The Top 10 countries contributing to philately in 2010 The company StampNews.com has prepared the first-time research dealing with the activity of the post offices from 140 countries and their contributions in the development of international philately.
News-Antique.com - May 06,2010 - The company StampNews.com has prepared the first-time research dealing with the activity of the post offices from 140 countries and their contributions in the development of international philately.
As its aim the research had to rank the countries according to the quantity of new stamps issued (not the overall quantity of copies, but the number of new releases) in the year 2009 as well as to estimate the user-friendliness of the post offices’ websites. Also we took into account the availability of each site’s English version, the presence and ease of use of an e-shop.
First of all we would like to make special mention of two countries – Japan and France – which issued in the year 2009 more than 300 and 210 stamps respectively.
They are followed by those countries which issued from 100 to 150 stamps in 2009. In decreasing order these are: Cuba, New Zealand, India, the Philippines, Russia and Portugal. The third group of countries – United Kingdom, Australia, China, Spain, Venezuela, Malaysia, USA, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Hungary, Mexico – issued from 70 to 100 stamps.
43 websites of the world’s Post Offices earned the highest mark, in the opinion of the StampNews.com editorial staff. Among them are the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Spain, USA, Italy, Isle of Man, Hungary, Mexico, Guernsey, Jersey, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Serbia, Maldives, Israel, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Slovenia, Gibraltar, Malta, Uruguay, Belarus, French Polynesia, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Luxembourg, Chile, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Bermuda, Morocco, Norfolk Island, Faeroe Islands, Namibia, Estonia.
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StampNews.com is a major internet project. The site was registered in 1998. For 12 years it has been advancing in popularity in different parts of the world. Since 2004 the company has decided to go with the times and focused on news online. 5 last years the company has been telling our readers about new stamps daily. It is not an easy task - as there are too many post offices. But still the company tries to do the best. And the company chooses the most interesting and beautiful stamps from all over the world to tell about.