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Wrrong initials
The name of the first Belgian queen was Louise-Marie, not Marie-Louise. A stamp with the wrong initials ML was withdrawn and replaced by a stamp with the correct L first letter.
(BELGIUM - 1962)




Misspelt name
Wrong : GHANDI - Correct : GANDHI
(GRENADA GRENADINES - 1985)




Misspelt name
Wrong : HAMMARSKJÖLDS - Correct : HAMMARSKJÖLD
(UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - 1962)




Misspelt name
The name of the former French President MITTERRAND has been misspelt 5 times as MITTERAND.
(MALAGASY - 1996)




Misspelt name
Wrong : Dr. F. KLEINKE - Correct : Dr. F. KLIMPKE
(HONDURAS - 1968)




Misspelt name
Wrong : GOITSHELL - Correct GOITSCHELL (2 times)
(HONDURAS - 1968)




Misspelt names
Shakespeare, not Shawspeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra, not Caesar and Cleopatra.
(IRELAND - 1980)




Wrong name
In the overprint the name of princess Alexandra was first misspelt Alexandria
(MONTSERRAT - )




Wrong name
The correct name of the famous winner of the Isle of Le Man Grand Prix for motor cycles was Leonard Randles, not Leslie.
(ISLE OF MAN - 1973)




Wrong name
Wrong : HERMANN - Correct : HERMAN
(NORWAY - )




Wrong name
Wrong : DE VINCI - Correct : DA VINCI
(MALI - )




Wrong name
The name SIKORSKY was wrongly spelt SIKORSKI on this FDC. After the error had been discovered, new corrected FDCs were issued.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1988)




Wrong name
These hunters are of course not shooting GRONSE, but GOOSE !
(YEMEN - 1968)




Wrong animal
The animals on this stamp are not Brontosaurus but … Apatosaurus.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1989)




Wrong name
Wrong : NAGHI - Correct : NAGY
(GREECE - 1959)




Missing trema
Missing diaeresis on Hammarskjöld
(PANAMA - )




Wrong name
Missing hyphen between BADEN and POWELL. The correct name is BADEN-POWELL
(TOGO - )




Wrong name
Missing hyphen between BADEN and POWELL. The correct name is BADEN-POWELL
(BELGIUM - 1957)




Wrong name
Missing hyphen between BADEN and POWELL. The correct name is BADEN-POWELL
(LUXEMBOURG - 1957)




Wrong name
Missing hyphen between BADEN and POWELL. The correct name is BADEN-POWELL
(SENEGAL - 1984)




Never knighted.
Edmond HALLEY was never knighted. Furthermore, after the title of Sir, the first name of a person is never abbreviated.
(AITUTAKI - 1986)




Language error
Wrong : Durer and Melencolia - Correct : Dürer and Melancholia
(AITUTAKI - 1986)




Misspelt name
Wrong : ZHAN DE LA FONTEN - Correct : JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
(ALBANIA - 1995)




Wrong picture and name
The pictures of LARSEN and PETROSIAN were mixed up. Furthermore PETROSIAN was written as PETROSSIAN.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1983)




Just one wrong letter.
Wrong : GROSSOPTILQN - Correct : GROSSOPTILON
(CHINA - 1989)




BRANLIO
BRANLIO was corrected in BRAULIO when a new stamp was issued.
(COSTA RICA - 1901)




Walter lily
A WALTER LILY of course, does not exist. Why not simply WATER LILY ?
(COOK ISLANDS - 1967)




One missing letter
Wrong : Mufflon - Correct : Moufflon. A corrected stamp was issued soon after the error was discovered
(CYPRUS - 1993)




Wrong name
Wrong : GHANDI - Correct : GANDHI (see Irish stamp)
(DOMINICA - 1969)




Wrong flower name
Wrong : DALHIAS - Correct : DAHLIAS
(FRANCE - 1994)




Inverted letters
Wrong : ALDER PLANETARIUM - Correct : ADLER PLANETARIUM
(GAMBIA - 1992)




