Best of Ceylon and Sri Lanka Banknotes, Coins and Stamps

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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Sapphire (1)

Collection of Stamps and First Day Covers for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972).



Historically, the most famous sources for blue sapphire are Burma, Kashmir and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has been the most prolific producer.



Sri Lanka currently is not only the most productive source for sapphire, but the sapphire mines there are among the oldest known. According to historical accounts, Ceylon was already known for sapphire by the 2nd century A.D. and there was an active international trade in Ceylon gems by the 4th and 5th century. Many of the most famous sapphires in the world come from Sri Lanka, including the Star of India (563 cts) and the Logan Sapphire (423 cts).

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Blue Sapphire

Date: 14-Dec-04
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Blue Sapphire from 2004 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagory: Gems & Jewellery.

MS-LK-04240

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - First Day Covers (FDCs)

Blue Sapphire

Date: 14-Dec-04
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Stamp FDC - Blue Sapphire from 2004 in collection of First Day Covers one in large number of items in Catagory: Gems & Jewellery.

FD-LK-00650

Sri Lanka used stamps

Gems of Sri Lanka - Blue Sapphire

Date: 16-Jun-76
Denomination: 60c
Country: Sri Lanka

Used Stamp - Gems of Sri Lanka - Blue Sapphire from 1976 in collection of Used Stamps and belongs to Catagory: Gems & Jewellery.

US-LK-76041

 
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