Collection: Acquire a Rare Piece of History – Framed Stamps Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan

This  framed set of Stamps and First Day Covers has a unique permanence and is an enduring record to be cherished by present and future generations

Aga Khan Golden Jubilee First Day Covers and Stamps Aga Khan Golden Jubilee First Day Covers

 Note: This exclusive collection item from Simerg is now sold out. Limited quantities of the set, similar to the one shown above, may be made available in future if Simerg is able to acquire First Day Covers and Stamps from its supplier.

In the extraordinary life of  His Highness the Aga Khan, his contributions around the world since he became the 49th Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims at the age of twenty on July 11, 1957, have been recognized, admired and cherished by numerous countries and millions of people around the world. Upon the completion of his fifty years of Imamat of the far-flung Ismaili community, a number of countries paid magnificent tribute to His Highness by issuing a variety of stamps and first day covers, during his Golden Jubilee celebrations which lasted from July 11th, 2007 until December 13th, 2008.

The Aga Khan being presented with a framed set of postage stamps by President Kikwete on August 18th 2007. The stamps were produced by Tanzania Posts Corporation  to commemorate his Golden Jubilee visit to the country.
The Aga Khan being presented with a framed set of postage stamps by President Kikwete on August 18th 2007. The stamps were produced by Tanzania Posts Corporation to commemorate his Golden Jubilee visit to the country. Photo: AKDN.org

…The enormous honour you have shown me, through the creation of a special stamp to mark this Jubilee, is something I profoundly appreciate and will always remember…Excerpt of speech by His Highness the Aga Khan in Tanzania on August 18th, 2007

These philatelic items illustrate some of the contributions of the Aga Khan and the Aga Khan Development Network in the respective countries. Simerg is delighted to offer a special and unique two-piece framed set of mint stamps and First Day Covers, thus bringing alive one of the most historical events in modern Ismaili history – the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan. This magnificent framed set of stamps and First Day Covers has a unique permanence and is  an  enduring record, for collectors and non-collectors alike, to be cherished by present and future generations.

FRAME ONE

Aga Khan Golden Jubilee First Day Covers and StampsPhoto: Copyright Simerg

Mint Stamps and First Day Covers on frame one shown above are as follows:

Top Row

 Caption (see text below, under Frame One)

Second Row

 Left to right -  Portugal, Tanzania and Kenya

Third Row

 Uganda

4th Row

 Left to right – Mozambique, a Tanzania First Day Cover, Bangladesh

5th and 6th Rows

 India, Tanzania  and second Tanzania First Day Cover

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FRAME TWO

Aga Khan Golden Jubilee First Day CoversPhoto: Copyright Simerg

First Day Covers on frame  two shown above are as follows:

Top Row

 India and Kenya

Second Row

 Bangladesh and India

Third Row

 Portugal and Mozambique

4th Row

 Uganda and Tanzania

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The details of this collection are as follows:

FRAME ONE (appx. 20″ x 27″)

The first frame consists of mint stamps from seven different countries – Portugal, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and India  – as well as two of the three Tanzanian first day covers.

The caption shown at  the top of the frame (representing  both frames)  reads as follows:

Stamps and First Day Covers Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan

 

His Highness the Aga Khan, direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, became 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at the age of 20 on July 11th, 1957 following the death of his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan. Since his youth, His Highness has guided the spiritual growth of his followers and worked tirelessly for their material welfare and progress. He has articulated that education, self-help, unity, character and generosity as well as the ethic of keeping a balance between the spiritual and temporal are the elements which keep a community vibrant and healthy and lead to enlightenment and dignity. The Aga Khan has described his mission as encompassing not only the interpretation of matters of faith, but also the economic, social, and cultural environments. This engagement, grounded in the ethics of Islam, has led to initiatives that, over the past five decades, have had a profound impact on the lives of millions. His beacon of inspiration and accomplishment in improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest, most deprived and most diverse communities has been recognized around the world. During his Golden Jubilee celebrations, which were held from July 11th, 2007 until December 13th, 2008, many countries issued commemorative Stamps and First Day Covers depicting some of the projects the Aga Khan initiated in those countries. This piece of history is now captured in a two-piece framed set of philatelic items which illustrates His Highness the Aga Khan’s commitment to the well-being and dignity of all human beings, regardless of faith, origin or gender.

FRAME TWO (appx. 20″ x 27″)

 

The second frame consists of at least one First Day Cover from each of the seven countries.  Each first day cover on this frame as well as the two on the first frame is postmarked with the date it was issued.

OTHER FEATURES

This treasured set is protected by UV coated plexi glass (to protect and prevent fading), and is mounted on silver coloured frames with a gold-tone. It is matted in black and comes ready to hang. In addition, two sturdy custom made cardboard easel stands will be included at no extra cost for those who wish to display the frames on a table or shelf.

PRICING AND ORDERING THIS LIMITED SET

Note: This set is now sold out.

The  set offer is made Canada wide, although requests from the USA may be considered. All shipments will be done via a  Courier Service (Federal Express, Purolator or UPS).

The cost of this set is Cdn$650.00 (Taxes, Packaging and  Shipping will be extra).

Payments via Paypal,  email or checks will be accepted. Simerg is Paypal verified.

Please send an email to simergbooks@aol.com for exact pricing to your destination and for details on how to reserve this set.

For US orders, please note that customs duties may be applied at delivery time. This would be the purchaser’s responsibility.

DELIVERY

Within 4 weeks of placement of order.

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES OF THE FRAMES

Please email simergbooks@aol.com to request high resolution images of the framed set. They are in JPEG format and 1.6mb plus in size, at 200dpi. Please include your full-name.

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 Please also read latest addition to the website:

Literary Reading: Part II – Worldwide Honours For Prince Karim Aga Khan Underline Impact of Ismaili Imamat’s Contribution to Humanity

And visit the What’s New page for all articles posted in this website (by date). Start of with the Home page if this is your first time here.

2 thoughts on “Collection: Acquire a Rare Piece of History – Framed Stamps Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan

  1. Nice to see it again and it relieves my philatelic thurst. So I send you all my sincere season’s greetings and pray for good health and prosperity of you all in the year 2010. Please do remember me and my kids in your prayers too.
    Allah Hafiz.

  2. Hurrah, indeed, no words to express the uniqueness of the framed set. Really enjoyed seeing and looking it at this stage of my life. I have been a collector of stamps and covers for over 45 years. I pray that more countries come forward to issue their nice postage stamps in honour of His Highness the Aga Khan.

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