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Flags on stamps
Last modified: 2010-09-20 by antónio martins
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Most of the contents of these pages were originally researched by Ron
Lahav in 2005, and by Richard Mallett later on, with additional
input by others. Contributions of vexillological nature are duly credited
- Flags on
Stamps Web Site, by Richard Mallett
- Collecting flags
on stamps — General Outline for Discussion,
by Bob Hunt
reported by António Martins, 10 Dec 2005
on stamps, by Chris Pinette (archived version)
reported by André Coutanche, 10 Feb 2005
“Flags on stamps” at the Wikimedia Commons
- Stamps featuring "flag"
at the WADP site
reported by António Martins, 19 Dec 2005
- Bombay Philatelic,
Inc.’s topical index, including flags
reported by António Martins, 07 Sep 2009
- Archive for
the “Flags on Stamps” Category of Flags Bay website
reported by Bob Hunt, 29 Sep 2007
- M. K.
Krishnayya’s collection of stamps featuring flags
Heraldry, by Nahum Shereshevsky
About flags on stamps
This is a part of our site’s Bibliography
pages under the assumption that stamps are a kind of “source”
for officially sanctioned vexillological information, especially about flag
design, and also a bit on usage and history. That typically such information
is either irrelevant (because the same or better information is published
elsewhere) or erroneous is an interesting fact.
António Martins, 05 Dec 2005
Flag errors in stamps
Many stamps show wrong flags, as some coins show wrong arms!
Ralf Stelter, 22 Oct 1998
As was already proven in several cases, stamps tend to
be very untrustworthy evidence in vexillology. The stamps,
especially those of Third World countries are made far
away from home and the artists drawing them have little
knowledge of the local reality. The errors even when found
then tend to be ignored for the sake of the cost their
correction would require, especially if the errors were
not that large and would be spotted only be a very
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2004
The stamps of many smaller countries are not produced locally at all and
most of them don’t even get to the issuing country.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 12 Apr 1997
List of philatelic catalogues
(Some other catalogues, namely those of a more specialized scope, are
mentioned and referenced on the relevant pages: Afinsa, Bale,
ЦФА | CFA, IATP, Jugomarka, Zumstein.)
Chronological progress of this flags-on-stamps catalog kept by
- 16 Set 2010:
- 3110 flags (and other
items) showing on 2990 stamps issued by
- 11 Jun 2009:
- 2955 flags (and other 528 flag-related items)
showing on 2881 stamps issued by 302 entities
- 04 Out 2007:
- 2705 flags (and other 527 flag-related items)
showing on 2720 stamps issued by 301 entities
- 17 Sep 2007:
- 2046 flags (and other 495 flag-related items)
showing on 2465 stamps issued by 301 entities
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