Forgotten first name
After Sir, the first name of a person is always used. A stamps mentioning Sir Codrington was corrected in Sir Edward Codrington.
(GREECE - 1928)




Unexpected inversion.
The correct name of this crab is Chionoecetes OPILIO. The second part of the name has been inverted to OILIQO on the same stamp issued in a booklet.
(GREENLAND - 1993)




Language error.
Wrong : Austrailian - Correct : Australian
(GRENADA - 1992)




Mispelt name.
The skysond HUYGENS is called HUGHES on this stamp.
(HUNGARY - 1991)




Misspelt name
The name of the composer HÄNDELwas missspelt HANDEL.
(INDIA - 1985)




Mixed inscriptions.
Stamps sshowing grapes and oranges, but the inscriptions were mixed up.
(IRAQ - 1970)




Wrong name.
Wrong : Orchis Laxiflorus - correct : Orchis Laxiflora. Correct on the Jersey stamp.
(ISRAEL - 1970)




Wrong name.
VERRAZANO with one Z is mostly accepted as the correct name.
(ITALY - 1964)




Wrong name.
Wrong : Femme BALOUE - Correct : Femme BAOULE
(IVORY COAST - 1936)




Misspelt name
Wrong : Plumieria - Correct : Plumeria (see other stamp)
(NIGER - )




Misspelt name
Dimitrie BRANDZA's name is mispelt as BRINDZA
(ROMANIA - 1961)




Wrong first name
In 1956 Mahmud Bagir Ogly Aivazov claimed to be 148 years old. An error in his first name (MYXAMED=Muhamed) was corrected in MAXMYD.
(RUSSIA - 1956)




Mispelt name
The name of the tennis champion Wendy TURNBULL has been wrongly spelt TURNBALL
(SAINT VINCENT - 1987)




Wrong name.
Mozart's portrait with Beethoven's name!
(MOZAMBIQUE - )




Wrong word division
The rules for division of words in Swedish are rather strict : one thing you cannot do is divide between C ans K of STOCKHOLM
(VATICAN - 1986)




Error in name
Wrong Leos - Correct Leo
(MALAWI - 2011)




Misspelt name
The name of the composer JOHANN S. BACH was misspelt JOHAN
(TOGO - 1967)




Wrong title
H.R. meaning Her Majesty was corrected in H.R.H. : Her Royal Highness
(TANZANIA - 1980)




Spelling error
Spelling error . Wrong Tulipa urumovii - Correct : Tulipa urumoffi .
(BULGARIA - 1963)




Spelling error
Spelling error. Wrong : Nimphea alba - Correct : Nymphea alba.
(BULGARIA - 1963)




No hyphen
There is no hyphen between SAINT and LOUIS.
(FRANCE - 1967)




Error in name
Wrong Africanna - Correct Africana
(MALAWI - 2011)




Error in name and dates
Wrong : Juan Sebastian Bach (1714-1788) - Correct : Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(PARAGUAY - 1980)




Wrong name and dates
Wrong : Adolf Wagner (1835-1917) - Correct : Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
(PARAGUAY - 1980)




Mispelt name
Wrong : Gioacino - Correct : Gioacchino
(PARAGUAY - 1980)




Error in name
Wrong : Frederico - Correct : Frédéric
(PARAGUAY - 1980)




Wrong title
Count Henri IV became in 1308 Henri VII, Emperor of Germany. As Count he was never knows as Henri VII
(LUXEMBOURG - 1933)




Wrong title
Edmond HAlley was never knighted.
(MALDIVES - 1985)




Wrong name
Wrong : Phalium Strigatum - Correct : Phalium Bandatum
(AITUTAKI - 1974)




Wrong name
Wrong : Oliva SERICEA - Correct : Oliva MINIACEA
(AITUTAKI - 1974)




Wrong name
Wrong : Tritonalia Rubeta - Correct : Bursa Bubo var. zissostoma
(AITUTAKI - 1974)




Missing hyphen
Wrong : Baden Powell - Correct : Baden-Powell
(AJMAN - 1967)




