Sunday, July 20, 2008

Philatelic Tribute to Nelson Mandela

British teacher Peter Mason,64, spent eight working days and used more than 3,000 stamps to create a 3 ft. by 3 ft. pixellated portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela according to an article that appears on the Birmingham Mail website.

Mason, who wants to sell the portrait to aid the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, is quoted as saying, “I usually use British stamps, but in this case I used a dealer to get South African ones.”

Mandela's shirt is made out of the South African stamps and his prison number, 46664, is hidden in the background.

To read the entire article, click here.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM