COUNTRY: Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
YEAR PRINTED: 1960
VALUE: 1 West African CFA franc
This stamp is one of a set of nine celebrating the traditional masks of the Côte d’Ivoire, issued in the year of its independence from French colonization. This specific stamp represents a mask of the Guéré ethnic group, used for funerals of important tribe members and to detect and punish sorcerers.