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Your chance to visit Cape Town. Participate in the International Philatelic Exhibition (IPEX) in Cape Town in November, 2022.

See Gerhard Kamffer’s RDPSA award-winning exhibit ‘The Road to Democracy’ featuring letters written by Nelson Mandela from Pollsmoor prison. IPEX (Cape Town) will be a 2000 frame specialised international exhibition under F.I.P. patronage.

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Venue: The CTICC

The CTICC at night

The venue for the exhibition is the Cape Town International Convention Center.

Mandela Prison Letter

b Mandela Rejects Freedom 1 2

Featured in the Court of Honour. A letter Mandela wrote from the Pollsmoor prison to Kaiser Matanzima in which he rejects an offer to be released into the Transkei.

SA's most valuable stamp

Error of Colour

South Africa’s most valuable stamp, the Woodblock ‘error of colour’. The catalogue value of a good mint example of this stamp is $200 000.

“We shall under no circumstances, accept being released to the Transkei… You know full well that we have spent our lives in prison exactly because we are opposed to the very idea of separate development…”