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Post 99 on page 7
When I submitted this post I was concentrating on hand and early presses, now that I have expanded to include all presses that I can find here is an accompanying stamp to the one posted.
Issued on 26 June 1990




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Issued in 1990 for the Grafilex exhibition in Poland. Pre-printed stamp showing griffon



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Issued on 25 January 1980 for the India International Stamp Exhibition 1980. Rowland Hill appears along with a printing press on the accompanying First Day Cover        (India)




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Issued on 5 April 1966 for the Inauguration of the National Printing House.           (Ethiopia)
Although the stamps themselves only show the building the accompanying First Day Cover shows a press         






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Issued in 2012 which makes this an illegal stamp.      Due to political conflicts stamp production virtually ceased for the Ivory Coast. In 2008 two stamps were officially issued. After that it was not until 2013 that any more official stamps were issued for the Ivory Coast according to the WNS system.
When Leonardo Da Vinci was born, a printing press already existed, invented in 1450 by Johannes Gutenberg. Although it was very unpredictable, didn't work very well and was quite noisy. Da Vinci however, thought of two more designs, both worked better as they had a double thread which enabled the press to travel further for each turn made of the lever. An automatic bed connected to a pressure system enabled the printer to print and move the sheet of paper in one operation by moving a lever on the front. It was invented in 1478. The stamp shows part of the mechanism.





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Issued on 14 September 1998 to celebrate 80 years of 'El Pais' newspaper           (Uruguay)
The souvenir sheet has a line drawing of a Linotype or Intertype so is quite unusual



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Bit of a strange one this.........stamp issued on 17 December 1970 to commemorate the Death Centenary of Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870) who was a composer. but used on a First Day Cover to honour Francesco Marcolini(c. 1500—1559), an Italian printer and typefounder. There was no stamp honouring Marcolini issued to go with this First Day Cover

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First Day Cover



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Another strange one........Issued on 28 November 1970 in a series 'Nature Conservation Year' but used on a First Day Cover on 29 June 1971 for an exhibition at Poppi Castle in Cassento from 29 June to12 September 1971. There was no stamp issued to go with this Cover.





cento anni di carta stampata in Italia = one hundred years of printed paper in Italy
nostro foglio quotidiano = our daily sheet






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Issued on 28 January 2000 to celebrate 'People and Events of the 15th Century'.       (Gambia)

The Mainz Psalter was printed in 1457 by Fust and Schöffer on Gutenberg's press. It is a remarkable book: the first to be printed in colour, the first to use two sizes of type, the first to bear a printer's mark and the first to carry the date of its printing. Johann Fust was Gutenberg's financer and provided substantial loans to the printer. In 1455 he foreclosed on the loans and took possession of the press in settlement of the debts. He then entered into a printing partnership with Peter Schöffer.



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This propaganda set was issued by the Polish Underground Solidarity Movement as a diversification statement against martial law which had been declared by the Communist Authorities in Poland. The underground members who issued this stamp risked a lot because if they had been caught they would have been imprisoned without trial.    POLAND SOLIDARITY SOLIDARNOSC (WYDAWNICTWO WERS) 5 YRS OF THE INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION WERS




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Issued on 22 January 1958 to honour the Canadian Press                          (Canada)



First Day Cover



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Issued on 10 May 1973 for the Tourist Press Conference            (San Marino)



First Day Cover



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Post 65 on page 5.....and further to post 176 on page 12





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