Stamps from Benin
Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu Kerekou and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore Soglo as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. Kerekou was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. Kerekou stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas Yayi Boni, a political outsider and independent. Yayi, who won a second five-year term in March 2011, has attempted to stem corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin's economic growth.

CIA—The World Factbook

Benin began printing their stamps in. Printing of Mary stamps began in.

 

Map of Benin

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1960s

Nativity

Adoration of the Shepherds

Madonna

Madonna and Child

Madonna

Holy Family

Adoration of the Magi

Annunciation

Nativity

The Annunciation

Madonna and Child

Virgin on the Rocks

Virgin with the Scales

Annunciation

Nativity

Madonna and Child

Adoration of the Kings
     
1970s

Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

Presentation at the Temple

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Kings

Flight into Egypt

The Birth of Christ

The Newborn

Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Kings

Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

Adoration of the Shepherds

Annunciation

Nativity

Virgin in Rose Arbor

Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist

Holy Family

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

Adoration of the Shepherds

The Virgin with the Blue Diadem

Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

Flight into Egypt

The Virgin of the Grand Duke

Holy Family

Madonna and Child

Flight Into Egypt


1980s

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Loreto Madonna

Madonna and Child

Creche—Nativity

Creche—Nativity

Creche—Nativity

Adoration of the Magi

Holy Family

   
1990s

Holy Family

Adoration of the Magi

Holy Family Under the Oak Tree

The Holy Family

The Virgin of Balances

The Virgin and the Infant

Adoration of the Magi
 





 

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