Sierra Leone stamps

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Flag of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a Republic in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia. The name Sierra Leone (from the Portuguese name: Serra Leão) meaning is "Lion Mountains". During the 1700s Sierra Leone was an important centre of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Like neighboring Liberia, it was founded by freed slaves, who in 1791 founded the capital, Freetown. In 1808, Freetown became a British Crown Colony, and in 1896, the interior of the country became a British Protectorate. The Crown Colony and Protectorate joined and gained independence in 1961.

From 1991 to 2000, the country suffered greatly under a devastating civil war that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population). To end the civil war, UN and British forces disarmed 17,000 militia and rebels, in the largest UN peacekeeping act of the decade. The last UN peacekeepers withdrew in December 2005, leaving full responsibility for security with domestic forces, but a new civilian UN office remains to support the government. The average life span of a Sierra Leoneian is 38 years for men and 42 years for women.

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#192

Scott: #192O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #192: Stamps on Envelopes


#369-74

#C84-9

Scott: #369-74O, #C84-9O

Issued: 1.3.1969

5th Anniversary of Free form Self Adhesive Postage Stamps

#3 Inside #369 (1C): Sierra Leone #3O

Lou wrote: Scott has changed the numbering of the “first” Sierra Leone stamp for about the fifth time!  It went from #1 to #2 to #3, and there is now a #1 again, but it is not the stamp reproduced on all the Sierra Leone SOS. Scott now lists a bright violet stamp as #1, but the reproduced stamp which I own (bought as a #2 30+ years ago), and you have a scan for (as #3), is now listed as #1a/dull violet. Neither Gibbons nor Michel agree with this order. According to the Scott editor, their color policy is to give the primary # to a major color (br violet), even tho the minor listing (dull violet), is the actual first stamp.

#311 Inside #370 (2C): Sierra Leone #311O

#220 Inside #371 (3½C): Sierra Leone #220O

#315 Inside #372 (5C): Sierra Leone #315O

#189 Inside #373 (12½C): Sierra Leone #189O

#120 Inside #374 (1L): Sierra Leone #120O

http://www.sandafayre.com/gallery/country_335_1.htm

#C54 Inside #C84 (7½C): Sierra Leone #C54O

#C71 Inside #C85 (9½C): Sierra Leone #C70O

(Pic of #c71)

#C16 Inside #C86 (20C): Sierra Leone #C16O

#C26 Inside #C87 (30C): Sierra Leone #C26O

#165 Inside #C88 (50C): Sierra Leone #165O

 Inside #C89 (2L): Sierra Leone #C7O

(#207 with “2nd Year of independence” overprint - Thanks to Lou for the scan)

 

Self-adhesive stamp revolution sweeps world

http://www.linns.com/howto/refresher/selfadhesives_20020218/refreshercourse.asp?uID=


#C135-6

Scott: #C135-6O

Issued: 1.3.1971

Provisional Revalued on #C87


#459-61

Scott: #459-61P

Issued: 19.12.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

+GBR M6 Inside #459: G.B. #6O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

#9 Inside #460: Sierra Leone #9O

#220 Inside #461: Sierra Leone #220O

#462

Scott: #462O

#119 Inside #462: Sierra Leone #119O


#653-655

Scott: #653-5O

Issued: 9.10.1984

125th Anniversary, Sierra Leone Stamps

SLE M1 Inside #653-5: Sierra Leone #2

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

#1 LJ Inside #655: G.B. #1

#656

Scott: #656O


#741-3

Scott: #741-3O

Issued: 28.11.1985

40th Anniversary, UN

#30

#59

#44

Inside #741: UN #30O

Inside #742: UN #59O

Inside #743: UN #44O

Scott: #744O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for scan

Scan not available Inside #744 (In Margin): UN #212O


Scan not available

Scott: #965O

Issued: 19.4.1988

OLYMPHILEX '88

Inside #965: Pseudo Stamp Overprint


Scott: #1136O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for scan

Issued: 17.11.1989

World Stamp Expo '89

Inside #1136 (In Margin): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1206-7O

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#1 LJ Inside #1206-8: G.B. #1

Scott: #1208O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


#1343-50

Scott: #1343-50O

Issued: 13.5.1991

Phila Nippon '91

Inside #1343-50: Pseudo Stamp

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Scott: #1351-4O


#1451

Scott: #1451O

Issued: 24.12.1991

Walt Disney Christmas Cards

Inside #1451: Stamp on envelope


#1715a

Scott: #1715aO

Issued: 18.2.1994

Hong Kong '94

 Inside #1714: Hong Kong #455O

(Thanks to Zhang for the scan)

#1084 Inside #1715: Sierra Leone #1084O


#1729

Scott: #1729a-fO

Issued: 11.7.1994

25th Anniversary, First Moon Landing

#C76 Inside #1729f: United States #C76P


2006A12006A32006A4

Scott: #2842-5O

Issued: 07.04.2006

Olympic winter games

#1146 Inside #2842: United States #1146P

#1152 Inside #2843: Canada #1152O


2006

Scott: #2847O

Issued: 27.5.2006

300th Anniversary birth of Benjamin Franklin

#300 Inside #2847: United States #300P


#2911

Scott: #2911O

Issued: 14.5.2008

2008 World Stamp Championships, Israel

Inside #2911 (In margin): Pseudo Stamp

Thanks to G.B.


 

2009A

Scott: #2936O

Issued: 10.04.2009

Chang Dai-Chien - China 2009

Inside #2936: Pseudo Stamps (logo)

Thanks to G.B.


2009

Scott: #2937O

Issued: 10.04.2009

China 2009

Inside #2937: Pseudo Stamps (logo)

Thanks to G.B.


2009b

Scott: #2938O

Issued: 16.02.2009

Summer Games - China 2009

Inside #2938: Pseudo Stamps (logo)

Thanks to G.B.


sierra leone      ss 4v 6 26 15 sierra leone    ss 1 v

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 26.06.2015

175th Anniversary Penny Black

sos gt britain 1  1840 (2) Inside #????-?: G.B. #1 [M-H]

sos gt britain 1-- L-D L-E L-F M-D M-E (2)

Inside #???? (in margin): G.B. #1 [L-D, L-E, L-F, M-D, M-E] From block of 6

Lou wrote: In the margin of the 1 v S/S, there is an incredible designer error:  on a cover, the Penny Black stamp is placed OVER the red Maltese cross cancel, and has a black frame like a stamp mount around it. The designer obviously used the Wikipedia Penny Black scan with the M-H check letters exactly as it appears on that site. 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

Weldon Padgett's Sierra Leone Stamp Site!

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/radgetters/index.html

Stamps of Sierra Leone

http://www.fixandfix.com/sierraleo.htm

The  Internet  Magazine  for 

Collectors  of  Sierra Leone  Stamps

http://www.vreug.com/Stamps/

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