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Jamaica's first issue: Curate's egg?

Jamaica's first issue: Curate's egg?

Critics were distinctly unimpressed by Jamaica's first postage stamps in 1860. But they have some unique redeeming features

Ceylon: Rubber stamped

Ceylon: Rubber stamped

Separated by less than three years, the George V and George VI pictorial issues of Ceylon were broadly similar. Until it came to rubber production...

Austria: About face

Austria: About face

Austria's 'Emperor's Head' definitive series of 1890-1908 became increasingly complex as the authorities struggled to settle on the best way to combat fraud

Zanzibar: A sultan battery

Zanzibar: A sultan battery

Zanzibar's first two stamp issues in 1896 and 1899 were printed in an unusual mixture of recess and letterpress. Their other claim to fame is being interspersed by the shortest war in history

Belgium: The soldier king

In the aftermath of World War I, Belgium's defiant definitives of 1919 portrayed King Albert I in a most unregal manner, wearing a tin hat instead of a crown

Turks & Caicos: A pinch of salt

The first issue of the Turks & Caicos Islands in 1900 neatly encapsulated the salty story of the two chains, in one of the finest examples of a colonial badge design

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson

The next Royal Mail stamp issue, released January 11

Winnie the Pooh

Released October 12

Burma: feathering the nest

Striking design and crisp printing ensured that Burma's first stamps made a big impact in 1938. But was that a subliminal imperial message in the peacock motif?

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