Saturday, 4 July 2009

Strange But True

Something a little different today. I was surfing the net and found this:

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A postage stamp with the head of Queen Victoria inverted, issued in 1854 in India and said to be one of the first stamps issued in Asia, has caught the public’s eye at the 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition at the Taipei World Trade Center.

In a show of support for the exhibition, Gongvatana Surajit, president of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) has contributed four sheets of stamps to put on display at the event, one of which, the Queen’s inverted head stamp is the most notable.

There are only 27 stamps showing the Queen’s head upside down left in the world and they are listed as the most precious stamps in Asia, according to Surajit.

Just for fun

Make sure you put on your glasses when popping a stamp on a letter.

According to an old antiquated British law it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp on a letter bearing the British King or Queens head image upside down!

I hope I am not for the chop!!

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