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Guessing game [Aug. 7th, 2010|10:54 pm]
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Update: The answers have been posted, mostly as the correct versions of the stamps (if such exists). Some further information on the less obvious answers is up here.

Original message: Well, it's not actually a meme as such, because I have no hope of it actually catching on... particularly because it's taken me about two years to do the research of which this is a minor by-product (and of which there is still no end in sight); but I thought I might annoy people with a guessing game.

It's simple. Behind the cut are enlarged images of ten stamps. Each of these stamps has at least one design error. None of the design errors are philatelic in nature - they'll all be obvious to an average person who knows the area shown on the stamp, and a couple of them are instantly recognisable as wrong by just about anyone.

Error 1Solution 1
Error 2Solution 2
Error 3Solution 3
Solution 4
Error 5Solution 5
Error 6Solution 6
Error 7Solution 7
Solution 8Error 8
Error 9Solution 9
Error 10Solution 10

So, if anyone is interested, have a go at guessing what the errors are. I've set comments to screened to give everyone a fair go, and will leave them screened for a week or so.

[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2010-08-07 01:03 pm (UTC)
I have no clue, but heck, that's never stopped me before :)

On #3, the sheep looks cartoonishly large compared to the windmills.

On #5, is the ferocious-looking gentleman really supposed to be sideways?

On #7...MesopotaNia? Really?

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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-08-07 01:11 pm (UTC)
That's actually the company logo... these are all stamps issued by a private company which has an "access agreement" with the Post Office. Part of all such "access agreements" is a requirement that stamps printed by these private companies must show their company logo.

You're spot on for the other two.
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[User Picture]From: thealmondtree
2010-08-07 09:14 pm (UTC)
Error 5 looks to me like it should be portrait not landscape.
Error 6 looks like the KIWI should be in top left not top right.

The other's I've no idea about!
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-08-08 12:18 am (UTC)
You're right for the first one. The second one... that's definitely sloppiness on the designers' part, but the major mistake is something different.
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[User Picture]From: d_h
2010-08-08 02:07 am (UTC)
Queenstown is flipped on the horizontal plane
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-08-08 02:13 am (UTC)

This outfit really don't have very good quality control for their designs...
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