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Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
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About flags on stamps

This is a part of our site’s Bibliography pages under the assumption that stamps are a kind of “source” for officially sanctioned vexillological information, especially about flag design, and also a bit on usage and history. That typically such information is either irrelevant (because better information is published elsewhere) or erroneous is an interesting fact.
António Martins, 05 Dec 2005

Flag errors in official stamps

Many stamps show wrong flags, as some coins show wrong arms!
Ralf Stelter, 22 Oct 1998

As was already proven in several cases, stamps tend to be very untrustworthy evidence in vexillology. The stamps, especially those of Third World countires are made far away from home and the artists drawing them have little knowledge of the local reality. The errors even when found then tend to be ignored for the sake of the cost their correction would require, especially if the errors were not that large and would be spotted only be a very experienced eye.
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2004

The stamps of many smaller countries are not produced locally at all and most of them don’t even get to the issuing country.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 12 Apr 1997

List by philatelic catalogues

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