Postage Stamps and Computers

Postage stamps and computers: Stamps collecting is a popular hobby, and that’s why stamps are often produced as collectibles. Usually a small paper rectangle that is attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies that the person sending the letter or package has prepaid for delivery. So using postage stamps is the most popular alternative to using a prepaid-postage envelope. In fact, stamps have been issued in many shapes besides the usual square or rectangle, including triangular, circular, pentagonal or even in the shape of fruit. Today, many countries issue stamps which reflect the new technology era with computers, IT personalities or computer related events honored on these stamps. Here comes the complete history of the stamps dedicated to this amazing world of electronic items¬†:

Postage Stamps and Computers

January 5, 1984: Netherlands Antilles issues a 45-cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer in making newspapers.

October 26, 1988: Netherlands Antilles issues a 115-cent + 55-cent semi-postage stamp for Youth Car Campaign, depicting a girl at a computer.

March 12, 1993: Mauritius issues a postage stamp for the 25th anniversary of National Day, depicting a computer showing gross domestic product.

May 17, 1994: Iran issues a 50 rial postage stamp for World Telecommunications Day, depicting a personal computer.

October 24, 1994: Uruguay issues a 2-peso postage stamp for the 50th anniversary of the Uruguayan Press Association, showing a personal computer.

November 14, 1994: New Caledonia issues a 95-franc postage stamp marking the 50th anniversary of ORSTOM, depicting a personal computer.

August 24, 1994 : Maldive Islands issues a 30-l postage stamp depicting a woman at a personal computer.

November 4, 1995: Thailand issues a 6-baht postage stamp for the World Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, depicting a personal computer.

September 5, 1996: Syria issues an 18-pound postage stamp for the 5th anniversary of NICE, depicting a personal computer.

September 16, 1996: The British Virgin Islands issues a 10-cent postage stamp for the 50th anniversary of UNICEF, depicting a personal computer.

September 27, 1996: Djibouti issues a 150 franc postage stamp for World Telecommunications Day, depicting a personal computer.

November 15, 1996: The Republic of China issues a postage stamp showing a woman in a wheelchair working at a personal computer.

November 20, 1996: Libya issues two postage stamps (100 and 200 dinar) depicting personal computers.

July 16, 1997: The Republic of China issues two postage stamp on the use of integrated circuits, showing a personal computer.

August 21, 1997: Guernsey issues a 63-pence postage stamp depicting a computer network.

August 26, 1997: Vietnam issues a 400-dong postage stamp for the 50th anniversary of the Post and Telecommunications Union, depicting a personal computer.

October 10, 1997: Cayman Islands issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

October 15, 1997: Iran issues a 200 rial postage stamp for World Post Day, depicting a personal computer.

March 18, 1997: Fiji issues a 63-cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

April 30, 1997: The Republic of China issues a postage stamp for the 70th anniversary of copyright law, showing a personal computer.

July 22, 1998: Belize issues a postage stamp depicting personal computers in school, connected to the Internet.

September 16, 1997: Spain issues a 70-peseta postage stamp for the 20th International Conference on Data Protection in Santiago de Campostela, depicting a personal computer and 3.5-inch diskette.

October 1, 1997: Italy issues an 800-lira postage stamp for Communications Day, showing a personal computer monitor.

May 5, 1999: Macao issues two postage stamps with a telecommunications theme, depicting the Internet, and a computer mouse.

November 29, 1999: Dominican Republic issues a 6-peso postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

December 18, 1999: Malaysia issues a postage stamp for the Universal Postal Union’s 125th anniversary depicting a personal computer.

January 1, 2000: Sri Lanka issues a series of postage stamps on the Year 2000, a 100-rupee stamp depicting a personal computer and a 100-rupee stamp depicting a man at a computer.

January 12, 2000: The United States Postal Service issues a 33-cent postage stamp depicting personal computers, part of its series of memories of the 1980s.

February 2, 2000: San Marino issues a postage stamp depicting a person at a computer, in a series of millennium stamps.

March 16, 2000: Mexico issues a 10-peso postage stamp depicting people at computers.

April 22, 2000: South Korea issues a 170-won postage stamp depicting a CD-ROM and a computer mouse.

April (?) 2000: Mauritania issues a postage stamp depicting a woman at a personal computer.

October 6, 2000: Portugal issues a postage stamp of Snoopy on his dog house typing at a personal computer.

October 9, 2000: El Salvador issues a 5-col postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

December 11, 2000: Gabon issues a postage stamp depicting a sledgehammer about to strike a personal computer, to eradicate the Y2K bug.

January 1, 2001: New Zealand issues a 40-cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer mouse, part of a series for the 100th anniversary of penny universal postage.

January 1, 2001: French Southern and Antarctic Territories issues a 27-franc postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

February 22, 2001: Poland issues a postage stamp depicting a computer mouse.

April 11, 2001: Ecuador issues a 68-cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

June 11, 2001: Pitcairn Islands issues four postage stamps depicting computer keyboard, circuit board, integrated circuit, mouse, and CD-ROM.

June 30, 2001: Macao, China, issues three postage stamps depicting a handheld computer, a computer, and linked computers.

July 1, 2001: Syria issues a 25-pound postage stamp for the 38th anniversary of the March 8 Revolution, depicting two personal computers.

