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Optical Instruments: Microscopes, Binoculars, Sextans, Theodolits, Hand Scopes

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This May 9, 1947 50 centimes airmail stamp (Sc #C16) of Monaco depicts U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt holding a stamp between his thumb and one of his other fingers (6 of them, counting the thumb) as he examines it with a magnifying glass.

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Christmas Islands

1977

Definitives, famous visitors - 16v

Willem Hesselsz de Vlamingh (1640 c.#8201;1698) was a Dutch sea captain who explored the central west coast of New Holland (Australia) in the late 17th century, where he landed in what is now Perth on the Swan River. The mission proved fruitless, but he charted parts of the continent's western coast.

The stamp shows the bust of captain Willem at right and the comand room of his ship at second plane with navigation artifacts, including a maritime telescope

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Isle of Man
Gaiety Theatre Centenary
July 16, 2000
Set of six, one stamp depicts opera glasses.
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Soviet Union

1966

International congresses - 3v

The stamp refers to the Microbiology International Congress, showing a microscope, Moscow University, bacteria and viruses

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Here is the 18c value (Sc #544) from the Philippines's May 22, 1950 set of 3 identically designed stamps commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Philatelic Association of the Philippines. As on the Monegasque stamp shown four postings above, U.S. President F.D.R. is holding a magnifying glass in his right hand and a postage stamp in his left hand.

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