large almond / 巨大アーモンド切手

October 28, 2013

1970Sierra Leone002
1970Sierra Leone001

1970 Sierra Leone

Another set of stamps with unusual shape – they are big, L= 4.4 cm and W= 3.2 cm.  They are embossed, as the paper is thicker for self-adhesive type and the back-up layer gives a good impression during the pressing, I guess.  They have strong visual impact.

When these unique stamps were made, Sierra Leone was in short time peace, between political disputes.

アフリカ西部の小さな国シエラレオネから、縦が4.4センチある大きな切手です。シール式の利点をすべて使ってみました、というサンプルのよう。形ももちろん、紙が厚くて台紙もあるからアーモンドのシワと文字のエンボス加工もしやすかったと思われます。この切手が貼られた手紙はとても目立つだろうなぁ。

政治的紛争でずいぶん大変だった国だけれど、つかの間の平和時にこんな切手が試されたのですね。

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