5 May 2012

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.

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