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
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 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.
Mint Stamps and First Day Covers on frame one shown above are as follows:
Caption (see text below, under Frame One)
Left to right – Portugal, Tanzania and Kenya
Left to right – Mozambique, a Tanzania First Day Cover, Bangladesh
5th and 6th Rows
India, Tanzania and second Tanzania First Day Cover
First Day Covers on frame two shown above are as follows:
India and Kenya
Bangladesh and India
Portugal and Mozambique
Uganda and Tanzania
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.
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).
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