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01.08.2016 - Philatelic honour for Donald Trump - almost

The Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump, has made his way to a postage stamp – almost. To commemorate World Stamp Show-NY 2016 the Central African Republic issued a souvenir sheet, baptised ‘Célèbres New-Yorkais’ (‘Celebrities from New York) that shows, on its selvage, a triumphant Donald Trump. It concerns a large souvenir sheet that also depicts two other celebrities from The Big Apple: Lady Gaga and Eddie Murphy. It may be doubted whether the souvenir sheet can be regarded as a real honour for the persons depicted: the postal administration of the Central African Republic is being represented by Stamperija, a postal agency located in Vilnius, Lithuania.