Saturday, June 19, 2010

2 Wonderful covers from South Africa!!

Once again, many thanks to D.Hazell for sending me another 2 wonderful covers from South Africa! The first cover was franked with a lovely minature sheet from the "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers" series, issued in 2009. South Africa is one of many countries to issue stamps to mark the International Polar Year 2007-2009. You can read more on the International Polar Year stamp issues in my earlier post.

The South African Post Office will host philatelists from around the world at the Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show being held from Oct. 27 to 31. It is the first international stamp exhibition to be hosted by South Africa since 1998.

One of the highlights of the stamp show will include a unique Court of Honour, featuring a selection of the Queen Elizabeth II collection. The queen has given personal approval for the collection to be displayed.

Here on the second cover, you can see a lovely minature sheet issued by South African post to commemorate this special event.

That's all folks! I am now going to catch the FIFA World Cup match between Ghana and Australia live from South Africa! Bye!

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