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  Postage stamp
The adhesive postage stamp and the uniform postage rate was devised by James Chalmers[?] around 1834.
The first postage stamp was the Penny Black issued by the United Kingdom in 1840 with Queen Victoria on the stamp.
Stamps should be distinguished from cinderellas, stamp-like labels that resemble, but are not, postage stamps.
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 Stamps | Stamp Collecting | Postage Stamps | Stamp Collection
United States Postage Stamps Collection with Scans of Stamps and description.
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  postage stamp — FactMonster.com
The use of adhesive postage stamps was advocated by Sir Rowland
Stamps are usually printed from engraved steel plates or cylinders, or by typographic or lithographic means.
Self-adhesive, or “self-stick,” stamps were introduced in the United States in 1974 but were not successful; they were reintroduced in 1994 and now comprise the vast majority of U.S. stamps issued.
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  Postage stamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Later, the concept of the adhesive postage stamp was published by Rowland Hill, in Postal Reform: its Importance and Practibility in 1837.
perforated stamps - while this term is often used to refer to the perforations around the edge of a stamp (used to divide the sheet into individual stamps) it is also a technical term for stamps which have been additionally perforated across the middle leaving a distinctive pattern or monogram.
Stamps should be distinguished from cinderellas, stamp-like labels that resemble, but are not, postage stamps.
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 Postage stamp gum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There have been a number of stamp types that were issued ungummed, typically due to emergency situations when gum was not available, such as Italy in 1944, Cracow issue of Poland in 1919, Latvia in 1919.
While not so much of a problem for modern issues, the traditional way of mounting stamps in an album was with the use of stamp hinges, and some experts claim that very few unused stamps from the 19th century have not been hinged at some point in their existence.
This means that old mint stamps are inevitably under suspicion of having been regummed, and a subfield of forensic philately is the detection of regummed stamps.
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 Postage stamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 2002 the United States Postal Service licensed Stamps.com to issue, digital stamps that can be printed up on special labels and, unlike previous postage the USPS licensed individuals to print up on their computers, that can be used on any date, not just the date one prints them up.
In addition the amount of ink used on the paper was the same as was used to produce the actual postage stamps, thus they could test the machines with, (as near as possible), the stamps that would be used in general use.
The colour of these test stamps was changed from green to fl after 1937 when some test coils were left in a machine and used as half-penny stamps after being dispenced.
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 Postage stamp collecting
Aside from these commemorative stamps, there are many other stamps that are quite valuable, not because of their depictions of people or places, but because they are unique and often imperfect.
Those stamps were destroyed, but were they to have been released, they surely would have been collectibles because of the error in their design.
Allow the stamp to soak in the water until the adhesive loosens and the stamp separates from the paper, presumably an envelope.
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 AllRefer.com - postage stamp (Political Science: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
Stamps are usually printed from engraved steel plates or cylinders, or by typographic or lithographic means.
Self-adhesive, or "self-stick," stamps were introduced in the United States in 1974 but were not successful; they were reintroduced in 1994 and now comprise the vast majority of U.S. stamps issued.
The computer age came to U.S. postage stamps in 1999, when, as PC Postage, they became available for purchase and downloading on the Internet.
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 EP893787 Pitney european software patent - Personal postage stamp vending machine - Gauss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The postage stamp including the individual's picture could be created at any one of a plurality of independent kiosk/vending machines as will be discussed in more detail in connection with the invention described herein.
Additionally, the personalized postage stamp 2 includes a piece count 79 can be included on the stamp to identify how many stamps have been issued by the vending machine 1, a vendor identification number 81 to identify the manufacturer of the vending machine 1 and encrypted vendor and digital tokens 83, 85.
If sufficient funds are available, microprocessor 31 decrements the amount of postage to be dispensed from a descending register of the accounting module, adds the amount to an ascending register of the accounting module, and permits printing of the desired number of personalized postage stamps 2.
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 Postage Stamp
So the name Postage Stamp was a natural because a US Postage Stamp is so small in size and the required flying area for my Stamp is also small in size.
