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     The Kingdom of Nepal issued its first stamp in 1881. At first its stamps were valid only in Nepal and India. In 1959 they became valid worldwide. This stamp is part of a set of 12 stamps with the same design. The map shows the major rivers of the country. The characters in the frame on the left indicate the monetary denomination of the stamp, 16 pice.

SCN 77

     In 1959 Nepal held its first general election. This stamp commemorates that event. Nepal continues to have close polictical and economic ties with India. The map shows the country to be very mountainous and rugged.

SCN 103