A mint, never-hinged stamp pair issued by South-West Africa in 1936.
Below, five 1937 Edward VIII Coronation stamp pairs, South Africa.
2004 Football European Championship winners Greece commemorated by this set of four stamps.
From Manama 1971, stamp sheet featuring a self-portrait of the artist Modigliani and one of his seated nude paintings.
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The first country to allow commercial printing of advertisements on the back of its stamps was New Zealand. The year was 1893 and almost 100 ads for everything from pills, pickles, tobacco and coal to chocolates and soap, were printed on the gummed side of seven definitives featuring a portrait of Queen Victoria. Among the fascinating product offerings on the sheet below is an ad for a Christchurch dentist, S. Myers, proffering the use of nitrous oxide for painless extractions!
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