vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

06 September 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 38

1976 surcharge

in 1976 the pula replaced the South African rand at par as official currency. This stamp for 1c (cent) has a 1t (thebe) overprint surcharge.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and found in many parts of eastern Botswana.

a popular gemstone for rocks, gems, minerals


Bob Scotney said...

There is an amethyst in the New Zealand set I've featured but I have still to find the stamp invoved. It's not as impressive as this one from Botswana.

Mail Adventures said...

I'm not sure if my choice of "standing stones" fits in this topic. I have added it anyway.

The colours of this stamp are special.

Joy said...

Such a pretty coloured gemstone.

viridian said...

Great stamp, and a favorite theme of mine!!!