On Dec. 20, 1989, The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen issued its last stamp featuring Coffee Plants of the Country.
Yemen lies on the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. For much of the latter half of the 20th century, Yemen was divided into two countries: the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) and the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen). South Yemenis are mostly Sunni Muslims, while North Yemenis are mostly Shiite Muslims.
In 1990, the two countries merged, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen became a dead country for stamp collectors. Though the Postal Union was formed, it did not last long with fighting breaking out again in 1994.
During the last few days of the year 1989, The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen issued a 300 fils stamp which commemorated the coffee plantation of the country. It also commemorates the centenary of the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The stamp is of interest to United Nations collectors and coffee topical collectors, in addition to collectors of Yemen.
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