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How well do you know your postage stamps?

Last updated on: September 7, 2012 13:54 IST

In today's age of emails and SMS, receiving letters (snail mail) from loved ones has an amazing charm. Isn't it? That's probably why philately or stamp collection is considered a rare hobby as well.

Nonetheless, one can't deny that it is an interesting hobby. If you've been thinking about starting a new hobby, try giving stamp collection a thought. You never know, you could be on the edge of becoming a famous 'philatelist' or 'stamp collector'.

So, take this quiz to find out if this a hobby for you. If you are already into stamp collection, find out how well you know your postage stamps.

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How well do you know your postage stamps?

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In which year was the world's first adhesive postage stamp issued?
1) 1770.
2) 1910.
3) 1840.

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What design feature is exclusive to all postage stamps issued in Great Britain?
1) All stamps are rectangular.
2) The omission of the country's name.
3) The inclusion of the Queen's/King's head.

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What was the highest face value of a single postage stamp issued in Great Britain in the 19th century?
1) 2 shillings and sixpence (2/6).
2) Five Pounds (٣.00).
3) One Pound (ٟ.00).

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What's special about Penny Black?
1) First postage stamp of the world.
2) First USA stamp.
3) Most valuable stamp in the world.

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Aside from US Presidents, which person is featured most on USA stamps?
1) Benjamin Franklin.
2) Martha Washington.
3) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Which is the world's most valuable stamp?
1) Sweden 1857 3 skilling Banco Yellow.
2) The famous "Inverted Jenny" of USA.
3) The Penny Black.

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In which year were the first USA stamps issued?
1) In 1837.
2) In 1847.
3) In 1857.

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Who is the first foreigner to be portrayed on a British stamp?
1) Mahatma Gandhi.
2) Hitler.
3) Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Which member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is the only country not required to name itself on its postage stamps?
1) Saudi Arabia
2) Australia
3) United Kingdom

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The first stamp was issued in which country where the shape of stamp was not rectangular?
1) USA.
2) UK.
3) Poland.

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What was the colour of Penny Black?
1) Blue.
2) Black.
3) Green.

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Which animal featured on the very first Canadian stamp?
1) Caribou.
2) Beaver.
3) Harp Seal.

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Who was the first person depicted on an Australian stamp?
1) Queen Victoria.
2) King George V.
3) King Edward VII.

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A single stamp has been sold at auction for a world record price four times, the latest by selling for 'at least $2.3 million' in 2010. Which country does this stamp come from?
1) Finland
2) Sweden
3) Norway


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What is the usual inscription of stamps issued by the Netherlands?
1) Holland.
2) Netherlands.
3) Nederland.

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Apart from the Japanese script, what name is often found on stamps from Japan?
1) Empire of Japan.
2) Nippon.
3) Edo.

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A stamp was issued to commemorate the birth centenary of Swami Swaroopanandji on 20th December, 2003. He was a scholar cum freedom fighter. What was his real name?
1) Nathuram Godse.
2) Balwant Godse.
3) Vishnu Godbole.

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Of what denomination was the lone 'Children's Day' special stamp released in 2003?
1) Rs. 10
2) Rs.5
3) Rs. 15

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When was Asia's first adhesive stamp issued?
1) 1852.
2) 1813.
3) 1903.

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In addition to the Joint Issue with South Korea, India also issued another joint set of stamps in 2003. Which was the second nation?
1) Pakistan.
2) France.
3) Germany.

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