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Promotion Or Propaganda?

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

Iran earlier this year issued a stamp commemorating "Peaceful Nuclear Energy." Its design 
features a dove holding an olive branch, and the title is in both Farsi and English. 
Tehran's nuclear activities are a matter of concern to the world community, which fears 
Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Those concerns were on the world's front burner when 
the stamp came out.

Is the stamp propaganda? Of course it is. But then, aren't most stamps?

Think about it: Most stamps are on subjects that put a country's best face forward. And 
sometimes, stamps are issued to make a point.

In fact, fifty years ago, the U-S had a "Champions of Liberty" series that honored 
historical figures who had fought for independence in the Philippines, South America, 
Berlin, Eastern Europe -- all hot spots in the Cold War.

The U-S even issued its OWN "Atoms for Peace" stamp in the mid fifties.

It's all a matter of perspective.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more about stamps and stamp collecting, 
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com

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