Error in name
Wrong : MESPHILUS - Correct : MESPILUS
(ALBANIA - 1965)




Error in name
Wrong :DYOSPYROS - Correct : DIOSPYROS
(ALBANIA - 1965)




Error in name
Wrong : SPHAERECLINUS - Correct : SPHAERECHINUS
(ALBANIA - 1966)




Error un name
Wrong : CAMELIA - Correct : CAMELLIA
(ALBANIA - 1967)




Wrong name
Wrong : GLADIOLUS - Correct : GLADIUS
(ALBANIA - 1967)




Wrong name
Wrong : ARISTEOMORPHA FOLICEA - Correct : PLESIOPENAEUS EDWARDSIANUS
(ALGERIA - 1970)




Wrong denomination
Stamp featuring an aboriginal from Central Australia. He is wrongly called abrogine, which is an expression for the first original tribes in a country.
(AUSTRALIA - 1949)




One wrong letter
Wrong : HIPPOCANPUS - Correct : HIPPOCAMPUS
(BARBADOS - 1965)




Three errors
Three errors : plane is not an ME-109F but a Fiat-G50, name of the pilot is OIVA, not DIVA, and mirror image of the swastika.
(EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1977)




Error in name
Wrong : TOMANEN - Correct name of the winner is Jouko TÖRMÄNEN
(CONGO REPUBLIC - 1980)




Additional letter
Wrong : Dornier-Wall - Correct : Dornier-Wal with only one l
(COMORO ISLANDS - 1978)




Wrong first letter
The first letter of the first name is not a J, but a I.
(ITALY - 2006)




Error in name
Wrong : Europaens - Correct : Europaeus.
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1966)




Little error
Wrong : DE LE PASTURE - Correct : DE LA PASTURE
(BELGIUM - 1964)




Little error
Wrong : DE LE PASTURE - Correct : DE LA PASTURE
(BELGIUM - 1964)




Wrong name
Wrong : ECHINOCACTUS - Correct : ECHINOCEREUS
(BELGIUM - 1965)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen in the name SANTOS-DUMONT
(BRAZIL - 1929)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen between BADEN and POWELL
(BRAZIL - 1957)




Error in name
The designer Clive ABBOTT's name is misspelt ABBOT.
(BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 1975)




Wrong name
Wrong : RANUNCULUS ACER - Correct : RANUNCULUS ACRIS
(BULGARIA - 1973)




Wrong name
The correct name of this deer is CERVUS DAMA, non DAMA DAMA
(BULGARIA - 1973)




Wrong name
Wrong : MACROGLOSSUM FUCIFORMIS - Correct : HEMARIS FUCIFORMIS
(BULGARIA - 1990)




Error in name
Wrong : GUINEESIS - Correct : GUINIENSIS
(CAMEROON - 1982)




Forgotten name
Bell's first name was omitted. The correct name is Alexander Graham Bell.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1976)




Forgotten first name
Bell's first name was omitted. The correct name is Alexander Graham Bell.
(PAKISTAN - 1976)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen between Baden and Powell. Correct on the Gambian stamp.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : CAPRIMULGUS - Correct : CAPRIMOLGUS
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1985)




Wrong name
The person featured on this stamp is called Astronomer Seng Yixing. His real name was Zhang Sui, Yixing is a religious surname that was given to him after he became a monk. . Issue year : 1955, not 1966.
(CHINA - 1955)




Wrong name
This Dance is called on the stamp 'The Knife Dance of the KAWA people'. As Kawa also means slave and carries a derogatory meaning, the name was changed to 'people WA' already in 1932. This was forgotten during the design of the sdtamp.
(CHINA - 1963)




Error un name
Wrong : Cygnus colnmbianus - Correct : Cygnus columbianus
(CHINA - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : Masdevallia NICTERINA - Corrected trhee years later in : Masdevallia NYCTERINA
(COLOMBIA - 1947)




Wrong name
Wrong : ALCEDO VINTSIOIDES JOHANNAE - Correct : ALCEDO CRISTATA VINSIODES
(COMORO ISLANDS - 1967)




