Poor Drawing and No Country Name

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People's Repubic of China 167

     The stamp issued by the People’s Republic of China in 1952 to mark the Peace Conference of The Asian and Pacific Regions is very poorly drawn. Australia has a poor shape, Korea is unrecognizable, Japan is a single island, the islands south of Asia are all wrong, India is too wide. The western extension of North America is too large, Banks and Victoria islands north of Canada are attached to Canada, Florida is too small, the west coast of South America is wrong.
     The Universal Postal Union Convention requires the name of the issuing country must be on the stamp in English characters (Article 8, paragraph 3.1). Since it is not, that is also a design error.

SCN 167



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