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

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These two stamps depicting a microscope were issued by Peru in 1983 to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus by Dr. Robert Koch. The 240 sols stamp (Sc #782) was issued on January 18, and the surcharged 100 sols stamp (Sc #794) was released on November 21.


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On April 1, 1994 Indonesia issued a three-stamp set commemorating the country's 6th Five Year Development Plan. Each of these stamps feature statuary of Buddhist dieties as a background. The 100 rupiah value (Sc #1570) shows three professional women, one of whom is using a microscope.


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Here is a vertically se-tenant pair of 45c stamps (Sc #1701a) issued by Australia to commemorate the bicentenary of Bass's and Flinders's circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania. The George Bass (1771-1803) stamp shows a sextant, and the Matthew Flinders (1776-1814) stamp depicts a telescope.

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This 80c value (Sc #751) of Bermuda is from the December 18, 1997 'Education in Bermuda' six-stamp set. Stamp shows three students in a lab, and one of them is using a microscope.

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On August 30, 1999 Romania issued a four-stamp set featuring '20th Century Achievements'. The 800 leu value (Sc #4312) of the set depicts Dr. Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin in 1928, and a microscope.

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Here is the 80 makuta value (Sc #1111) from Zaire's February 21, 1983 four-stamp set commemorating the centenary of the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus by Dr. Robert Koch. All values of the set are identically designed, but each has a different background color.

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This March 8, 1997 seventeen franc stamp (Sc #1642) of Belgium commemorates United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. Stamp depicts a Belgian UN peacekeeper ("blue helmet") using binoculars.


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On April 5, 1997 Belgium issued this 17 franc stamp (Sc #1646) to commemorate Stamp Day. The stamp depicts Constant Spinoy (1924-1993) who engraved stamps for Belgium from 1962 -1985. 1983 was the only year during this period when a Spinoy-engraved stamp was not issued.

Stamp depicts Spinoy holding a graver in one hand and a loupe in the other hand.


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Here is the 3 escudo value (Sc #1285) from Portugal's May 29, 1976 INTERPHIL '76 International Stamp Exhibition set of three stamps.

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This 25c value (Sc #285) of Fiji is from the November 10, 1969 three-stamp set commemorating the inauguration of The University of the South Pacific.

From wikipedia, "The University of the South Pacific is a public research university with locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. Established in 1968, the university is organized as an intergovernmental organization and is owned by the governments of 12 Pacific island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu...The university's main campus is in Suva, Fiji, with subsidiary causes in each member state."

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On May 22, 1986 Monaco issued a two-stamp, marine protection-themed set for its annual EUROPA emission. The 2.20 franc value (Sc #1520) of the set publicizes the Coastal Conservation Agreement (RAMOGE) and shows a microscope.

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Here is Belgium's April 11, 1992 15 franc stamp (Sc #1448) issued for Stamp Day. Stamp shows Belgian stamp designer Jan Van Noten (1903-1982) holding a small brush in his right hand and a magnifying glass in his left hand.


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A microscope is shown on the one taka value (Sc #215) of Bangladesh's February 20, 1983 two-stamp set commemorating the centenary of the discovery of the tubercle bacillus by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882.

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This 10 franc value (Sc #1103) of Rwanda is from the November 20, 1982 four-stamp set commemorating the centenary of Dr. Robert Koch's discovery of the TB bacillus.

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On September 30, 1951 Belgium issued a three-stamp set of semi-postal stamps commemorating the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The 80c + 20c value (Sc #B492) of this set, shown here, depicts a research scientist in a lab.


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