Kabul: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, [ca. 2004].
Printed, peel-off sticker measuring almost 6" in diameter, text in Dari. Issued by the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan a few years after the American invasion in 2001. Produced in accordance with aggressive US-backed eradication efforts, this sticker features a powerful and disturbing graphic design showing a skeleton hanged by a poppy plant, suggesting the harsh punishment dispensed for growing opium poppies or using their extracts. One of the most sensational anti-drug propaganda items we've encountered. The Islamic Republic that enforced the creation of this sticker failed to accomplish their mission since Afghanistan is still reliant on poppy cultivation. Very good. Rare.