African Post Office joins in 90th celebrations with
special limited edition
July 15, 2008 –
Nelson Mandela today officially received from the South
African Post Office a new stamp series celebrating his
90th birthday. The limited edition of two new stamps was
available at all post offices throughout South Africa.
The R2.05 postage stamp featuring a photograph of Mr.
Mandela taken by photographer Halden Krog will be used
for domestic mail and the R4.09 stamp featuring a
painting of Mr. Mandela by Cyril Coetzee is for
international postage. Speaking at the launch at Nelson
Mandela House in Johannesburg, Mr. Mandela, who was
greeted with a rousing version of Happy Birthday as he
entered the room, was presented with a framed set of the
first-day covers. They have all been sold out and very
Contact us to get your set.