REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1998
VALUE: 205 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the Republic of the Congo in 1998 to celebrate the cultural masks of the country. This stamp depicts a plank mask of the Teke people.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1998
VALUE: 205 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the Republic of the Congo in 1998 to celebrate the cultural masks of the country. This stamp depicts a helmet mask of the Kuyu people, about whom little is known.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1998
VALUE: 150 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the Republic of the Congo in 1998 to celebrate the cultural masks of the country. This stamp depicts a bush spirit mask of the Kwele people.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1998
VALUE: 90 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the Republic of the Congo in 1998 to celebrate the cultural masks of the country. This stamp depicts a bush spirit mask of the Kwele people.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1978
VALUE: 5000 Central African CFA francs

Six countries in central Africa share the same currency, the Central African CFA franc. These countries (Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon) each produce banknotes, but the banknotes are pegged at identical value and have a similar appearance.

This note, although undated, was printed in 1978 for the People’s Republic of the Congo, a communist predecessor the the modern Republic of the Congo. On its obverse, it displays a tribal man, a wterfall, and multiple plank masks of the Teke people of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the reverse, it displays a mask of the Punu people of Gabon, an engineering school, a madrasa, a lumber yard, and a wooden sculpture.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: People’s Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1990
VALUE: 400 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the People’s Republic of the Congo in 1990 to celebrate the dance masks of the region. This stamp depicts a Kwele spirit mask from the Sangha Department of Congo.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: People’s Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1990
VALUE: 360 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the People’s Republic of the Congo in 1990 to celebrate the dance masks of the region. This stamp depicts a rare Punu (Bapunu) mask from the Niari Department of Congo.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: People’s Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1990
VALUE: 120 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the People’s Republic of the Congo in 1990 to celebrate the dance masks of the region. This stamp depicts a traditional Môndô body mask, used by young boys as they are initiated into adulthood in the region of Okoué, Cuvette.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: People’s Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1971
VALUE: 250 francs

This stamp was issued by the government of the People’s Republic of the Congo in 1971 to celebrate the 13th World Jamboree in Japan. Depicted are a mwana pwo mask of the Chokwe people and a Japanese wood block print.

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REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of the Congo
YEAR PRINTED: 1966
VALUE: 20 francs

This stamp is one of a set of four celebrating the traditional masks of the region, issued soon after the civil war following decolonization of the region. This stamp represents a Kidumu plank mask of the Teke (Bateke) ethnic group, used for village celebrations and chiefly funerals.

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