Trends in my collecting are very much influenced by my specific historical and cultural interests. I don't know if I would have ever necessarily given Algeria a second glance had I not become friends with my Arabic instructor Abdennour who was born and grew up in Algeria. Since then I have begun to build (well build may be too strong a term!) a post-independence Algeria collection. Here are a few examples (numeric designations are from Scott Catalog) - I have a bunch of stamp scans up on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/austin80s/sets/72157603922335232/ I got all of these stamp with the cool selvage at one show here in Portland a few years ago.
Algeria 316 - Africa Day: Commemorates the 1st anniversary of the Addis Ababa Charter, founding document o the Organization for African Unity.
Algeria 331 - Inauguration of the Hertzian Cable, a telecommunications venture linking Algiers and Annaba. (8/30/64)
Algeria 313 - 100th Anniversary of the Red Cross (12/8/63)
Algeria 312 - 9th Anniversary of the Algerian Anti-Colonial Revolution (11/1/63)
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