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ABU DHABI  
First postage stamp issued: 1964, last: 1972.
Country no longer exists by this name as it is currently a city within the United Arab Emirates.   
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, overprinting and surcharging did occur locally as recorded in the entries below.

National Printing Press, Abu Dhabi.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1972 (Overprints) for Abu Dhabi.


NITCO Printing Press, Abu Dhabi.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1971 (Surcharges) for Abu Dhabi. 



AFGHANISTAN  
 First postage stamp issued: 1871.
Many illegal issues are appearing printed from who knows where.

Locally printed stamps have been recorded, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded in the stamp catalogues.



AJMAN  
First postage stamp issued: 1964, last: 1968.
Country no longer exists by this name as it is currently an Emirate within the United Arab Emirates.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.




ALAND  
  First postage stamp issued: 1984.
No postage stamps appear to have been produced locally.



ALBANIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1913.

 Adel Print Sh.p.k., Tirana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2010 for Albania.


N-Kartografike, Tirana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].

Primarily a book printing house.


 State Printing Works, Tirana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1957 for Albania.


A. A. Vangheli, Tirana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1917 for Albania.



ALDERNEY  
  First postage stamp issued: 1983.
No postage stamps appear to have been produced locally.



ALGERIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1924.

Banque d'Algerie, Algiers.
English language translation of name: Central Bank of Algeria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1967 for Algeria.
Main printing process(es): Litho.


Hussein Dey, Algiers.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1962 for Algeria.

Catalogues show this as a stamp printer. However, this is actually an area of Algeria.

As many ex-colonies have done to taunt their former masters, they gave this name to a part of Algiers. It could also be, of course, that they named a printing company after Mr. Dey.


Imbert, Algiers.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1944 for French Committee of National Liberation.


State Printing Works, Algiers..
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].



ANDORRA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1928 (for Spanish Andorra).

andorra.gif    First postage stamp issued: 1931 (for French Andorra).
Issues were in Francs or Pesetas until 1999. French Andorra = Francs/Euros 2000/1. Spanish Andorra = Pesetas/Euros 2001. From January 2002 Euros only for both Spanish and French Andorra Issues.



ANGOLA  
  First postage stamp issued: 1870.

Empresa Grafica de Angola, Luanda.
English language translation of name: Graphic Printers of Angola.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1955 for Angola.


Imprensa Nacional de Luanda, Luanda.
English language translation of name: National Printing Office of Luanda.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1939 for Angola.



ANGUILLA  
   First postage stamp issued: 1967.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.  




ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
 First postage stamp issued: 1862.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, in 1888 surcharges were undertaken locally by an unknown printer for the British Virgin Islands. 



ARGENTINA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1856.
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ARMENIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1919.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



ARUBA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1986.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.




ASCENSION ISLAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1922.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



AUSTRALIA  
  First postage stamp issued: 1850 (For NEW SOUTH WALES).
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AUSTRIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1850 (For Lombardy-Venetia AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE).
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AZERBAIJAN  
 First postage stamp issued: 1919.
Azerbaijan's new  post-1917 Russian Revolution republic collapsed after two years and the printing presses fell silent. Between 1922 and late 1991, Azerbaijan's stamp production became absorbed into the larger Soviet plan, with design and production controlled by Moscow.

ATRA, Baku.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for Azerbaijan. 


Demidoff, Baku.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1919 for Azerbaijan. 



AZORES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1868.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.