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Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the Riccione ’78, XXX International Stamp Fair, Riccione, Italy, August 2628 :

RICCIONE '78 : XXX International Stamp Fair1978 Riccione (Italy) International Stamp Fair Building & FountainIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Aug 26, 1978

Description :
Re 1/- Stamp : 
The format of the stamp is vertical. A hockey stick and a ball are shown on the left and the Hockey Championship World Cup which Pakistan won this year is shown on the right.

Rs. 2/- Stamp : The format of the stamp is vertical. The building of “Plazza Turismo” is shown in the background and the fountain monument appears in the foreground of the stamp.

Designer : M. A. Munawar

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denominations : Re. 1/- and Rs. 2/-

Colours :
Denomination Re. 1/- : Golden Yellow, Yellow, Blue and Black
Denomination Rs. 2/- : RedBlueYellow and Black

Size of Stamps : 44.50 x 32.50 m.m.

Size of Print : 41.50 x 29.50 m.m.

Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13 C

Quantity :
Re. 1/- 6,00,000
Rs. 2/-

No. of Stamps in a sheet : 50

Process of Printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi

About : 

  • International Stamp Fairs which are held annually at Riccione, San Marine (Italy) are very important events in the Philatelic World. These fairs are being held with great success and regularity for the last 30 years and a large number of Postal Administrations have been participating in them and also bringing out special stamps, 1st Day Covers, Special Post marks etc. to mark these occasions.
  • Riccione ’78 which is being held this year from August 26 to August 28 will mark the 30th anniversary of the fair. Thirty three countries besides Pakistan are participating in Riccione ’78. Pakistan will be participating in this Fair for the first time and to commemorate the occasion is issuing a set of two postage stamps of Re 1 and Rs. 2. One of the two stamps depicts the hall in which the Exhibition is to be held while the other depicts the Hockey Championship World Cup which Pakistan won during the current year.
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