You have possibly seen certain stamps and wondered: “Who gave the authority for these stamps to be released?”
Stamps whose design or illustration is so poor that you think they might even make an amusingly-collectible topic.
The king of ugly stamps
Below are some examples we have discovered. “The King of Rock n’ Roll”, Elvis Presley, seems to have suffered quite a bit when his features have been placed on stamps!
In 1977, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her silver jubilee. Maldives Post dedicated this stamp set to the occasion.
Some people might find these stamps not too unattractive, but perhaps the only reason they were considered as a subject was the fact that the paintings featured on them were made by a former President of the Philippines, Cory Aquino.
And then this. The cake on the stamp is at least recognisable. Maybe more so than the lady with the champagne glass next to Elvis. It’s film star Bette Davis.
The stamp below, released by Mali in 1976 to commemorate the invention of the telephone.
Naturally this is just the tip of the iceberg. Do you know of a good example of this kind? Send us a scan or photo and we will publish it.