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Inverted colours
Stamp issued to celebrate the friendship among the countries that belonged to the communist influence area. The Czechoslovakian flag was not pictured correctly (inverted white and red colours somewhere in the middle of the stamp). A corrected one was issued.
(RUSSIA - 1958)




Wrong British flag.
The wrongly positioned narrow and wide white stripes on the Union Jack were corrected when this stamp was reissued.
(JAMAICA - 1921)




Wrong flag
The American flag has 13 horizontal stripes, not 9 as pictured on this stamp.
(NETHERLANDS - 1976)




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)




Against the rules
It is against the international rules to put flags of independent countries one above the other on the same pole.
(TUNISIA - 1953)




Wrong flag
The white and red horizontal stripes on the American flag have the same width.
(CHINA - 1939)




Against the rules
It is against the international rules to put flags of independent countries one above the other on the same pole.
(BRAZIL - 1971)




Against the rules
It is against the international rules to put flags of independent countries one above the other on the same pole. This was corrected when a similar stamp was issued the following year.
(ITALY - 1950)




Wrong flag
The black stripe in the cross on the Dominican flag is not centred, but below and right as shown on a correct Dominican stamp.
(BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 1978)




Wrong person
Stamp commemorating the birth of Betsy ROSS as the designer of the first Stars and Stripes flag. Historians however agree that she played no part in its design, the claim was made by her grandson long after her death.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1952)




Wrong flag
On the American flag, the white and red stripes have all the same width
(HONDURAS - 1959)




Wrong flag
Too few stars on this American flag
(ROMANIA - 1964)




Against the rules
It is against the internal rules to put flags of different independent countries on the same mast.
(HUNGARY - 1962)




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)




Wrong flag
Wrong design of the small diagonal blue lines on the Korean flag.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1943)




Inverted flag
Airmailstamp with inverted French flag (red color at the left side instead of blue).
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1989)




Wrong flag
The 1st stamp of the 4th row of this sheet shows the flag of the State Tennessee, with inverted centerpiece.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1976)




Inverted stars.
Inverted stars on the European flag. See the correct stars on the French stamp.
(AUSTRIA - 1969)




Flags on the same pole
To avoid diplomatic conflicts, flags of different countries are never placed on the same pole.
(BULGARIA - )




Wrong flag design
The size of the white stripes on het diagonal cross of the Union Jack have a different width.
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1945)




Incorrect flag
The red saltire of St Patrick is incorrectly placed centrally on the white background.
(FUJEIRA - 1970)




Incorrect flag
The Swedish yellow cross is pictured centrally, in fact the exact proportions are 5 - 2 - 9
(FUJEIRA - 1970)




Incorrect flag
The Swedish yellow cross is pictured centrally, in fact the exact proportions are 5 - 2 - 9
(MONTSERRAT - 1980)




Wrong flags
On the right : the proportions of the cross on the Swedish flag are completely wrong. On the left : the centerpiece is missing on the Guatemalean flag.
(GUATEMALA - 1968)




Wrong flag.
The size of the white stripes on het diagonal cross of the Union Jack have a different width.
(ROMANIA - 1947)




Wrong flag
Only 20 stars on this AMerican flag
(SURINAME - 1965)




Wrong flag
The Norwegian Per TYLDUM, who won the 5 miles on skiis, is connected here tothe Swedisch flag.
(CHAD - 1972)




Wrong flag
Wrong flag : the white stripes are not equal on the English flag
(CHAD - 1970)




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 colour.
The blue colour on the flag from The Netherlands and Luxembourg are slightly different, but not for the designer of this stamp.
(BELGIUM - 1969)




Six rows of eight
When the American flag had 48 stars, they were arranged in six rows of eight stars, and not in eight rows of six stars.
(FRANCE - 1949)




Wrong flag
The yellow star on the Cameroun flag was put on a wrong place. A corrected stamp was issued.
(CAMEROON - 1979)




Error in flag
The white stripes are not equal in the diagonal cross of the Union Jack
(SHARJAH - )




Error in flag
There is no white space around the blue square on the american flag
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Strange wind
According to the flag the wind is stromg, but the flames of the fire do not feel the wind.and flames seem not to
(CANADA - 1983)




Misssing flag
As Aland belongs to Finland, the Finnish flag waved on a central mast, amongst other flags. This was ignored as a cry for independence.
(ALAND - 1991)




