African Post Office appears to have devised a novel way of exploiting
collectors. I refer to the Christmas 2001 issue, the details of which
can be found at:
this idea spreads to the country which you collect what would you do?
If you collect mint would you purchase just one "blank" or
enough "blanks" to apply all possible stickers? If you
collect used would you patiently try to obtain all possible designs?
Then there is the issue of sticker orientation. And what is to
distinguish between the stickers produced by the Post Office (which
presumably have no postal value) and any other sticker?
anti SNA people, only the lack of an "N" in SA and SAPO;
separates this from our parodies of the philatelic landscape! That,
and the fact that SNA "stamps" are definitely NOT ugly!
posting represents prima facie evidence that this effort is both
needed and important!
Now, if somebody has the impression that these stamps weren't thought with us (stamp collectors) in mind, please read this, taken from the page mentioned above:
these delightful stamps are aimed at the Christmas and youth markets,
but is sure to appeal to collectors and the wider public alike."
David for this interesting information ! What a pity ! But many of our
Postal Admin seem to compete each other in 'designing' ugly stamps
(instead of giving work to great artists, like Slania) and making
money, money, money...
Note: All postings were taken from RCSD, Nov. 21 - 22, 2001
11/21/01. Revised: 01/07/06.