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Two twelves on a Polish clock.
What time is it ? Half past twelve, or half past double twelve ?
(POLAND - 1963)




Wrong calculation.
A quick calculation will show you that 2.80 for 10 gr means 140 for a kilo, not 14. Or is it an unusual way to explain that postage rates related to weight become cheaper when the weight increases ?
(DENMARK - 1987)




Wrong value
Frama ATM stamp, with OO.OO as face value, which is absolutely not possible to order from the machine (what coin do you use for that ?)
(DENMARK - 2001)




Wrong Roman figures
IIII instead of IV (Roman 4), and VIIII instead of IX (Roman 9)
(BRAZIL - 1936)




Lost zero
Preprinted postcard, with a lost ZERO somewhere in the preprinted stamp.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Inverted value
As the value in arabic scripture appeared to be inverted, a corrected stamp was issued.
(PAKISTAN - )




Inverted 2
The 2 in local scripture was inverted on the 12-K stamp. Look at the 20-K stamp to see a correct 2
(LAO - 1958)




Confusing anniversary
Confusing anniversary, as Diamond in Europe means 60th anniversary, in the States 75th.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1951)




Wrong figure
The value in local script shows 3,25 AFS instead of 3,75 AFS.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1964)




2 instead of 3
On some of those stamps, the 3-digit is missing, while the 2 appears twice.
(BELGIUM - 1971)




Wrong date
China offres an excellent service to philatelists, numbering and dating all their stamps. Except here … 1855 is not correct, the stamp was issued in 1955.
(CHINA - )




Wrong figure.
A printed 7 never has a small horizontal line. See other stamp.
(GERMANY - 1953)




Inadapted offer
As the booklet contains 18p stamps, the offer should be three 18p stamps instead of four 13p stamps (correct on the cover).
(UNITED KINGDOM - )




Wrong count.
Virgilius was born in 70 before Christ. As after the year 1 before Christ follows the year 1 after Christ, this 2.000th anniversary was commemorated one year too early.
(ITALY - 1930)




Additional zero.
Used postal stationary card with, just below the face of Queen Juliana, a small circular mark.
(NETHERLANDS - 1970)




Wrong value.
Central stamp has a value of 25 bani instead of 5 bani.
(ROMANIA - 1893)




Language error
Wrong : ESCOLUIT - Correct : EXCOLUIT
(VATICAN - 1955)




Wrong place
Not an error for Sweden, as Swedish phones have the 0 before the 1. In other countries however, the zero is located after the 9.
(SWEDEN - 1976)




Additional comma
Additional comma : 0,37,5 ipv 0,375.
(VENEZUELA - 1939)




Wrong value
Series of 3 stamps with 2R, 3R and 20R value. In Cambodgian script, all three stamps showed the 20R value. The 2R and 3R stamps were corrected.
(CAMBODIA - 1960)




Wrong value
Series of 3 stamps with 2R, 3R and 20R value. In Cambodgian script, all three stamps showed the 20R value. The 2R and 3R stamps were corrected.
(CAMBODIA - 1960)




Wrong number
China numbers and dates all there stamps. But here the 8F stamp from 1961 should be numbered 228, but instead was given 229 which is the number of the 10F stamp.
(CHINA - 1961)




Wrong year
China numbers and dates all their stamps. These stampswere neither issued in 1855 or in 1866, but in 1955.
(CHINA - 1955)




Wrong value
Wrong : 1,50 C + 50 C - Correct : 1,50 F + 50 C.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1947)




Wrong transposition
Wrong : MDCLXVII (1667) - Correct in numerals : 1666.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1966)




Wrong value
By using an existing stamp in a bloc, a wrong value was given to the stamp.
(COOK ISLANDS - 1978)




Different facial values
The Chinese value of this 15c value stamp, is only 5c.
(SHANGAI - 1890)




Very old
Stamp issued to celebrate the 90th anniversary of TITO. But the stamp mentions 90+ centenario what means 90th centenary of ... 9000 years.
(SAINT TOME AND PRINCIPE - 1982)




Impossible number
The number on the registration plate was an impossible combination of figures. It was removed when the stamp was issued.
(TURKEY - 1977)




Changed value
Due to a printing problem, the value of this 10 öre stamp seems to have become 1 cent.
(SWEDEN - 1967)




Impossible value
Frama ATM stamp, with 00.00 as face value, which is not possible to order from the machine (what coin do you use for that ?)
(DENMARK - 2001)




Missing line
Missing fraction line in the facial value 2 1/2 of this stamp
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1952)




Missing numeral
Missing last numeral in this canbcellation. On the backside the arrival postmark shows clearly that the correct year was 1898.
(RUSSIA - 1989)




Wrong figure
Overprint in local writing first showed a 2, and was afterwards corrected in a 4.
(INDOCHINA - 1919)




Missing figure
One stamp in a sheet showed 988 instead of 1988 at the bottom right.
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1988)




Missing one
Missing 1 in 1952, on both cancellations.
(HUNGARY - 1952)