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Inverted and corrected ears.
After this stamp has been issued, it was discovered that the poor man had inverted ears. Fortunately for him, the stamp has been corrected.
(AUSTRIA - 1934)




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




Dangerous bus.
Look carefully at the yellow bus. It is obvious that the front side of the bus is left. Which means that the doors have been drawn on the left side of the bus. In that way, people have to enter and leave the bus in the middle of the road !
(GERMANY - 1965)




Inverted year !
Postmark with inverted year 2000
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 2000)




Inverted cross
Inverted German cross on the tail of this plane
(GERMANY - 1944)




Upside down
The strange position of this athlete became clear when it appeared that he had been depicted upside down.
(DUBAI - )




Inverted letter
Inverted Z in SPITZBERG
(MONACO - 1949)




Inverted letter
Four inverted N in one sentence
(UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - 1960)




Inverted name
Inverted name of the engraver on the left on this stamp.
(FRANCE - 1957)




Inverted newspaper
Everywhere in the world, the title of a newpaper appears on the frontpage, .... except perhaps in Luxemburg
(LUXEMBOURG - 1935)




Inverted… and corrected
Woman in synchron- swimming competition : upside down and ... corrected.
(BULGARIA - 1985)




Inverted city name
Inverted left part with city name.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Inverted figures
This letter was of course sent in 1950, not in 1590 !
(ISRAEL - )




Reprint or fake ?
Reprint of a famous error : the inverted Jenny. Still two or three centuries to wait, and there will be no difference anymore with the really expensive ones.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Make your own error
Stamp printed in two steps, only 400 copies exist with an inverted centre. It is very easy to make your own forgery : take two cheap normal stamps, carefully cut the blue centerpart of one of them, and glue it upside down on the other stamp !
(CANADA - 1959)




Inverted Dendermonde
Only 1 sheet of 25 stamps was misprinted, with an inverted centerpart. One of the most expensive Belgian stamps. This one of course is unfortunately a forgery, made out of two cheap normal stamps.
(BELGIUM - 1920)




Inverted year !
Inverted year in postmark
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1955)




Inverted piano
Reversed grand piano - the large side has to be at the left side where the bass notes are.
(FUJEIRA - 1971)




Reversed design
Not only the portrait of Queen Victoria has been reversed comparing to the original photograph, also the figure 1 in the right upper corner.
(NEWFOUNDLAND - )




Inverted overprint
Inverted overprint : the old value of the stamp is still visible.
(BELGIAN CONGO - )




Inverted overprint
Inverted overprint
(BELGIAN CONGO - )




Upside down
The green earth lies on top, this plane is flying upside down… Not a common view for a stamp, as the only place where you can see such a view, is from another plane, also flying upside down !
(CANADA - 1981)




Upside down
FDC with a small photograph of President Franklin Roosevelt. After it had been discovered that the photo was printed upside down, a corrected FDC was issued.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1945)




At least three errors
Right below : SIDNEY instead of SYDNEY - Above : VAN DIEMAN instead of VAN DIEMEN - Right below : the opera building and the bridge are reversed in the stamp
(TONGA - 1988)




Inverted portrait
West and East Germany, both issued a stamp to commemorate Thomas MANN. As can be seen by the haircut, on one of those stamps however, the portrait was inverted.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1956)




Inverted portrait - wrong birthyear
The sculptor J.F. BOSIA was pictured twice on stamps from Monaco : the same portrait was used, but was inverted on one of the stamps. And on one stamp, 1769 is wrongly shown as his year of birth : the sculptor was born in 1768 !
(MONACO - 1948-68)




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




Inverted portrait
The haircut cleaarly shows that the portrait of Franz Josef II was inverted on one of those stamps.
(LIECHTENSTEIN - 1939)




Inverted portraits
Both portraits were inverted on those stamps.
(DENMARK - 1924)




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)




Inverted portrait
Both stamps featuring Shakespeare used the same portrait, however inverted on one of the stamps.
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1964)




Partly inverted
On a printing plate, the stamp has to be inverted. The engraver started correctly, but changed his mind in the middle of the word SVERIGE
(SWEDEN - 1991)




Inverted jacket
Inverted portrait as for men the left part of a jacket always closes above the right part.
(MONACO - 1956)




