My father in law is currently working over in South Sudan, from recent conversations with him it seems like the country is still in unrest, perhaps even near a war breaking again. What would this change in the stamp side of things anything or nothing?
I can get these stamps quite regularly will this change?
kelanedd, if you could secure a supply of these Mint, it wouldn't cost much, and hey you never know what the value could be if you tuck them away for a few years. And definitely ask your relative to mail some covers home to you, also to try to get hold of any incoming mail where he's working or from associates. Commercial covers, ie. postal history, is also more treasured than the basic stamps.
On the other hand, one has to consider demand
. There are probably scanty few people collecting modern Africa. And a domestic philatelic market in South Sudan? Probably close to the same number as how many teeth a hen has.
The first issues of independent Anguilla have relatively huge prices, huge at least for a place that one wouldn't expect there to be a lot of collectors of, and those are issues from 1950s-60s.
Things certainly seem to be going badly for the new country. I haven't seen anything on BBC for a few days, but recall the last I read was that Sudan was wanting to invade South Sudan. The partition was all arranged diplomatically though, its not a 'breakaway' situation, so if Sudan tries anything, the African Union will be all over it, not to mention political players like USA and China.