I have always heard the expression “Landing on a postage stamp” to describe landing on a small runway that is hard to set your plane down on.
The Stamp was a bit nose heave so I added 1.5 ounces to the fear and got the CG to where it should at about 5.5-inches from the leading edge.
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 Postage stamp at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The adhesive postage stamp and the uniform postage rate was devised by James Chalmers around 1834.
Automatenmarken, stamps issued in the denomination of the customer's choice by a kind of machine (similar to computer-vended postage) are also referred to by the acronymn ATM, which has created some confusion.
Stamp collecting or philately is a popular hobby.
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 postage stamp. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The use of adhesive postage stamps was advocated by Sir Rowland Hill; it was adopted in Great Britain in 1839.
Zürich (Switzerland) and Brazil issued stamps in 1843, and by 1850 the custom had spread throughout the world.
See Scott’s Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue (annual, 1868–), G. Schenk, The Romance of the Postage Stamp (1962); A. New, The Observer’s Book of Postage Stamps (1967); D. Lehnus, A Guide to the Persons, Objects, Topics, and Themes on United States Postage Stamps, 1847–1980 (1982); R. Carlton, The International Encyclopædic Dictionary of Philately (1997).
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 Postage Stamp Pendants
Each Vintage Postage Stamp Pendant has been handcrafted in India and features a unique and authentic (not a reproduction) vintage foreign postage stamp, set under glass, and framed in sterling silver, stamped.925 on back.
Our Postage Stamp Pendants are presented as a fabulous, unique necklace, strung on your choice of a Sterling Silver Snake Chain in 16" and 18" lengths or Black Leather Cord with Sterling Clasp in 16" and 18" lengths.
Each Postage Pendant is presented in a colorful silk sari drawstring bag, tucked inside of a gorgeous, folding paper flower box, handmade in India.
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 Postage Stamp Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The handmade papers upon which these stamps were printed is an entire specialty in itself, which we will not attempt to address herein.
Stamps of the SR1400 Animal series were not printed from woodblocks, but jobbed out to professional printing in a land with the uncouth name of USA.
Various perforation varieties are known on all stamps, grills have been used experimentally on certain issues.
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 Coal Miner Stamp Web Site
For the last decade and a half, perhaps longer, individuals and groups have tried to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp, or series of commemorative stamps, recognizing and honoring the coal miners of this nation.
Those wishing to obtain a stamp have not made the case to the Postal Authorities of the historical and industrial national significance of the contribution of coal miners to the industrial might of this nation.
Millions of citizens of this nation are descended from coal mining families, and they would wish to see the hard and dangerous work of their ancestors memorialized in the form of a stamp, or series of stamps.
www.coalminerstamp.com   (520 words)

 www.exchangestamps.com - Postage Stamp.
A large group of stamp collectors resides in the US and many of them are enthusiastic when it comes to United States postage stamps.
Compared to mint condition stamps of the same issue, canceled stamps are inexpensive and still pertain the same visual qualities.
United States postage stamps that do come in pairs or groups are harder to gather, a fact that makes them even more valuable.
www.exchangestamps.com /Postage-Stamp.html   (279 words)

 Postage Stamp Supplies at Rubberstampsupplies.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 USPS - August 12, 2002 - Postage Stamp Celebrating Muslim Holiday To Be Re-Issued
A 34-cent Eid stamp was first issued on Sept. 1, 2001, at the annual Islamic Society of North America's convention in Des Plaines, Ill. The new version will be available beginning Oct. 10 at Washington, D.C. post offices and at post offices across the country starting the following day.
The Eid stamp and commemorative panel, and all recently issued stamps and philatelic products, as well as the free USA Philatelic catalog, are available by calling toll free 1 800 STAMP 24.
The stamps and a selection of current U.S. stamps and gift items, are also available at the Postal Store at www.usps.com/shop.
www.usps.com /news/2002/philatelic/sr02_052.htm   (774 words)

 Postage Stamp Machines - Understand Key Features and Get Free Postage Stamp Machine Quotes
Low-end postage meter models with this feature only track a department number, while more advanced models can indicate the client name or department for billing.
