18 September 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 92

1962, Gabon, fruits

Gabon is a small country on the west coast of Central Africa which gained independence from France in 1960. This triangular stamp of a mango is one of a series of ten fruit stamps issued in 1962. The mango tree is one of the most cultivated fruits in tropical and subtropical areas.

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  1. Love mango and am sure if I lived in Gabon would overdose on them, they are one of the more expensive fruits in the UK.

  2. Beautiful stamp - for some reason I always think triangular stamps are particularly attractive.

  3. Unusual country and shape this week!

  4. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. I climbed mango trees and fell from mango trees as a child! I have lovely memories of my maternal grandparents getting ripe mangoes for me from the tree. Both of them are gone now ... the mango trees have remained though.

  5. Lovely mango stamp!

    Alas I cannot see the links to other blog posts, nor add one (not on the web version and also not on the mobile version..).
    I was a little late, but here's my contribution to this theme (maybe you can add it so others who can see the links, can click it?),

  6. I have shown mangoes from India before. I don't remember seeing a Gabon stamp before - like the shape.