Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sierra Leone Rudy Tribute

Sierra Leone.... despite being a country the size of South Carolina is considered a trend-setter in the design of postage stamps. The notables honored on their stamps include Alexander Pushkin, Antoni Gaudi, Frida Kahlo, Thomas Edison, Lincoln and Nina Simone. And... Rudolph Valentino with a nod to Natacha Rambova. It is not so difficult to find sheets of these stamps still for sale on E-Bay. How quizzical that a country, which at the time was embroiled in a bloody civil war and with 70% of their population still living in poverty... would be renown among the world's philatelists.