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The Showcase


This is our museum, the sacred halls of first issue philately. We present some rarely seen first issues, some interesting and possibly surprising facts and a small challenge.

Have you seen these?
Here you will find images of rarely seen first issues. We strive to show you some beautiful copies that you may not have in your own collection. These stamps are not necessarily very expensive. Quite a few rather inexpensive first issues are not that easy to find. We display some of those stamps for your viewing pleasure.
Did you know?
We have assembled a small list of what we consider interesting facts about first issues in general, and about some first issues in particular. Have a look, see how much you know.
Can you tell?
Can you tell a genuine stamp from a forgery? Try your hand at these stamps.

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