#2: Mist in Shogran Forest; Kaghan Valley; Pakistan

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Here I have another lovely postcard to share with you. A misty postcard from Pakistan featuring the beautiful pine forests of Shogran in Kaghan Valley. Shogran is one of the most beautiful tourist attraction in Pakistan in general and Kaghan Valley in particular. Located at the daunting height of 2,362 meters (or around 7,000 feet) above mean sea level. From Kiwai, you have to travel on a 7 km long steep road climbing towards the sky to reach the magnificent plateau of Shogran. The plateau offers mind-boggling views in all directions. Shogran literally means “Forest In The Sky”. The road further leads to the summer settlements of Paya and Siri.


#3: Winter Scene in Shogran; Kaghan Valley; Pakistan

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Another nice postcard from the “Forest in the Sky” – Shogran. It feels nice to see such a postcard in summers only. The postcard says that it is a winter scene in Shogran where as I am sure that it is nothing but an “Early Summer” view of the hotel in Shogran. It is almost inaccessible in winters due to heavy snow fall and strong winds.


Pakistan #1: Siri Lake, Kaghan Valley

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View cards from Ukraine with Churches

Hi Ronny
You can see these3 view cards from Ukraine with your christianity theme. I have a total of 5 such cards including these three.


Pakistan Triangular Stamps 2009: National Year of Environment

Here isthe latest issue by Pakistan Post Officein 2009. The set of4 triangular stamps has been issued on the occasion of "National Year of Environment 2009". The 4 beautiful Pakistani stamps feature the following:-
  • Chukar (Bird)
  • Markhor (Animal)
  • Deodar (Tree)
  • Jasmine (Flower)
Anyone interested in swapping? Contact me with your requirement and offer???


Beautiful FDC from Pakistan - Available for SWAP

I have two of these covers  with Rose stamp available for swapping with you. I will definitely give one to Mr Laszlo Kallai from Bucharest, Romania as he is an avid rose stamps/FDCs collector and has a beautiful website with a huge collection of RoseStamps (See "My Favorite Blogs" to find his blog from Romania).

A beautiful FDC featuring a combined issue of Pakistan and Romania. Longlive Pakistan-Romania Friendship. The covers feature the portraits of Great Pakistani National Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Romanian poet Mihail Eminescu. One cover isavailable for swap only.

Another Pakistan FDC featuring Olympics stamps issued for XXVIII Athens Olympics 2004. Only one cover is available which will be given in return to another nice FDC with Olympics theme with complete set of stamps. 

The FDC issued by Pakistan at the eve of Centenary Celebration of Catholic Cathedral Church in Lahore, Pakistan. 1 FDC is available because 1 copy is already reserved for Mr Ronny from Malaysia. :)


FDC#2 from Pakistan: Centenary Celebration of Catholic Cathedral Church; Lahore; Pakistan in 2007

Today I am here to share with you a wonderful FDC featuring a very nice and historical stamp issued on the occasion of the Centenary Celebration of Catholic Cathedral Church in Lahore, Pakistan. The Catholic Cathedral Church in Lahore has a rich history to offer. This magnificent edifice was constructed by the Belgian Capuchins in a prominent place in the heart of the city and consecrated on 19th November 1907 as the mother Church of the diocese of Lahore. It replaced the historic old Pro-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception built in 1861 near the famous Anarkali bazaar, outside the Old City.

The stamp was of Rs 5 denomination and was issued on 19th November 2007. I have a couple of such covers available for swap if anyone is interested. I can swap it for FDCs depicting themes like Olympics, Football, etc.


Pakistan Stamps featuring Aquarium Fishes issued on Universal Postal Union Day 2004

Here I have for you one of the most beautiful stamp sheet from Pakistan.

The sheet was issued on the eve of National Philatelic Exhibition Lahore 2004 which was held on Universal Postal Day 2004. The set of Aquarium Fishes consists of 5 different types of fishes. These include the following:-

  • Yellow Dwarf Cichlid
  • Striped Gourami
  • Tiger Barb
  • Neon Tetra
  • Black Widow
Aren't they beautiful?
The stamps in the sheet are also staggered in each row. You are welcome to post your comments about this beautiful piece of philatelic art.
Best Regards