Paperback / softback
March 12, 2008
color illus
8.50 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
.7 Pounds (US)
$27.00 USD, £13.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Stamps of Burma

A Historical Record through 1988

The postage stamps of Burma, like stamps of other countries the world over, are a colorful visual record of a unique history. Stamps represent the British colonial government through the Japanese occupation, the British military administration, Burmese independence, the revolutionary council, and the Burmese Way to Socialism. But what of the most significant event in Burma's modern history - the pro-democracy uprising of 1988? No stamp depicts it.

This imaginative book features each stamp issued in Burma through 1988, ending with a series of stamps specially created by Min Sun Min, to be issued, he says, “one day, when Burma is free.”


"In 1989, writer Min Sun Min ended up in New York, one of the first Burmese dissidents to make it to the West. He was a lone protester, long before human rights and democracy in Burma became international issues, and he began receiving letters of support from all over the world. That aroused his interest in postage stamps and how they reflect a country's historical developments. This book is more than a catalog of Burmese stamps; it embodies a vision for a freer and more prosperous Burma."—Bertil Lintener
Silkworm Books


9789748102436 : stamps-of-burma-min
Paperback / softback
84 Pages
$27.00 USD

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