Inspired by the colours of Saidi turban or more commonly known as the mussar, the stamps are coloured in yellow, blue, lilac, purple and red - colours exclusively used by the Royal Family.
One of the stamps depicts His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said wearing the Saidi turban. The other one has number 48 on it.
Dr Abdullah bin Nasser al Harasi, chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and TV, said, “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Oman Post on such an important initiative that features the work of Omani artists. These stamps will be archived in history as a tribute to Oman and its people on the occasion of the 48th National Day.”
Abdulmalik al Balushi, CEO, Oman Post, said, “Stamps display our heritage, our traditions, and our culture to the world. These new commemorative stamps are an illustration of 48 years of prosperity under His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s leadership.
“Moreover, this is a reflection of our Omani pride and a tribute to a country that is loved by all.”
He added, “Throughout history, postage stamps have been an integral component of postal services around the world. A universal image that evokes wonder and awe, stamps are more than just a payment of postage but a symbol.
“These stamps will ignite people’s curiosity about the Sultanate of Oman and what it has to offer.”