : 13C

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : 3 Millions

Number of stamps in a sheet : 56 Stamps (7 x 8)

Process of Printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

Terracotta Vessels from Balochistan

Complete set of 4 nos. of special postage stamp on the Archaeological Heritage of Pakistan (series) : Explorations and Excavations in the Baluchistan Province (7000 B.C. to 200 B.C.) :

Pottery in the Indian subcontinent (Balochistan)Terracotta Jar from BaluchistanTerracotta PitcherKulli Culture : Painted terracottaIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Jun 28, 1989

Issued for : To focus world attention on the need to protect and preserve the most invaluable archaeological heritage of Pakistan, the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a set of four special postage stamps of Re. 1/- value each on the June 28, 1989.

Design :
VASE
Terracotta
Mehrgarh, Baluchistan
Circa. 3600 B.C.
Ht. 39 cm

A large vase with narrow bottom and open mouth with expanding sides, decorated in polychrome in five bands having geometrical designs on red slip surface.

JAR
Terracotta
Nausharo, Baluchistan
Circa. 2600 B.C.
Ht. 40 cm

A beautiful large jar having globular body and cut curved rim. It is decorated with geometric designs depicting long horned goats and birds.

PITCHER
Terracotta
Pirak, Baluchistan
Circa. 2200 B.C.
Ht. 28 cm

A hand made water pitcher with globular body, round base, straight neck, narrow mouth, cut projected rim, decorated in geometric designs in biochrome colours.

JAR
Terracotta
Nindo Damb, Baluchistan
Circa. 2300 B.C.
Ht. 32.5 cm

An elongated painted jar having short rim, narrow mouth and flat base. It is decorated with “pipal” leave and plant motifs. There are two black bands on the body of the jar.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin Chief Designer (PSPC)

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/- each design

Colour : Multi Colour

Size of stamp : 36.77 x 36.77 mm

Size of print : 32.50 x 32.50 mm

Perforation : 14C

Quantity : One million each design (i.e. 4 million)

Number of Stamp in a Sheet : 60 (Sixty) (Se-Tenant)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

PrinterPakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • MEHRGARH (Baluchistan)
    (7000 B.C. to 800 B.C.)

    • The site of Mehrgarh situated in the north of the Karachi Plain at the foot of the Bolan Pass is about 150 Km from Quetta. Its geographical position is essentially one of transition between the upland valleys of the eastern Iranian plateau and the beginning of the plains of the Indus system.
    • The site was discovered by the French Archaeological Mission in 1974. The excavations in subsequent years at the site have yielded a rich harvest of material dating from 7000 B.C. to 800 B.C. The study of the cemeteries unearthed in Mehrgarh indicates no sign of violence which further proves that the area of Baluchistan was an abode of peace. A number of skeletons bedecked with jewellery made of sea-shells and semi precious stones have been discovered. The people of Mehrgarh and its adjoining areas were civilized within every sense of the world. They had social contacts with the peoples of the plains of Euphrates and Tigris.
    • The people of Mehrgarh were farmers and they harvested cotton, barley etc. as far back as 7000 B.C. They lived in houses where their pursuits were creative. During the early period, the art of pottery making was not known to the people of Mehrgarh and they used stone and bone tools. However, during the period 4000-2000 B.C. the pottery developed into a full scale industry. The painted greyware produced at Mehrgarh were exported to eastern Iran and Afghanistan. Besides, the beautiful pottery, their consummate skill in producing the male and female terracotta figurines was notable. The figurines were adorned with necklaces and complicated hair do, which may have some association with the religious system. The discovery of terracotta, stone, bone and ivory stamp seals attest to the development of an incipient administrative system.
  • NAUSHARO (Baluchistan)
    (3000 B.C. to 2000 B.C.)

    • The site of Nausharo in Karachi district, Baluchistan is located some 6 Km south of Mehrgarh. The excavations at this site were undertaken in 1985 by the French Archaeological Mission in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan.
    • The first occupation of Nausharo corresponds to the final period of Mehrgarh (3000-2500 B.C.) from where Faiz Mohammad grey ware, bracketed ware, Quetta ware and Wet ware were registered. The ceramic assemblage has similar characteristics to that found at Moenjodaro. The seals with unicorn and pictographs, figurines, pottery and architectural treasures discovered at Nausharo are typical of the Indus Civilization. It seems that the cultural links with Iran and Central Asia increased by the end of the occupation of Nausharo. It can be concluded that when the Indus Civilization in Sind and Punjab enters in its final stage, Baluchistan becomes an active component of a vast inter-cultural system extending over eastern Iran and Central Asia.
  • NINDO DAMB (Baluchistan)
    (2300 B.C.)

