31 May 2012

Nubian Monuments - Monaco FDC

A beautiful First Day Cover issued in Monaco on 24 October 1995.

19 May 2012

Nubian Monuments - Monaco

A set of two stamps issued in Monaco in 1995 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO.

5 May 2012

Nubian Monuments - Egypt

 An aerogramme.
The pre-printed stamp shows the Small Temple of Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.

And now for something completely different...

A front view of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel on a ticket from the New York World's Fair 1964-65 (UAR Pavillion).

Nubian Monuments - Netherlands

A nice personalised stamp/vignette from the Netherlands.  It shows the Great Temple at Abu Temple.

And now for something completely different...

 The Great and Small Temples of Abu Simbel on an Egyptian £1 note.

Nubian Monuments - Liberia

Another long-anticipated arrival!  It's not the beautiful Souvenir Sheet which is still eluding me but it is a very nice find.

This is a mint $2 stamp, issued in Liberia in 1997, depicting the colossal statues of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel.
The text at the bottom of the stamp reads "Monument of Nubia at Abu Simbel (Egypt)".  The text on the right-hand side reads "50th Anniversary of UNESCO".
In all, a series of 24 stamps and souvenir sheets of various denominations and showing many international treasures were issued for the occasion.

UNESCO Campaign - Dahomey

It's finally here!  I have been looking for this FDC for ages and it was well worth the wait! 

It was issued on 09 March 1964, in Cotonou, in the Republic of Dahomey which existed from 1960 - following independence from being a French colony - until 1975 when it became the People's Republic of Benin.   Cotonou is still Benin's largest city today.