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The stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are
not produced there at all and most of them don’t even
get to the islands. They are produced by Sam Malmud’s
Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation, New York, USA.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 12 Apr 1997
Saint Vicent is a strange case. Two apochryphe flags
Jaume Ollé, 10 May 1997
A flag [different from the one
in use] was erroneously shown on postage stamps and
reported in a number of respected books to have been adopted.
It was a plain blue flag with the 1912
coat of arms in the centre.
David Prothero, 04 Aug 1999
The blue flag with the arms in the center was never introduced,
but accidently printed on a postage
stamp (many stamps show wrong flags, as some coins show wrong
Ralf Stelter, 22 Oct 1998
Pederson’s book [ped80]
says the blue flag with the arms in the center was adopted 27 October
1979. However, if I recall correctely, Whitney Smith said that this
was never adopted as a national flag. It is, in effect, an error.
Apparently the illustration on a postage
stamp was erroneous or speculative.
Nick Artimovich 08 Jan 97
The stamp was issued on 8th May 1995 and got the
Michel catalogue no. 3106.
On this stamp you see the national flag from
1975 up to 1985, indeed.
Dieter Linder, 12 Apr 1997
It is obvious that the stamp artist utilized an out
of date reference source for his depicting the flag of
St. Vincent. As you may know, St. Vincent terminated its
colonial ties to Great Britain in 1979 and continued to
use its flag till
1985. The stamp artist
figured that since most countries do not change their flag
designs frequently, the flag that St. Vincent used when
becoming independent was still appropriate. I will make
sure that the art and production department will in the
future request that the stamp artists be more careful
when it comes to the designing of stamps featuring
Daniel Keren (of Sam Malamud, Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp.)
quoted by Dieter Linder, 22 May 1997