Daily Archives: February 12, 2015

AFC won’t lose support if coalesces with APNU – says Moses Nagamootoo

AFC won’t lose support if coalesces with APNU – says Moses Nagamootoo

Thursday, 12 February 2015 16:03 – by  Denis Scott Chabrol– CND

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Moses Nagamootoo

David Granger

David Granger

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday dismissed suggestions that it could lose the 11 percent it garnered at the 2011 general and regional elections if it coalesces with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for fresh polls due in another three months.

Chances of the AFC losing votes comes against the background of negotiations with APNU that multiple sources have said include a rotating presidency between Afro Guyanese David Granger and Moses Nagamootoo, an Indo Guyanese. Continue reading

World’s Rarest stamp: 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

World’s Rarest Stamp Lands at National Postal Museum

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April

November 6, 2014 – Newsroom of The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum will display the world’s rarest postage stamp. Beginning in April 2015, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta will be prominently displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a three-year period. The exhibition of the stamp will be the longest and most publicly accessible showing ever.

No postage stamp is rarer than the sole-surviving example of the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta. Printed in black ink on magenta paper, it bears the image of a three-masted ship and the colony’s motto in Latin: “we give and expect in return.” Noted for its legacy, the stamp was rediscovered by a 12-year-old Scottish boy living in South America in 1873, and from there passed through some of the most important stamp collections ever assembled. It is the only major rarity absent from the Royal Philatelic Collection owned by Queen Elizabeth II.   Continue reading

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