South Africa 2009 Gemstones

From Stamps of the World

  • Stamp issue date: 10 July 2009
  • Artwork: Sean Beukes
  • Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V., The Netherlands
  • Printing process: offset Lithography
  • Stamp size: horizontal sides 48.3mm x vertical sides 28 mm (rhomboid format)
  • Stamp sheet size: width 120mm x height 70 mm
  • Perforations: 13¼ x 13¼
  • Paper: Sopal stamp paper weight 110 gsm
  • Gum: PVA tasteless tropical water soluble gum
  • Quantity printed: 200.000 sheets of 4 stamps
  • Colour: CMYK with foil
  • Phosphor: 4 mm in L shape, on left and top of stamp.


South African Gemstones[edit]

  • four non-denominated values inscribed AIRMAIL POSTCARD


- (4.60R) ~ sugilite
- (4.60R) ~ garnet
- (4.60R) ~ jsper
- (4.60R) ~ rodochrosite

Miniature Sheet[edit]

sheet of four

First Day Cover[edit]

South Africa 2009 Gemstones fdc.jpg