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Killed the year before, and still there to congratulate !
President Kennedy, congratulating Martin Luther King as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,had unfortunately been killed the year before !
(LIBERIA - 1968)




Three anachronism
Colombus leaning on an earthglobe showing the complete map of America, and pointing at an 18th century sailboat !
(SAN MARINO - 1952)




Anacronism
Colombus looking at the American coast through a magnifier that will be invented a century later.
(SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS - 1903)




Anacronism
These kinds of ships were put into service on the Mississipi in 1840, and so did not exist in 1812.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1962)




Anacronism
View of 1783 from the Waisenbrücke, showing a tower that was distroyed the year before, in 1782.
(GERMANY - 1962)




Anacronism
Bishop of the 13th century, wearing modern churchclothes.
(ANDORRA - 1976)




Based on imagination.
Stamp picturing the hidden face on the moon long before it was pictured by a satellite.
(BULGARIA - 1959)




Anachronism
Diring G. Washington's life, only 13 American States had joined the Union, much less than the number of stars depicted on this stamp.
(POLAND - 1938)




Anachronism
The pipe organ of this church was built long after Verdi had died.
(ITALY - 1951)




Anacronism
The flag shown on this stamp did not come into use until June 14th 1777, almost 8 months after the battle of White Plains took place.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1926)




Anacronism
In 1620, when the Pelgrims arrived at their destination with the Mayflower, the Union Jack flag was not yet in use
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1970)




Incorrect view
When this stamp was issued, the big cross on the mountain was not visible anymore
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1951)




Anacronism
When Prince Henry the Navigator crossed the seas, everyone believed that the earth was flat. A portable terrestrial globe did certainly not exist !
(ANGOLA - 1935)




Anachonism
Scenery of Bethlehem with in the skyline some Islam minarets, a religion that appeared more than 5 centuries later.
(CAYMAN ISLANDS - 1979)




Anachonism
Pope Sylvester II is wearing a modern tiara that was introduced centuries after his death.
(FRANCE - 1964)




Anachronism
The crown of St Stephen could not have been worn by himself, as the Byzantine circlet was converted to an emperor's crown first in the 12th century.
(HUNGARY - 1929)




Anachronism
The crown of St Stephen could not have been worn by himself, as the Byzantine circlet was converted to an emperor's crown first in the 12th century.
(HUNGARY - 1970)




Anacronism
The Viking leader Magnus Haraldsson died in 974. On this stamp he is admiring the skyline of the city of Chester in the 14th century.
(ISLE OF MAN - 1974)




One century too early
Settlers in 1667 are clearing scrub which includes palmtrees, but these were only introduced to the island about a century later.
(SAINT HELENA - 1967)




Wrong flag
In 1776 the flag at the headquarters of G. Washington was the Grand Union Flag, with 13 alternating red and white horizontal stripes and the British Union Flag in the upper left corner. The flag with 13 stars was only adopted on June 14th, 1777.
(IVORY COAST - 1976)




Wrong shape
The shape of the cup featured on this stamp is not the current one as can be seen on a photograph.
(CANADA - 1987)




Not yet built.
View of the city of Luxembourg around 1850. The viaduct however did not exist at this time.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1967)




Anachronism
On the stamp, Pelletier and Caventou are looking at the formula of Quinine, a medecine against Malaria that they discovered in 1820. But the exact formula of this medicine waas only determined more than 40 years later.
(FRANCE - 1970)




Religious anachronism
An angel brings the message to Mary that she will be Christ's mother. The death of her 'still to be born' son, however, is already commemorated by the cross above her bed.
(BRAZIL - 1970)




Impossible cohabitation
All the three species of vegetation featured on this stamp were not contemporary with the Stregosaurus.
(MALDIVES - 1972)




Wrong animal, wrong period
This Edaphosaurus was in fact a Dimetrodon, and the plant featured on this stamp did not exist at the same time.
(MALDIVES - 1972)




Not at the same time
The Tyrannosaurus and the plant featured on the stamp where from a complete different epoca.
(MALDIVES - 1972)




Modernisation
The British registration letters G-AUSU in 1928 were substituted with the Australian VH-USU letters of 1958. And in 1928, this plane had only two-bladed propellers, not three as shown here.
(AUSTRALIA - 1958)




Wrong phone
Bell never used the 'Williams-telephone' that is shown on this stamp
(AUSTRALIA - 1976)




Anachronism
Henry the Navigator lived long before terrestrial globes were produced.
(CAPE VERDE - )




Anachronism
Columbus with earthglobe, which was not yet invented at this time.
(ITALY - 1992)




Wrong flag
Commemoration of the Games of 1936 with a flag of West Germany that did not exist at that time.
(GUINEA BISSAU - 1984)




Unrealistic bicycles
A pump on a bicycle in a competition in 1972 is not realistic. And a piece of the frame is missing between the saddle and the pedals on both bicycles.
(ALGERIA - 1972)




Too early
This stamp was printed in 1913. The bridge in the background id the railroad brigde over the Quiantang river. Although the brigde was planned in 1913, it was built between 1934 and 1937
(CHINA - 1913)




Wrong flag
Stamp showing the 'August 1' army crossing a scene of the Yang-tze River campaign. This campaign was carried out from April 21 to 23, the design of the flag was promulgated some months later, on June 15th.
(CHINA - 1977)




Wrong représentation
Stamp showing the ship Admiral Graf Spee during the second war. However the ship is featured as it was before being rebuilt in 1939 (the searchlights were removed).
(FALKLAND ISLANDS - 1974)




