Sao Tome and Principe’s Indian Goddess Durga Stamp

22 Oct 2020  Thu

On 21 May 2015, Sao Tome and Principe Post a special odd shaped Miniature sheet with a round stamp. Sao Tome and Principe is a Portuguese speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

A small Indian community lived in Sao Tome and Principe while the country was a Portuguese colony. The community moved to other countries following the Indian annexation of Goa and fall of Portuguese India in 1961. Today, there are a few Indians working in the food sector in STP. Indian traders based in neighbouring African nations often visit STP to conduct trade.

Sao Tome and Principe issued a limited edition collectors' stamp to commemorate the Hindu festivals of Navratri and Durga Puja on 15 October 2015. The stamp depicts Hindu goddess Durga sitting atop a tiger and includes special features such as a velvet effect and Swarovski crystals.

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