Sunday, 9 February 2020

Sunday Stamps - Country: - Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Irag

What do Brunei, Equatorial Guinea and Iraq have in common?

Well I only have one or two stamps from each and I have never posted any of them before.

My two stamps from Brunei depict the same man - 

Brunei - 1 March 1952
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III was the 28th Sultan of Brunei. Brunei was a British Protectorate from 1888 to 1984. He was their first Minister of Defence after Brunei's independence. He died in 1986.

I also have two stamps from Equatorial Guinea. The first commemorates the 1972 Olympic Games held in Munich, depicting a diver.

Equatorial Guinea - 17 August 1972
The starling on the second stamp seems much larger tha those we see in our garden most days of the week.

Equatorial Guinea - 12 November 1976
This is from a series of North American birds and Protection of Nature.

The third National Census of Iraq was held in 1965 when the recorded population exceeded 8 million.

Iraq - 29 November 1965
To see what countries others have chosen just visit the links at Sunday Stamps


Mail Adventures said...

I like to see these little pieces of history from distant countries.

FinnBadger said...

These are amazing, Bob. Thanks for sharing them with us today.

violet s said...

I hope that diver brings his arms together soon before he reaches the water!
I had to have a look at Iraq's current population and was surprised to see it listed at around 39 million! And there will be another census this year - maybe a new stamp to go with it?

Joy said...

A little snapshot of history in the Iraq stamp I did a double take on the population back then.