Missing firstname
After Sir follows always the first name. Wrong : Sir C. RAMAN - Correct : Sir Chandrasekhara RAMAN
(COMORO ISLANDS - 1977)




Error in name
Wrong : SERGHEI - Correct : SERGEI
(CONGO REPUBLIC - 1971)




Wrong name
Wrong : AULICA VESPERTILIO - Correct : AULICA ANTICA
(COOK ISLANDS - 1974)




Wrong name
Wrong : STROMBUS GIBBERULUS - Correct : STROMBUS GIBBOSUS
(COOK ISLANDS - 1974)




Wrong name
Wrong : TENEBRA MUSCARIA - Correct : TENEBRA AEROLATA
(COOK ISLANDS - 1974)




Misspelt name
The name of the composer VILLA-LOBOS was misspelt VILLALOBOS.
(CUBA - 1981)




Error in name
Wrong : NYMPHACA - Correct : NYMPHAEA
(CUBA - 1971)




Error in name
Wrong : VOLUNTEANUM - Correct : VOLONTEANUM
(CUBA - 1966)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen between Baden and Powell
(DAHOMEY - 1973)




Error in name
Wrong : Harpa Connaidalis - Correct : Harpa Conoidalis
(DJIBOUTI - 1979)




Error in name
The runner name is not Ron DELANEY but Ron DELANY.
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 1956)




Error in name
Wrong : HAMMARSKJÖLDS - Correct : HAMMARSKJÖLD
(EGYPT - 1962)




Misspelt name
Names of plants and animals consist of two parts, a generic name which must be capitalized, and a specific name which should not be capitalized. In this seris, the second name however is also capitalized.
(ETHIOPIA - 1980)




Strange
Is it SELLASSIE or SELASSIE ? Furthermore a stamp claims to celebrate 'his first 60th birthday'. What else could it be ?
(ETHIOPIA - 1952)




Errors in names
The names of both Swedish scientists are mispelt : correct spelling is SPARRMAN (with one N) and a C instead of K for Carlsson SOLANDER.
(FRENCH POLYNESIA - 1986)




Unnecessary translation
Albrecht Dürer is so famous, why hen translate Albrecht to Albert ?
(FRANCE - 1980)




Error in name
The Senegalese Kingsfisher (Halcyon senegalencis) is called Alcyon senegalensis.
(GABON - 1971)




Error in name
Wrong : Eulophia guineenis - Correct : Eulophia guineensis
(GAMBIA - 1978)




Error in name
Wrong : Harmensz Rembrandt van Ryn - Correct : Rembrandt Harmensz van Ryn.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1955)




Error in name
Wrong : RAFFAELO - Correct : RAFFAELLO
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1955)




Error in name
Wrong : Florentine Nightingale - Correct : Florence Nightingale
(GERMANY - 1955)




Wrong name, wrong container
Wrong : LE BON - Correct : LEBON | He invented the illuminating gas from the distillation of wood. Due to the high temperature, this was made in fireclay containers, not in glass.
(FRANCE - 1955)




Erron in name
Wrong : J. SCHUSTER - Correct : J. SCHULLER
(LUXEMBOURG - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : Janice - Correct : Janis
(GRENADA - 1992)




Error in name
The founder of the first settler in Chicago never called himself DESSABLES. His real name was Jean Baptiste Point de (or du) Sable.
(HAITI - 1959)




Wrong name
Wrong : Apatura ilia - Correct : Apatura iris.
(HUNGARY - 1959)




Wrong name
The name of the engraver is Henri, not Erni.
(GABON - 1984)




Error in name
Wrong : Dadabhoy - Correct : Dadabhai
(INDIA - 1963)




Error in name
Wrong : Haliaetus - Correct : Haliaeetus.
(ISRAEL - 1963)




Missing letter
Wrong : ORAZIANO - Correct : ORAZIANO
(ITALY - 1936)




A space too much
Wrong : semper virens - Correct : sempervirens.
(ITALY - 1968)




