A Lower Case "i"

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     There is a lower case "i" in AFGHANiSTAN on this stamp issued by Afghanistan in 1952 for UN Day. The projection appears to be an Azimuthal Equidistant projection centered on Europe. The size of Africa and Asia appear to be too large and too small respectively. It is unclear if the three parallels that are visible in the Atlantic Ocean are intended to be the Tropics and Equator. If they are the Equator is too far north. Africa is misshapen, the Persian Gulf is missing, and Madagascar is too large, and there is a non-existent island west of Africa.

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