Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Maps on Stamps: The British Empire

I found this stamp on ebay, and the description is not very helpful.

I think it is a stamp FROM 1898 (from Canada, obviously) showing the British Empire as it is then, not one from modern times, celebrating the British Empire as it was in 1898.

(It's a 2 cent stamp - in 1963 a US Airmail stamp was 8 cents. Could mail have only gone up 6 cents in 65 years???

1898 Canadian Stamps #85i MNH. Map of British Empire on Mercator Projection

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