    • The chalcolithic site of Nindo Damb lies on the right bank of river “Kud” in Ornach valley in Tehsil Wadh, District Kalat.
    • The excavations at this site were carried out by the French Archaeological Mission in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan from 1962 to 1967. The excavations at Nindo Damb have yielded Kulli pottery alongwith terracotta figurines. Characteristic of this pottery is the animal pattern in landscape, painted around vases or without stands. Animals mostly bulls are represented with an elongated striped body and circular eyes. These are generally shown accompanied by birds, trees and foliage. Designs similar to those found on the Harappan pottery such as branches of pipal leaves and intersecting circles have also been found on red polished slip. As regards the terracotta figurines, they mostly represent a lady lavishly adorned with bangles and necklaces and they are shown in some case holding a baby in their arms. Such figurines are marked by an elaborate head dress with planted hair and sometimes a small cap. A few of these represent the typical Zhob style. Bull figurines are also numerous.
  • PIRAK (Baluchistan)
    (2500 B.C. to 800 B.C.)

    • The archaeological site of Pirak was first discovered in 1957 by R.L. Raikes. It is situated in the plains of Baluchistan on the western side of the road from Quetta to Jacobabad, about 12 miles south of Sibi. It is a low mound measuring about 300 x 200 metres. Its highest point is 8 metres from the level of the plain.
    • Although the site was discovered by the said Hydrologist but the systematic excavations were carried out by the French Archaeological Mission in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan from 1968 to 1974. During the course of the excavations, interesting biochrome painted pottery, a kind hitherto unknown in Pakistan has been found. It is hand made and the decoration consists of geometric patterns painted black or red brown with red filling on a buff background. It is interesting to note here that the designs painted on the Pirak pottery are similar on the motifs of Samarra ware of Mesopotamia. In addition to the pottery ware, many small blunt blades with carefully serrated edges, human and animal figurines, bone implements, terracotta and semi precious stone beads have also been found.
    • The importance of this archaeological site can be well judges from the fact that it is the first excavated site in Pakistan which provides a passage from the Bronze age to the Iron age.
  • (Contributed by Department of Archaeology, Exploration and Excavation Branch, Government of Pakistan).

Pakistan on Universal Children’s Day 1973

A commemorative postage stamp on the Universal Children Day the Rural Child :

Rural ChildIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Oct 1, 1973

Design : Format of the stamp is horizontal. An open book with a blue cover is shown with a lighted torch behind it. The yellow and red flame of the torch spreading over a vast area symbolises the spread of education. A young rural boy in orange coloured Kurta and blue Shalwar is shown standing under the book and the torch by the side of the school building.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colour : Ultramarine/Vermillion, Red/Yellow and Black

Size of Stamp : 27 m.m. x 50 m.m.

Size of Print : 24 m.m. x 47 m.m.

Perforation gauge : 13½ x 13 (c)

Quantity printed : 5,00,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • Each year Universal Children Day is celebrated throughout the world on the first Monday of October. A world-wide “Children Day” was originally proposed in 1952 by the International Union for Child Welfare (IUCW) and was celebrated for the first time internationally in October, 1953; 40 countries participated. When the United Nations General Assembly passed a formal Resolution establishing ‘Universal Children Day’ in 1954 it assigned to UNICEF the responsibility for promoting this annual “day of world-wide fraternity and understanding among children“. The number of countries and territories in which the Day is observed has risen from 40 in 1953 to more than 100.
  • The universality of children is the permanent underlying theme. In addition, each year a special theme is chosen to stress one important aspect of children’s lives. This year the special theme is “THE RURAL CHILD“.
  • The conditions confronting the rural child merit our deepest concern. No fewer than 810 million infants and children under the age of fifteen are growing up in rural areas in the developing countries – three and a half times as many children as live in urban areas. Trips to moon have been launched on the one hand yet on the other in many parts of the world, reaching a village is difficult even today. Huge parts of our planet are still under-developed. Most of the world’s children live in rural isolation, far from schools, health centres or social services. Children are an invaluable wealth being tragically wasted in many parts of the world.
  • In many a developing country water supplies for drinking, cooking, agriculture and sanitation are dangerously inadequate and unreliable. Contaminated water is a major cause of infectious diseases which attacks millions of rural children, resulting in a very high death rate among those children who manage to survive their first year of life.
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund and the International Union of Child Welfare urge that world attention be directed on Universal Children Day to the extreme disadvantages and obstacles which so many of these rural children face. Good education is the essential key to a happy and useful future. All children are members of one human family and have the same needs and rights. They need food, shelter, health care, education and hope. We should do whatever we can to help children.

