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UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961 Supplement – 2021

The must-have 2021 supplement for UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961 containing even more information about stamps and stationery items distributed to the member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

This item must be used in conjunction with the 2015 edition of UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961.


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Key Features

  •  A complete revision of the 1988 Edition.
  •  Stamps that were cancelled with a date stamp or other postal obliterator by the issuing postal authority (cancelled to order) before being sent to the UPU for distribution to fellow members are now catalogued.
  •  The Reprints of stamps of Portugal, the Azores, Madeira, and the Portuguese Colonies that were sent to the UPU as specimens in 1885 are now listed.
  •  There are many references to Postal Stationery, in particular regarding items that were protected using the same methods as were used on contemporary postage stamps.
  •  Appendices now include details of the number of specimens required by the UPU up to 1961 for both postage stamps and or Postal Stationery; UPU membership lists in both alphabetical and chronological order.
  •  A reproduction of the earliest published information on UPU specimen stamps, namely a 24-page article by Marcus Samuel serialised in 1964-65 in Stamp Collecting.
  •  More than 1800 colour illustrations of specimen stamps and postal stationery, UPU documents and other archival material included.
  • Written by James Bendon, an acknowledged expert in the field, this supplement expands upon the 2015 handbook with the latest findings provided by himself and his fellow UPU Specimen Stamp enthusiasts.