Bahawalpur

 

Map of BahawalpurFlag of Bahawalpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of Bahawalpur was a princely state of the Punjab in what is now Pakistan, stretching along the southern bank of the Sutlej and Indus Rivers, with its capital city at Bahawalpur. The state was counted amongst the Rajputana states (now Rajastan) to the southeast. After two centuries of varying degrees of independence, the state became part of Pakistan in 1947. It was divided into three districts: Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalnagar.

 

The state was founded in 1690 by Bahadur Khan II. Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan III signed the state's first treaty with the British on 22 February 1833, guaranteeing the independence of the Nawab. Bahawalpur declared independence from British India on 15 August 1947, but joined Pakistan on 3 October 1947 and was merged into the province of West Pakistan on 14 October 1955.

 

During the period 1947 - 1949 stamps for Bahawalpur were issued. These were only valid within the state. For letters to Pakistan and abroad the stamps of Pakistan were used. From 1945 stamps were issued for official mail.

 

 

Capital:                      Bahawalpur

Government:              with Pakistan unified Kingdom

Area:                         45.911 km²

Population:                 1.341.209 (1941)

Currency:                   1 Rupee (16 Annas, 1 Anna = 12 Pie)

 

 

 

Links

 

Bahawalpur in Wikipedia.

Flag of Bahawalpur in Flags of the World.

 

 

 

Stamp catalogue

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                  10 October 1949

designer:            -

printer:               De La Rue & Co, London

perforated:         13

remark:              the stamps exist with perforation 17¾:17 and imperforated

 

1     9 PIES          UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          green, black

                          (cat. Michel 26/SG 43/Yvert 26)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

2     1 ANNA        UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          magenta, black

                          (cat. Michel 27/SG 44/Yvert 27)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

3     1½ ANNAS    UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          orange, black

                          (cat. Michel 28/SG 44/Yvert 28)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

4     2½ ANNAS    UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          blue, black

                          (cat. Michel 29/SG 44/Yvert 29)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                  10 October 1949

designer:            -

printer:               De La Rue & Co, London

perforated:         13

remark:              official stamps; overprinted with "SAKARI" in Urdu; the stamps exist with perforation

                          17¾:17 and imperforated

 

5     9 PIES          UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          green, black, overprint in red

                          (cat. Michel D 25/SG O 28/Yvert S 25)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

6     1 ANNA        UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          magenta, black, overprint in red

                          (cat. Michel D 26/SG O 29/Yvert S 26)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

7     1½ ANNAS    UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          orange, black, overprint in red

                          (cat. Michel D 27/SG O 30/Yvert S 27)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

8     2½ ANNAS    UPU emblem, text "U.P.U."

                          blue, black, overprint in red

                          (cat. Michel D 28/SG O 31/Yvert S 28)

 

Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 13)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (perforation 17¾:17)         Bahawalpur - stamp as described above (imperforated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 22 September 2008