First General Elections of Pakistan (Provincial Assemblies)

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pakistani General Election (Provincial Assemblies), 1970 :

Flag and InscriptionIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Dec 17, 1970

Design : The format of the stamp is vertical. The top portion bears the flag of Pakistan, the central portion has the words ‘ELECTIONS FOR PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLIES 17th Dec. 1970′ in reverse against pink background. The words ‘PAKISTAN‘ in Urdu, Bengali and English in the left lower corner of the stamp are in green. The value ’20 Paisa’ and the word ‘Postage’ are in the lower right corner of the stamp.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colour : Green, cerise (pink)

Size of stamp : 25 x 36 mm.

Size of print : 23 x 33 mm.

Perforation gauge : 13½ x 13 (c)

Quantity printed : 7,50,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • To build up a healthy political life in the country, the Election Commission has decided to allocate symbols for the candidates from political parties, which are not allowed to be used by individual candidates. For the purpose of allocating symbols to political parties and also to individuals contesting as independents, the Election Commission has prescribed a total number of 55 symbols.
  • Postal ballot system has, also for the first time, been introduced in Pakistan, enabling Government servants (including members of the Armed Forces); holders of public offices and persons in jail or under legal custody to vote by post.

Pakistan on Co-operative Day 1961

Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the Cooperative Day : Each for All and All for Each :

RosesEach for All and All for EachIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Nov 4, 1961

Design : The Co-operative Day Commemoratives show a bouquet of ten roses as their motif. This is to represent the basic principle of the Co-operative Movement that at least ten persons must get together to form a co-operative society. The illustration also emphasizes mutuality of efforts and identity of individuals and gives practical demonstration of the fact that ‘united effort’ brings forth the best results. The motto of the Co-operatives EACH FOR ALL AND ALL FOR EACH is also shown therein.

Designed by : These Commemoratives have been designed by a private artist under the guidance of the Director General, Pakistan Posts and Telegraphs.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 13 & 90 Paisa

Colour :
13-Paisa : Green (Main) and Commonred (Vignette)
90-Paisa : Blue (Main) and Commonred (Vignette)

Size of Stamps : 33.9 mms x 28.6 mms.

Size of Print : 31.4 mms x 25.8 mms.

Perforation : 13 x 13(c)

Quantity printed :
13-Paisa : 8,00,000
90-Paisa : 5,00,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 80 (Eighty)

Process of Printing : Twocolour recess

PrintersPakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

Warsak Project

A commemorative postage stamp on the Warsak Dam Hydropower Project, a mass concrete gravity dam in the Kabul River in the Valley of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa :

Kabul River : Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Jul 1, 1961

Issued for : The Post and Telegraphs Department is issuing a 40-Paisa Postage Stamp to commemorate the completion of Warsak project – so far country’s biggest multi-purpose undertaking. The Postage Stamp in question will be released for sale on and from the 1st June, 1961. Some of the salient features of this Commemorative Postage Stamp are given below :

Design : A panoramic view of the project, showing the power-house, the dam and the lake. The word “PAKISTAN” in Urdu, English and Bengali, appears at the top; the postage, the words ‘WARSAK PROJECT’ and the figures 1956-1960, appear at the bottom left-hand corner, centre and right-hand corner respectively.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 40 Paisa

Colour : Black and Cobalt Blue

Size of the Stamp : 26 mm x 41 mm

Size of Print : 23 mm x 38 mm

Perforation Gauge : 12½ x 14 C

Quantities Printed : 10,00,000

No. of Stamps in each sheet : Eighty (80)

Process : Recess

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • Both the canals will irrigate about 1,10,000 acres of good fertile area. On the left bank also, a 5-feet diameter tunnel of 45 cusecs capacity will irrigate about 12,000 acres of land. These lands will produce sugarcane, wheat, maize and fruit orchards making the area self-sufficient in food production.
  • The benefits of the Warsak project are numerous. Apart from cheap hydro-electric power to help develop essential industries and domestic uses and the production of foodgrains and fruit, the other advantages are cheap transport by way of navigation in the Warsak lake, extensive fish-culture, development of tourist industry due to the scenic beauty of the area and forest growth on the black and barren hill sides which may even improve the climatic conditions.

