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Name: South West Africa (NA-SW)
What: country

South West Africa was the territory on the western coast of southern Africa originally under German control, then a League of Nations mandate administered by South Africa, ultimately becoming independent in 1990 as the Republic of Namibia.

Areas: Africa, Commonwealth

Stamps issued from 1923 to 1990

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1940: 90 ; to 1990: 650



Watermarks used: coat of arms, mult RSA, mult springboks head, RSA triangle, springboks head; some types unwatermarked

Currencies used: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb (South African pound), 100c=1r (South African rand)


Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect South-West Africa

Catalogs:
Stamp Number
Michel
Yvert et Tellier
Stanley Gibbons

Cross-references
Image cross-references
Data missing
Stamp problems

Related albums
WSA Namibia South West Africa


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