Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Theme Specific Stamps - Nelson Mandela

The name of Nelson Mandela will go down in history for he is a living legend which stood against the apartheid rule and finally won over independence for his native country South Africa. He spent 27 long years of his youth in most notorious prisons of South Africa, was tortured, put in solitary confinement and made to do hard labour like criminals. But his determination never waned and everyday he started his life in slavery with a renewed resolve to rid his fellow countrymen from the yoke of slavery one day.

That big day did come in his life and he stood tall above his previous masters with no vengeance, but with humility and love for everyone that lives in South Africa. 

While he was honoured and crowned with many laurels and awards, including the 1993 Nobel Prize fro Peae, which he shared with Frederik Willem de Klerk, many countries have issued commemorative stamps bearing his portrait to salute his efforts for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa. Herein under are some of these stamps:

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