British Finger Spelling
Although not a script in
the strict sense the sign language of the deaf has an alphabet of its
own. It differs in the various languages of the world. The British
stamp shows the finger spelling alphabet of British Sign Language. The
four signs represent from left to right, "deaf."
American Sign Language
In ASL (American Sign Language) or BSL
(British Sign Language) each sign may convey a whole word or even
several words. The sign on the US stamp means "I love you."
Danish Finger Spelling
The stamp issued in 1985 to
commemorate the 50th anniversry of the Danske DÝves Landsforbund
(Danish Association for the Deaf) shows the
sign for "D".