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15-fils Camel and Calf single, Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)

When England issued the world’s first postage stamp—the Penny Black—in May 1840, it set a standard in stamp design for all world governments. The standards included the stamp’s vertical orientation and the basic rectangular shape, prominently printed denomination, and a design that featured a portrait of the monarch and an ornate frame and darkened background...

To learn more about international philately, visit the below virtual exhibition.

International Philately

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