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Laos Post Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of October Revolution

07 Mar 2019  Thu

Laos Post issued a set of 6 stamps with three primary designs on 25th October 1977 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

Laos a small country south to Burma became a French protectorate until 1945 and gained full independence as a constitutional monarchy in the year 1954. After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao movement came to power and in the year 1975 coinciding with the 60th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

The set of nine stamps issued on the occasion comprised of three main themes. 5 and 60 kip stamps depict Soviet Astronauts and spacecraft. The 20 and 50 Kip stamps depict Lenin speaking on Red Square, Russia and 100 and 250 Kip stamps feature Russian and Laotian presidential palaces.

The stamps are inscribed with the names of countries in both French and Laotian with the denomination values in Laotian. Image Courtesy: https://colnect.com

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