Missing country name… Gustamps explain

GB philatelist George Foote quizzed Gustamps about British stamps. George asked Gustamps, “why when all the countries in the world have their country name printed on their stamps is it that the UK doesn’t?” Gustamps answered George’s question by explaining that as Great Britain was the first country in the world to issue adhesive postage stamps, it was not necessary to have the country name printed on British stamps. Gustamps added that UK stamps often have emblems for different regions i.e. a lion for Scotland and a dragon for Wales. Gustamps added that British stamps are easily identified as they bear the monarch’s head.

Gustamps would like to thank Mr. Foote for his interesting question to Gustamps and for allowing Gustamps to publish it together with Gustamps’ reply.


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