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Posted 02/05/2019   06:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add john62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please share your interesting facts about Philately here.

I'll kick start ......

First likeness of a Princess on a stamp





Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) at age 6 holding a teddy bear.

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First ever postage stamps that smell and taste like chocolate. Issued in Belgium 2013.

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First stamp to picture an animal and not a monarch
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First Dog stamp
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Posted 02/05/2019   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamps john62.

Newfoundland had also had a portrait of the queen's aunt, Princess Mary, Princess Royal, in the 1911 coronation set.
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Posted 02/05/2019   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first of Princess Elizabeth. There are many stamps with Princesses going back into the 19th century.
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1913 First airplane on stamp

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First automobile on a stamp.


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Great thread John

thanks for sharing everyone.

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If this thread generates a large enough number of posts, I will generate a nice set of album pages for free download. An album of 'firsts' would make a nice presentation.
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Posted 02/05/2019   09:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a very interesting book of philatelic firsts.


Post Dates: A Chronology of the Intriguing Events in the Mails and Philately by Kenneth Wood.
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Posted 02/05/2019   10:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add john62 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Typo on my part. I did mean to say first time Queen Elizabeth was on a stamp as Princess Elizabeth.


I must have been licking too many stamps ..... by the way

the glue on US stamps is vegetarian and 1/10th of a calorie.
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Posted 02/05/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oooooh! I just coudn't resist this one!

First time I (and my wife) appeared on a postage stamp!
(Hey, maybe this should be a whole separate thread for those of us who can't resist this.)

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Posted 02/05/2019   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add john62 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First postage stamp. Period.

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Perfect for the morning mail.




First coffee scented stamp.
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First Christmas stamp.




It may have been dual purposed, yet still the first Christmas stamp.
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First stamp to use thermochromic ink. (temperature sensitive)
United States 2017

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