Complete set of 5 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the Pakistan International Industries Fair, Oct. 12-Nov. 20, publicizing Pakistan’s cottage or household industries :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Nov 10, 1962
7-Paisa Depicts Marble Fruit Dish and Bahawalpuri Clay Flask.
13-Paisa Depicts Sports goods.
25-Paisa Depicts Camel Skin Lamp and Oriental Brass-ware.
40-Paisa Depicts Wooden Powder Bowl and Cane Basket work.
50-Paisa Depicts Inlaid Cigarette-box and Brass-ware.
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 7, 13, 25, 40 & 50 Paisa
7–Paisa – Red
13–Paisa – Green
25–Paisa – Violet
40–Paisa – Green
50–Paisa – Red
Size of Stamp : 28.65 x 34 mm.
Size of Print : 26 x 31.5 mm.
Perforation : 13 x 13 c
Quantities Printed :
7–Paisa – 10,00,000
13–Paisa – 10,00,000
25–Paisa – 5,00,000
40–Paisa – 3,00,000
50–Paisa – 3,00,000
No. of stamps in each sheet : 80
Process of Printing : Recess
Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi
- Brass-ware: Though brass has ceased to be as commonly used for utensils of household use as it was, craftsmen skilled in making brass-ware are found in almost all parts of Pakistan. They make decorative plates, vases, bowls and similar other things in exquisite designs reminiscent of the great Mughal period. Products of polished brass have their own appeal but it is the engraved work in colourful and artistic patterns that is most prized.
- Wood work: Exquisite carving in wood and wood crafts inlaid with ivory is a specialised skill of the Kashmir area and these products are highly prized by tourists.
- Ivory Carving: Carving in ivory is a very specialised art requiring a high degree of skill and patient work on the part of the artisan. Caskets with delicate lace work are highly prized. The present artisans have inherited the skill from generations going far back into the past.
- Cane Basket Work: Stripped cane is woven by skilled craftsmen to produce articles of utility such as baskets, hand bags, ladies bags, mats etc.