Somalia

Somalia Flag & Coat

The Federal Republic of Somalia is situated in the Horn of Africa.  It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest and Kenya to the south.  The Indian Ocean forms its east coast and the Gulf of Aden its north coast.  In 1960 British and Italian Somaliland were united to create this semi-arid state which has suffered years of civil war.  Its capital is Mogadishu.

The first stamps of the new Somali Republic were issued in 1960.  During the civil war the national postal infrastructure was totally destroyed.  This meant that residents could only communicate via letters sent via acquaintances, but also via the internet.  During the war stamps were produced outside the country, mainly designed for foreign collectors.  Postal services were only resumed officially at the end of 2013.

Italian Colony

1926

Italian Colonial Institute Series

Somalia-81-AO108

SG # 81

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia-82-AB134

SG # 82

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia-83-AB134

SG # 83

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia-84-AB134

SG # 84

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia-85-AB134

SG # 85

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia-86-AB134

SG # 86

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1930

Royal Wedding of Prince Umberto and Princess Marie Jose Series

Somalia-126-AK40

SG # 126

Unused (NH)

 

 

400th Death Anniversary of Francesco Ferrucci Series

Somalia 129 G573

SG # 129

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Somalia 130 G573

SG # 130

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Somalia 131 G573

SG # 131

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1932

Various Scenes Series

Somalia-169a-AB134

SG # 169a

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Somalia-173-AB134

SG # 173

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1934

2nd International Colonial Exhibition Series

Somalia 187 G575

SG # 187

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia 188 G575

SG # 188

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia 189 G575

SG # 189

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia 190 G575

SG # 190

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia 191 G575

SG # 191

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Somalia 192 G575

SG # 192

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1936

Air Series

Somalia-224-AB134

SG # 224

Used (NH)

 

 

Italian Trust Territory

1950

Various Scenes Series

Somalia-246-AB134

SG # 246

Used (NH)

 

 

1958

Sports Series

Somalia-320-J61

SG # 320

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Republic of Somalia

1961

Harvesting Series

Somalia-370-J61

SG # 370

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1963

3rd Anniversary of Independence Series

Somalia-404-J61

SG # 404

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1973

Introduction of New Somali Script Series

Somalia-558-AK40

SG # 558

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

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