To commemorate the 137th Birth Anniversary of Allama Iqbal, National Poet of Pakistan, Pakistan Philatelic Association organised three-day stamps exhibition named “PAKPHILEX 2014” from 07 to 09 Nov 2014 at Punjab Institute of Language and Art& Culture(PILAC),near Qadaffi Cricket Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
Pakistan Post issued three Post Marks
Nov 7 – Youth Day
Nov 8 -Thematics Day
Nov 9 – Iqbal Day
A Souvenir Cover issued with Thematics Day postmark on 08 Nov 2014 is listed. It features Iqbal and monuments of Lahore.
First Day Cover Pakistan – Restoration of Murree GPO
Murree is a hill station of Pakistan located in Rawalpindi district at an elevation of 2291m. The Murree GPO was built by British in 1867 and is located at The Mall. Post-1970 it was renovated in the name of modernisation. In 2014 it was decided to restore it to 1910 heritage form. A stamp was issued to mark this on 04 Nov 2015. A FDC is listed.
Guernsey issued a miniature sheet on 20 Feb 2013 on Sark’s Gold Postbox. Sark is an Island in the Channel Islands in Southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.It forms part of Bailiwick of Guernsey.
In 1980, Guernsey Post Office Post Box at Sark was painted blue, 11 years after the Company became independent from British Post Office. The Royal Mail has been celebrating every British Olympics Gold Medal by painting a postbox Golden in the Olympians hometown.
Carl Hester, Laura Becktolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin won the Team Dressage Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. To commemorate this achievement the Sark Postbox was painted Gold in honour of Carl Chester who was born in Sark on 29 June 1967. Hester won the Gold Medal riding Uthopia.
In the New Years honours list of 2013, Carl Chester was appointed as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MDE) for his contribution to Equestrian sports.
Carl Hester won a Silver Medal representing the United Kingdom in Team Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Special Covers on Madras Day- 367th Madras Day – 2006
Madras Day – The Founding day of Madras is considered as 22 Aug 1639.It was on this day that a piece of land (where Fort St George stands today) was transacted by East India Company. The deal took place between Francis Day, his ‘dubash” Beri Thimmappa and their superior Andrew Cogan with the local Nayak rulers.
In 2005 three people – S Muthiah ,Sashi Nair and Vincent D’Souza joined together to celebrate 22 Aug every year as Madras Day . Three others joined this idea later and now it is celebrated as Madras Week.
Special Covers on Madras Day – A Special Cover was released on 22 Aug 2006 to celebrate 367th Madras Day. The Cover features Chennai GPO.