Design errors - CZECHOSLOVAKIA



1918

When someone pointed out that the first official issue of the new-born state did not show a rising sun, but a setting sun over the eastern front of the castle, the design was revised, and the sun carefully removed !
 


1945

The size of the white stripes on het diagonal cross of the Union Jack have a different width.
 


1945

An unatural and even impossible way to shake hands
 


1946

Major F. Novak was a famous stunt- and figther pilot. It would have been more suitable to represent him with a Spitfire or a Hurricane, instead of a Westland-Lysander aircraft, a slow reconnaissance plane..
 


1948

Stamp featuring Joseph Miloslav Hurban. Thus his initials are J.M. and not M.J.
 


1954

Why is this swimster still waiting, as all the others have already leaved their starting blocks ?
 


1956

During a marathon (the runner are still together), a runner will never make such a sudden effort to gain one or two places.
 


1956

The 1846 Zbraslav locomotive has a back wheel of the tender missing.
 


1956

A wheel is missing at the back of this locomotive
 


1957

Arch without bowstring, it is not surprising that the bow remains unbent.
 


1957

250th anniversary of the engineering school in Prague. As this school was founded in 1706, the stamp was issued one year too late.
 


1959

Stodola died in 1942, not in 1924 !
 


1959

The Bukkfinch has a black beak, not white as on the stamp
 


1959

The riggers holding the oars should be above water level.
 


1963

The places featured on this stamp are not in the right position.
 


1964

The escape tower is still attached to the Mercury capsule, while it is flying around the earth.
 


1966

Wrong : Europaens - Correct : Europaeus.
 


1966

The locomotive featured on this stamp is the number 427 (not 408) of the Österreichchische Staats Eisenbahn Gesellschaft built in 1872. The date 1865 on the stamp refers to the date when production of this class of locomotive started.
 


1967

Totally irrealistic perforations, such stamps can never been removed from a sheet without damage.
 


1967

This series of stamps, produced in 1967 to commemorate the Jewish community in the country, was withdrawn to express the dissaproval agaiinst the Arab-Israeli Six-Day war. The stamps were discreetly sold a couple of years later.
 


1967

The Lepus (Hare) and Lupus (Wolf) constellations were interchanged.
 


1967

Inverted greek letter PHI in formula.
 


1976

Olympic logo of Innsbruck 1976 is not correct : the name of the city surrounds the logo.