These stamps from 1947 that signify the end of an Empire and the creation of two nations.
The George VI series of Indian stamps, printed in Nashik, Maharashtra, bearing the portrait of King George, continued to be used in India and Pakistan for some months following Independence. India released its first post-Independence series of stamps on November 21, 1947 bearing an image of the tricolor and the words 'Jai Hind'. In Pakistan, as the new country worked to set up its systems, with delays in transit due to violence and lack of facilities, the George VI 'India Postage' stamps were overprinted with the name 'Pakistan'. It was in the following year, in July 1948, that the first set of Pakistan's independence series were printed and circulated.