Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

The Stamps Of Lesotho (Ex Basutoland)

Next Page    
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 17 / Views: 1,628Next Topic
Page: of 2
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 04/12/2017   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Lesotho (Pronounced : Le Soo Too)



1982
Steiner Page 45



Penny Black in Gold



Sc#318 1980

Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
1998 Posts
Posted 04/12/2017   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've always like collecting little known, out-of-the-way countries such as Lesotho. I could fit all of my Lesotho stamps on one side of one Vario page right now, but I have no doubt that will grow.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I've always like collecting little known, out-of-the-way countries such as Lesotho.


Me too.
I don't have many, I only collect what comes across my desk, say in a "worldwide" mixture.
It also helps to reinforce where countries are located,
I kinda think, ah! Lesotho, Basutoland, bottom RH corner of Africa.

They always come in handy as items for Thematics.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
1193 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   03:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The motto of the country is very poignant. Without these two, you cannot have the third. Sometimes, unfortunately, we only have one of the two. Are there any other countries with a wish for rain so prominent in their national psyche (apart from UK and Norway, of course...)?

Reminds me to get my Basutoland postmarks collection sorted out as well.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   06:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The motto of the country is very poignant. Without these two, you cannot have the third.


I reflected on that too,

Australia oftentimes pray for rain, in some regions.
Farmers on the cusp of the desert regions find it increasingly hard to remain.

Basutoland, not even a single readable Pmk in my collection.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Ireland
251 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FitzjamesHorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I always like to have at least one stamp from every UN member. I only have a few stamps from Lesotho. I guess there are some nations that are a little off the Stamp Collectors "radar". Its about population, literacy, economics and a link to the the traditional centres of philatelic activity....London, Paris, New York etc.
Just recently I discovered a seller who has some nice Lesotho stamps and I have bought a few to increase my numbers.
I draw the line at Disney stamps. ...no way.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
5477 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Disney, Elvis and Princess Di!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Ireland
251 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FitzjamesHorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes.
In the 1960s, the Philatelic press tried to wean young collectors away from CTOs of USSR spaceships, Romanian sports, Polish flowers and East German everything. But my recollection is that in the 1970s, agents had dubious omnibus issues.
Again my recollection might be faulty but I think Gibbons refused to recognise stamps with unlikely high values, little or no evidence that a stamp had actually been in a post office on a small island in the West Indies. Or that the subject of the stamp had any meaningful connexion to a former French colony in North Africa....I think the first ever CTO stamp I had from Mali depicts Maralyn Monroe.
I certainly dont blame small impoverished countries for being part of this.
And certainly my golden rule about collecting is that there are no rules. To each his/her own. Someday I must go thru my albums and weed out the CTO and mint stamps that I now regard as dubious.
In the specific case of Lesotho, I dont suppose I have more than 20 stamps and would target having about 50 by the end of 2017. There are some beautiful wildlife/flowers issues out there.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 04/13/2017   2:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Views of Qiloane.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 01/12/2021   05:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply




Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Spain
242 Posts
Posted 01/12/2021   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello.
These two series came to my hands some time ago. I liked them and assembled them together.
I have some more, but few.
Regards.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 01/12/2021   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Roberto,
nice treatment!
Rock paintings for me always hold fascination.
We have many here in Australia also.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Australia
265 Posts
Posted 01/16/2021   06:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penguins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello All,

We have enjoyed this thread and thought the following might be of interest.

We returned from Zambia in 1969, back to our home in Melksham, Wiltshire and at that time we had the Lesotho set of rock paintings.
We showed them to a local artist friend and asked him if he could paint some of them.

He had never tried anything like that before and thought it would make a change from his usual output. He really enjoyed doing it and we were very impressed with the results.

Here they are on our wall in the lounge along with a pair of Zambian masks and a 'representative' artwork we bought in Ipswich.

We no longer have these stamps and think we must have left them with the artist to keep.

On a collecting level, Lesotho had a very conservative issuing policy until the 1980's , after which they went a bit mad. I, personally, reckon the rot set in with the 1982 Christmas set, and looking at the "S.G. Stamps of the World" I am glad I did not decide to collect them.

Not picking on Lesotho, as the same pattern has been followed by many of the Postal Administrations in the world. G.B. is as guilty as anywhere else and looking at the catalogue of Australian stamps, we have not actually seen about 90 percent of the issues on mail.

We are still stamp/postal history fanatics, despite the impression that may have been given by the above.
Regards to all.

Ron.



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
5477 Posts
Posted 01/16/2021   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You two are always new magic in a dusty world.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
1193 Posts
Posted 01/16/2021   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ron, what wonderful paintings. Didn't Zimbabwe issue a design similar to the top painting? Maybe it was very late Rhodesia?

I have masks on my wall as well: three I brought home from from Papua New Guinea and two brought home from Gabon. It was real fun getting the PNG masks through Aussie customs!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 01/16/2021   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ron, Eunice,
lovely post, something we don't often see.
Didn't masks inspire Picasso ?

Lesotho with an Aussie connection, (design by Hungarian Vasarhelyi) and some ornithology.
(The coach seems out of place)


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 01/16/2021 3:20 pm
Page: of 2 Previous TopicReplies: 17 / Views: 1,628Next Topic  
Next Page
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.78 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05