Wrong hand ?
Raise your right hand and swear …. And not your left hand ! Except in Argentina, where they do the opposite.
(ARGENTINA - 1946)




Inverted abbey
Westminster abbey was shown inverted on a stamp issued by Ajman. An English stamp shows the correct representation.
(AJMAN - )




Inverted moon
An inverted Islam-moon was immediately corrected.
(PAKISTAN - 1948)




Inverted king
The haircut clearly shows that the Swedish King has been featured inverted on one of those stamps belonging to the same booklet.
(SWEDEN - 1972)




Inverted portrait
The portrait of the President appeared to be inverted on a stamp. This was obviously corrected when the stamp was reissued some years later.
(HONDURAS - 1891)




Inverted portrait
Inverted painting from Goya on a Spanish stamp. Loof at the Dubai stamp with the correct portrait … and the correct colours.
(SPAIN - 1958)




Inverted portrait
Both stamps featuring the poet Robert BURNS used the same portrait, however inverted on one of the stamps.
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1966)




Inverted flowers
Do the flowers of the marabunta-tree grow up or down ? They grow up, so a new corrected stamp was issued.
(GUYANA - 1971)




Inverted message
On monuments, the vertical writing always goes from top to bottom !
(ITALY - 1933)




Inverted stamp
Inverted stamp on this preprinted postcard issued by the Kingdom of Bayern.
(GERMANY - )




Inverted painting
Pre-printed postcard with an inverted painting of VAN DIJCK. Compare with the real painting.
(BELGIUM - 1999)




Inverted letter
The engraver forgot to invert the letter Z in his own name !
(LUXEMBOURG - 1956)




Inverted centerpiece
When the second colour was printed, the paper was put upside down, resulting in an inverted centrepiece.
(ARMENIA - 1922)




Upside-down picture
Cover picturing the famous Old Crooked Bridge in Hendrysburg, Ohio. The cover was reprinted when it was discovered that the picture had been printed upside down.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1932)




Upside down
Jupiter is represented upside down
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1975)




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




Two left shoes
The buckles of ski boots buckle outward on both feet. This means that the skier on this stamp has two left boots
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1998)




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)




Wrong location and … inverted
This stamp depicting a view of the Grand Canyon located in Arizona was first issued mentioning Colorado instead of Arizona. Only after the stamp had been corrected and issued, another error appeared : the complete scene was printed inverted.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1999)




Inverted colour
When one sheet was discoverd with an inverted yellow colour, the US post office decided to print the same number of wrong stamps to avoid speculation.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1962)




Inverted monogram
The monogram of Dürer in the lower right corner has been inverted.
(ANTIGUA - 1980)




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




Inversion
Inverted Nazi-cross
(EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1977)




Inverted N
TUNA cancellation with an inverted N
(BRITISH SALOMON ISLANDS - 1970)




Inverted picture
As can be deducted from her haircut, Queen Giovanna has been pictured correctly … and inverted.
(BULGARIA - 1930)




Inverted map
Correct and mirrored map of the Dominican Island
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 1900)




Inverted coat
Women coats are always buttoned right over left. Or is the women wearing the coat of het husband ?
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1964)




Mirror image
Mirror image on the stamp, comparing to the original photo.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1965)




Inverted portrait
Stamps made after the same painting, one is correct, the other one was inverted.
(ECUADOR - 1949)




Wrong shoulder
Soldiers always carry their rifle on the right shoulder
(FRANCE - 1964)




Inverted image.
Inverted image of the townhouse of Thorn.
(GERMANY - 1940)




Mirror portrait.
The design of this stamp was based on an existing protrait of Immanuel Kant, but has wrongly been mirrored.
(GERMANY - 1974)




Upside down.
This map was pictured upside down, with the nord at the bottom of the design.
(GERMANY - 1969)




Missing color.
Wrong colors in this rainbow- correct on the other stamp.
(ISRAEL - )




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)




Reversed characters.
Two Chinese characters were printed in reverse order. The aerogramme was recalled and replaced by a correct one.
(HONG KONG - 1997)




Inverted portrait
This portrait of Beethoven, from a drawinf of Klöber from 1818, is inverted
(HUNGARY - 1960)




Mirrored and corrected.
Correct and mirrored Bodhisattva statue
(INDIA - 1949)




