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Sierra Leone

Stamps issued: 1961-PRESENT

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3 le Ahmadiyya Muslim Centenary Thanksgiving Celebrations single

A republic in west Africa. The coastal area was occupied by Great Britain after 1791, the hinterland coming under British protection in 1896. In 1961, Sierra Leone became independent. Long one of the most progressive of Britain's west African colonies, Sierra Leone's early political stability and economic growth have given way to coups, countercoups, rampant corruption and an economy heavily dependent on foreign aid.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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40c Beinkongo Falls single

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Stamps issued: 1859-1961

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£1 Palms and Kola Tree single

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