Wrong name
Wrong : Chloris chloris - Correct : Carduelis Chloris
(SAHARAUI - 1997)




Missing letter
BAH insztead of BACH
(ALBANIA - )




Error in name
Wrong : STROPHANTUS - Correct : STROPHANTHUS.
(IVORY COAST - 1961)




Error in naam
Wrong : APORR.PES GALLINAE - Correct : APORR. PESGALLINAE
(IVORY COAST - 1971)




Error in name
Wrong : CASSINI-HUGHES - Correct : CASSINI-HUYGENS
(HUNGARY - 1991)




Addditional letter
Wrong : Carpreolus - Correct : Capreolus.
(SOUTH AFRICA - 2010)




Wrong family
This butterfly belongs to the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Charaxinae, and not to the Apaturidae as given on this stamp.
(JAMAICA - 1978)




Wrong birthyear
Overprint Hammarskjoeld 1904-1961. His correct name is Hammarsköld and he was born in 1905
(JORDAN - 1961)




Error in name
Wrong : HEBLONA - Correct : HEBLOMA
(KAMPUCHEA - 1985)




Error in name
Wrong : INTREGRIFOLIA - Correct : INTEGRIFOLIA
(LAO - 1968)




Error in name
Wrong : URSUS MALAYNUS - Correct : URSUS MALYNUS
(LAO - 1969)




Error in name
Wrong : Ascocentrum MINIATUR - Correct : Ascocentrum MINIATUM.
(LAO - 1971)




Error in name
Wrong : Catteleya - Correct : Cattleya, see stamp from Poland.
(LAO - 1972)




Error in name
Wrong : Rynchostylis giganterum - Correct : Rhynchostylis gigantea.
(LAO - 1972)




Error in name
Wrong : IPOMAEA - Correct : IPOMOEA.
(MAURITANIA - 1966)




Error in name
Wrong : M. KAMPFERI - Correct : M. KAEMFERIE
(MONACO - 1960)




Missing accent
Wrong : Devote (without accent) - Correct : Dévote (with accent).
(MONACO - 1960)




Error in name
Wrong : Phrynoephalus - Correct : Phrynocephalus.
(MONGOLIA - 1972)




One wrong letter
Wrong : tlavescens - Correct : flavescens
(MONGOLIA - 1973)




One letter too much
Wrong : dahuricum - Correct : dauricum
(MONGOLIA - 1973)




Error in name
Wrong : Phororhacus - Correct : Phororhacos.
(LAO - 1988)




Error in name
Wrong : FREYCINETTIA - Correct : FREYCINETTA
(NEW CALEDONIA - 1964)




Two errors
The seaweed with this shrimp is the Serrated wrack (Fucus serrratus) which does not occur further south than Spain, and hence does not occur in Morocco. Wrong : ARISTEOMORPHA - Correct : ARISRAEOMORPHA
(MOROCCO - 1965)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen between Baden and Powell.
(NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - 1957)




Error in nalme
Wrong : THUMBERGIA - Correct : THUNBERGIA. Same error on stamps from 1983 and 1986.
(NICARAGUA - 1991)




One additional letter
Wrong : duthierae - Correct : duthieae.
(MOZAMBIQUE - 1983)




One wrong letter
Wrong : cuncata - Correct : cuniata.
(MOZAMBIQUE - 1983)




One wrong letter
Wrong : Endorachne - Correct : Endarachne.
(MOZAMBIQUE - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : BULBUCUS - Correct : BUBULCUS
(NIGER - 1967)




Error in name
Wrong : Graham Bell - Correct : Alexander G. Bell.
(NIGER - 1972)




Error in name
Wrong : bingami - Correct : binghami.
(VIET NAM - 1967)




Wrong name and colour.
Wrong : SAXZITRAGA NIRCULUS - Correct : SAXIFRAGA HIRCULUS. Furthermore the flower is yellow, not blue.
(MONGOLIA - 1985)




Not Polish
This woodcarving was executed by the German artist Veit STOSS of Nuremberg. The Polish form Wita STWOSZA on the stamp implies quite improperly that he was Pole.
(POLAND - 1960)




