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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Such a pretty coloured gemstone.

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