Design errors - UNITED KINGDOM




A dog never moves his left or rights legs at the same time, but crossed.
 



Did you know that Halleys comet had a twin-star ?
 



Egyptian hieroglyphies show a face in frontal view, whereas faces were always shown in profile. Some people claimed that the face shown was a caricature of Prince Charles.
 



The miracle of Good King Wenceslas : the ornamentations on the dishes carried by the king and the page are not the same on all the stamps of this series.
 



According to the Bible, the star was leading the three Kings to Bethleem, but not leading the holy family on their way to Egypt.
 


1937

The diamond ring that supports the cross and the cross have to be in the same plane, not in perpendicular ones. Correct on a stamp from 1953.
 


1952

Missing fraction line in the facial value 2 1/2 of this stamp
 


1957

The rope is twisted in two différent directions, sometimes single, sometimes double.
 


1957

Greenland, Iceland and Antartica are missing.
 


1964

Both stamps featuring Shakespeare used the same portrait, however inverted on one of the stamps.
 


1964

Stamps issued to commemorate a Botanical congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. But the stamps feature no flowers that grow wild in Scotland.
 


1966

Both stamps featuring the poet Robert BURNS used the same portrait, however inverted on one of the stamps.
 


1966

Three stamps with, on each of them, a fault against the soccer rules.
 


1966

Compared to the original tapestry of Bayeux, a dead body was removed, the others moved, and two bowmen were added.
 


1966

The order of the scenes of the Bayeux tapestry was not respected. The first stamp shows a scene that on the tapestry follows the scene on the third stamp.
 


1968

This is not a prehistorical bridge, just a medieval one.
 


1968

The roofs on the houses in the background of the Menai Bridge are in fact made of slate, not red tiles.
 


1969

Wrong disposition of the colors on the French flag. Wrong : red, white, blue - Correct : blue, white, red.
 


1970

Wrong : Excelris - Correct : Excelsis.
 


1971

Centurion on horseback carrying an eagle standard. The standard is much too short, and was borne by a special standard-bearer who went on foot and wore a bearskin cap.
 


1972

Pipe without mouthpiece
 


1972

Cittern with tuning pegs halfway down the neck of the instrument.
 


1972

A portable harp with bars instead of strings is not a common instrument.
 


1973

The miracle of Good King Wenceslas : the old man is gathering wood in a threeless area.
 


1973

Two missing dots : one on the i in David, the other on the second i in Livingstone.
 


1974

Stamps featuring English trees. But this Horse Chesnut is not a genuine one, it was imported to England in the seventeenth century.
 


1974

A Farman biplane is shown on a stamp commemorating the first U.K. air mail flight. This first flight however, was made by Gustav Hamel in a Bleriot.
 


1974

This is not the Imperial Airways Flying Boat from 1937, but the Maia, a later adaption with special superstructure on its wings, and not delivered until June 1938. (
 


1977

Thirty six seats representing the attendance of the Heads of Government to a Commonwealth meeting. As Uganda ans Seychelles never attended, they were only 34.
 


1979

The Queen seems to be moving around on different stamps of this issue.
 


1980

One of the stamps has a missing p after 12 !
 


1982

The shepheards not only did not watch thier charges, but ostentatiously turned their backs on them !
 


1985

The small mouse hidden by the designer on a pole would have been frightened by the passing train and would have run far away.
 


1985

Series of stamps dedicated to British composers. George Friedrich Händel however, was German, born and educated in Halle, Germany.
 


1985

The U.P.U. rules state that the valmue of a stamp must also be written in figures.>
 


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.
 


1989

When the stamp was re-issued, for an unknown reson the chimney pots of the castle were removed.
 


1990

The Black Penny was issued in sheets of 12 by 20 stamps, and has corner letters from AA to LT. Thus the letter W is impossible.
 


1991

This stamp from a booklet shows a George V silver 3d coin. The last time this coin was minted was in 1935, but the stamp clearly shows 1991. On a label in the booklet however, the correct coin is shown.
 


1999

This cow is completely out of proportions.
 


1999

A horse moves front and back legs at the same time.