The 8th Definitive Stamp Series

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: October 1, 2012     To: November 11, 2012
The 8th Definitive Stamp Series


The luminous beauty of South African beadwork

‘The 8th Definitive Stamp Series’ acknowledges the beauty and aesthetic value of South African beadwork.  The exhibition showcases seven stamp designs, postcards, an aerogramme, different self-adhesive stamp-booklets and an illustrated coffee-table book, as well as commemorative covers and cancellers.

Iziko Museums of South Africa is proud of the seven-year collaboration to select, advise, research and facilitate the photography of the beadwork adornment from its collections, which is also on display. The entire series was designed by the Philatelic Services of The South African Post Office.

The beaded works of art used on the stamps and other philatelic products were selected exclusively from the permanent collections of Art and Social History in Iziko Museums of South Africa. .”

All these philatelic products are available from the South African Post Office (Grand Central, Cape Town) or online

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