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Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

July 17, 2021

Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps was my first long dive into stamps from Pakistan. I wandered through 14 years worth of philately to get a better feel for them. It’s interesting how much you miss when you get caught up in your own collecting bubble. 

Unfortunately, the images aren’t as crisp as I normally like to present. I pulled them off info sheets Pakistan Post issues for each stamp. The  releases are a bit quirky but chock-a-block full of information about the stamps and the topic. All the releases dating to 2006 can be found  here: Pakistan Post/Stamps-2019 (pakpost.gov.pk. They offer a bit of insight into the reason for the design and background. The June Insulin stamp, for instance, ties  the discovery of insulin to the present day COVID crisis:

We are living in extraordinarily difficult times in which people with diabetes are facing an additional major heath threat. Regretfully, we have seen that people living with diabetes can be more susceptible to the worst complications to COVID-19. The evidence suggests fatalities are markedly higher among people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes. The current situation may lead to an increase in diabetes complications over the coming years. Moreover, we should worry that the legacy of the pandemic will see resources and attention focused on infectious diseases to the detriment of all non-communicable diseases, including diabetes.  Pakistan Post news release 2021-04

The newsletter for the World Environment day is more detailed. It lays out an extensive list of green initiatives undertaken by the Pakistan government. These aren’t the usual releases. Whoever created them, gives collectors a lot of background information on the issues. This makes them collectable in their own right and an excellent companion piece to each stamp. Kudos to Pakistan Post. 

Postmarks & Graphic Covers

Only one FDC has been released as of July, so if you are a cancel collector, Pakistan is slim pickings. They do issue a graphic cover for each stamp. Ideally, you can get a cover stamped the day it was released. That is as close to a FDC as you’ll get. 

Corrections

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Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps for April

10 Years Of Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi (2011-2021)

10 Years Of Karnal Sher Khan Cadit College Swabi (2011-2021) 

 10 Years Of Karnal Sher Khan Cadit College Swabi (2011-2021) Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps

10 Years Of Karnal Sher Khan Cadit College Swabi (2011-2021)

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 18

No designer listed

Release date: April 4, 2021


 

Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps for May

 17th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Pakistan and China  

Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps 17th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Pakistan and China

 Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps 17th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Pakistan and China

2 stamps, graphic cover, sheet of 18

Stamps:

  • Gwadar Port, a deep sea port located in the western province of Baluchistan. 
  • Zhuhai Port, is a major port in the Guangdong Province

See the Chinese stamp commemorating this anniversary 中国邮政 Chinese 2021 stamps | Bitter Grounds Magazine. Skip down to May.

Designer: Mughiz Khan

Release date: May 21, 2021


 

Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps for June

World Environment Day Pakistan 

World Environment Day Pakistan 

 World Environment Day Pakistan Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, graphic cover, sheet of 15

Designer:  Faizi Ameer

Release date: June 05, 2021


 

100th Anniversary of Insulin Discovery (1921-2021)

100th Anniversary of Insulin Discovery Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps

100th Anniversary of Insulin Discovery Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, graphic cover, sheet of 15

Designer: Liaquat Ali

Release date: June 24, 2021


 

July

State Bank of Pakistan Museum
“A Decade of Serving Heritage” (2011-2021)

 Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps State Bank of Pakistan Museum "A Decade of Serving Heritage" (2011-2021)

Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps State Bank of Pakistan Museum "A Decade of Serving Heritage" (2011-2021)

1 stamp, graphic cover, sheet of 15

Designer: Adil Salahuddin

Release date: July 1, 2021


 

100 Years of Excellence NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (1921-2021)

100 Years of Excellence NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (1921-2021)

1 stamp

Release date: Aug. 1, 2021


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