Guyana has some very intriguing stamps. There's actually a post office down the road from our apartments but at the moment everything is shut down due to COVID. But I've shared before how the women there really aren't very careful with the stamps you buy. Honestly they're downright rough with them. The concept of "Mint" or "No Defects" doesn't seem to mean much to them.
When ever I have been to Guyana I have always made sure to find time to go to the main post office in Georgetown and get my stamps from the Philatelic Office there, they take their time and ensure you are happy with what you get. Must be about 7 years since my last visit though so may have changed.
I've been to that post office and yes, they were extremely helpful. There was even a designated room with a little stamp exhibit. But that was when I first started working there back in 2015 and had lots of time to visit the downtown area. Now we are so busy I barely have time to make it to the grocery store to shop. The little post office at the airport is different. You don't even go inside, just go outside a window. I bought a couple of souvenir sheets of sorts and they were stapled together by issues and when they did remove the ones I wanted they pretty much ruined them when they pulled them apart. as if that wasn't enough, just bringing them from their desk to the window they wrinkled and folded them. It's hard to get upset though - Expecting them to understand the intricacies of Philately when they probably make about $300 US a month is a little over the top.
When I left at the end of June it was closed. From what I hear everything is still closed. I'll be leaving in about a week to go back.
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