The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela

The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela
By Marios Ioannou
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Nelson Mandela may have been South Africa’s hero but such was his appeal as a man of peace, the whole world embraced him as a role model for all future leaders.

While it is common for a country to honour its great figures by putting their images on postage stamps, it is rare that a country will bestow this honour to people of other nations. Nelson Mandela is one notable exception; countries in Africa and beyond had already printed stamps long before his death on Thursday.

South Africa

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo



Solomon Islands


“The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all.”


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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