Chess Stamps

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Postage stamps are becoming an endangered species as people mail letters less and less.  But in the past, stamps were used as an important tool for communications across the world.  The popularity of Chess intersects with stamp collecting with many countries around the world issuing stamps depicting Chess related items like grand master images, chess pieces, etc.  Below are a few interesting Chess stamps.

How many countries do you count?  Do you know where these countries are located on a globe?   How many countries no longer exist or have changed names?  What is your favorite Chess stamp?

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