September 25, 2001: Romania issues a postage stamp that depicts the first microprocessor, in 1971.

October 3, 2001: Belize issues a postage stamp depicting personal computers in use.

February 21, 2002: Cuba issues a 65 centavos postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

May 17, 2002: Indonesia issues a 1000 rupiah postage stamp for a telecommunications issue, depicting a computer screen and system tower.

August 1, 2002: Namibia issues a $1.30 postage stamp for the 10th anniversary of Namibia Post and Telecommunications, depicting a personal computer.

August 4, 2002: Thailand issues a 4-baht postage stamp for National Communications Day, depicting a laptop computer.

September 1, 2002: Libya issues a 100-dinar postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

September 12, 2002: Cyprus issues a 30 cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

October 9, 2003: Egypt issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

October 9, 2003: Iran issues a 600 rial postage stamp for World Post Day, depicting a laptop computer.

October 11, 2003: Malaysia issues a postage stamp for the 50th World Children’s Day, depicting a man at a computer.

January 26, 2004: Romania issues four postage stamps depicting a CD-ROM, diskette, laptop computer, and on screen is a user at a desktop computer.

August 3, 2004: Thailand issues a 3-baht postage stamp promoting the Information Technology program, depicting a personal computer keyboard and monitor.

September 26, 2004: Yemen issues three postage stamps depicting computer chips and a computer.

October 4, 2004: India issues a 5 rupee postage stamp depicting a computer.

January 12, 2005: Cuba issues a 65 centavos postage stamp depicting a laptop computer.

March 22, 2005: Netherlands issues a 39-cent postage stamp depicting a laptop computer.

March 27, 2005: Netherlands issues a postage stamp depicting business symbols, including a personal computer.

August 4, 2005: Thailand issues a 3-baht postage stamp for National Communications Day, depicting a handheld computer.

October 19, 2005: Costa Rica issues a postage stamp depicting a child at a computer, showing a mouse and keyboard.

November 8, 2005: Tunisia issues a postage stamp depicting a computer monitor and keyboard.

November 16, 2005: Cuba issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

November 16, 2005: Morocco issues a 6-dirham postage stamp for the World Summit on the Information Society meeting in Tunis, depicting a laptop computer.

November 22, 2005: Switzerland issues a stamp depicting children and a personal computer.

November 2005: The postal service in France issues a series of stamps commemorating The Sims video game.

March 1, 2006: Azerbaijan issues a postage stamp depicting a man at a personal computer.

March 16, 2006: Tunisia issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

March 19, 2006: The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show. A “FeMac” computer appears, looking much like the Apple Computer “iMac”.

April 21, 2006: Korea issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

May 26, 2006: Barbados issues a postage stamp depicting children at a personal computer.

June 9, 2006: Chile issues a postage stamp depicting students using personal computers.

July 3, 2006: Trinidad and Tobago issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer keyboard.

July 28, 2006: Macao issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer keyboard and mouse.

August 8, 2006: Tunisia issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

March 1, 2007: The Dominican Republic issues a 25-peso postage stamp depicting a computer and keyboard.

March 1, 2007: Great Britain issues two postage stamps depicting a man at a personal computer.

June 21, 2007: Tunisia issues a 600m postage stamp for the Carthage Investment Forum, depicting a personal computer.

September 8, 2007: Cuba issues a 65c postage stamp depicting a person at a computer.

September 8, 2007: Cuba issues two 75c postage stamps depicting a man and a girl at a computer.

October 15, 2007: Belgium issues a postage stamp depicting a boy at a computer.

November 5, 2007: Chile issues a 250p postage stamp depicting children at a computer.

November 6, 2007: Netherlands issues a 44-cent + 22-cent postage stamp depicting a child and a computer.

December 12, 2007: Bolivia issues a 3b postage stamp depicting a personal computer in a classroom.

June 1, 2008: Algeria issues a 15d postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

November 1, 2008: North Korea issues a 12-w postage stamp marking the 50th anniversary of introductory compulsory secondary education, depicting a boy at a personal computer.

March 20, 2009: South Africa issues a 2.05r postage stamp for “Ergonomics in the office” depicting a personal computer.

May 15, 2009: Venezuela issues 10 postage stamps depicting personal computers, promoting protection of children on the Internet.

May 17, 2009: Morocco issues a 7.80-dirham postage stamp depicting a computer keyboard and monitor.

May 18, 2009: Netherlands Antilles issues a $1.64 postage stamp for the Century of Telecommunications and Posts Departments, depicting a person at a computer.

June 30, 2009: Costa Rica issues a postage stamp for the 60th anniversary of the Costa Rican Electrical Institute, depicting a laptop computer.

August 11, 2009: Malaysia issues a 30-cent postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

December 9, 2009: Kenya issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

April 15, 2010: Uzbekistan issues a postage stamp depicting personal computers.

August 26, 2010: Sweden issues a postage stamp depicting a laptop computer.

July 13, 2011: Serbia issues a 22-d postage stamp depicting six computer mouse pointing devices as petals of a flower.

November 25, 2011: Serbia issues a 22-d postage stamp for the 130th Anniversary of Journalist Association depicting a laptop computer.

August 16, 2011: Sweden issues a postage stamp depicting a laptop computer.

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