Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Venda: Airmail labels

Here is very interesting label from small, now non existing country. I think the label should be quite uncommon as the country existed for a short time.

Venda was a bantustan in northern South Africa, now part of Limpopo province. It was founded as a homeland for the Venda people, speakers of the Venda language. It bordered modern Zimbabwe and South Africa, and is now part of Limpopo in South Africa.
It was declared self-governing on 1 February 1973.On 13 September 1979, it was declared independent by the South African government and its residents lost their South African citizenship.Venda was re-absorbed into South Africa on 27 April 1994. (Wikipedia)

Year:approx.1985, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - VND-A-1, rouletted  H, V strips of 10,
violet-grey-blue, 2**

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