Tuesday, May 12, 2009

South Africa

Yeaaah!! A map card again! A lovely one! Thanks to Gisela!
Wow, its soo blueish that it gives me a real thrill!
Apart from South Africa you can as well catch a glimpse of Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, and something else for which i need high-diopter binoculars coz i recognize letters properly.
I used to think that Johannesburg is its capital, but actually its only the largest city...while the capital is Pretoria (an executive one), then you have Bloemfontein (as a judicial capital) and Cape Town (as a legislative capital).
I guess due to the position of Lesotho and Swaziland it would be impossible to have a South Africa map card only...but then again, i cant count this card as both Swaziland and Lesotho, even though i would love to...coz i actually want a real card from there, not something 'mentioned' somewhere else...

before you get all the question marks around your head, the stamp is actually upside down...sorry if your neck hurts from bending...i just would need some help with finding info about this stamp....my effort was unsuccessful...so anyone, philately wise, any help would be appreciated...and right now the only person i can think of who is especially interested in aircraft, is Glenn...so Glenn, if you are reading this, please, help! :)


Chris Overstreet said...

The stamp is an illustration by Hein Botha of the tail of a Boeing 707 as previously used by South African Airways, and commemorates their 75th anniversary. SAA was founded in February 1934.

Ana said...

i really need to make a list of who is expertized in which area...it would be easier to know whom to turn to for help :)

thanks a lot on this one!!!

Gem from Calgary said...

Hi Ana,
Sorry, but I am just now reading your blog, and I see that you have your answer on the stamp. You say that you are way behind, well I am way way behind. Hopefully I'll catch up soon.
BYW Did you receive my email re postcards from certain ne countries?