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- The very first stamp was issued by Great Britain on Wednesday, May 6, 1840
- The City Despatch Post in New York, a local carrier, was next, in February 1842.
- The first stamps of Mauritius were printed in only 500 copies.
- Uganda's first issue in 1895 was typed on a typewriter.
- Only one unused copy of Hawaii's first stamp is known to exist.
- Denmark's first stamp, issued on Tuesday, April 1, 1851, is listed in many catalogs as number 2.
- France's first issue consist of #3 and #8 in the Scott catalog.
- In Afghanistan, until 1891, stamps were cancelled by tearing a piece off.
- Latvia's first issue were printed on the back of German military maps.
- Some Tibet #1-5 were printed using enamel paint instead of ink.
- Natal's first issue was printed without ink. It was embossed on colored papers.
- Almost all stamps from Danish West Indies's first issue had to be regummed at a local pharmacy.
- Lithuania's first issue was printed in one night. The printer had to use three different types for one special character.
- New countries are added to the long list of stamp issuing entities almost every year!
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