STAMP IDENTIFICATION

Postage stamps usually include country’s name. Some countries use alternate names or abbreviated forms. Here are some interesting information. United Kingdom member of the Universal Postal System (UPU) is the only country not required to name itself on the postage stamp. It was the first country to issue postage stamps. Since there was no other country issued stamps at that time, there was no need for the UK to name itself. Today, all other members of the UPU are required to include a country name written in Latin. The UK continues to issue stamps without a country name ( in agreements with the UPU).

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