No Pole
This woodcarving was executed by the German artist Veit STOSS of Nuremberg. The Polish form Wita STWOSZA on the stamp implies quite improperly that he was Pole.
(POLAND - 1956)




Not quite clear
Thei initiator of the Esperanto language, Ludvig Lasarus ZAMANHOF, seems to be called on this stamp : JARO DE ZAMENHOF, what simply means Year of Zamenhof.
(POLAND - 1959)




Error in name
Wrong : Haliaeëtus - Correct : Haliaeetus.
(POLAND - 1960)




One wrong letter
Wrong : Eguus - Correct : Equus.
(POLAND - 1978)




One wrong letter
Wrong : Elaphas - Correct : Elephas.
(POLAND - 1978)




Error in name
Wrong : Tulipa gregii - Correct : Tulipa Greigii.
(RUSSIA - 1960)




Error in name
The correct name of the painter is HANS VON AACHEN instead of HANS VAN ACHEN.
(ROMANIA - 1969)




Wrong initials
Wrong initials of Nikolaj Alexandrovich Dobrolyubov : A.N instead of N.A. - Correct on a stamp of 1961.
(RUSSIA - 1936)




Error in name
The full latin name is Elodea canadensis Michx, not Rich as on the stamp.
(ROMANIA - 1966)




Wrong abbreviation
Main names are not abbreviated. Wrong : Apat. ilia - Correct : Apatura ilia.
(ROMANIA - 1969)




Error in name
Wrong : Kurt - Correct : Curt.
(SOUTH WEST AFRICA - 1965)




Error in name
Wrong : Johanes Kepler - Correct : Johann Keppler.
(SIERRA LEONE - 1985)




Error in name
Wrong : Durer - Correct : Dürer.
(SOLOMON ISLANDS - 1978)




Wrong name
Wrong :Trachodon - Correct : Anatosaurus.
(LAO - 1988)




Misspelt name
Wrong : ASTRATE - Correct : ASTARTE.
(SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC - 1966)




Gender change
Stamp showing a painting featuring The Virgin and Child with St John, but with his gender changed from JOHN to JOAN.
(TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - 1971)




Wrong title
Edmond Halley is called SIR although he was never knighted.
(UGANDA - 1985)




One letter too much
Wrong : BODDHISATTVA - Correct : BODHISATTVA.
(YEMEN - 1968)




Wrong name
Wrong : GEKKO GECKO - Correct : GECKO GECKO.
(VIET NAM - 1967)




Error in name
Wrong : CUVELIER - Correct : CUVIER.
(BELGIUM - 1968)




Missing letter
The engraver's name Tägtström is mispelt Tägström with a missing T.
(SWEDEN - 1965)




Wrong title
Edward Jenner, the pioneer of the vaccination, was never knighted, and thus cannot be called Sir.
(ZAMBIA - 1970)




One letter too much
Wrong : BULLOCKI - Correct : BULOCKI.
(CHAD - 1966)




Error in name
Wrong : SHIRA - Correct : SCHIRRA.
(HUNGARY - 1966)




Wrong first name
Laurence Olivier's first name was mispelt three times wrongly as Lawrence.
(SWEDEN - 1959)




Wrong initials
Wrong : V.L. KOMAROV - Correct : V.M. KOMAROV.
(HUNGARY - 1966)




Error in name
Wrong : Florence Joyner-Griffith - Correct : Florence Griffith-Joyner.
(MONGOLIA - 1989)




Error in name
Wrong : HAIL WOOD - Correct : Mike HAILWOOD.
(YEMEN - )




Missing letter
Wrong overprint : GRIFFTH instead of GRIFFITH.
(AITUTAKI - 1988)




Missing letter
Wrong : CAROLFELD - Correct : CAROLSFELD.
(ANTIGUA - 1981)




Error in name
Wrong : Wilcott - Correct : Walcott.
(SAINT VINCENT AND GRENADINES - 1994)




