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Cheryl Nov 2 2005 10:40 PM

Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
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In 1996, Sierra Leone issued a stamp honoring The Dolphins of Pern as part of their "Fantasies of the Sea" series of stamps. The stamp cost 1500 Le (which currently converts to US$ 0.64).

As best I can determine from online searches, this is the only stamp honoring Anne McCaffrey and/or any of her works, making it a rather unique collectible. Unfortunately they've also managed to spell her name incorrectly as Ann McCaffrey...

A number of online boutique stamp stores sell this stamp, for a fairly standard price of $4.95 (though I found one site listing it for $3.50). Find a store.

Hans Nov 3 2005 03:26 AM

Re: Collecting Highligh (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
About that "Fantasies of the Seas" thing...

Is the stamp one of a series? Or rather a unique specimen?

Mary Nov 3 2005 06:50 AM

Re: Collecting Highligh (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Now that is really interesting, I wonder if Anne knows about it.

Cheryl Nov 3 2005 08:19 AM

Re: Collecting Highligh (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
"The Fantasies of the Sea" is an extensive stamp series from Sierra Leone, consisting of at least 40 stamps. Some of the other stamps in the series are inspired by works of fiction, while others are based on traditional myths and legends such as mermaids and the Greek god Poseidon. They even include The Flying Dutchman.

See them all.

~(_'> Nov 4 2005 07:11 PM

Re: Collecting Highligh (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
ooooooo.

Guess I know what I want for Christmas this year. :)

Hans Nov 5 2005 04:04 AM

Re: Collecting Highligh (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
A card? with a stamp of course :D

Hans Jun 24 2008 11:01 AM

Re: Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Update:

There's also an unperforated version of this stamp.
Currently offered on the internet for $75 (from France) and I have seen one on eBay not too long ago (early 2008) for around $50 (from a seller in Lebanon).

Picture:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...Pern/49844.jpg

The regular stamps are still offered through severals shops for $4.95.

Becky Jun 25 2008 12:42 AM

Re: Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Hans, do you have a link to those shops? I've looked and can't find one for sale.

Hans Jun 25 2008 03:26 AM

Re: Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Here's the French shop with the whole series, scroll down for Dolphins, nr. 4019, the unperforated one:
http://www.stampsbythemes.com/k37/c37-115.htm

And here's what I think a US shop, with the regular stamp:
http://store.coolstamps.com/endeavor/product/14264.html


When you search be sure to have "dolphins of pern" and "seirra leone" as keywords, not mccaffrey.

Becky Jun 25 2008 10:38 AM

Re: Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Thanks Hans! I've got one ordered. :D

GinnyStar Jun 27 2008 05:55 AM

Re: Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
 
Han that is a very nice stamp and image. I well look into it later.


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