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Bangladesh



FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 29 July 1971.


CURRENCY

1971, 100 paisa = 1 rupee.
1972, 100 paisa = 1 faka.



Once part of India, then of Pakistan, Bangladesh was proclaimed an independent state within the British Commonwealth on 16 December 1971.


Various Pakistan stamps were overprinted locally during the war that preceded independence.




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  • NORTH BORNEO - POSTAGE DUE 1897-99 24c blue and lake no Wmk, perf 14½-15 IMPERF. BETWEEN HORIZONTAL PAIR (SG D25 variety) used cancelled - to - order. This is the only recorded example to date, the only known example of SG 138ab overprinted for Postage Due use. 2017 BPA certificate accompanies.

    NORTH BORNEO - POSTAGE DUE 1897-99 24c blue and lake no Wmk, perf 14½-15 IMPERF. BETWEEN HORIZONTAL PAIR (SG D25 variety) used cancelled - to - order. This is the only recorded example to date, the only known example of SG 138ab overprinted for Postage Due use. 2017 BPA certificate accompanies.

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