Star Wars #3: Return of the Ninja

Star Wars #3: Return of the Ninja

Most trilogies come in 3 parts 😊 That will also be the case with this article series. Today we’ll take a closer look at some extra stamps issued with the main purpose to make money from the Star Wars popularity.

 

In the previous two parts of this article series, we talked about Star Wars generally (Part 1 – click here) and went with 8 interesting Star Wars facts (Part 2 – click here). Today is the day when we’ll close this series with some “unusual” stamps coming from Africa.

 

Money makes the stars go round

Star Wars are a world of its’ own. That stands not only movies and books, but also financially. Just think of all these toys for kids and adults, artwork, gadgets, products and services directly related to Star Wars or simply just using the logo to improve their sales. Well, without it, you wouldn’t also be reading this article today because I would have nothing to write about 😊

That was realized a long time ago in the counties much closer to us, than galaxies far away. So yes, there are companies bought rights and issued Star Wars-related stamps in front of some countries. Today we’ll take a look at few such sheets.

 

Mali and Togo went Star Wars

There were many stamps issued by private companies and related to Star Wars.

Today I’ll go with 6 stamp sheets issued in 1997. Half of them are from Mali and the other half is from Togo (with both countries being IGPC clients).

All sheets are related to the movies from the original trilogy, so the motif used on them include characters, robots, machines, and scenes from these three movies.

Denominations of stamps differ, but the currency used is the same, West African CFA Franc (XOF). Besides these two countries, XOF is used also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Niger, and Senegal.

I won’t spend even a word more. Let’s take a look at these stamps.

 

Star Wars - Mali

Mali – 1997/10/27

Denomination: 310 CFA Franc

 

Star Wars - Togo

Togo – 1997/10/16

Denomination: 2000 CFA Franc

 

Star Wars - Mali

Mali – 1997/10/27

Denomination: 320 CFA Franc

 

Star Wars - Togo

Togo – 1997/10/16

Denomination: 350 CFA Franc

 

Star Wars - Mali

Mali – 1997/10/27

Denomination: 180 CFA Franc

 

Star Wars - Togo

Togo – 1997/10/16

Denomination: 190 CFA Franc

 

This will be the last article in this series. We’ll continue it, if not before, then for Episode IX. Stay tuned because the next article is coming soon. Maybe sooner than you would expect.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Luis Aquino · May 22, 2018 Reply

    Amazing!!!

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