Postage stamps A major unsung success story

It was seeing the Minister of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, Tshekedi Khama on TV presenting someone with a standard, tired boxed basket that made me wonder why he would opt for baskets and not, for a change, stamps.

Yes, baskets and tourism do tend to go together but one reason for producing stamps, it is said is to promote tourism. In reality, both items, the basket and the postage stamp, are produced in order to make money, not to promote tourism.

That said, it would be obvious that stamps, as an important local product would benefit, as do baskets, from an occasional push by the Minister – thus occassionally replace the boxed basket with a prepared display of this country’s very beautiful stamps? But stay with baskets and stamps a moment to note one important difference. To build up a collection of baskets as an investment would be very strange.

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