King Bhumibol’s Royal State Visits — Pakistan #1164 (2012)

In recent years, there have been a number of stamps issued by other releasing entities bearing Thai topics. Most of these have been joint-issues commemorating anniversaries of diplomatic ties with Thailand. As far as I’ve found out, to date only three nations have released stamps portraying His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX — The Gambia issued two mini-sheets containing a total of nine … Continue reading King Bhumibol’s Royal State Visits — Pakistan #1164 (2012)

Pakistan #63 (1952)

Pakistan #63 (1952)

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان‎ in Urdu — Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān), is a federal parliamentary republic in South Asia on the crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 197 million people. In terms of area, it is the 33rd-largest country in the world with an area covering 340,509 square miles (881,913 square … Continue reading Pakistan #63 (1952)

Bangladesh #8 (1971)

Bangladesh #8 (1971)

The name Bangladesh was originally written as two words, Bangla Desh (বাংলাদেশ), which means “the country of Bengal”. Starting in the 1950s, Bengali nationalists used the term in political rallies in East Pakistan. The term Bangla is a major name for both the Bengal region and the Bengali language. The earliest references to the term date to the Nesari plate in 805 AD. The term gained … Continue reading Bangladesh #8 (1971)