Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

Category - Sight 
Subcategory - Odd Shaped Stamps   

Sierra Leone 1964 NY World Fair 64 - Land on Iron and Diamonds Odd shaped Stamps

Picture taken from the net -  Regular Mail Set released during NYWF64

Picture taken from the net - Airmail set released during NYWF64

Issue date 10 February 1964

Sierra Leone issued 7 stamps from the "Land of Iron and Diamonds." before the start of the New York World Fair in 1964. These die cut stamps were in the shape of the Geographical Map of the country. They are the Sierra Leone's First Self Adhesive Stamps, 

Scanned image from my collection with green backing paper for Regular Mail

The regular mail issues have green backing paper. The symbol at the center of the stamp is a Griffin.

Scanned image from my collection with yellow backing paper for Airmail

At the same time as the regular Sierra Leone stamps were released, seven airmail versions of the New York World's Fair stamps were issued. These self-adhesive airmail stamps have yellow backing paper and with the image of the Unisphere replacing the Griffin at the center of the stamp.

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Odd Shaped Stamps

Disclaimer - Information about the stamp issues on this page has been taken from the net and are for informational purposes only. No copyright claim is made for the above mentioned information/pictures.  The pictures have been scanned from my collection. 

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