Stamp Quiz #3 Answers

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26 April 2021
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No peeking! Here are the answers to the philatelic quiz, see how many you got right!

How many did you get right? Find out here with the answers to stamp quiz #3.

Stamp Quiz # 3 Answers

  1. Which African country was first to issue non-colonial postage stamps?
    ANSWER: Ethiopia

  2. What were the two oils postmaster had to mix with printer’s ink to make obliterator ink for cancelling the first Penny Blacks in 1840?
    ANSWER: Linseed oil and olive oil (known as sweet oil in 1840)  

  3. In which year was a GB 4½d stamp first issued?
    ANSWER: 1892

  4. Which country was first to use catapult mail; and in which year?
    ANSWER: France in 1928

  5. Which king is portrayed on the 1886 first stamp of the Protectorate Kingdom of Tonga?
    ANSWER: King George I of Tonga

  6. Which ship features on the 1.50 franc stamp issued by France in 1935?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: S.S. Normandie 

  7. Which sport is celebrated on the 3 cent 1928 Netherlands Olympics stamp?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: Football

  8. What 1925 event was celebrated in Norway with a set of Air stamps?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: Amundsen’s Polar Flight

  9. What production method was used to create Portugal’s first postage stamps in 1853?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: Embossing

  10. Which ruler appeared on the first stamps of Liechtenstein?
    ​​​​​​​ANSWER: Prince John II

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