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Old Nov 2 2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Collecting Highlight (5) - Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone

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.
Visit one of the other sites of Cheryl's Anne McCaffrey Triad:
Sariel's Guide to Pern: a detailed guide to the series
The Many Works of Anne McCaffrey: largest fan site about Anne and ALL of her works
McCaffrey Quest: annual trivia contest.

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