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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."

SCN 938

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."

SCN 2783-2784

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".

SCN 786