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Undesirable Stamps

Mr. Bengt Bengtsson, a philatelic judge from Sweden, prepared a classification of "undesirable stamps" (3/2001) that he felt should not appear in collections presented at philatelic exhibitions:

Stamps We Should Resist

Country Period
Ajman Since May 20, 1967
Equatorial Guinea 1972 - 1979
Dubai May 20, 1967 - July 1, 1969
Fujeira Since May 20, 1967
Isö Not Postal
Yemen, Kingdom Since May 20, 1967
Yemen, Republic May 20, 1967 - October 31, 1972
Kathiri State in Hadhramaut All
Kathiri State of Seyiun Since May 20, 1967
Khor Fakkan Since May 20, 1967
Mahra State Since May 20, 1967
Malta, Ordino Soverano Militare All
Maluku Selatan Not Postal
Manama Since May 20, 1967
Nagaland Not Postal
Panama January 1, 1965 - October 22, 1968
Paraguay January 1, 1965 - September 1, 1967
Qu'aiti State of Hadhramaut Since May 20, 1967
Ras al Khaima Since May 20, 1967
Redonda All
Occidental Sahara (West Sahara) Not Postal
Sharjah Since May 20, 1967
State of Upper Jafa all
Umm al Quiwain Since May 20, 1967
Wikingland Not Postal
Stamps of countries that have issued too many or too expensive stamps:

Stamps We Should Better Avoid

Country Period
Antigua & Barbuda Since 1984
Belize 1979 - 1987
Bhutan Since 1964
Bolivia Sheets since 1972
Chad 1969 - 1985
Central African Republic Since 1978
Djibouti Sheets 1979 -1987
Dominica Since 1991
Gambia Since 1985
Grenada Since 1984
Grenada - Grenadines Since 1985
Guinea Since 1982
Guinea - Bissau Since 1982
Guyana Since 1981
Comoros Since 1975
Congo (Brazzaville) Since 1990
Libya Sheets 1977 - 1988
Madagascar Since 1987
Maldives Since 1990
North Korea 1976 - 1984
Paraguay Since 1997
Romania Sheets since 1972
St. Vincent Since 1985
St. Vincent - Grenadines Since 1985
Sao Tome & Principe Since 1977
Tanzania Since 1985
Togo 1965 - 1990
Uganda Since 1989

Source: Swiss Stamps Magazine, SBZ 3/2001, p.159.

From a version originally posted at the Philatelic Webmasters Organization