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Libya 1986 Mint Strip of 5
On September 1, 1969, a Libyan military group under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi overthrew the unpopular monarchy of King Idris and established a new republic. Libya was modernized under Gaddafi's leadership and one of Africa's poorest nations became one of the richest with its vast oil reserves. His regime is also remembered for its totalitarian leadership, aggressive military attacks, and support of rebel and terrorist movements. A civil war in 2011 led to the overthrow of Gaddafi on August 20, 2011.
In 1986, the 17th anniversary of the 1969 revolution was commemorated by this strip of five stamps highlighting advances in public health, agriculture, defense and the oil industry while under Gaddafi's leadership, with Van Gogh's iconic "Sunflowers" in the center stamp. Due to a trade embargo with Libya at the time, and the high face value of the five stamps, this issue was nearly impossible to find in the United States until the embargo was recently lifted. Now you can add this scarce mint strip of five to your collection and save $13 off its catalog value! (Libya #1316)
Libya 1986 Revolution Anniversary Complete Mint Strip of 5 -
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