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Ed. remark: Most of the contents of these pages were originally researched by Ron Lahav in 2005, and by Richard Mallett later on, with additional input by others. Contributions of vexillological nature are duly credited and dated.
This is a part of our site’s Bibliography
pages under the assumption that stamps are a kind of “source”
for officially sanctioned vexillological information, especially about flag
design, and also a bit on usage and history. That typically such information
is either irrelevant (because the same or better information is published
elsewhere) or erroneous is an interesting fact.
António Martins, 5 December 2005
Many stamps show wrong flags, as some coins show wrong arms!
Ralf Stelter, 22 October 1998
As was already proven in several cases, stamps tend to
be very untrustworthy evidence in vexillology. The stamps,
especially those of Third World countries are made far
away from home and the artists drawing them have little
knowledge of the local reality. The errors even when found
then tend to be ignored for the sake of the cost their
correction would require, especially if the errors were
not that large and would be spotted only be a very
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2004
The stamps of many smaller countries are not produced locally at all and
most of them don’t even get to the issuing country.
Nahum Shereshevsky, 12 April 1997
(Some other catalogues, namely those of a more specialized scope, are mentioned and referenced on the relevant pages: Afinsa, Bale, ЦФА, CFA, IATP, Jugomarka, Zumstein)
Chronological progress of this flags-on-stamps catalog kept by FotW: