Libyan stamps and Colonel Gaddafi
Up to 1969 a variety of inscriptions were used on Libyan stamps until 1969 including Libye, Libya, Libia and United Kingdom of Libia or Libya.
In 1969 King Idris I was deposed in a military coup lead by Colonel (then a captain) Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi.
Since then Gaddafi (alos spelled Khadafi) has appeared on many Libyan stamps and souvenir sheets. Philatelicum - Libyan Philatelic Center has posted on YouTube several videos titled LIBYA - Khadafi in Libyan stamps.
Part 1 can be seen by clicking on the stamp above. All three parts can be seen by clicking here.
Shown above, a 1956 stamp showing the provinces that came together to form modern Libya.
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