Sealers that are capable of opening the envelope flap do not require nesting, but cannot be used with already-sealed envelopes (as they would rip them open while attempting to open their flaps).
PC Postage can be entirely software-based, or can integrate with a small hardware storage device, which stores postage securely offline.
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 Postage Stamp Information
Thanks to all of the supportive feedback and hopefully answering the "I found this old stamp and I don't collect stamps, what is it?" questions got some new collectors started.
Continued to sort and identify stamps from more countries, one country at a time, in no particular order.
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 The World Market for Parts for Automatic Money-Changing Machines and Vending Machines for Goods Such As Postage Stamp, ...
This report was created for strategic planners, international executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for parts for automatic money-changing machines and vending machines for goods such as postage stamp, cigarette, food, and beverage.
I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for parts for automatic money-changing machines and vending machines for goods such as postage stamp, cigarette, food, and beverage for those countries serving the world market via exports or supplying from various countries via imports.
Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present the complete picture for imports and exports of parts for automatic money-changing machines and vending machines for goods such as postage stamp, cigarette, food, and beverage to and from all major countries in the world.
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 Postage stamp - Postage stamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The initiator of the first postage stamp in Britain was an employee of the The first Polish Postage Stamp was issued on 1st January 1860 circular No.
This postage Stamp server for NRAO/VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) returns radio images of the sky in FITS or JPEG format.
Bermuda postage stamps are collected by stamp enthusiasts.
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 Postage Stamp Collecting - Stamp Information, Stamp Policy, Gary Gompf - Sales
And if one buys the stamps individually from a retail stamp dealer and pays whatever the certain price is, the total sum will be very much larger than buying a stamp collection.
A collection of 100 different is made of the most easily available stamps of that country but to make 500 different one has to search for much scarcer, more unusual and more expensive stamps.
Stamp collecting certainly is an exiting hobby and people of all kinds have collected stamps like the British Royalty, King Farouk of Egypt, President Roosevelt and many other prominent people.
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 Canada Post - Collecting - Picture Postage
Each Picture Postage stamp is always valued at the current domestic rate.
This means a single Picture Postage stamp gets your letter (up to 30 grams) delivered anywhere in Canada, no matter what the current domestic postage rate may be.
If you wish to use the Picture Postage™ for a special occasion, please ensure that your order is placed to allow ample time for delivery prior to your special occasion.
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 The 1847 Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This stamp was the first postage stamp ever issued by the United States Government.
This is the earliest known use of the U.S. Postage Stamp.
This Act was to take effect on July 1, 1847, and from this date on, the use of any postage stamps not authorized by the Postmaster-General became illegal.
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 Rare Postage Stamp - Online Tips Rare Postage Stamp
Postage stamp collecting is a favorite pastime among both children and adults who appreciate the stories behind stamps.
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 CBC.ca Arts - Peterson to be honoured on postage stamp
The stamp marks the first time a living individual – other than the Queen or a member of the royal family – will be honoured on a postage stamp for his personal achievement, says Charles Verge, president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.
Though the stamp advisory committee has approved the suggestion, it has yet to determine the design or what image is to be used, she added.
Canada Post is "not going to rush and put everybody on stamps," Verge said, suggesting that the agency may be using this stamp as a trial run.
www.cbc.ca /arts/story/2005/02/24/petersonstamp050224.html   (1633 words)

The world's first ELVIS POSTAGE STAMP was issued by Grenada in 1978 to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.
The majority of ELVIS postage stamps are commemorative of his anniversaries, and almost without exception are highly colourful and attractive.
Many are artist portraits depicting Elvis in the different stages of his life and on complete stamp sheets this is particularly effective - from the youthful performer of the 1950's, through his film career and fl leather-clad 'comeback' in 1968 to the more mature but equally dynamic concert artiste in the 1970's.
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