Molly Brant

A commemorative postage stamp on Mary Brant (Degonwadonti), sister of Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), a Mohawk military and political leader during American Revolution and spouse of Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, an Irish official of British Empire :

The Three Faces of Molly Brant : Iroquois, European, LoyalistIssued by Canada

Issued on Apr 14, 1986

Design : Sara Tyson

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 34¢

Dimensions : 30 mm x 36 mm (vertical)

Perforation : 13 +

Paper Type : Coated one side, litho (Rolland)

Gum Type : PVA

Quantity : 15,000,000

Pane Layout : 50 stamps

Printing Process : Lithography in six colours

Printer : AshtonPotter Limited

Name : Konwatsitsiaienni

Born on 1736 at Canajoharie, Ohio River, United States

Died on Jan 29, 1871 at Kingston, Upper Canada [now Kingston, Ontario, Canada]

Philippe Aubert de Gaspe

A commemorative postage stamp on PhilippeJoseph Aubert de Gaspé, a French Canadian novelist and seigneur :

Last Seigneur of Saint-Jean-Port-JoliIssued by Canada

Issued on Apr 14, 1986

Design : Yves Paquin / Pierre Fontaine

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 34¢

Dimensions : 24 mm x 40 mm (vertical)

Perforation : 13 +

Paper Type : Coated one side, litho (Rolland)

Gum Type : PVA

Quantity : 15,000,000

Pane Layout : 50 stamps

Printing Process : Lithography in four colours

Printer : AshtonPotter Limited, Toronto

Name : PhilippeJoseph Aubert de Gaspé

Born on Oct 30, 1786 at Quebec City, Canada

Died on Jan 29, 1871 at Quebec City, Canada

Canada on International Year of the Child 1979

A commemorative postage stamp on the 1979 International Year of the Child, proclaimed by UNESCO :

Girl watering 'Tree of Life'Issued by Canada

Issued on Oct 24, 1979

Design : The illustration featured on the Year of the Child stamp depicts a child nurturing the Tree of Life, whose branches bear both flowers and fruit. With this delightful design, young artist MarieAnnick Viatour has interpreted in a charming way the joy of health and growth, and the beauty of fruition – all that the world wishes for its children.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 17 cents

About : 

  • During the Year of the Child, perhaps more than ever, Christmas is a time to contemplate the needs of children. Twenty years ago the United Nations looked into the matter and issued the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It stated that children had a right
    • to affection, love and understanding
    • to adequate nutrition and medical care
    • to free education
    • to full opportunity for play and recreation
    • to a name and a nationality
    • to special care, if handicapped
    • to be among the first to receive relief in times of disaster
    • to learn to be a useful member of society and to develop individual abilities
    • to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal brotherhood
    • to enjoy these rights, regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, national or social origin
  • The Year of the Child marks the twentieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration and stresses once again that mankind owes children the best it has to give.
  • In Canada the lot of children has improved considerably during this past century. Shortly after 1900, “a new-born baby had less chance of living a week than a man of ninety, and of living a year than a man of eighty.” The child mortality rate in Canada has declined and the worst abuses in child labour have disappeared. Education has expanded and corporal punishment has become less fashionable. People are also beginning to take a more enlightened attitude toward childbirth.
  • Nevertheless, Canadians could still take a number of positive and simple steps to improve conditions for children. For example, more widespread use of existing immunization programs for children would prevent much unnecessary illness. Such things as proper nutrition of pregnant women and breastfeeding can also be important factors in the health of children. More attention to their physical fitness could help endow children with a lifetime of vigour and activity. The environment would be more pleasant for everyone if as much thought and as many resources were dedicated to making housing developments suitable for children as are dedicated to making them suitable for the automobile. Perhaps everyone could try to treat children with courtesy, to make certain they have equal opportunities, and to regard them as individual human beings. In this way, Canada may produce men and women capable of fending for themselves and of making a contribution to society.

Quebec Carnival

A commemorative postage stamp on the Quebec Winter Carnival (Carnaval de Québec), a pre-Lenten festival held in Quebec City :

Carnaval de Québec : Pre-Lenten FestivalIssued by Canada

Issued on Feb 1, 1979

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 14 cents

About : 

  • Since its inception in 1954, the Quebec Winter Carnival has promoted a sense of merriment and good humour. That year, business and civic authorities resurrected a winter carnival which had expired in the late 19th century. A spiritual descendant of Champlain‘s Order of Good Cheer, the new festival banished the discontents of February. The event now rates with the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro and the Mardi Gras of New Orleans as one of the world’s great pre-Lenten festivals.
  • Revellers prepare for the “fun blitz” by equipping themselves with a red tuque, a sash, and a hollow cane containing a refreshing elixir. They then indulge in parades, fireworks displays, singing, dancing, various types of racing, hockey and other winter sports.