Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Of Coins & Postage Stamps

For those of you who are interested in numismatics, check the following out:

Bhutan is not known for its minted legal tender. However, among the world of philatelists, our postage stamps have always been ranked among the very best.

Only a few perhaps know that at one point in our history, proceeds from the sale of our unique postage stamps accounted for the highest foreign exchange earning. Our postage stamps were so famous that it used to be said that millions of dollars worth of fakes - rather unauthorized stamps - were printed in the Bahamas and sold to collectors around the world.

Today Bhutan is known for its GNH - those days Bhutan use to be known as the country with the most beautiful postage stamps. They were our goodwill ambassadors!

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