TWIN STAMPS

Almost identical stamps ... with a little correction !




ARGENTINA    1952



Missing name of Evita Peron was added in an new issue.




AUSTRALIAN ANTARTIC TERRITORIES    1980



By mistake, the S.Y. THE MORNING was pictured on this stamp instead of the S.Y. NIMROD. A new stamp was issued, with the same name, but this time with the correct ship.




AUSTRIA    1934



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    2006



Schumacker : as the years he became worldmaster were wrong, a new stamp was issued.




AZERBAIDJAN    1993



Wrong : Map with HAXCIVAN. Was later corrected in NAXCIVAN.




BANGLADESH    1983



Visit of Queen Elisabeth to Bangladesh. In 1933 Bangladesh did not yet exist, and Queen Elisabeth was still a child. The wrong date Nov. 33 was soon corrected into Nov. 83




BANGLADESH    2007



Nobel peace price winner with wrong medal : chmistry instead of peace. The stamp was withdrawn and corrected.




BARBADOS    1965



Wrong : HIPPOCANPUS - Correct : HIPPOCAMPUS




BELGIUM    1915



5 FRANKEN is grammatically wrong, and was corrected to 5 FRANK




BELGIUM    1915



The incorrect inscription 1,10 FRANKEN was soon corrected to 1,10 FRANK on those railwaystamp.




BELGIUM    1962



The name of the first Belgian queen was Louise-Marie, not Marie-Louise. A stamp with the wrong initials ML was withdrawn and replaced by a stamp with the correct L first letter.




BELGIUM    1998



In a booklet with five pairs of two stamps, those two stamps should have been identical, ... except for an additional dot !




BOLIVIA    1975



Red circle in the sun of the flag of the Republic of China, insterad of blue. The error was soon corrected.




BULGARIA    1885



Gender error : the local currency should be STOTINKA, not STOTINK. Was corrected




BULGARIA    1985



Woman in synchron- swimming competition : upside down and ... corrected.




CAMBODIA    1988



Dances were mixed up between two stamps : Dance KANTERE and Dance des POANS. A corrected stamp was issued.




CAMBODIA    1988



Dances were mixed up between two stamps : Dance KANTERE and Dance des POANS. A corrected stamp was issued.




CAMEROON    1979



The yellow star on the Cameroun flag was put on a wrong place. A corrected stamp was issued.




CANADA    1946



EXPRÊS was corrected in EXPRÈS.




CANADA    1995



Wrong : AUNE - Correct : FAUNE




CHILE    1978



The Chilean flag was forgotten on this stamp. This was corrected bu the issue of a new stamp with another value.




CHILE    1987



The Pope did not look happy enough on a first stamp, so it was issued again, with an 'upgrade' around the head of Mary's statue.




COCHIN    1918



A caracter was misspelt in the translation of REVENU, giving it a complete different sense. The stamp was corrrected.




COOK ISLANDS    1967



A WALTER LILY of course, does not exist. Why not simply WATER LILY ?




COOK ISLANDS    1978



By using an existing stamp in a bloc, a wrong value was given to the stamp.




CUBA    1900



Wrong inscription INMEDIATA instead of IMMEDIATA, was corrected two years later.




CYPRUS    1993



Wrong : Mufflon - Correct : Moufflon. A corrected stamp was issued soon after the error was discovered




CZECHOSLOVAKIA    1966



Wrong : Europaens - Correct : Europaeus.




DENMARK   



Some of those private stamps mention BYBOST instead of BYPOST




DOMINICA    1963



The eyes of this local woman seemed a little bit too glazy, so the designer was asked to improve his work before a second issue.




EGYPT    1953



DEFENCE was corrected afterwards in DEFENSE




FIJI    1938



An unmanned boat with sail in the wind seemed a little bit too dangerous. So the stamp was redesigned, this time with a sailor in the boat




FIJI    1938



A first stamp showed a map of the islands with the very important 180° longitude line unlabelled. This was corrected two years later.




FIJI    1938



Without explanations, the blue color of the cane sugar plants was changed into a more appropriate green.




FRANCE    1937



Stamp issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of DESCARTES' book : DISCOURS SUR LA METHODE. Unfortunately the stamp mentioned DISCOURS DE LA METHODE. The wrong stamp was soon withdrawn, and replaced by a correct one.




FRANCE    1953



General Leclerc had declared that he would not enter Strasbourg again, without the French flag at the top of the cathedral. This was forgotten and afterwards corrected.




GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC    1952



Stamp issued to commemorate the composer SCHUMANN. Someone soon discovered that the music shown in the background was written by another composer, SCHUBERT. A new stamp was immediately issued, this time with music composed by Schumann.




GERMANY    1902



Some of those Germania-stamps show DFUTSCHES REICH instead of DEUTSCHES REICH.




GERMANY    2006



Error on the map of this booklet : BRAUNBACH instead of BRAUBACH. A corrected booklet was issued.




