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Pakistan Post issued a commemorative postage stamp of Rs8 denomination on the 150 years of faithful services of the Pakistan Bible Society (PBS). “The stamp has been designed by Liaquat Ali and printed by Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi” Additional Director General Pakistan Post (Operations) Fazli Sattar Khan told APP on Friday. The stamp will be available at all major post offices from December 28, he said. An official of Pakistan Bible Society commenting on the issuing of postage stamp thanked Pakistan Post for the recognition. He said Pakistan Bible Society is the full member of the United Bible Societies who work in 146 countries.
Opening Ceremony of 150 Years Service of Pakistan Bible Society commemorative stamp at Catholic Church Peshawar, Khyber.
On this occasion Chief Guest was Mr. Samiullah Khan acting PMG Pakistan Post Peshawar and Bishop of Peshawar with members of Peshawar Stamp Society and Khyber Philatelic Association on 1st January 2014.
Bishop of Catholic Charge and Mr. Samiullah khan on Special Philatelic Counter
First Day Cover
First Day of Issue: August 8, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI 53203
Featuring calligraphy from the 2011 Eid stamp with a new green background, this 2013 Eid Forever® stamp issuance commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase shown in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as “blessed festival” and can be paraphrased “May your religious holiday be blessed.” This phrase can be applied to both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
In 2013, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on August 8, and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on October 15. (These dates, which are based on geographical location and predicted sightings of the moon, are preliminary and may vary slightly as each festival approaches.)
The U.S. Postal Service issued its first Eid stamp, with gold calligraphy against a blue background, on September 1, 2001. A new Eid stamp with gold calligraphy against a reddish background debuted on August 12, 2011. All Eid stamps to date have featured the work of world-renowned calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya. The art director for this stamp was Phil Jordan.
Like other stamps in the Holiday Celebrations series, the Eidstamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.
Made in the USA.
Issue Date: August 8, 2013
Eid 2013 Digital Color Postmark (DCP) Eid 2013 20 Sheet & First Day Cover Eid 2013 Press Sheet
First Day of Issue: August 12, 2011 | Columbus, OH 43216
Eid mubarak! With elegant gold Islamic calligraphy, the Eid (Forever®) stamp honors Eid al-Fatr and Eid al-Adha, two important festivals in the Islamic calendar. On both days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase shown in gold calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as blessed festival and can be paraphrased, "May your religious holiday be blessed."
In 2011, Eid al-Fitr was celebrated on August 30 and Eid al-Adha was celebrated on November 6.
An accomplished artist, calligrapher, and maker of custom instruments from the history of science, Mohamed Zakariya worked closely with art director Phil Jordan to create this new design for the Holiday Celebrations series.
This new Eid stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. The new background color and calligraphy on this stamp will help customers and postal clerks distinguish the Forever stamp from the original Eid stamp, which was first issued in 2001 with gold calligraphy on a blue background.
Made in the USA.
Requests for more than 5 per item may not be pre-packaged, and may be converted to full sheets or rolls. Full sheets and rolls will not be converted. Custom orders for more than 5 pre-packaged sub-units may be requested by calling 1 800 STAMP-24 (1 800 782-6724): Custom Order fees will apply.
Issue Date: August 12, 2011
Issue City: Columbus, OH 43216 (APS Stamp Show) (No Ceremony)
First Day of Issue: September 3, 2009 | Washington, DC 20066
This new Eid stamp features the Arabic phrase Eid mubarak in gold calligraphy on a reddish background. Eid mubarak translates
literally as “blessed festival,” and can be paraphrased “May your religious holiday be blessed.” English text on the stamp reads “EID GREETINGS.”This new Eid stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. The new background color and calligraphy on this stamp will help customers and postal clerks distinguish the Forever stamp from the original Eid stamp, which was first issued in 2001 with gold calligraphy on a blue background.
Employing traditional methods and instruments to create this design, calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya chose a script known in Arabic as thuluth and in Turkish as sulus, describing it as “the choice script for a complex composition due to its open proportions and sense of balance.” He used homemade black ink, and his pens were crafted from seasoned reeds from the Near East and Japanese bamboo from Hawaii. The paper was specially prepared with a coating of starch and three coats of alum and egg-white varnish, then burnished with an agate stone and aged for more than a year. His black-and-white calligraphic design was then colorized by computer.
First Day of Issue: September 28, 2007 | Washington, DC 20066 Stamp Release No. 07-041
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today reissued the Eid stamp in the Holiday Celebrations series.
Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other “eid mubarak,” the phrase featured in calligraphy on the stamp, which translates as “blessed festival” or “may your religious holiday be blessed.”First issued in 2001, the stamp commemorates the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr andEid al-Fitr marks the end of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with prayers, feasting, exchanging gifts, and visiting family and friends. Signifying “The Feast of Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha occurs approximately two months and ten days after Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Adha comes at the end of the hajjae, the annual period of pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail. The stamp was developed with the help of Muslim consultants and experts in Islamic studies.
Employing traditional methods and instruments to create the stamp’s design, Arlington, VA-based calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya chose a script known in Arabic as thuluth and in Turkish assulus. He describes it as “the choice script for a complex composition due to its open proportions and sense of balance.”
Zakariya used homemade black ink, and his pens were crafted from seasoned reeds from the Middle East and from Japanese bamboo from Hawaii. The paper was specially prepared with a coating of starch and three coats of an alum-and-egg-white varnish, then burnished with an agate stone and aged for more than a year. Zakariya’s black-and-white design was then colored by computer. The colors chosen for the stamp — gold script on a blue background — evoke great works of Islamic calligraphy from the past.
US Postal Service Islamic Holiday Stamp
Eid is generic Arabic Term that means "holiday" or "festival." Islam recognizes two holidays, specifically known as Eid al-Fitar (Festival of Fast -Breaking) and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). The Arabic script on the stamp says Eid Mubarak, or "Blessed Festival." This greeting can apply to either of the two celebations.
The artwork for the stam was done by renowned Muslim American calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya of Arlington, Virginia.
The stamps were originally issued in 34-cent domestic rate, and have since been re-issued several times, most recently as a 44-cent stamp in September 2009. Despite email rumors, the stamps pre-dated the 9/11 attacks, do not "honor" terrorism, and were not issued at the behest of President Obama. Rather, the stamp is part of the Postal Services' "Holiday" stamp series, and has been issued for the past eight years.
Saudi post and National Association for Human Right lunch the first postal stamp
His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Muhammad Jammel Mula honor on 2/4/1427 in Intercontinental hotel the celebration of lunching the first postal stamp about human rights in Saudi Arabia in attendance His Excellency the president of Saudi Post and His Excellency Dr. Muhmmad Saleh Benten and His Excellency Dr. Bandr Alhajar the President of National Association for Human Right and concourse from ambassadors, diplomatists, and dignitaries from civilly society.
His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Muhammad Jammel Mula says "postal stamps are an indicator on the nation's history and society development " indicated to the issuance of the first stamp is an initiative came from Saudi Post to spread the human right concept and to document the movement in local and abroad.
His Excellency the President of National Association for human right expresses about the Association's proud by the encouraging initiation and he adds the Association appreciate this wised initiation especially it comes from important cooperation like Saudi Post which manage by faithful national cadre and which we are seeing that it lives in a positive strategic changes phase , in addition , our appreciation comes from the understanding of the Saudi Post the objective of the association work on the protection of human right in kingdom of Saudi Arabia according to the basic governing system which is taken from Quran and Sana'a .
His Excellency the President of Saudi Post clears that Saudi Post's initiation in cooperation with human right association in issuance this stamp come from the believe of Saudi Post in supporting the national efforts and to spread the human right culture and to document this history as an indicator on improvement and development measure which Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been achieving in all sectors.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal visits Washington 2006 exhibition
Washington- Asharq Alawsat
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal praise the participant Saudi post section in Washington 2006 exhibition during his visit to the exhibition.
The prince acquainted with the memorial Saudi stamps which materialize the comprehensive progress that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lives it in a positive strategic changes phase by the leadership of the Custodian of the Holy Mosques. The stamp 'not for terror' , the stamp 'human right', and the stamp 'the peace' are the most prominent Saudi stamps in the show.
Pakistan Post Office share relief efforts for the
earthquake devastation face value of the stamps are Rs.32.00
and miniature sheet surcharge value is Rs.100.00
50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
between Japan and Pakistan
This stamp was printed in Pakistan in 2002 to commemorate 5 decades of Japan-Pakistan relations.
The stamp shown here was presented to President Musharraf during his trip to Japan by the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E Junichiro Koizumi in 2002.
Society's News & Meetings
Right to left Majid Ghaznavi, Ghulam Asghar, Shafiq Ahmad, Tariq Khattak, Peshawar Stamp Society's members, March 2006
Right to left Shafiq Ahmad, Shakeel Ahmad, Ghulam Asghar, Tariq Khattak Peshawar Stamp Society's members, March 2006
Pakistan Philately Faisalabad
Pakistan Philately Faisalabad maintaining a website on Pakistan's Philately. The website consists of Catalogue of Pakistan Postage Stamps 2009 edition by Akhtar ul Islam Siddiqui. Visit : www.pakistanphilately.com
Akhtar ul Islam Siddiqui
Author Siddiqui Catalogue PPS 2009