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Echoes of Empire

Sierra Leone Philatelic Legacy, 1786-1980

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Echoes of Empire by Majed Halawi
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A little short of two and a half centuries ago, the Province of Freedom was founded on the shores of what would on 27 April 1961 become an independent Sierra Leone. In the years leading up to independence, the settlement was absorbed into the orbit of the British Empire and followed a trajectory not unlike so many other colonial dominions. Echoes of Empire provides a glimpse of major events in the history of Sierra Leone through a presentation of its stamps and postal history from inception through the early 1980s. It places the country's philatelic legacy within the historical context of the times and attempts to integrate it into the prevailing cultural, social, and political narrative. In so doing, the book draws upon what could undoubtedly be considered as one of the finest collections of Sierra Leone philatelic material ever assembled. This volume is an essential addition to the libraries of all who have an interest in social philately. Building on earlier works on Sierra Leone's postal history, Echoes of Empire offers detailed information, new interpretations, and illustrations spanning the entire period under study, which are indispensable to keen observers including the Sierra Leone and British Empire collectors, art historians, auction houses, and research libraries.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2018
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Spink & Son Ltd
Pages
512
ISBN-13
9781907427961
Product ID
27876783

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