Left or right ?
Look at the soldiers in the background : one is carrying his gun on the left shoulder, the other one on the right shoulder.
(ITALY - 1943)




Inverted feet.
Diver with inverted feet.
(JAPAN - 1985)




Mirrored symbol.
Mirrored representation of the communist hammer en sickle symbol.
(LUXEMBOURG - 1945)




Mirror image
The famous round stone on this stamp is a mirror image, making it impossible to read.
(MEXICO - 1989)




Useless rifle.
The trigger of one of the rifles was designed in an inverted position.
(GERMANY - 1987)




Inverted postmark.
Inverted postmark, soon corrected.
(NIUAFO´OU - 1993)




Inverted shield.
Series of 12 stamps, 8 with an horizontal design, 4 with a vertical design. The Rumenian coat-of-arms is shown correctly on het vertical design, but the small central shield is inverted on the horizontal design.
(ROMANIA - 1927)




Strange mirror
The image in the mirror looks to the wrong direction
(GERMANY - 1963)




Inverted
Inverted center piece
(SOMALIA - 1903)




Reversed map.
The map in the circle is reversed. Wheb the stamp itself is reversed, the map appears correctly.
(HUNGARY - )




Inverted portrait
One of those two stamps has tot be a mirror representation of a portrait of Pope Pius XII
(VATICAN - 1940)




Inversion
Inverted head
(SPAIN - 1930)




Inverted towers
The towers of this catheral are shown inverted
(SWITZERLAND - 1960)




Wrong side
Tower at the wrong side of the church.
(SWITZERLAND - 1960)




Wrong and inverted.
This is not the first landing on the moon on July 21st 1969, but an inverted picture of James Irving, taken during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971
(SAN MARINO - 1993)




Inverted A
Inverted A in postmark
(KENYA - 2003)




Inverted portrait
Inverted reproduction comparing with the original portrait in the museum of Versailles
(FRANCE - 1949)




Inverted monument
On the stamp the big statue is placed close to the left pillar. A photograph of the monument shows that the statue stands near the right pillar.
(FRANCE - 1936)




Inverted painting
Inverted picture of the painting 'Le cachet de cire' by J.B. Chardin.
(FRANCE - 1946)




Inverted logotype
The logotype on the plane tail is reversed.
(PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 1970)




Upside down
The Citroën sign on the front of the car is upside down.
(MONGOLIA - 1989)




Upside down
Fish was featured upside down
(AJMAN - 1972)




Inverted
Inverted painting, compare with original
(LIBERIA - 1969)




Mirror image
The Lira de Braccio has been reversed on this stamp, making it impossible to play
(MALDIVES - 1985)




Inverted logo
Inverted logo of the Australian Broadcasting Company ABC
(AUSTRALIA - 1982)




Inverted and corrected
As can be seen on the flag, a first stamp featuring President S. Niazov was inverted. A corrected stamp was immediately issued.
(TURKMENISTAN - 1992)




Inverted overprint
Inverted overprint CONGO.
(BELGIAN CONGO - 1960)




Inverted cancellation
This preprinted postcard was passed upside down through the cancellation machine : a used postcard with a mint stamp.
(BELGIUM - 2000)




Turned centerpiece
Is this horizontal bar fixed in the wall ? No, the picture of this stamp was just turned by 90 degrees.
(RWANDA - 1980)




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)




Inversion
The engraver Cz. Slania has signed all the stamps of this booklet ending with S C. On one of the stamps, however, the C is reversed.
(SWEDEN - 1968)




Reversed protrait
Queen Victoria ordered to be only pictured from the left side. For the composition of this stamp, an existing portrait had to be reversed.
(BECHUANALAND - 1960)




Inverted center
Inverted center - a corrected stamp was issued.
(IRAN - 2008)




Wrong side
The street signs were first designed at the wrong side of te road, the stamp was corrected.
(NIGERIA - 1973)




Just in time
The announcement leaflet showed a stamp with this statue facing right. The Post Office was forced to correct the stamp design before it was put on the market.
(BELGIUM - 1989)




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




Wrong side
The projectionist stands at the left side of the film projector, instead of the normal right side.
(CHINA - 1987)




