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millenium bug postage stamps

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Few stamps depict the year 2000 problem also defined millennium bug or Y2K bug. Early computers had low storage capabilities, so programmers in order to limit space and memory usage used only two digits to record years (e.g. 95 instead of 1995). On 1st January 2000, however, these computers might interpret the year 2000 as 1900. This error could cause large problems as programs wrong results or computers shut-down.

ID# 409 click on stamp to zoom
  • Country Gabon
  • Date 11-Dec-2000
  • Issue Y2K Bug
  • Format SH
  • Face v.225
  • Perf.11½ x 11¾
  • Category millenium bug personal computer
ID# 1359 click on stamp to zoom
  • Country St Kitts and Nevis
  • Date 04-Jan-2000
  • Issue Millenium
  • Format SH
  • Note The countdown to the year 2000, with the worry of Y2K
  • Face v.50
  • Perf.12¾ x 12½
  • Print.Lithography
  • Category millenium bug
ID# 88 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 90 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 89 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 91 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 303 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 302 click on stamp to zoom

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Formats abbreviations

SH sheet

SS souvenir sheet

MS mini sheet

ST se-tenant

TB tete beche

BK booklet

FDC first day cover

CL coil

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