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Special Edition Jubilee Stamps

2016, a landmark year in Guyana’s history as we celebrate 50 years of independence with a signature collection of commemorative stamps.

Drawing inspiration from the 50th themes of: Reflection, Celebration and Inspiration. The Guyana Post Office Corporation in collaboration with the Co- Chairperson Hon. Nicolette Henry of the 50th National Commemorative Commission,  produced 15 stamp designs that is grouped into three collections covering the individual 50th themes.

REFLECTION - HERITAGE

Looking back over the past fifty years, this collection of stamps takes a reflective snap shot of Thursday 26th May 1966, major historic heritage landmarks and Guyana’s flag, the pivotal symbol of our county’s independence.

  1. 80$ - THURSDAY 26TH MAY 1966 – THE AWAITING CROWD
  2. 130$ - THURSDAY 26TH MAY 1966 – INDEPENDENCE ARCH (BRICKDAM) PRESIDENT FORBES BHURNAM
  3. 150$ -  FORT KYKOVER-AL
  4. 160$ -  ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL
  5. 200$ -  GUYANA NATIONAL FLAG




CELEBRATION – FLOWERS

Celebrate the 50th with this collection of Guyana’s national flowers as a celebration of our country.

  1. 80$ - ALBA/CATHARANTHUS Good things come in small packages and this small delicate flower delivers. Pharmaceutical companies use the plant and flower extensively as extracts from it has been used against numerous disease including diabetes and malaria.
  2. 130$ - HIBISCUS This colourful flower is one of the most recognized and prevalent in our country. It represents a potent symbol of “home” to many Guyanese.
  3. 150$ - BOUGAINVILLEA/ BOUGAINVILLEA SPECTABILIS A member of the “Four O’Clock” family of plants who’s flowers open in the late afternoon and emits a floral fragrance is native to South America and common in Guyana. The extract from the flower is also used for medicinal purposes.
  4. 160$ - QUEEN VICTORIA’S WATER LILY/VICTORIA AMAZONICA The national flower that appears in Guyana’s coat of arms. Discovered in Guyana in 1836, by Richard Schomburgk. He named it Victoria Regia, after the Queen of England. The official name was accepted as Victoria Amazonica, however it is still known to the locals as the Victoria Regia.
  5. 200$ - CANON BALL FLOWER/ CURUPITA GUIANESIS This revered and resourceful tree produces exotic flowers that smells like expensive perfume and blooms for only one day each. The common name is derived from the large fruit nuts that resemble rusty cannonballs. Its unique beauty has been exported all over the world.




INSPIRATION - GUYANA’S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF INDEPENDENCE LOGO

The key brand visual of the 50th anniversary of independence. Inspired by the original winning design entry of Compton Babb and Christopher Taylor from the national competition that was organised by the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport. The design of the 50th logo illustrates the elegance, artistry and cooperativeness of our people, while the Jaguar represents the strength, power, courage and valour of our multi-ethnic society, roaring with unity and pride towards the future as One People, One Nation, One Destiny.

  1. 80$ - 50TH LOGO - GOLD
  2. 130$ - 50TH LOGO - GREEN
  3. 150$ - 50TH LOGO - BLACK
  4. 160$ - 50TH LOGO - RED
  5. 200$ - 50TH LOGO – YELLOW




FIRST DAY COVERS

Each First Day Cover design features a Guyana flag colour boarder with a meandering Guyana flag colour strip that represents Guyana, “Land of Many Waters”. This historic issue will be launched on Thursday April 7th 2016 at 10 a.m. Venue to be determined and announced. The First Day Cover collection design by Jason Yapp.