Philathelic Diplomacy

This is an entry for Sunday Stamps - II. Today's theme is Oddities. Friendship between countries is neither an odd nor unusual theme for stamps. But it was somehow odd to find a stamp from 1987 in my mailbox three weeks ago. Of course, from the USA.


It was issued on July 1987 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Peace with the Kingdom of Morocco, the first diplomatic agreement between the United States and an Arab, Muslim or African state. Known also as the Treaty of Marrakesh, the accord is still the longest unbroken contract of its kind between the United States and any nation.

Actually, two stamps, with a similar design, were issued on in each nation's capital, Washington, D. C. and Rabat. The central design is part of an ornate painted door in the Dar Batha Palace in Fez, Morocco. The Moroccan stamp includes in French "Two Centuries of Friendship with the United States'' and in Arabic ''Morocco and the United States - Uninterrupted Friendship.''


More information about these stamps.I would like to receive the Moroccan as well!

8 comments:

  1. Great stamp with a beautiful design.

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  2. I've been going almost cross-eyed following the maze of this lovely pinwheel design!

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    1. Yesit is eye-catching!
      I couldn't add the link to Sunday Stamps.

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  3. I love both those stamps.I have the USA stamp but not the Moroccan one.

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    1. I haven't seen the Moroccan one in person.

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  4. I have both, with a first day issue label.

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    1. Vous êtes chanceux! J'ai été ravie de recevoir l'Américain, quand même.

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