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Popular Spanish West Africa Stamp

21 Nov 2018  Wed

The 4 Spanish peseta dark gray-green stamp is stepping into a lime light as it is becoming a popular collectible of the philatelists.

Spanish West Africa was created in 1946 when Spain combined former colonies that included Ifni, Cape Juby, Spanish Sahara, Rio de Oro and La Aguera into one colonial administrative unit. Collectors are attracted to Spanish West Africa.

The first stamp was a 4-peseta dark gray green stamp showing a Sahrawi man. The Sahrawi are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert. Issued in October 1949, the stamp commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union.

The stamp features the Sahrawi man in the centre with the denomination on his left. The stamp is inscribed with “UPU CORREOS” on the top and “AFRICA OCCIDENTAL ESPANOLA (Spanish West Africa)” at the bottom along with the dates ‘1874 and 1949’.

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