Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Butterflies (1963) - Common Swordtail (Graphium policenes) - Guinea 1963 - Michel Guinea 191 - my hobby

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Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Butterflies (1963) - Common Swordtail (Graphium policenes) - Guinea 1963 - Michel Guinea 191 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

Today it will be hot, because we continue our journey through the country, which is located on the western coast of the African continent.

This country is the Republic of Guinea.

For many years the country was under the yoke of the colonialists.

What is it like to be a French or Portuguese colony, when all the juices are squeezed out of your country and an alien culture is planted?

From the moment of independence of Guinea from the colonialists, to the issue of a series of stamps Butterflies (1963), it took only 5 years.

The series of stamps dates back to 1963, and independence was proclaimed only in 1958.

But, can this be called independence?

Look at another 10 GFr - Guinean franc denomination postage stamp depicting Common Swordtail (Graphium policenes).

Inscriptions in Latin and French adorn Guinea's postage stamp.

Guys, think about it, 39, namely 39 languages ​​are gradually dying, giving way to French and Portuguese.

Once upon a time, the ancestors of the indigenous people of Guinea had 39 names for this butterfly, lol, I think no less).

Knowledge about the world around them was passed from generation to generation.

But, the Europeans came with their own classification of species and now, all 39 tribes, or peoples, know this butterfly as Common Swordtail (Graphium policenes).

This is stupid, this is a crime. species classification simplifies many things, but it destroys cultures.

You can disagree with me, this is my personal opinion, but this is how it looks.

And there is nothing strange that the Franc became the currency of Guinea. lol.

Yes, also, if you remember, I said that I have never seen butterflies with green wings in Ukraine, when we examined a Cuban postage stamp, and so, in front of me, there is another butterfly with beautiful ones, green wings.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Guinea.
Subject: #Butterflies, #Insects, #Nature, #Guinea.
Series: Butterflies (1963).
Name: Common Swordtail (Graphium policenes).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 GFr - Guinean franc.
Michel's Guinea catalog code: 191.
Episode release date: May 15, 1963.
Perforation: comb 12.
Postage stamp size: 36 x 36 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.24 - $ 0.81.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.30.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Guinea.
Subject: #Butterflies, #Insects, #Nature, #Guinea.
Series: Butterflies (1963).
Name: Western Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio menestheus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 3 GFr - Guinean franc.
Michel's Guinea catalog code: 190.
Episode release date: May 15, 1963.
Perforation: comb 12.
Postage stamp size: 36 x 36 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.24 - $ 0.81.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.30.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Guinea.
Subject: #Butterflies, #Insects, #Nature, #Guinea.
Series: Butterflies (1963).
Name: Western Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio menestheus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 2 GFr - Guinean franc.
Michel's Guinea catalog code: 189.
Episode release date: May 15, 1963.
Perforation: comb 12.
Postage stamp size: 36 x 36 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.24 - $ 0.81.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.30.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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To be continued.

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You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

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