Anachronism
Columbus with earthglobe, which was not yet invented at this time.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1992)




Anachronism
This is a modern instrument dat did not exist at Beethoven's time.
(FUJEIRA - 1971)




Anachronism
Modern instrument that did not exist at Beethoven's time.
(FUJEIRA - 1971)




Not accurate
This stamp from 1924 featuring Cologne, includes a bridge which has been demolished before the First World War.
(GERMANY - 1924)




Anachronism
Hans SACHS (1494-1576) with an oil light that will be invented ... in 1855.
(GERMANY - 1933)




Six years later
View of the Berliner castel from 1703. The statue in from of the castel, however, was built in 1709.
(GERMANY - 1962)




Wrong type
Instead of showing an old washing machine from 1901, the stamp shows a modern one.
(FRANCE - 2000)




Not yet finished
The right part of this castel was only built in the 17th century.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1970)




Wrong association
Aphrodite is associated with an hibiscus, but this flower was only brought to Greece in the eleventh century.
(GREECE - 1958)




Anachronnism
The stamp shows a kamanja (spike fiddle) not known before 900 A.D. although the tab refers to Ahasverus whose reign commenced in 485 B.C.
(ISRAEL - 1976)




Wrong stars
General Mazzini has 5-branches stars at his collar. Those were introduced in 1870, and were not in use in 1859, at the end of the independence war.
(ITALY - 1960)




Wrong type
This type of parchute was not yet in use during the Normandy battle
(FRANCE - 1969)




Old picture ?
When this stamp was issued in 1963, the spectator accomodation was fully covered, not half as shown on this stamp.
(MONACO - 1963)




Wrong flag
Viking-boat with an American flag.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1925)




Wrong street lights
The lamp-posts shown on this stamp did not exist in Rusland at the time of the 1905 revolution.
(RUSSIA - 1925)




Anaschronism
At the time the Christ was born, mosques with their minaret, who are symbols of the Islam, could not be a part of the skyline of Bethleem.
(SOLOMON ISLANDS - 1975)




Anachronism
Colombus looking at the American coast through a magnifier that will be invented a century later.
(SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS - )




Wrong postmark
In the post office of Zele, a postmark with a single circle was only usedfrom December 1878 onwards. In April of that year, a postmark with two circles was in use.
(BELGIUM - 1978)




Wrong map
The map of Estonia represents the situation before 1945, and includes two landstrips (Petersi and Narva) that now belong to Russia.
(ESTONIA - 1991)




Anachronism
Commemoration of the landing of the immigrants in 1840 from the barques Tory and Cuba, and the ship Aurora. The ships are illustrated with double topsails, which did not come into use until 1855.
(NEW ZEALAND - 1940)




Not coherent
The ship and cannon correspond to the period La Fayette reached America, but both flags are modern ones.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1952)




Additional tower
The Danish King Canute is shown in front of the Lund cathedral in 1085. The cathedral is showed with two towers then had only one tower.
(SWEDEN - 1985)




Anachronnism
The Danish king Canute (Knut) is shown in 1085 in front of the city of Helsingborg, but the featured castle Kärnan was not built until more than 300 years later.
(SWEDEN - 1985)




Too early
Charles VII is wearing a decoration that was introduced by his son Louis XI. Compare to the aoriginal painting.
(FRANCE - 1946)




Too early
The digital characters used in clocks and electronic devices, did not yet exist when the first man was launched into space.
(FRANCE - 2001)




Too early
Astronomer Nasir al-Din Tusi lived in the 13th century. He is using a telescope which will be invented 300 years later, near a globe that was only concieved 200 years later.
(AZERBAIDJAN - 2009)




Anachronism
Columbus, with a map of Mexico, not yet discovered by that time.
(SAN MARINO - 1952)




Anachronism
The Capitol as featured on the stamp was built in 1884, and did not existed in 1850.
(SAN MARINO - 1989)




Too much stars
In 1948, the american flag had only 48 stars (6rows of 8 stars), not 50.
(GERMANY - 1974)




Old spelling
Pianere is a very old spelling of Paniere (basket). It was not in use anymore when this painting was made.
(ITALY - 1997)




Modern book
Such a book was not in use when Jesus lived.
(SPAIN - 1962)




Anachronism
A minaret tower, more than five centuries before the islam religion appeared.
(GHANA - 1974)




Anachronism
This series is referenced by the local post office as : The first fleet leaving the United Kingdom in 1787. The United Kingdom however did not existed before 1801.
(PAPUA NEW GUINEA - )




Anachronism
The Greek goddess Niké with mordern sportshoes.
(POLAND - 1994)




Not alowed
Female atlets were not allowed at the antique sport competitions.
(ROMANIA - 1945)




Anachronism
Dante lived from 1265 to 1321. He is featured near a terrestrial globe that will only be invented 200 years later.
(ITALY - 1990)




Anachronism
Jacques Cartier, who died inn 1557, is smoking a pipe, that was introduced only in 1584.
(FRANCE - 1984)




Anachronism
Colombus looking at the American coast through a magnifier that will be invented a century later.
(SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS - )




Anachronism
This handsamp was used for the first time on October 22nd 1986, thus the date of the stamp is not possible.
(CANADA - 1986)




Anachronism
The French flag did not yet existed at the time of the French Revolution in 1789. It was introduced in 1812.
(SOUTH KOREA - 1989)