Incorrect Size and Orientation

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Pitcairn Islands 33

     There are two errors on the stamp issued in 1961 by the Pitcairn Islands. The first is that while Norfolk Island (34.6 acres) is slightly smaller than Pitcairn Island (47 acres), on the stamp it is larger by 25%. The second error is that Norfolk Island has been rotated to the east about 5. It would appear that if Norfolk had been pictured 20-25% smaller, it would have fit the available space without having to be twisted.
     In addition Sir Dudley Stamp has criticized the shape of Pitcairn Island as "largely fictitious," and the relief mapping as "entirely fanciful."

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