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Monday, July 19, 2010

3rd. SAPOA Issue of South Africa and an Important Announcement

Mr. Bruce Berry, Secretary/Treasurer, of Southern African Vexillological Associaton (SAVA) sent me the following information on the South African Souvenir sheet issued recently 
  The South African Post Office issued a special joint issue (with the postal authorities of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mauritius, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana) for the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The stamps feature a graphic design of football players in action as well as a football, the national flag of each of the issuing countries and an image of Zakumi - the official FIFA 2010 World Cup mascot. The stamps are issued on gold foil in a souvenir sheet of nine stamps. The souvenir sheet has been issued on each of the nine participating countries in their own denominations.

 The Final episode of the "Quest for a National Flag for India"

Exactly 63 years back on July 22nd.1947, the free India's National Flag was born in its current format. The Flag saw the light of day for the first time at the Fourth Session of the Constituent Assembly when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru introduced it to the honourable members of the Assembly amid patriotic emotion and unanimity.
 Watch out for the Mega commemorative issue of the "Flags and Stamps" for the final episode of  "Quest for a National Flag for India" to be published on July 22, 2010.


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