Wrong side.
The piano lid opens right on the stamp, on all pianos they open left.
(CUBA - 1974)




Inverted
Inverted portrait, compare with picture.
(DAHOMEY - 1974)




Inversion
Inverted statue of Liberty,
(GAMBIA - 1986)




Inverted
Inverted representation of this accordion
(FRANCE - 1990)




Inverted picture
It is strange that two left-handed people are shown on the same stamp. The most probable explanation : the original picture was inverted when the stamp was designed.
(FRANCE - 1948)




Inverted picture ?
Why represent a lefthanded handball player ? Probably because the original picture was inverted on the stamp ?
(FRANCE - 1970)




Three errors
The moon map is showed upside down, UHR after the landing time is not necessary as there is already an H after 22, an the landing happened two days before full moon, not after full moon as depicted.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1959)




Inverted sign
The seeman is signalling a letter that cannot be found in the flagbooks. In mirror however, it suddently stands for a I or 9.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1962)




Inverted ?
Lefthanded or inverted image ?
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1953)




Inverted
Inverted portrait of J.S. BACH
(GERMANY - 1935)




Mirror image
The design of this stamp was based on an existing portrait of Jacob Fugger, but has wrongly been mirrored.
(GERMANY - 1959)




Inversion
Inverted portrait of J.S. Bach, comparing to the original painting of Hausmann.
(GERMANY - 1961)




Inverted
The anti-pollution logo is shown inverted. The olive branch which reaches the center of the stamp is shown right instead of left.
(GERMANY - 1973)




Mirror newspaper
Title of the newspaper at the wrong side.
(POLAND - 1970)




Inverted
Inverted portrait of the sculptor Jean Baptiste CARPEAUX.
(FRANCE - 1975)




Inverted statue
At the left, the statue of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius at the Capitlole in Rome is shown inversed.
(FRANCE - 1963)




Inversion
The view on the maximum card shows that the stamp represents an inverted view of the city St Tropez.
(FRANCE - 2007)




Upside down
Float of the fishing line is pictured upside down.
(FRANCE - 1999)




Inversion
This painting from Rubens is showed reversed on the stamp.
(LIECHTENSTEIN - 1949)




Inverted
Inverted representation on the stamp of the original picture.
(FRANCE - 1937)




Upside down
The message on the banner 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' is written upside down.
(NEW SOUTH WALES - 1890)




Inversion
The statue has been inverted on the stamp.
(BELGIUM - 1914)




Missing shadow
With this low sun in the back, a shadow in front of the legs would have been appropriate.
(NYASALAND - 1934)




Inversion
Inverted representation of the original painting. Correct on a stamp from Peru.
(SPAIN - 1966)




Many problems
Due to a paper shortage, old military maps were use to print stamps on their backside. But a lot of things went wrong : the stamps were printed on the already printed side of a military map, with an inverted black centerpiece.
(UCRAINA - 1920)




Inversion
Entrance of the Versailles castel inverted on the stamp.
(SAINT TOME AND PRINCIPE - 1991)




Inversion
View of Munchen on the stamp is inverted.
(LIBERIA - 1972)




Inversion
The 'Little Navigator' has been reversed from the original statue in the New Bedford Museum, and is therefore, performing an impossible function, holding the octant in his left hand.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1986)




Upside down
Postcard cancelled at the post museum of Washington, with an upside down obliteration.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1998)




Inversion
Inverted portrait of Robert Burns.
(RUSSIA - 1956)




Lefthanded
Lefthanded player, correct on stamp from UCRAINA of 1918.
(ETHIOPIA - 1899)




Inversion
Inverted year in postmark.
(UNITED KINGDOM - 1951)




Upside down
Inverted year and date in the postmark.
(SWEDEN - 1893)




Inversion
The word SWEDEN comes out from the Morse key in reverse order.
(SWEDEN - 1979)




Inverted overprint
Private issue celebrating the end of World War II. Inverted overprint and corrected stamps.
(BELGIUM - 1950)




Inverted overprint
Stamp with inverted and correct 'Red Cross' overprint.
(GREECE - 1937)




Inversion
Inversion : the featured high jumper Patrick Sjöberg normally starts running from the right, and thus ought to jump to the left.
(SWEDEN - 1986)




