Laos stamps managed to hold up well through more than twenty years of war. But by the end of 1975, when the Pathet Lao had finally overthrown the monarchy of King Savang Vatthana, the philatelic glory days were over.
These are the last stamps issued by the Kingdom of Laos, an imperf set from the UNESCO issue of August, 1975.
The stamps of Laos released in the 1950s through the mid 1970s were among the world’s best for that era. Produced in Paris, many were engraved by masters of the day such as Roger Fennetaux, Andre Freres, and Jean Pheulpin.
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