Start of the sale:
MNH 2012/13 SOUTH SUDAN Special Offer! 2nd set MNH stamps BIRDS ! Oiseaux & wildlife antilopes. Lower values show birds, higher values wildlife and coat of arms. Issue was set to be released on the occasion of the First Anniversary of Independence on 9 July 2012, but actually issued only at the end of 2012 or early 2013 after much delay.
The complete set consists of 6 stamps with values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 SSP, showing birds, wildlife and the national Coat of Arms. All stamps include reference to the “First Anniversary of Independence 9 July 2012”. Details on the animals depicted on the stamps are as follows:
1 SSP : Shoe-billed Stork (Balaeniceps rex);
2 SSP : Bearded Vulture or ‘Lammergeier’ (Gypaetus barbatus);
5 SSP : Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis).
10 SSP : Nile Lechwe (Kobus megaceros), additional text on stamp: “Only Found in South Sudan”;
20 SSP : text on stamp states “White-Eared Kob Found in South Sudan in Greatest Migrating Numbers”, but the picture shows actually an Eland Antelope (Taurotragus oryx), in particular note the distinctive hump on the shoulders and hanging skin between the legs;
50 SSP : Coat of Arms including a stylized picture of the African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer). .
For more information on Postage Stamps and Postal History of South Sudan, please see Wikipedia.
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See also my other sales for South Sudan, Uganda and Bhutan.
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