Inverted and not
Airmal letter with inverted cancellation. On the backside however, the concellation is correct.
(CANADA - 1929)




Second overprint
U.S. Postal card with a second inverted 1 CENT overprint in the left low corner.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - )




Inverted center
Inverted center, after the prionting of the black colour, a sheet was inverted.
(LIBERIA - )




Inversion
Compare the haircut on the stamp with that on the picture : it is obvious that on the stamp, the scientist A. Calmette was represented inverted.
(FRANCE - 1948)




Inverted letter
The R of République is inverted.
(FRANCE - 1900)




Upside down
Inverted overprint
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1941)




Upside down
Inverted overprint
(LIBERIA - 1921)




Wrong side
Preprinted envelope with upside down stamp at the wrong side of the envelope.
(INDIA - )




Inverted
Inverted overprints.
(RUSSIA - 1919)




Inversion
Inverted overprint.
(NEW CALEDONIA - 1883)




Inversion
Inverted representation on the stamp, comparing to the original portrait.
(SPAIN - 1955)




Inverted letter
Inverted E in overprint - Wrong and correct stamp.
(GREECE - 1936)




Overprint
Inverted overprint.
(BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA - 1918)




Overprint
Stamp with inverted overprint.
(COSTA RICA - 1911)




Wrong hand
Statue of Liberty with the flame in the wrong hand.
(GRENADA - 1986)




Inverted overprint
Stamp of the Österreiches Feldpost with inverted and correct overprint.
(POLAND - 1918)




Inverted colours
The colours of this rainbow were inverted.
(GERMANY - 1974)




Inversion
Inverted Swiss flag
(LIBERIA - 1956)




Inversion
Inverted representation on the stamp, comparing to the original painting of Jeroen Krabbé.
(NETHERLANDS - 2000)




Upside down
The year 1986 was put inverted in the postmark. Compare with a coorect postmark.
(IRELAND - 1986)




Inversion
Inverted portrait of President Truman.
(BRAZIL - 1947)




On her side
The earth is shown inverted with a vertical equator.
(ALGERIA - 2008)




Upside down overprint
A change from 2F40 to 2F50 by an overprint seemed not successful, due to an inversion of this overprint.
(BELGIAN CONGO - )




Inverted overprint
The overprint had to hide the old facial value ... but was printed inverted on the stamp.
(BELGIAN CONGO - 1967)




Inverted date
Inverted date in the cancellation of this letter sent from the Stamp exhibition of 1986 in Stockholm : it should be 86 instead of 98.
(SWEDEN - 1986)




Inverted
Inverted name
(SOMALIA - 1892)




Inverted overprint
Fiscal stamp with inverted overprint.
(GUATEMALA - 1890)




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




Inverted
Inverted portrait of Cervantes.
(ARGENTINA - 1947)




Inversion
The message 'Radio Vivo' is inverted on the banner.
(SPAIN - 1931)




Inversion
Inverted statue : Olive branch in left instead of right hand.
(GREECE - 1997)




Inverted and corrected
Stamp was printed inverted on a sheet. Was corrected afterwards.
(SAINT VINCENT - 1987)




Inversion
The portrait of Benjamin Franklin was inverted on this stamp.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1947)




Inversion
As can be seen at his haircut, this is an inverted representation of Prince Charles. And Princes Diana was pourly pictured.
(BENIN - )




Inverted Jenny
Reprint by the US Post Office of the famous Inverted Jenny stamp. 95 years ago just one sheet of this stamp was sold before a customer identified the error.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 2013)




Inverted portrait
Inverted portrait. Was corrected on other stamps that were issued afterwards.
(HONDURAS - 1891)




Wrong music
The music shown on the piano is a pure invented, and certainly not composed by Beethoven.
(GABON - 1977)




Inversion
Inverted view, the steering bar is at the wrong side of this locomotive.
(POLAND - 1976)




Inverted
Inverted 12 in postmark
(IRAN - 1973)




Inverted and wrong
Inverted FA-key and the two first sharps are FA and DO, not LA and MI
(GERMANY - 2003)




Inverted portrait
Inverted portrait of G. STOKES, mathematician and physicist.
(LIECHTENSTEIN - 2014)




Mirror image
As this conductor was right handed, this is a mirrored portrait
(MALDIVES - 1992)