GHANA    1959



The stamps with a local religious symbol was re-issued with the explanation in native language




GHANA    1959



The stamps with a local religious symbol was re-issued with the explanation in native language




GREECE    1928



After Sir, the first name of a person is always used. A stamps mentioning Sir Codrington was corrected in Sir Edward Codrington.




GREECE    1937



The incorrect mention TYPI…. was corrected into TIPY…..




GRENADA    1988



Pete Rose and other famous baseball players were depicted on this sheet. On request of the major league baseball, which had banned Rose from the sport for betting on baseball games, a new sheet was issued without this player.




GUERNSEY    1969



A longitude of 40°30 North would have positioned the Guernsey island near Madrid. A corrected stamp was issued with the correct position 49°30N.




GUINEA    2006



The president did not like the way he was pictured on the stamp, and ordered the issue of a corrected stamp.




GUYANA    1971



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




HONDURAS    1946



Calling the American President F.D.R. was not appreciated by everyone, so the stamp was issued again with his complete name.




HUNGARY    1989



In a series with serpents, the names of 2 serpents were interchanged. He error was corrected, but some stamps … escaped.




HUNGARY    1989



In a series with serpents, the names of 2 serpents were interchanged. The error was corrected, but some stamps … escaped.




INDIA    1911



The incorrect plural ANNAS was corrected to ANNA, when the stamp was reissued.




IRAN    2008



Inverted center - a corrected stamp was issued.




ISLE OF MAN    1979



Wrong inscription : Rex Manniae et Insularem. Corrected on a later stamp : Insularum.




ITALY    1961



Pink stamp issued to commemorate the visit of the Italian president to Peru. A wrong map was issued by the designer. To avoid diplomatic incidents, a new grey stamp with corrected map was issued. Some stamps, however, were already in circulation. This stamp, unfortunately for me, is a forgery.




JAMAICA    1921



The wrongly positioned narrow and wide white stripes on the Union Jack were corrected when this stamp was reissued.




KAZAKHSTAN    2006



A first stamp showed (see right side) Istanbul instead of Ankara as the location for this international meeting. The error was corrected by an overprint.




KENYA    1971



Wrong : JANTHINA GLOBOSA. Correct : JANTHINA JANTHINA. A new corrected stamp was issued.




KENYA    1971



Wrong : NAUTILUS POMPILEUS. Correct : NAUTILUS POMPILIUS. A corrected stamp was issued




MACAO    1998



Stamps issued to commemorate the discovery of the maritime path to India by Vasco da Gama, which took place in 1498, not 1598. The wrong date 1598 was soon corrected into 1498 !




MALAWI    1965



When Nyasaland became Malawi, lake Nyasa of course became lake Malawi. This was first forgotten, afterwards a corrected stamp was issued.




MALAWI    1973



This butterfly was wrongly named EUPHAEDRA ZADDACHI. The decision was taken to issue a new stamp with the correct name AMAURIS ANSORGEI.




MALAYA    1960



The design of this stamp was slightly adapted, as in the first design, nobody was streering the boat.




MALAYSIA    1965



As the colours of the BURONG Siul bird were unreal, a new stamp with the correct colours was issued.




MALI    1978



Wrong : REPUPLIQUE - Corrected in REPUBLIQUE.




MARSHALL    1991



Wrong : PEAL HARBOR - Correct : PEARL HARBOR. The error was corrected.




MONTSERRAT    1987



Wrong : Edhigburgh - Correct : Edingburgh




NAURU    1968



Commemoration of the independence of the country. The wrong date 1968 was of course soon corrected into 1960.




NEW HEBRIDES    1965



Stamps are issued in French and English. When a stamp is issued in French, the English mention EIIR stays before the French mention RF. Sometimes forgotten and corrected.




NEW HEBRIDES    1965



Stamps are issued in French and English. When a stamp is issued in French, the English mention EIIR stays before the French mention RF. Sometimes forgotten and corrected.




NEW HEBRIDES    1965



Stamps are issued in French and English. When a stamp is issued in French, the English mention EIIR stays before the French mention RF. Sometimes forgotten and corrected.




NEW HEBRIDES    1965



Stamps are issued in French and English. When a stamp is issued in French, the English mention EIIR stays before the French mention RF. Sometimes forgotten and corrected.




NEW ZEALAND    1898



Wrong : WAKITIPU - Correct : WAKATIPU. A corrected stamp was issued.




NEW ZEALAND    1985



Cristmas, without H, soon corrected in Christmas




NEW ZEALAND    1988



Missing decoration on the ceremony dress of the Queen. The error was corrected.




NEWFOUNDLAND    1928



Cape Bauld was wrongly located on the Nord of Cape Norman, instead of South of it. The error was corrected but another error 'Straits of Belle Isle' instead of 'Strait of Belle Isle' was forgotten.




NIGERIA    1970



As the black colour was a little bit too dominant, a new corrected stamp was issued with a little less black color.




NIGERIA    1973



The street signs were first designed at the wrong side of te road, the stamp was corrected.




