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South Africa Issued Stamp on Suzman

South African has issued a stamp to commemorate birth anniversary of Suzman, who died on New Year’s Day in 2009 aged 91, would have turned 100 on November 7. She earned a special place in South Africa’s history for her … Continue reading

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Namibia Issued Stamp on 500 Years of Reformation

The three Lutheran churches in Namibia will be commemorating 500 years of Reformation which is internationally celebrated on 14 May in Windhoek. A total of 3,300 first day covers, 20,000 single stamp souvenir sheets and 15,000 post cards were issued.A … Continue reading

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Elephants in Botswana Stamp Issue

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Tribute to Zambia’s Stamp Collector Kamal Patel

By Gethsemane Mwizabi Kamal Mohanbhai Patel who died recently in Chililabombwe’s Konkola Mine Hospital was perhaps Zambia’s sole passionate stamp collector.A man with a sweet and phlegmatic personality, Kamal had a knack for detail. Nobody gathered postage stamps quite the … Continue reading

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Ghana and Greneda Issued Stamps on President and Pope

President of  Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona was presented with a framed copy of two sets of postage stamps respectively from Ghana and Grenada, each commemorative set featuring His Excellency with Pope Francis the latter playing the steelpan. The presentation … Continue reading

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South Africa will Issue Stamps on World War I Centenary

To commemorate this major historical event and South Africa’s role in it, the South African Post office will issue a set of six se-tenant stamps and one commemorative envelope  on 8th September 2014 featuring artwork by Hein Botha.South Africa entered … Continue reading

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South Africa Issued Stamp on Ukuthunga – Original Embroidery

The panel on the commemorative envelope depicts a black rhino (Bhejane in isiZulu) pregnant with new life. She is browsing in an enchanted forest where all the elements are brought together – the sun, a rainbow, stars and flowering indigenous … Continue reading

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Stamps Celebrate Cape Town as the World Design Capital 2014

The South Africa  Post Office is celebrating Cape Town being the first city in Africa and the Global South to be given the title of World Design Capital by rolling out a series of limited edition stamps. “We are proud to … Continue reading

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South Africa Issued Special Stamp to Honour Madiba

South Africa issued a black-and-white commemorative stamp on 11 February 2014 to celebrate the life and legacy of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who died last year. The portrait of the father of South African democracy was taken a few years … Continue reading

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Algeria Issued Stamp on 50th Anniversary of First Stamp

Algeria issued a stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the issue of the first Algerian stamp issued on the 1st of November 1962, in order to celebrate the national sovereignty. The new stamp features the Algerian flag and the … Continue reading

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