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Day of the Stamp 2nd denomination
In 1991 the Austrian postal service decided to commemorate each Day of the Stamp by consecutively portraying one pair of letters from the words Briefmarke (postage stamp) and Philatelie (philately) on each stamp until the year 2000. In 1991 the letter-pair was B and P, which means the 1992 letter-pair will be R and H. This motif gives testimony to the perpetuation of this complex topic which is linked to these two concepts. This 1992 edition will take into account in particular the historical aspect of philately, the origin of which is marked by the first appearance of the postage stamp in England on May 6, 1840. The typical stamp collector may not have existed back then, but stamp-collecting was rapidly stimulated only ten years later when 25 postal administrations worldwide followed the British example of issuing stamps. Philately's popularity peaked in the 1860s and 1870s and remains one of the most loved hobbies in the world.
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