Monday, February 25, 2013

1961 Colombo Plan 10th Anniversary

The Colombo Plan was an Asian economic development scheme conceived in 1950 at the British Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Colombo, Ceylon and launched on July 1, 1951. Membership included nations within South and Southeast Asia such as the Philippines  and countries outside the region such as Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Aid consisted of financial assistance for national development projects , technical assistance and the provision of technical equipment.

On October 8, 1961, The Bureau of Posts issued a set of stamps printed by the Dutch firm Enschede to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan.

First Day of Issue Cancellation

The emblem of the Colombo Plan was included in the first day of issue cancellation.

First Day Covers

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