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  [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp
From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.28 at 15:29:17(16355)
Unfortunately some third world countries like my own are only interested in
making money out of stamp companies who make them tempting offers, and all
sorts of inappropriate images are used. We have had Mickey Mouse stamps and
all kind of rubbish. It is silly, because the collectibility of stamps
should increase when authenticity of illustrations and origin of plants are
involved, but I understand that there is a big schoolboy philatelic market.

In the case of these Micronesian stamps the government apparently thought
they should employ a local artist who knows the plants, but who in this case
falls short of international standards in his/her art work.

John Criswick

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