Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sierra Leone - Odd shaped

Sierra Leone was a British colony and protectorate. In 1961 it became fully independent, remaining within the Commonwealth. It became a republic April 19, 1971.

A lovely set of odd shaped air mail stamps from Sierra Leone. Its a complete set from 1964 in the shape of the map of Sierra Leone. A whole lot of odd shapes in various shapes were issued between the years 1964 to 1971.

1964, May 11: John F Kennedy and map of Sierra Leone
Denominations of 7p, 9p, 1sh3p, 2sh6p, 3sh6p,  6sh and 11sh

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