Have I Told You Philately That I Love You?

One of the most striking and recognizable features of a stamp is the name of the issuing country. As part of an international agreement among postal authorities, all countries are required to print the name of the country on the stamp to identify the issuer.  Except one!

Name the country AND for extra credit, tell me what that nation is required to have on its postage stamps instead of its name.  For serious extra credit, can you tell me if that country ever put its name on a postage stamp anyway?

Reminder: Send your answers to Joe Rosenbaum and include UBCF in the Subject line.

 

First or Last Day

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Abbreviate This !

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They ?

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Going Broker

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Twinkle, Twinkle, E, F, G

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The ‘Free’ Gift ?

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