Khyber Pass, Pakistan postage, straight line, 5 Paisa, blue, stamp 1961-1962

country: Pakistan postage
topic: Khyber Pass
theme: landscape
type of stamp: postal stamp
color: blue
year: 1961-1962
postal value: 5 Paisa
designer: ?

More from the same series:
Khyber Pass, 5 Paisa, blue
Shalimar Garden, 10 Paisa, brown
Shalimar Garden, 50 Paisa, green
Shalimar Garden, 13 Paisa, purple

The definitive series depicting Khyber Pass and Shalimar Garden, was twice produced during 1961-1962. But the postal authorities were not satisfied with the shape of Bengali inscription denoting Pakistan. The inscription was redrawn in new style and all paisa values were printed with Pakistan in Bengali accordingly altered. Distinction of the new font is a straight line over all the letters resembling Pakistan which also connects the letters with each other. These stamps remained in use till 1970's.

The Khyber Pass, has an altitude of 1,070 m or 3,510 ft. It's a mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Pass was an integral part of the ancient Silk Road and throughout history, it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location. The summit of the Khyber Pass is 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) inside Pakistan at Landi Kotal and it cuts through the northeastern part of the Safed Koh mountains which themselves are a far southeastern extension of the Hindu Kush range. (source: Wikipedia, read more about the Kyber Pass on Wikipedia)

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