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    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

Printer names in italic against "Stamp printing primarily done by..." signifies that the printer has been seen used by that country within a mid-2011 or later philatelic magazine new stamp issue listing. Non-italicised signifies a recent use, but prior to mid-2011.

NAMIBIA  
namibia.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1990.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Hermes (where?), Lowe Martin (Canada), OSD (Austria), Enschede (Netherlands) and Cartor (France).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally (unless Hermes is local).



NAURU  
nauru.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1916.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Security Printers Malaysia (Malaysia) and BDT (Ireland).  

No stamps appear to have been produced locally. 



NEPAL  
nepal.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1881.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: OSD (Austria).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



NETHERLANDS  
  First postage stamp issued: 1852.
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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES  
First postage stamp issued: 1873.
Country no longer exists by this name. See Curacao and Sint Maarten.

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.  However, various overprints and / or surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded. No longer a country.



NETHERLANDS INDIES (Dutch East Indies)   
First postage stamp issued: 1864.
Country no longer exists by this name. See Indonesia.

No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, various overprints and / or surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.



NETHERLANDS (DUTCH) NEW GUINEA  
First postage stamp issued: 1950.
Country no longer exists by this name. See Indonesia.

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.  However, locally produced overprints are recorded in the entry below.

Netherlands State Printing Works, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1953 (Overprints) for Netherlands New Guinea.




NEVIS  
Country no longer exists by this name.

(See St. KITTS-NEVIS)



NEW CALEDONIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1860.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Cartor (France), Outer Aspect (New Zealand), EIP (New Caledonia), Phil@Poste (France), Postal Printer (Tunis) working with Ateliers Andre (France).

 Editions Imprimerie du Pacifique, Nouméa.
Abbreviation known by: EIP.
Founded: 1998.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2009 (emergency stamp booklets) for New Caledonia.

Main printing process(es): Litho.
No website found as of 2012.



NEW HEBRIDES   
Country no longer exists by this name.

(See VANUATU)  



NEW ZEALAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1855.
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NEWFOUNDLAND  
First postage stamp issued: 1857.
Country no longer exists by this name. See CANADA. 

Robinson & Company Limited, at the offices of 'The Daily News', St. John’s, Newfoundland.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1919 (Overprints) for Newfoundland.



Royal Gazette, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1897 (Surcharges) for Newfoundland.


Clandestine forgeries of the brown-grey printing of 1897 exist. These were produced by one of the printers at the Royal Gazette.



D. R. Thistle, St John’s, Newfoundland.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1929 (Surcharges) for Newfoundland.




NICARAGUA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1882.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Cartor (France) and BDT (Ireland).

 Thomas Greg & Sons Ltd., [where]
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when] for Nicaragua.
 
www.thomasgreg.com


Litoprint SA, [where]
First stamp(s) traced by compiler:1986 for Nicaragua.
 



La Nueva, Managua.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1937 for Nicaragua.



Talleres Graficos de Angel Maria Perez, Managua.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1932 for Nicaragua.




NIGER REPUBLIC  
 First postage stamp issued: 1959.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by:Postal Printer Tunis (Tunisia).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



NIGERIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1874 (For LAGOS).
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: NSPMC (Nigeria) and SIL (Nigeria).

Various overprints and surcharges have been applied locally, but the name(s) of the printer(s) remain unknown.

Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company Limited, Lagos.
Abbreviation known by: NSPMC.
Founded: 1963.

First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1966 for Nigeria.
Main printing process(es): Litho, photogravure, typo.
www.nspmc.8m.com/

The Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Limited otherwise referred to as The MINT was established in 1963 as a limited liability company by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (represented by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated in partners with Thomas De la Rue of England as technical Partner.

The primary objective of NSPMC is to supply to Government and various Ministries of Government and to Central Bank of Nigeria all security printed material including but not limited to bank notes and coins. Also the Company produces other lines to State Governments Establishments, Commercial Banks and other Institutions. The product line include Bank cheques and drafts, postal stamps, postal orders, treasury bills, passports examination papers, certificates, licenses, tickets, vouchers, diplomatic papers, customs and immigration documents.
 


SIL, [where?].
Abbreviation known by: SIL.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2011 for Nigeria.

Main printing process(es): Litho.
No website found as of 2012.



NIUE  
 niue.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1902.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Southern Colour Print (New Zealand) and De La Rue (GB).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



NORFOLK ISLAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1947.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Cartor (France), Southern Colour Print (New Zealand) and Photopress (Norfolk).

Photopress International, Norfolk Island.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1995 (Booklet Stamps), 2000 (Sheets of Stamps) for Norfolk Island.
Main printing process(es): Litho
No website found as of 2012.

Based on entries contained within bibliographies on the Internet, they appear to primarily be publishers / printers of books and monographs, such as “Convicts & Commandants of Norfolk Island 1788-1855, Margaret Hazzard, Photopress International, Norfolk Island, 1978”. They are also a source on the island for commercial offset printing.

Initially, Photopress produced booklet stamps, but a new philatelic policy from the Norfolk Island Post Office means that they try to give business to local companies. Consequently, conventional sheet printed stamps are now produced on the island wherever possible.



NORTHERN IRELAND  
 First postage stamp issued:  1958.
Stamp production and promotion for Northern Ireland stamps is undertaken by Royal Mail UK, who use their own printers.

No postage stamps appear to have been produced locally.



NORTHERN RHODESIA  
Country no longer exists by this name.

(See ZAMBIA)



NORWAY  
 First postage stamp issued: 1855.
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NYASALAND  
Country no longer exists by this name.

(See MALAWI)

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