vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

04 February 2018

Sunday Stamps II - 164

1968, Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa bordering eight other countries. The name comes from the Zambezi River which may mean 'River of God'. Before independence in 1964 it was known as Northern Rhodesia. About half the population are under 16 years of age. UNICEF is vital in helping with education, poverty, and widespread AID/HIV as well as malaria.

for the letter Z - Zambia


Heleen said...

I always love the combination blue-black-white, so love to see this stamp. Didn't know the meaning of the name until now. We learn a lot thanks to Sunday Stamps, thank you so much for hosting!

Mail Adventures said...

I've never got a any stamp from Zambia. The design is appealing.

FinnBadger said...

That is a striking stamp. A very nice A-Z, thanks for running the show as always!

Joy said...

A nice celebratory stamp.

Ana said...

there is something heartwarming about this stamp! Looking forward to the next round of the alphabet; hopefully I could participate more often this time.

Bob Scotney said...

Any children this age would be 50 years older now. Hope they are all well - great hope in this stamp.

It will be interesting to see how well the next A-Z round goes. Thanks for this one completed.