Additional letter
Wrong : SCHOPIN - Correct : CHOPIN
(MACEDONIA - 2010)




Wrong plural
Convolvulus spp would imply two ore more species (plural). But as these flowers are all of the same kind, the correct denomination should have been Convolvulus sp.
(NICARAGUA - 1984)




Wrong plural
This stamp shows Cotton labelled Gossypium spp, which means species in the plural. For a single specimen of the Gossypium, sp would heve been preferable.
(MOZAMBIQUE - 1981)




Wrong name
Wrong : Francolinus Stephenson - Correct : Francolinus Stephens. The prominent leg spurs have also been omitted.
(VIET NAM - 1963)




Errors in name
Wrong : Leif Erikson - Correct : Liefs Eirickssons.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1968)




Error in name
Wrong : Henry - Correct : Henri. Correct on Belgian stamp.
(SWEDEN - 1959)




Error in name
The correct name of Heyse's novel is 'Das Mädchen von TREPPI, not 'von TERRPI'.
(SWEDEN - 1970)




Initials
Calling the American President F.D.R. was not appreciated by everyone, so the stamp was issued again with his complete name.
(HONDURAS - 1946)




Missing hypen
Missing hyphen. This is not a portrait of Strind BERG, but STRINDBERG.
(SWEDEN - 1949)




Missing hypen
Missing hyphen. This is not a portrait of Christo Pher POLHEM, but from Christopher POLHEM..
(SWEDEN - 1951)




Missing A
Missing 'A' in King's name. Wrong : TAUF'AHAU - Correct on the coin : TAUFA'AHAU.
(TONGA - 1992)




One wrong letter
Error in overprint. Wrong : KETAHKOTAAN - Correct : KEMAHKOTAAN.
(JOHORE - 1891)




Wrong title
Following the artist's name is an sc (meaning sculpit) indicating engraving. But these stamps are not 'engraved', they are offset.
(SWEDEN - 1989)




Error in name
Wrong : RUBARBRE - Correct : RHUBARBE.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1982)




Additional letter
Deperdussin is spelled with 2 'p'.
(PARAGUAY - 1980)




Additional letter
Wrong : EUGENNE - Correct : EUGENE.
(PARAGUAY - 1979)




Error in name
The exact name of this person was not LAVALETTE, but Antoine-Marie Chamans, comte de La Valette.
(FRANCE - 1954)




Error in name
Fébus is not correct, the correct name is Phoebus or Phébus.
(FRANCE - 1991)




Error in name
The correct name of the painter is LE BRUN in two words, not LEBRUN.
(SPAIN - 1959)




Error in name
Wrong : Liza Gerardini - Correct : Lisa Gherardini.
(MONTENEGRO - 2006)




Error in name
Wrong : Tree Howthorn - Correct : Tree Hawthorn
(SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC - 2008)




Error in firstname
Wrong : GORG THOMA - Correct : GEORG THOMA.
(GUYANA - 1996)




Name and teeth
Wrong : Hyppopotamus - Correct : Hippopotamus. Furthermore, the upper teeth are missing.
(GUINEA BISSAU - 1997)




Error in name
Wrong : Jimmy Hendrix - Correct : Jimi Hendrix.
(GRENADA GRENADINES - 1989)




Completed name
Is it because some people did not know anymore who Elvis was, that a new stamp with the complete name Elvis Presley was issued some months later ?
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1993)




Wrong name
Wrong initials : M.N. - Correct initials are : A.J. (Anne-Jean).
(FRANCE - 1983)




Error in firstname
Wrong : Henry - Correct : Henri.
(GUINEA BISSAU - 1985)




Wrong name
The first name of the Belgian soccerplayer is Jan. Wrong : F. CEULEMANS - Correct : J. CEULEMANS.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1986)




Wrong title
It is not because your husband id General of the Salvation army, that you can be called General too.
(ZAIRE - 1980)




Error in name
The name of the famous Belgian cyclism champion was Rik VAN LOOY, not VAN LOY.
(MANAMA - )




Wrong first name
The first name of the Swiss founder of the Redd Cross is Henri, not Henry.
(CHAD - 1983)




