Commemorative se-tenant stamp set issued in 2016 for the 50th Anniversary of the campaign to save the monuments of Abu Simbel.
First Day Cover.
"Immediately after the establishment of Bangladesh's Government , the post office could not afford printing new stamps for Bangladesh. Instead, they overprinted Pakistani stamps and postal stationery with the new country name "BANGLADESH" (valid March 26, 1971 until April 30, 1973).
The overprints were in English only - see
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In the latter half of 1972, new Bangladeshi stamps were provided to post offices in the country. As a result, in 1973, Pakistani stamps, even with "BANGLADESH" overprints, became invalid throughout Bangladesh. (...)There were 14 former eastern districts plus a few others and all issued their own handstamps. I guess, that when order was restored and regular stamps were issued, they threw away the overprint devices and thus no combined record of who or where had that particular handstamp seems to exist." (www.collectingbanter.com).
The document folds into three parts and contains several black and white pictures of Abu Simbel and Philae temples with a geographical and historical description of the region. It explains why the monuments would be lost without the intervention of the UNESCO."13-paisa: Depicts the Temple of Thot on the left and an inset of three standing figures on the right. This inset is relevant to the Temple of Thot and represents Queen Nefertari (in the middle) and her maids performing some ritual.""50-paisa: Depicts a side view of the rock containing four colossal figures of Rameses II. This is generally known as the Temple of Abu Simbel. A partial view of the river Nile and its banks is also shown on the left."