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SOUTH SUDAN Special Offer! MNH 2011 1st set 1 SSP National Flag and 3.5 SSP Dr. John Garang, & 2012/13 2nd set BIRDS/wildlife & 2020 Covid-19 set stamps & souvenir sheet
Details 2012/13 2nd set MNH stamps Birds/wildlife. 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).
Detials 2020 Covid set: On 21 July 2020 South Sudan released a new stamp issue commemorating the health workers assisting in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The new stamp series titled "Struggle against Covid-19 Pandemic: Tribute to healthcare personnel" is a joint issue based on a common design depicting a medical crew surrounding planet Earth as a protective layer. The whole form suggests the coronavirus shape. The South Sudan issue was designed by the South Sudan Stamp Committee under the chairmanship of the South Sudan designer Mr. Stanislaus Tombe Felix, using some design features of the joint African postal services issue. The set has six face values: 50, 100, 200, 300, 500 and 1000 SSP. A souvenir sheetlets and FDCs also exist. Included in this sale are both the 6 values postage stamp set and the souvenir sheet.
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