THE MANY STAMPS DESIGNED BY M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI;
NO COMPLETE RECORD WITH US BUT STILL SOME REMNANTS.
We present designs never seen by anybody. We do know that on the instruction of Quaid e Azam and Liaquat Ali Khan, there were at least twenty designs, after 1947. We have a sketch of some of them visualized at first time. Some with complete record. Some of them were sold by Gibbons in London and bought by a collector, who took them to Dubai. The stamps designed for U.N.O were about eight/nine, the rest were sent to the United Nations. It was with them. But due to country by country line up, perhaps those were not printed at all. At least two/three still with us. U.N.O issues stamps which can be used for posting but only at U.N.O headquarters in New York. This happened after the publication of the UNICEF card “Morning Star” of M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI BY U.N.O. (We will talk about that in a separate blog).
Master artist who could do anything where designing was concerned. He did designs of a hundred and one things, including mausoleums, tombstones, houses, dresses, jewelry, gold bangles, flying kites patangs, curtains, textiles, and what not? Records of some are maintained with us, some lost with time. An intricate bangle design for his wife is still with us. All this came from a robust mind and an extensive study of world designs, through collection of books on all subjects in his personal library. His aesthetic aura worked in form of design studies. All his works are full of objects used as symbolism in life. Well done, Chughtai Sahib!