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Africa/All : FIRST 2018 ALGERIA ISSUE

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foudutimbre
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02 Jan 2018
02:52:06pm

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Algérie-Poste has issued today the first stamps for 2018. the originality is that it is the first triangular stamps that Algeria post issued. the topic is All against violence in all its forms

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Physical, Sexual, Psychic, Psychological, Spiritual, Verbal, Material, Neglect

The stamp is attached to a sticker with no face value

date of issue : 02/01/2018

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musicman
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03 Jan 2018
10:52:42pm
re: FIRST 2018 ALGERIA ISSUE

Interesting!

As you say, a sticker....not really selvedge....could also be called a cinderella.


Thanks for posting this.


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Guthrum
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04 Jan 2018
06:19:52am
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The semiotician would have a field day on this one! Within the red triangle (is that intended as a warning sign, as it is on UK highways?) we have a dove of peace (holding a rose in its beak?), barbed wire, and red and blue (?) splashes of blood. The dove image seems to contain a superimposed pattern which I cannot explain.

There appear to be four different alphabets here, too: or maybe three of them are variants on Arabic, while the fourth is the old colonial name for Algeria - still used by the postal administration, from what the OP says. Does anyone know what alphabets the two lines at the foot of the stamp, ending and beginning with '2018', are?

Apart from the universal symbols (dove, barbed wire) there may be levels of meaning in the colour scheme hidden from those of us unfamiliar with North African iconography. Can anyone help here?

Clearly the stamp is designed to appeal beyond Algerian borders, as well as within. A fascinating stamp and label, well worth studying!


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nigelc
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04 Jan 2018
09:43:32am
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Hi Guthrum,

I think there are just three alphabets here including ours and Arabic.

The unusual one (for me) is Tifinagh which is used for writing Berber.

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foudutimbre
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04 Jan 2018
05:15:06pm

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re: FIRST 2018 ALGERIA ISSUE

Yes,berber characters (alphabets) is now official in Algeria and taught at school.

From this year, January 12 is declared as a holiday, it represents the first day of the Berber calendar.

Beside the Arab which is the official Algeria language, we have french that used as second language and now berber, however there is some difficulties about berber in terms of writing some used Tifinagh as characters and other prefer latine alphabet to use and other are thinking to use arab alphabet. In all cases this ancestral language take a place in our cultural life.

There many regions who speak berber, there is some diffences from a place to place, the main regions are : Kabilye (Tizi Ouzou & Bejaia), Chaouia (Batna and Aures mountains), Mozabites (Ghardaia & nighbors regions) etc...

in the last, excuse me for my bad english, I use google translate and arrange the texts according my basic english knowledge.

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