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formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in
more about the history of
Scott: #192-4O, #C32-3O
50th Anniversary, First Somalian Stamps
2nd Int'l. Congress of Somali Studies
Lou wrote: The reason it is not on the site is that it is not a real stamp. it was/is a spurious issue from one of several European printers who still create very pretty unauthorized designs as purported issues for various countries, catering to gullible topical collectors. I wrote about this issue in the April 2005 SOS Signal (see attached). I still do not consider this a "Cinderella" issue, as most "Cinderellas" were not produced to defraud the buyer or hurt legitimate stamp issuers. But I fiinally did buy the s/s for $2.00, and over the years since, I have added some other spurious SoS "issues" into a little mini-collection, some because of an interesting design and some for their humorous errors like the one depicting the wrong Rowland Hill.