Bahrain Post issues stamps to mark 60 years
Manama, February 24, 2013
Bahrain Post, part of the Ministry of Transportation, has issued commemorative stamps to mark the 60th Anniversary since the first Bahraini stamp was issued in 1953.
The first issue of the stamp was crowned with the portrait of the late Amir Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on February 15, 1953, and marked a new era in postal services and postage stamps in particular, a statement from Bahrain Post said.
In addition to being a means to collect fees on various postal services, the issuing of postage stamps also played an important role in depicting social and economic development as well as portraying the surrounding environment, culture, and heritage.
It also served as an effective tool for recording and documenting regional and international historical events, the statement said.
The stamp is available as a first day cover and a souvenir sheet at 500 fils ($1.30) each, which is crowned with the portrait of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and comes in a 200 fils denomination and is available in all Bahrain Post branches. – TradeArabia News Service