- MNH; 2 SSP of the 2nd set of the Republic of South Sudan planned 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. Only the lowest values were released initially to the public. The 20 and 50 SSP values became only available early 2013. This sale concerns the 2 SSP only. All stamps include reference to the “First Anniversary of Independence 9 July 2012”. Details on the bird depicted on the 2 SSP stamp : Bearded Vulture or ‘Lammergeier' (Gypaetus barbatus); note, however, the typo on the stamp which reads ´Lammengeier´ with an ´n´ instead of an ´r´;
For more information on Postage Stamps and Postal History of South Sudan see the Wikipedia entry on this topic.
Visit also the Facebook page of the group "South Sudan Stamp Collectors".
From 29 May till 31 August items will be forwarded from the Netherlands.