Letter : From Wanted a collection of rare stamps

Business Letter
Wanted a collection of rare stamps. Reply Pakistan Times No.110 A. Reply to this advertisement giving an idea of the stamps you have for sale.
Bashir Ahmed
March 31, 2014
The Advertiser,
P.T. Box No. 110 A,
C/o The Pakistan, Time press,
Dear Sir,
With reference to your advertisement in the columns of the Pakistan Times of date, desiring to buy a collection of rare stamps, I am glad to inform you that I wish to dispose of large collection of stamps. The stamps, numbering over 2,000 are stuck in four large, beautiful-bound album.
I inherited these stamps from my late grandfather who was one of the earliest philatelists in the country. He died almost 10 years ago and since his death I have been trying to keep the collection up to date. The oldest stamps are of the eighteen-seventies and the latest one is hardly a month old. Besides, there is a large variety of first-day covers. Most of the local ones of these were received through the post, address to my grandfather, my father, or me. Those from abroad were received by some other philatelist’s from whom they were bought, or who exchanged them with some of my grandfather’s collection.
The stamps commemorate almost all the major events that have taken place in any Asian country for the past seventy-five years or so, but a fairly large number of them also come from Europe, North and South America, and the West Indies. The oldest Australia or African stamps with me are only 25 years old. There are stamps issued Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Federation of Malaya, India, Pakistan, and Kenya, Stamps commemorating revolutions in a score of countries, and stamps honoring the coronations of a large number of kings and rulers in the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. One of the stamps is post-marked, “Warsaw, 1st September, 2014, the first day of World War II.
These are only some of the salient features of my collection of stamps. The real picture will be clear to you, only when you have personally inspected them. So please drop in at the above address, any day, between the hours, of 6 p.m. and 9. P.m.
Yours faithfully,
Jamal Hassan,

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