South Africa 1988 Martelius Map of Africa Foundation miniature sheet

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 22nd November 1988
  • one value in a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Sheila Nowers (stamp)
  • Printed by: Government Printer, Pretoria
  • Print process: lithography
  • Perforations: 14 x 14

National Stamp Exhibition, Pietermaritzburg. South Africa Philatelic Federation miniature sheet, and 500th anniversary of the Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope by Bartolomeu Dias[edit]

  • Miniature sheet ~ 50c stamp, the Martelius map of the continent of Africa, c1489
  • border bears emblem of the National Stamp Exhibition, noting 150th anniversary of founding of Pietermaritzburg
  • this miniature sheet sold at a premium over face value, to fund philatelic activity
  • Note. The 50c stamp was previously released in sheets on 3rd February 1988

Foundation Miniature sheet[edit]

50c in miniature sheet

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover miniature sheet: founding of Pietermaritzburg