South African Post Office's 8th Definitive Series of Stamps on Beadwork

  • Location: Bertram House
  • From: June 13, 2011     To: June 30, 2011
South African Post Office’s 8th Definitive Series of Stamps on Beadwork
Beadwork ladybird, Iziko Collection, from 8th Definitive Series of stamps, South African Post Office

Iziko Art and Social History Collections departments have collaborated on this groundbreaking project since its inception seven years ago, when former Director of Iziko Arts Collections, Marilyn Martin, first suggested using beadwork to the SAPO design committee.

The beadwork pieces used in the design of the stamps - all from Iziko's Collections - are on show in Bertram House together with the philatelic series consisting of stamps, fist day covers, airmail letter cards and a beautiful commemorative book designed by the SAPO and written by Iziko staff. through this series of stamps on beadwork, the aesthetic achievements of South Africa women will be flying all over the globe as ambassadors for our country and continent.


Wieke van Delen
Tel: 021 481 7203

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