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File:Soviet Union stamp 1988 CPA 5971.jpg


English: A USSR stamp, 70th Birth Anniversary of Nelson Mandela.

Date of issue: 18th July 1988. Designer: B. Ilyukhin. Michel catalogue number: 5853.

10 K. multicoloured. Portrait of Nelson Mandela (fighter for freedom of Africa).
Русский: Марка СССР Н. Мандела (1988, ЦФА №5971).
Date 1 October 2007 (original upload date)
Source Personal collection
Author Scanned and processed by Mariluna


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