Missing hyphen
Missing hyphen between Baden and Powell.
(PARAGUAY - 1965)




Error in name
Wrong : BLENKINSOPS - Correct : BLENKINSOP.
(PARAGUAY - 1972)




Wrong title
Wrong title H.M. (Her Majesty) was corrected into H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness).
(TANZANIA - 1190)




Wrong title
Wrong title H.M. (Her Majesty) was corrected into H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness).
(TANZANIA - 1990)




Wrong first name
Wrong first name Lawrence. Correct : Laurence.
(SAN MARINO - 1990)




Error in name
The name of this famous stamp collector was Philippe Ferrary de la Renotière, not Philippe de Ferrari.
(LIECHTENSTEIN - 1968)




Small detail
Wrong letter : c instead of ç.
(CANADA - 1973)




Error in name
Wrong : Henry - Correct : Henri.
(TOGO - 2000)




One letter too much
Wrong : DOBERMANN - Correct : DOBERMAN
(BENIN - 1997)




Error in name
Wrong : Debouteville - Correct : Deboutteville.
(MONACO - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : Dumarou - Correct : Oumarou.
(UPPER VOLTA - 1983)




Error in name
Wrong : Kervin - Correct : Kevin.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1985)




Error in name
Wrong : Van 'Hoff - Correct : van 't Hoff.
(URUGUAY - 1976)




Error in name
Wrong : Lutra - Correct : Lutea lutra
(MOROCCO - 1979)




Error in name
Wrong : Marbois - Correct : Barbé-Marbois.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1953)




Error in name
Wrong : Revers - Correct : Revere
(CHAD - 1976)




Error in name
Wrong : Deusenberg - Correct : Duesenberg.
(MAURITANIA - 1981)




Error in name
Wrong : Hipoppotamus - Correct : Hippopotamus
(CONGO REPUBLIC - 1993)




Missing letter
Wrong : Ulman - Correct : Hulmann.
(MALI - 1995)




Error in name
Wrong : Marylin - Correct : Marilyn.
(NIGER - 1996)




Missing letter
Wrong : RETRIVER - Correct : RETRIEVER.
(CAMBODIA - 1996)




Two errors
Wrong : Logusta - Correct : Locusta. Furthermore the city of KARA does not exist, should be KABARA.
(MALI - 1964)




Error in name
Wrong : MacLead - Correct : MacLeod.
(BENIN - 1997)




Error in name
Wrong : Marelin - Correct : Marilyn.
(MALAGASY - 1994)




Wrong position of names
Gilbert is the forename of the painter, thus the legend should have been Gilbert Stuart, not Stuart Gilbert.
(MALI - 1982)




Additional letter
This plane is a Dornier-Wal, not a Dournier-Wall.
(COMORO ISLANDS - 1978)




Three errors
Karl instead of Carl, Lewis instead of Levis, and Los Ancelès instead of Los Angeles.
(AZERBAIDJAN - 1996)




Letter inversion
Wrong : HUSSIEN - Correct : HUSSEIN
(IRAQ - 2000)




Wrong letter
Wrong : Eguus - Correct : Equus.
(POLAND - 1978)




Wrong person
This is not Cabot, who discovered Newfoundland, but Charcot with his ship "Pourquoi pas ?"
(LAO - 1983)




Wrong initials
The initials of Georg Arthur French are G.A , not GA.
(CANADA - 1973)




Financial loss
Forty millions stamps were printed before it was noticed that AMADEO was spelled AMEDEO. All the stamps were destroyed, and a correct stamp was reprinted.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1973)




Error in name
Wrong : MARKS - Correct : MARX.
(ALBANIA - 1964)




Wrong initials
Stamp featuring Joseph Miloslav Hurban. Thus his initials are J.M. and not M.J.
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1948)




Missing letter
Missing L in the name BRAILLE
(URUGUAY - 1976)




Wrong letter
Wrong : Pipestrelle - Correct : Pipistrelle.
(JERSEY - 1999)