NORTH BORNEO   



JESSLETON was corrected afterwards into JESSELTON




NORTH KOREA    1988



The cross-country female skier Marjo Matikainen from Finland has been mixed up with the alpine male skier Pirmin Zurbriggen from Switzerland. A corrected stamp was issued.




PAKISTAN   



As the value in arabic scripture appeared to be inverted, a corrected stamp was issued.




PAKISTAN    1948



An inverted Islam-moon was immediately corrected.




PAKISTAN    1961



Error in the country name in the local scripture. A corrected stamp was issued.




PAKISTAN    2007



To commemorate an internation meeting, Pakistan used a stamp issued the year before by Iran. But they forgot to add their own country name and to remowe some side information. The stamp was withdrawn.




PAPUA NEW GUINEA   



The local currency TOEA is never written with a capital letter. A wrong stamp was corrected and reissued.




PITCAIRN ISLANDS    1957



Instead of the local school, the teacher's house was pictured on this stamp. So they issued a new one, with a corrected mention.




POLAND    1938



To commemorate the Polish independence, a stamp was issued with crossed swords, symbols of the Teutonic Knights, trampled by the featured people. After a reaction from Germany, the stamp was reissued, without the swords.




ROMANIA   



1 BANI, speedly corrected to 1 BAN




ROMANIA    1934



POSTA was forgotten on the original stamp, thus it was not obvious that this was a postal stamp. A corrected stamps was issued some years later.




ROMANIA    1956



1951 was wrongly given as the beginning date for the collective farming. This was corrected to 1949 on a new stamp.




RUSSIA    1956



In 1956 Mahmud Bagir Ogly Aivazov claimed to be 148 years old. An error in his first name (MYXAMED=Muhamed) was corrected in MAXMYD.




RUSSIA    1958



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    1971



Russia commemorated the american William Foster on a stamp (1881-1961) but unfortunately gave 1964 as the date of his death. The stamp was withdrawn and a corrected version was issued a few weeks later.




SAINT LUCIA    1936



Instead of COLUMBUS square, stamps were issued with COLOMBUS square. The error was corrected when new stamps of this series were issued.




SAINT VINCENT   



A superb error : Chris EVERT playing tennis, without ... and with ball.




SEYCHELLES    1980



The Agalega islands were wrongly added to the Sechelles. This was corrected, together with a better position of the Aldabra-islands.




SWEDEN    1887



As a Danish printer was asked to produce a series of stamps for the Swedish Stockhoms Lokalpost, the mistake that ocured could have been expected : the value was printed in ØRE (Danish) instead of ÖRE (Swedish). The error was corrected.




SWITZERLAND    1904-08



The string of this bow was frist pictured on the wrong side of the stock. The error was corrected.




SWITZERLAND    1999



As the Swiss post office does not accept handmade parcels with a string, the same stamp was issued again , this time with a parcel without string.




SWITZERLAND    1999



As the Swiss post office does not accept handmade parcels with a string, the same stamp was issued again , this time with a parcel without string.




TOGO    1989



DEC 89 seemed not precise enough, so the stamp was re-issued with the correct date of the meeting : 15 DEC 89.




TUNISIA    2004



Foute datum 2003 werd verbeterd in 2002 op een nieuwe zegel.




TURKEY   



The diaeresis on CÜMHURIYETI is sometimes forgotten on some Turkish stamps.




TURKEY    1929



Missing double dot. Was corrected.




TURKEY    1977



The number on the registration plate was an impossible combination of figures. It was removed when the stamp was issued.




TURKMENISTAN    1992



As can be seen on the flag, a first stamp featuring President S. Niazov was inverted. A corrected stamp was immediately issued.




UNITED KINGDOM    1989



When this series was presented to the press, it appeared that one stamp mentioned 'Hundreth' instead of 'Centenary. There was however sufficent time for reprinting with the correct words : Centenary conference.




UNITED NATIONS    1964



On one of the stamps, the flag that must flying at the sterm of a ship in open water, was forgotten.




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   



Pane of 20 stamps to pay tribute to famous personalities and events of the Old West. But instead of picturing the African-American cowboy Bill PICKETT, the stamp showed his brother. The mistake was corrected and a new sheet was issued.




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    1908



According to the U.P.U. rules, the value of the stamp had to be written as 2, not TWO. This was corrected, together with the removing of what could be described as an heavy beard.




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    1962



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    1986



Missing black colour on one of the booklets, with as consequence a missing postmark on one of the stamps




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    1993



As this was not a proferssional way to attach a boat, a new stamp was issued, but this time the boat was attached with a good fisherman's knot




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    1993



Is it because some people did not know anymore who Elvis was, that a new stamp with the complete name Elvis Presley was issued some months later ?




VATICAN    1940



One of those two stamps has tot be a mirror representation of a portrait of Pope Pius XII




YUGOSLAVIA    1989



The inscription PTT was forgotten in the center stamp from the last row of the sheet.



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