Sierra Leone 155
The stamp issued in 1933 features a map of Sierra Leone, a British
colony on the coast of West Africa, bordered by French Guinea on the
north and Liberia on the south. The capital, Freetown, was founded in
1982 as a home for Africans who had fought for the British in the
Revolutionary War. In 1808 Freetown became a Crown Colony, and in 1896
the balance of the territory became a Protectorate. Both achieved
independence in 1961.
There is a small map of Africa in the lower left corner
showing the location of Sierra Leone.