Sunday, February 12, 2012

Benyoucef Benkhedda in Algeria

Benyoucef Benkhedda (1920-2003) was an Algerian politician.  He headed the third Groupement Provisoire de la République Algérienne (GPRA) exile government of the National Liberation Front (FLN), acting as a leader during the Algerian War (1954-62).  At the end of the war, he was briefly the de jure leader of the country, however he was quickly sidelined by more conservative figures.

Thanks Omar for this FDC released on September 19, 2011 and posted from Imama, Tlemcen.

Mailing date: 28 September 2011
Delivery date: 15 October 2011

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Significant Rivers of Singapore & Egypt

Singapore Post issued on October 17, 2011 a set of 2 stamps (probably the longest on Earth - 162mm × 30mm) to celebrate the strong bilateral relations between Singapore and Egypt.  A very original theme to illustrate this issue: Significant Rivers!

The Singapore River has accompanied the people of Singapore since 1819 when the country was created while the Egyptians have always depended on the Nile, the longest river in the world, ever since the time of the Pharaohs.

Special thanks to Terence for this amazing First Day Cover sent form Singapore Post Centre.  (=

Mailing date: October 17, 2011
Delivery date: October 25, 2011