Sierra Leone - 1968 - Intl. Human Rights Year - Self adhesive
Each denomination shows a map of Africa with a yellow map of one of the following countries respectively :
Portuguese Guinea South Africa Mozambique Rhodesia South West Africa Angola
Scott# 357-363(7) CV £ 2.05
7 strips of 6, 1 of each design (42) £17.5
Scott# C72-C78(7) CV £14.80
7 strips of 6, 1 of each design (42) £122.5
Making the complete series 84 stamps !
Portuguese Guinea Map set(follow the red arrow) :357-363,C72-C78 All countries complete series Postage&Air (84) : I guess the previous owner did not know the cv of intact strips of 6 back then, he probably had to cut them in half so they can fit in stock pages .
Bhutan issued many stamps,what were different from "normal" ones. Several series were so called "3-D stamps".These were printed on a thick paper,coated with a relief-like plastik over-coating.The stamps have a certain charm what is not obvious to detect on a scan. One must see them as originals.However as they are rather unique,they are sought after and not so cheap. As an example,here the series "mushrooms",issued Sept.28th,1973
(part I of 3) Printed on artficial silk: Thangkhas (buddhist roll-paintings),issued Sept.30th,1969. The scans do not really show the vividness of the colours of these remarkable stamps. However the glue (gum would not be appropriate) sips out under the backing paper, making the stamps difficult to store.