Design errors - GREECE




The cogs of gearwheels have to be identical, otherwise they will they will not be able to turn.
 



Greece covers a large part of the globe, ans the Peloponesis is featured as an island.
 


1928

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


1933

1 DRACHMH is the correct singular. The plural DRACHMAI has no sense.
 


1933

Four men, working with hammers on the same piece. Quite dangerous !
 


1937

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


1954

Stamp with an extract of a Parliamentary report. A whole line from the English version (between the 8th and 9th lines from the bottom) was omitted.
 


1956

Greece became a whole continent. But where is the rest of Europe ?
 


1956

The portrait on this coin is Zeus. The inscription Philippos is located at the other side of the coin and means that is was issued during the reign of Philippos (II of Macedonia)..
 


1958

Aphrodite is associated with an hibiscus, but this flower was only brought to Greece in the eleventh century.
 


1959

Wrong : NAGHI - Correct : NAGY
 


1959

Russia issued a stamp featuring a Greek communist, with the message 'Freedom for Manolis Glezos'. Almost immediately Greece responded, and issued a stamp with the killed Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy, and the message 'Freedom for the people'.
 


1960

Scouts in uniform wearing a hat, greet with their fingers touching their hat
 


1961

The Parthenon-temple in Athens has 8 pilars on its font side, not seven !
 


1967

The colors of this ship from the Greek Chandris lines are not correct.
 


1970

In this 'flaming sun' the number of threads are supposed to match the number of coutries in CEPT, 24 at the time the common issue of this stamp was conceived, but before the stamp was issued Jugoslavia and Malta also joined, so there should have been 26 threads (France and Andorra got it right).
 


1971

Flags in opposite direction.
 


1983

Missing riggers to fix the oars.
 


1985

Only 3 or 5 competition lanes, and no people are watching the competitions.
 


1988

The Olympic games of 1996 were organized in Atlanta (USA), not in Athens (Greece)
 


1989

The Olympic Games of 1996 took place in Altanta (USA), not in Greece.
 


1989

Strange way to start a cometition for a well trained swimmer.
 


1990

The Olympic Games of 1996 were organized in Atlanta, not in Greece
 


1992

The map of Germany shows only the formal West-Germany.
 


1997

Inverted statue : Olive branch in left instead of right hand.