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FRANK or FRANKEN ?
5 FRANKEN is grammatically wrong, and was corrected to 5 FRANK
(BELGIUM - 1915)




Two overprints
Two overprints : the first one to change the value of the stamp to 5 Cents, the second one to One. Cents still appears in the plural.
(LIBERIA - )




Corrected inscription
The incorrect inscription 1,10 FRANKEN was soon corrected to 1,10 FRANK on those railwaystamp.
(BELGIUM - 1915)




Wrong plural
The incorrect plural ANNAS was corrected to ANNA, when the stamp was reissued.
(INDIA - 1911)




Incorrect plural
One PTS (PESETAS) in an incorrect plural - should have been One PTA (see other stamp)
(SPAIN - 1920)




Incorrect plural
1 DRACHMH is the correct singular. The plural DRACHMAI has no sense.
(GREECE - 1933)




Incorrect plural
Eskimos call themselves INUIT : THE PEOPLE (Singular : INUK) - So the plural INUITS has no sense (see also correct stamp).
(CANADA - 1977)




Wrong plural
100 BANI correspond to 1 LEU. So the 1,55 stamp shoul have shown 155 BANI or 1,55 LEU, certainly not 1,55 BANI.
(ROMANIA - 1964)




Wrong plural
Wrong plural on one of those pre-printed aerogram : POSTES has no sense, correct is POSTE
(CANADA - )




Wrong translation
The correct translation of Atoms for peace should have been Atômes pour la Paix instead of Atôme.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1958)




Wrong plural
Wrong : 1 Centesimi - Correct : 1 Centesimo
(ITALY - 1870)




Wrong plural
1 BANI, speedly corrected to 1 BAN
(ROMANIA - )




Wrong plural
Wrong : 1 LEI (plural) - Correct : 1 LEU (singular)
(ROMANIA - 1927)




Wrong singular
40 BAN is not correct, 40 BANI (plural) is.
(ROMANIA - 1958)




Wrong plural
1 Ces is a plural. Should have been 1Ce (Centime)
(SOMALIA - 1894)




Wrong plural
Lei is plural. Should have been 1 Leu instead of 1 Lei
(ROMANIA - )




Double plural
DICE is already the plural of DIE. Thus is DICES a 'double plural'.
(SHARJAH - 1987)




Wrong plural
2Cts is of course correct, but 1Cts should have been 1Ct.
(SPAIN - 1920)




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)




Missing plural
Wrong : Postes aérienne - Correct : Postes aériennes.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1939)




Wrong plural
Wrong : ARTIFICES - Correct : ARTIFICE. See other stamp.
(FRANCE - 2011)




Wrong plural
Everyone who has learned a little bit French knows that the plural of CHEVAL CHEVAUX IS, and not CHEVALS.
(IVORY COAST - 2009)




Language error
Wrong : children day - Correct : children's day.
(PAKISTAN - 1964)




Language error
Wrong : children day - Correct : children's day.
(PAKISTAN - 1973)