Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday Stamps II - A-Z; 'D'

Last week I showed a stamp from Cuba; this time I have a Cuban revolutionary from the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic - 1954
Jose Marti (1853-1895) became a symbol for Cuba's independence from Spain, and is referred to as the 'Apostle of Cuban Independence.' The stamp was issued to commemorate his 100th anniversary.

I had an African connection last week in Chad. Now we move to Djibouti.

French Somali Coast -1943
The Ethiopia - Djibouti railway has got through hard times. A new railway began operation in January 2017 and is a big hope for pan African trade. It uses some of the old route.

Djibouti became independent in 1977 as the Republic of Djibouti.

For more from Djibouti and other places, check out Sunday-stamps-ii-141


violet s said...

Funny how we both picked a tiny country with a silent D as a first letter!
I like the name Djibouti. And this is a pretty stamp.

Joy said...

Pretty Djibouti stamp with all the attractions of a distant shores. The train journey sounds interesting.

FinnBadger said...

I never expected to see two posts with Djibouti stamps.

♥ Willa ♥ said...

I'm curious to know how to pronounce Djibouti properly. Nice stamp :)