Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sao Tome and Principe (2007)

Date of issue: 2007
Name of issue: Centenario do escutismo (Century of Scouts)
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 1/54

I always thought this series was cinderella, I found it highly suspicious, based primarly on the horrible quality of the art work and the  poor quality of the "deluxe" version. But I was wrong, apparently there is a catalogue number assigned to these stamps. This series is also available as imperforated.

Michel #: 3019
Yvert #: 2221
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae & Oxyopidae

Souvenir sheet:

This is the deluxe imperforated version... that looks like it could have been printed in someone's basement! You have to feel the paper in your hand to get the full picture of how cheap this series feel. There is also another somewhat "super deluxe" version, but it is a little too much money for my budget!

Michel #: ?
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae & Oxyopidae

This is another deluxe sheet that came out later on


Second souvenir sheet of this series with a spider:

Michel #: ?
order: Araneae
family: Theraphosidae (?)

Crop from sheet:

Other stamps of this series and other deluxe sheets:

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