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Reunion 60

     The stamp of Reunion issued as the first stamp in a definitive set of 39 stamps in 1907. It features a map of the island. The longitude given on the map is 53E which is 220' lower than the longitude based on the Greenwich prime meridian. But this is not an error. The longitude is based on Paris as the prime meridian. France did not accept the Greenwich prime meridian for navigation purposes until 1914, which makes the longitude correct for a French map.

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