Wrong flag
The big stars in the Australian flag have to be eight-pointed, not six or seven like featured on this stamp.
(AUSTRALIA - 1953)




Opposite direction
Flags 2 by 2 in opposite directions
(SOLOMON ISLANDS - 1978)




Missing flag
The Chilean flag was forgotten on this stamp. This was corrected bu the issue of a new stamp with another value.
(CHILE - 1978)




14 stripes
The american flag has seven red and six white horizontal stripes, beginning and ending with red. This one shows forteen sripes
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 2008)




Wrong flags
The blue colour of the Dutch and Luxemburg flag have to be different, and the blue colour on the flag from Great Britain is much darker.
(ITALY - 1979)




Two errors
Flags in different and even opposite directions. The red colour stripe on the flag of Great Britain is too long.
(ITALY - 1978)




Missing and inverted colors
The red color is missing on one of the flags, and the colors on another flag are inverted
(ITALY - 1976)




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




Different blue
The flags from The Netherlands and Luxemburg are identical, except for the blue colour : on the Dutch flag, the blue color is a little bit darker.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1969)




Wrong flags
The Belgian and French flags are inverted, and the central image is missing on the Portuguese flag.
(PORTUGAL - 1989)




Flag and bay.
The shape of the Hudson Bay is not correct (see other stamp). And there is no red line around the white part of the Canadian flag.
(CANADA - 1967)




Wrong flag
The Scottish settlers could not carry the Royal Banner at their arrival in Canada, as this flag was only allowed to accompagny the king himself.
(CANADA - 1973)




Wrong flag
Wrong design of the flag of the Chinese Liberation Army : instead of an hammer and a sicle, the flag showed an hammer and a haxe
(CHINA - 1977)




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 direction
The European flag seems to disagree with the direction taken by the other flags
(ITALY - 1990)




Forgotten flag
Aaland is a part of Finland, but they print their own stamps, and participate to sports events like the Baltic Sea Games under their own flag, which is missing here.
(ESTONIA - 1993)




Wrong flag
Wrong representation of the frag of the Oktoberfest in München.
(GERMANY - 2010)




Wrong flag
The flag hold by Napoleon at the Arcole battle was not the French tricolore flag, but the flag of the 5th infantry battalion.
(FRANCE - 1972)




Wrong colour
The colors in the flag of Ivory Coast are orange-white-green, not red-white-green.
(ALGERIA - 2010)




Not a member
In 1972, TONGA (red flag with a red cross onb a white square) was not a member of the South Pacific Commission.
(GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS - 1972)




Errors in flags
Wrong representation of at least the British, AMerican and Swedish flag.
(GRENADA - 1985)




Wrong flag
The stripes of the Dutch flag have the same width.
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 2007)




Error in flag
American flag with only 11 instead of 13 stripes
(LIBERIA - 2009)




Error in flag
American flag with 15 horizontal stripes instead of 13.
(NORFOLK - 1976)




Different blue
The flags from The Netherlands and Luxemburg are identical, except for the blue colour : on the Dutch flag, the blue color is a little bit darker.
(GERMANY - 1982)




Missing stars
American flag with only 12 stars.
(CHAD - 1975)




Missing rows
Only three rows of stars on the american flag.
(ALBANIA - 1996)




Small difference
The position of the white star is not correct.
(CUBA - 1950)




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




Error in flag
Wrong distribution of the red and white colors in the flag of Great Britain.
(ALBANIA - 1996)




Wrong flags
Almost all flags on this stamp do not exist, or do not belong to the teals that competed for the Soccer Champioship 1998.
(FRANCE - 1998)




Wrong flag
An american flag with 48 stars do not correspond to the time this locomotive was built (1863), nor to the issue date of the stamp (1975).
(NIGER - 1975)




Wrong flag
Schweringsburg Castle was built by German settlers. Their frag was a flag with black, red and white stripes. On the stamp however a military flag with a cross in the upper left corner is shown.
(SOUTH WEST AFRICA - 1976)




Wrong flag
Wrong disposition of the colors on the French flag. Wrong : red, white, blue - Correct : blue, white, red.
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1969)




No member
As the United Kingdom did not adopted the Euro, it is strange to find their flag together with the other Euro-members.
(PORTUGAL - 1999)




Missing flag
General Leclerc had declared that he would not enter Strasbourg again, without the French flag at the top of the cathedral. This was forgotten on this stamp, not on others.
(FRANCE - 1969)




