1960 Big Three Conference Issue

Issued to commemorate the meeting of leaders from Liberia, Ghana and Guinea. In 1959, when other African states were agitating for independence from colonial rule, three of this continent's independent leaders met in the northern Liberian town of Saniquellie to discuss African unity in the years to come. They were the Liberian president William Tubman, Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana and Sekou Toure from Guinea.

Regular stamp: 387

Air mail stamp: C123


Issue date January 27, 1960
Printing method Lithographed
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 12
Sheet size 5x5
Subjects 25c - The three African leaders sitting at a conference table; 25c air mail - portraits of the three conference attendees

Further reading

African Leaders Assemble for OAU Meeting in Liberia - Washington Post

See also

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