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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

Queensland: Second time around

Queensland: Second time around

The Chalon portrait of Queen Victoria which had graced Queensland's first issue was revived to even more spectacular effect for its high values of 1882

Monaco: Refreshing Rainier

Monaco: Refreshing Rainier

Monaco always produced classy definitives under Prince Rainier III's expert eye, and a revaluation of the currency added extra interest to the popular 1955 series

Denmark: Permanent wave

Denmark: Permanent wave

In use for more than a century and offering huge variety, Denmark's 'Wavy Lines' are a great place to start collecting European definitives

Ceylon: Disappearing act

Ceylon: Disappearing act

The exquisite first issue of Ceylon is universally admired, but strangely elusive. In fact, one opportunistic collector saw it vanish before his very eyes!

West Germany: Feminine touch

West Germany: Feminine touch

West Germany's Famous Women definitive series bridged the reunification of the country and the adoption of the Euro, bringing recess printing into the 21st century

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