Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday Stamps II; A-Z 'E'

Last week we were on the Djibouti-Ethiopia railway. This week it's Ethiopia itself.

Ethiopia - 26 July 1968
The stamp shows the Rastafarian Haile Selassie and commemorates the Ethiopian struggle for freedom. Selassie had become the countries emperor and led the country for many years.

My second stamp is also from an African country well know for the pyramids, but this stamp is catalogued on Stamp World as depicting Historical Art & Stone Carving.

Egypt - 1 March 1993
For other stamps this week check out the links at Sunday-stamps-!!-142.


5 comments:

Joy said...

I don't have any Ethiopian stamps, interesting to see one. Good to see King Tut too.

FinnBadger said...

Great stamps. The view of the head dress on the Egyptian stamp is unusual - makes for a striking stamp.

VioletSky said...

Ethiopia is a country that I don't have!
The helmet is interesting to see.

Jo said...

Great stamps Bob. I loved the Egyptian headddress too I wonder if it was actually gold?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - interesting to see the two stamps you've found in your collection - and the subjects chosen by the country to be represented - cheers Hilary