South Africa 2008 Onderstepoort Veterinary Laboratory

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 8th October 2008
  • one non-denominated value in a miniature sheet
  • Design: Rachel-Mari Ackermann
  • Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V., The Netherlands
  • Print process: lithography and gold foil embossed
  • Stamp size: height 28.88mm x width 38mm. Miniature sheet height 65mm x width 105mm
  • Paper: 110gsm Sopal stamp paper
  • Gum: PVA
  • Quantity printed: 30 000
  • Colour: CMYK + Gold foil
  • Phosphor: 4 mm in L shape, on left and bottom of stamp


Centenary of the Veterinary Research Laboratory, at Onderstepoort
Standard Postage (R2.05) ~ main building, in Dutch colonial style, with statue of the founder, Sir Arnold Theiler, 1867-1936, an immunologist and veterinarian. Laboratory is now operated by the University of Pretoria, and is located 10 miles north of their main campus at Hatfield. Theiler was born in Switzerland


Miniature sheet

First Day Cover[edit]

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