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Velke Losiny paper Mill also appeared on a stamp

Issued on 28 May 2014 Handmade Paper Mill in Velke Losiny    (Czech Republic)

First Day Cover and card signed by the designer and engraver

Booklet of eight stamps outside cover


Issued on 5 March 2016 in a series 'Technical Monuments - Paper Mill' - Paper Mill, Naujieji, Verkiai                (Lithuania)                   

First Day Cover


Souvenir postcard issued on 26 July 1968 on the opening of the Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój in Poland. The Paper Mill in Duszniki-Zdrój is one of the dozen surviving paper mills in Western Europe which still engage in the production of traditional, handmade paper.


Issued on 20 December 1999 in a series 'Important Chinese Inventions'                             (Haiti)


Issued on 15 August 1910 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the colonization of Newfoundland. Papermills at Grand Falls


Issued on 15 August 1932                                             (Newfoundland)
Corner Brook paper Mills


Issued on 12 May 1937                                      (Newfoundland)

Additional issue for the Coronation of King George VI

Same image as the 1932 issue with the addition of the facing portrait of King George VI inside a crowned oval


Issued on 1 September 1954 in a series 'Country Industry' - Paper Manufacturing             (Costa Rica)


Issued on 16 October 1971 in a series 'National Industry'.                             (Argentina)


Issued on 8 August 1990                                      (Tanzania)


Issued on 17 October 1986    Paper Industry                                (Norway)

Stamps in more detail


Issued on 14 August 1955 to mark the 8th anniversary of independence        Karnaphuli Paper Mill        (Pakistan)


Same stamp, issued on same day but with values transposed

Issued on 23 March 1957, the same image but with a different border

Issued on 6 Feb 1962 to celebrate the first jet flight Karachi - Dacca


Issued on 7 December 1964 in a series 'Industrial Plants'         Paper factory in Boukovitza                (Bulgaria)


Cai Lun, who invented the technique of paper making has a crater on the moon named after him.

Impact crater located near the north pole of the far side of the Moon, between the craters Haskin and Hansen. It received its name from the IAU in 2010. Its coordinates are 80'3º N and 113'5º E, with a diameter of 43 km.


Issued on 14 August 1957 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Independence                       (Pakistan)

Karnaphuli paper mill bottom left of stamp

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