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Issued on 22 April 1955 on the 85th Birth Anniversary of Lenin                                             (USSR)
Stamp is titled: The First Leaflet (Lenin Among Workers in Secret Press)
Image is a painting by F. Golubkov


Issued on 18 February 1991 on the 220th birth anniversary of A. Senefelder (1771-1834)       (Czechoslovakia)
Senefelder appears on the stamp with a side pane showing details of part of his press


Issued on 22 August 1956 for the bicentennial of printing in Ecuador, a set of eleven stamps.                                               (Ecuador)

Brother Johann Adam Schwarz was director of the printing press at the Jesuit college at Ambato, where the first work and the first book to have been printed in the country were printed.

The first page of the first book printed in Ecuador.


Issued on 16 April 2021 for the 250th Anniversary of the Printing House of Holy Etchmiadzin.             (Armenia)


Issued on 19 April 2016                                     (Israel)
At the risk of upsetting printing

The printing industry is one of the five largest industries in the world. Since the 1980's, Israeli companies like Scitex and Indigo have integrated innovative digital technologies into production processes, thereby contributing greatly to increasing the efficiency of the industry.


Issued on 26 June 2015 for the 175th anniversary of the penny black stamp                     (Sierra Leone)

Although this issue was authorized by the Sierra Leone postal administration, it was not sold in Sierra Leone, but only distributed by the Sierra Leone philatelic agency Stamperija for distribution onto the philatelic market. This item was excessively produced making it of little to no philatelic value.


Furthed to post 187 on page 13......
'Issued on 26 June 1893 to commemorate 400 years of printing in Montenegro, the Principality of Montenegro did not miss the opportunity to celebrate this important event, and issued a commemorative series of stamps. Specifically, this release consisted of the preceding regular issues which were overprinted in Cetinje with: "Printing House Anniversary 1493-1893".'

Issued on 15 December 2018 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of First Commemorative Postage Stamps mentioned above.


Issued on 10 October 1942 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of printing in Finland


Issued on 25 September 1978 in a series 'Industrial Development' - Printing Press        (Jordan)


Issued on 22 April 2012              Hakob Meghapart, First Armenian Book Printer.                        (Armenia)


Issued in 1951 (no specific date quoted) in a series 'Definitives - Companies'      Woman with books and printing press         (Yugoslavia)

Issued on 20 December 1951 - same stamp, but in blue

This stamp was also issued without the engravers name

At the end of the Second World War, Yugoslav forces occupied part of the Istrian peninsula around Trieste. While the political map was negotiated the area was divided into two parts, Zone A occupied by the Allies and Zone B by Yugoslav forces. Zone B first issued stamps in May 1948.
This one was issued on 6 February 1953
VUJA STT overprinted on stamps of Yugoslavia are Trieste Zone B
(Overprint means "Military Administration Yugoslav Army, Free Territory of Trieste.")


Many countries have issued stamps showing government printing works and stamp printing works, usually with an image of the building 198 on page 14 being an example....but not Japan.

Issued on 1 November 1971 to celebrate the Centenary of Government Printing Works.

FDC sheds no further light

Document issued along with stamps gives Japanese


Issued on 25 November 1949    Regular Series: Industry Design (1948-49)               (Japan)

Girl with paper and printing press


Issued on 22 February 1996 in the same series as the Ottmar Merganthaler stamp in post 2 on page 1 - Frederic Ives, the inventor of the half-tone process.


Dave Hughes

Quote from: printsmurf on October 31, 2022, 11:13:21 AMFDC sheds no further light

Spotted a typo on the first day cover, "GOVERNMET"
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