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1977 South African protea definitive stamp series

If I had to choose between commemorative and definitive stamps, then my choice would be definitive stamps. Take for example the 1977 South African Republic definitive stamp series displaying protea plants. I got hooked with these in late 1990’s. A full set issued in May 27, 1977 contains 17 different designs and values each having perf. 12½. The topic of the stamps are many faces of protea plants; appropiately the name protea comes from Greek god Proteus, who could change his shape at will. Later on (in late 1970’s and early 1980’s), many of the values (3,5,6,7,8,9,10,20,25,30,50 cents and 1 and 2R) have been reprinted in perf. 14¼:14 . In addition of different perforation, one of the key differences between original and reprints are printing methods. Whereas the originals were printed using rotogravure process, reprints are mostly done on litho presses. In addition there are sometimes very notable differences in […]

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