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Universal Postal Union: 3,500-Franc (700-Ariary) Postage Stamp
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Languages: Malagasy and French
Dimensions: 51mm x 37mm x 1mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 3546
Shelving Location: Collectibles: Postage Stamps
Estimated Value: £0.50
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Universal Postal Union: 3,500-Franc (700-Ariary) Postage Stamp

Unpublished (2000).
Postage Stamp

A commemorative stamp depicting various means of delivering mail in extreme conditions – including balloon mail (during the 1870 Siege of Paris), boules de moulins (welded zinc mail cannisters used during the same seige), and the postmarking of a letter on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 – marking the 125th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. It was issued on 20 January 2000 and has a face value of 3,500 francs (700 ariary). The stamp is cancelled with a postmark that is indistinct.

Text from the stamp

Repoblikan'I Madagasikara
Paositra 1999
3500FMG
700 Ariary
1874-1999: 125eme anniversaire de l'UPU
Ballons mont├ęs, siege de Paris (1870)
Obliteration d'une lettre sur la lune
Boule de moulin
Apollo 15

Notes

  • Michel catalogue code: MG 2398
  • Yvert et Tellier catalogue code: MG 1788

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Acknowledgement

This item was kindly donated to the Madagascar Library collection by Steve & Glen Austin.
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