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QUESTION: Dear Charles

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamp
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp



Other than Rectangle, Square, Diamond, Kite shapes can we construct postage stamps with other possible shapes viz Circular, Oval, Trapezoid, Pyramid etc ?.



Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Hi Prashant,

There stamps that are:
Circular: Bhutan(1970s record), France(1988 football)
Oval: Sierra Leone(1969)
Parallelogram: Pakistan (1976)
Octagon:Thessaly (1898)
Hexagon: Pitcairn (1999)
Penta gon: Malta (1968)
Triangle: Cape Good Hope(1853), Columbia (1869)
cheers
chabro

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QUESTION: Dear Charles

Thanks.

Can we have cone,cylinder, rhombus,ellipse,parabola,hyperbola
Postal stamps constructed ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant s Akerkar

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Hi Prashant,
Do you mean, are there stamps that show these 3D shapes? The answer is yes for most of these. They appear in form of graphs, Kepler's Law, various mathematicians etc
e.g DDR 1950, Mauritius 1986, France 1989, DDR 1977, Australia 1974, Switzerland 1987
cheers
chabro

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Charles Bromser

Expertise

I can answer questions about Astrophilately i.e. all space related philately.

Experience

I am a member of the FIP Astrophilately Section and have been exhibiting at International exhibitions since 1988.

Organizations
Victorian Philatelic Council, Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, ATA-Space Unit, iNternational Asscoiation of Philatelic Exhibitors

Publications
The Asia Pacific Exhibitor, Orbit, Astrophile, American Air Mail Journal

Education/Credentials
B.Sc. (Ed.) UNSW; M.Ed. (Sydney)

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