has released its ranking of 140 countries according to the number of new stamps that were issued in 2009 along with the user-friendliness of their postal administrations' websites.
According to a press release put out by StampNews.com
, the availability of each site’s English version, the presence and ease of use of an e-shop was also taken into account.
In 2009, Japan issued more than 300 new stamps and France 210 stamps.
They are followed by those countries which issued from 100 to 150 stamps in 2009.
In decreasing order these are: Cuba, New Zealand, India, the Philippines, Russia and Portugal. The third group of countries – United Kingdom, Australia, China, Spain, Venezuela, Malaysia, USA, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Hungary, Mexico – issued from 70 to 100 stamps.
Forty-three postal administration websites earned high marks.
They were: the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Spain, USA, Italy, Isle of Man, Hungary, Mexico, Guernsey, Jersey, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Serbia, Maldives, Israel, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Slovenia, Gibraltar, Malta, Uruguay, Belarus, French Polynesia, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Luxembourg, Chile, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Bermuda, Morocco, Norfolk Island, Faeroe Islands, Namibia, Estonia.
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