On Saturday I got my first postcard from Nigeria.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa bordering on Benin, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. It became independent from the United Kingdom in 1960 and after a civil war and military dictatorships a stable democracy was established in 1999. Nigeria is the most populous country, a regional power and the largest economy in Africa. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, the OPEC and the MINT group. The country's capital is Abuja, while Lagos is the largest city.
The card shows the Ekpe Masquerade in Calabar. Calabar is a big city in southern Nigeria. It is the capital of the Cross River State and is known as Nigeria's tourism capital. It was once an important port for the Atlantic slave trade.
Definitive (issued 01-02-2011)
Definitive (from set of ten) (issued 09-10-2010)
There are small holograms on both stamps.
Thank You very much Mike and Taowvik Bowkari!