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Nicaragua 750

     Nicaragua issued the stamp in 1954 to honor the United Nations as indicated by the legend at the bottom of the stamp. The design has the emblem of the United Nations being engraved by a sculptor.

SCN 750

     There are a number of drawing errors on the map. Africa is separated from Eurasia and Strait of Gibralter does not exist. The North American is unrecognizable. Neither the Aleutian Islands, nor Japan appear on the map. Cape Horn, which emerges from behind the sculptor’s head, has a strange shape. Madagascar, Greenland and Ceylon are missing, and India is only a bump on the southern coast of Asia. The Cape of Good Hope is on one of the longitude lines on the stamp, but not on the real emblem. Many islands are omitted.

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