There are many different languages spoken around the world. Often, each country has its own language and alphabet. That can make it hard to know which country your stamp is from. Here is an alphabetical list of some of the more difficult to identify country names–beside each country name, we have shown you how it will most likely be written on your stamp. Hopefully it will make things easier for all of you out there!
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Albania – Posta Shquiptare/Shquiperia
Austria – Österreichische Post/Österreich/Republik Österreich
Azerbaijan – A. C. C. P./Azarbaycan
Bavaria – Bayern
Bohemia Moravia – Cechy a Morava/Bohmen und Mähren
China – 中華民國
Crete – KPHTH
Croatia – HRVATSKA
Cyprus – Kibris/KYΠΡΟΣ
Czechoslovakia – Československo
Estonia – Estland/Eesti
French Equatorial Africa – A. E. F.
Germany – Deutschland/Deutschesreich
Germany (East) – DDR
Germany (West) – Deutsch Bundespost
Great Britain – this is the only country in the world which doesn’t have its name on its stamps, but there is either a picture of a king or a small cameo silhouette of the queen on their stamps.
Greece – Hellas or EΛΛA∑
Hungary – Magyar Posta
Iceland – Island/AUR
Ireland – ÉIRE
Japan – NIPPON
Lithuania – Lietuva
Montenegro –ЦРНА ГОРА
Norway – Norge/Noreg
Poland – Polska
Republic of South Africa – RSA
Romania – Posta Romana/R.P. Romina
Serbia – СРбИЈА
Slovakia – SLOVENSKO
South West Africa – SWA
St-Thomas & Prince – São Tomé e Príncipe
Sweden – Sverige
Switzerland – Helvetia
Turkey – Türkiye/Emp. Ottoman
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