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USA: Politically corrected

USA: Politically corrected

The cornerstone of Franklin D Rooseveltís 'New Deal' for Depression-hit America was celebrated with a curious stamp depicting the President in a false moustache!

The Italian Machin

The Italian Machin

The Siracusana series broke with tradition by offering Italians a single-design definitive range, and its popularity is reflected in its impressive 35-year lifespan

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

A chance encounter in the remote Australian outback produced an iconic stamp image. And the first chance for an Aborigine to say: Iím a celebrity. Get me out of here!í

New plan for postal museum sees London home

New plan for postal museum sees London home

The British Postal Museum and Archive will move to a larger home on the same street, in a £9 million project

West Germany: Fresco fiasco

West Germany: Fresco fiasco

When West Germany showed a medieval fresco on a stamp, nobody realised that portions of it were badly forged and depicted 20th-century celebrities!

GB: Pilot scheme

GB: Pilot scheme

The set of eight stamps marking the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 1965 introduced a new concept by having six different designs se-tenant

France: Divine intervention

France: Divine intervention

When the winner of a prestigious French stamp design competition was found to be ineligible as a wartime collaborator, the authorities collaborated with him anyway!

Egypt: Stamps to die for?

Egypt: Stamps to die for?

If you thought speculation fever made for some tense scenes in English post office queues in 1966, there was a riot on a very different scale in Egypt 40 years earlier

China: Good money after bad

China: Good money after bad

Strange issues of old China looked the part in 19th-century stamp albums. This one is still highly prized today, almost 130 years after being revealed as bogus!

Sierra Leone: Mixed message

Sierra Leone: Mixed message

An attractive early example of multicoloured stamp printing by Sierra Leone was turned into a chimaera in 1963-66 by overprints on overprints on overprints

Switzerland: Into the Modern World

Switzerland: Into the Modern World

Switzerland's eye-catching second series of Landscapes definitives, which lasted a decade from 1949, showed distinctly modern views of the country's age-old scenery

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 54 1985 Safety At Sea 17p

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 54 1985 Safety At Sea 17p

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: no53 1970 Commonwealth Games 5d

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: no53 1970 Commonwealth Games 5d

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 55 1981 Butterflies 25p

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 55 1981 Butterflies 25p

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: no56 1989 Toys & Games 35p

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: no56 1989 Toys & Games 35p

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 57 1989 Christmas 37+1p

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 57 1989 Christmas 37+1p

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 58 1985 Christmas 22p

Britain's most spectacular commemoratives: number 58 1985 Christmas 22p

Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we've selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here

Canada: The accidental forger

Canada: The accidental forger

A novice Canadian stamp dealer's remaindered stock was worth a small fortune, but his attempts to market it in a classy way put him on the wrong side of the law

Sudan: Designed on the hoof

Sudan: Designed on the hoof

Sudan's first stamp issue was sketched in a hurry in 1898, even as British troops fought for control of the country. Yet the Camel Postman would become one of the most enduring designs ever

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