Error un flag
American flag with only 26 stars instead of 50.
(BURKINA FASO - 1994)




Wrong dimensions
The American and Russian flag are much too long.
(AITUTAKI - 1975)




Missing stars
American flag with only 36 instead of 50 stars
(MONGOLIA - 1976)




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)




Error in flag
The white center part of the flag has to be twice as large as the other two parts. Compare with the other stamp.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1976)




Error in flag
Wrong representation of the English flag.
(BHUTAN - 1964)




Error in flag
The star on the flag of this country is not white but gold or yellow.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1961)




Error in flag
Wrong distribution of the red and white colors in the flag of Great Britain.
(ALBANIA - 1996)




Inversion
Inverted Swiss flag
(LIBERIA - 1956)




Different colours
The blue color on the Dutch and Luxemburg flag is not the same.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1983)




Distorsion
Wrong proportions of the American flag.
(ARGENTINA - 1966)




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




Wrong flag
The number and the position of the stars on the American flag has changed over the years, but there was never a flag with a square of stars and one star in the middle.
(BENIN - 1982)




Wrong flag
American flag with white circles instead of stars.
(AJMAN - 1972)




Wrong flag
The american flag has 13 (seven red and six white) horizontal stripes, not fiftheen.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Inverted flag
Inverted flag : the exact colours of the flag of Guinea from the pole are red, yellow and green.
(GUINEA - 1987)




Inversion
Inverted part of the flag.
(LESOTHO - 1987)




Wrong flag
Poland against Cameroun, but why then show the Belgian flag ?
(HAITI - 1983)




Errror in flag
Only six stripes instead of seven under the blue square.
(DOMINICA - 1976)




Wrong color
The first stripe below the blue square on the american flag is white, not red.
(URUGUAY - 1976)




Wrong flag
Wong representation of the stars in the American flag.
(BENIN - 1993)




Missing stars
In 1960 the american flag had already 50 stars, not 48.
(YEMEN - 1960)




Too large
The shape of the official Swiss flag is a square. Sometimes a rectangle is used , but never so large as featured on the stamp.
(UMM AL QIWAIN - 1972)




Errors on flag
Wrong stars and stripes on this American flag.
(UMM AL QIWAIN - 1972)




Errors on flag
Wrong stars and stripes on this American flag.
(UMM AL QIWAIN - 1972)




Wrong flag
Wrong represenataion of the Togo's flag
(TOGO - 1964)




Wrong flag
American flag with dots instead of stars.
(EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1975)




Errors in flag
American flag with too less stars and stripes.
(AJMAN - )




Too many stars
When the Marshall-plan was started, there were only 48 stars on the american flag (6 rows of eight stars).
(GERMANY - 1997)




Wrong flag
The first american flag had 13 white stars in a circle
(ROMANIA - 1976)




Error in flag
Wrong representation of the American flag.
(TOGO - 1996)




Error in flag
The red quare is not in the correct corner of this flag. Correct on the other stamp.
(TOGO - 1975)




Wrong flag
The stamp shows the flag of Ivory Coast, not the Nigerian one.
(NIGER - 1989)




Error in flag
Errors in the design of the Union Jack
(CAMEROON - 1965)




Error in flag
The top and bottom stripes on the American flag are red, not white.
(CAMBODIA - 1994)




Wrong color
Red circle in the sun of the flag of the Republic of China, insterad of blue. The error was soon corrected.
(BOLIVIA - 1975)




Missing flag
On one of the stamps, the flag that must flying at the sterm of a ship in open water, was forgotten.
(UNITED NATIONS - 1964)




Error in flag
The american flag has 13 horizontal stripes, the upper and lower ones are red.
(SHARJAH - 1970)




Wrong flag
Wrong flag : the featured flag is not the flag of the Berman Democratic Republic, but the flag of West Germany.West
(RUSSIA - 1950)




Strange representation
Strange representation af the american flag as the blue part does not cover a complete side of the flag.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1988)




Wrong flag
Wrong Italian flag : this is the formal flag of the Kingdom of Italy, not the flag of the Republic.
(SOUTH KOREA - 1951)




Missing star
Missing star on one stamp, bringing the total on 49 instead of 50 stars.
(GUINEA BISSAU - 1984)




Error in flag
American flag with 9 horizontal lines instead of 13, and 11 dots instead of 5O stars.
(EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1972)