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RECEIVING AUTHORITY SPECIMENS

This subject is discussed in Chapter 5 of my UPU Specimen Stamps 1878–1961 that includes much information not published elsewhere, in particular regarding the more recently ‘liberated’ archives from the Portuguese Colony of Goa and the French Colonies of Mauritania and Tunisia.

An aspect that is perhaps not generally appreciated is that the majority of these receiving authority specimens are unique and that the opportunity to acquire any particular example may occur only every ten to fifteen years, the typical time that any one stamp remains in the same collection.

Aden
Angola
Angra
Antigua
Argentina
Ascension
Australian States
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Basutoland
Bavaria
Bechuanaland
Belgium
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
British East Africa
British Guiana
British Honduras
British Levant
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burma
Canada
Cape Verde Islands
Cayman Islands
Ceylon
China (Szechwan)
China
Colombia
Congo Free State
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba (Republic)
Cuba (Spanish Colony)
Cyprus
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Elobey, Annobon & Corisco
Eritrea
Falkland Islands Dependencies
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Finland
French Colonies (General Issues)
French Somali Coast
Funchal
Gambia
German Empire
Gibraltar
Gilbert & Ellice Islands
Gold Coast
Great Britain (postal stationery)
Great Britain
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong
Horta
Iceland
Indo-China
Ionian Islands (Italian Occupation)
Iran
Iraq / Mosul
Italian East Africa
Italian Post Offices Abroad
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika
Kuwait
Labuan
Lagos
Latvia (Soviet Republic)
Latvia
Leeward Islands
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg (German Occupation)
Luxembourg
Macao
Madeira
Malaya (Malacca)
Malaya (Negri Sembilan)
Malaya (Pahang)
Malaya (Penang)
Malaya (Perak)
Malaya (Selangor)
Malaya (Straits Settlements)
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Montserrat
Morocco Agencies
Mozambique Company
Mozambique
Natal
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands Indies
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Hebrides
New South Wales
New Zealand Dependencies
New Zealand
Newfoundland
Nicaragua
Niger Coast
Nigeria
Niue & Penrhyn Island
Niue
North Borneo
Nyasaland
Nyassa Company
Orange River Colony & Orange Free State
Orange River Colony
Palestine
Panama
Papua
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines (Spanish Colony)
Philippines (US Administration)
Ponta Delgada
Portugal
Portuguese African Colonies
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese India
Puerto Rico (Spanish Colony)
Queensland
Rhodesia
Romania
Russia (Soviet Union)
Russia
Russian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire
Samoa
San Marino
Sarawak
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
Somaliland Protectorate
South Africa
South Australia
South West Africa
St Christopher
St Helena
St Kitts-Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent
St. Thomas and Prince Islands
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Tahiti
Tasmania
Thailand
Timor
Tobago
Tonga
Transjordan
Transvaal
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos Islands
United States of America
Victoria
Western Australia
Württemberg
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zanzibar
Zululand
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