Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Three Portraits – Three Countries (RCD Anniversary 1976)

Like all previous years, the commemorative stamps issued by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey (the member countries of the RCD) issued stamps to mark the anniversary of the RCD (Regional Cooperation for Development). However, since the year coincided with the birth centenary celebrations of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, the theme for the common stamps of the three countries was the portrait of founders of their respective countries / dynasties.

The above stamps were issued by Iran. Besides Jinnah (top centre), the stamps also bore the portrait of Reza Shah Kabir (top left), the founder of Pehalvi kingdom of Iran (the kingdom finally came to an end in 1979) and Mustafa Kemal Pasha, commonly known as Ata Turk, the founder of modern Turkey.

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Seen Raza Shah figuring out after a long time.

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