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Issued on 14 February 1980 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first German Dictionary, by Konrad Duden.                            (Germany)
The stamp shows texts from the Duden Dictionaries of 1880 and 1980.



Some First Day Covers







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Issued on 8 June 2000                                                                                    (Germany)
Einkommende Zeitungen was a German newspaper published from Leipzig, Germany by Timotheus Ritzsch. It was the first daily newspaper in the world. Front page from 1650, and modern pages of newspaper.



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Issued on 1 June 1982 to celebrate the first book printed in Manx in 1707.                                      (Isle of Man)
Bishop Thomas Wilson instigated publication of the first book printed in Manx - 'The Principles and Duties of Christianity'. It is often referred to as the Manx Catechism.




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Two stamps from Brazil.

Issued on 22 May 1958 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Printing Works.



Issued on 14 April 1969 to celebrate the opening of the new Currency Printing Works.



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Issued on 13 December 1975 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the India Security Press                (India)




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Issued in 1959 to celebrate ten years of Chinese-Czechoslovakian Co-operation in Postage Stamp Production.                               

15 August                                                   (China)



1 October                                                   (Czechoslovakia)



Both stamps show the Stamp printing works in Peking (now Beijing), China

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Issued on 20 September 2019 in a series Artistic Professions.    Bookbinding                   (France)




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Issued on 9 August 2002                                                                  (Romania)
Fabrica de Timbre - State Stamp Printing Works



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Issued on 29 April 1999    Bookbinding                           (Canada)



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Issued on 23 March 1960 - Imprenta Nacional (National Print Works) Montevideo                   (Uruguay)



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Issued in 2018, this is one of the numerous personalized se-tenent stamp sheets issued recently by Ukrposhta  (Укрпошта), Ukraine's national postal service provider. The actual stamp is the narrow tab with letter V as shown in first picture. The blank label area can be personalized with images submitted by customers to Ukrposhta. "V" face value corresponds to 9 UAH Ukrainian hryvnia.

(This stamp is equivalent to tariff of sending non-priority ordinary letter with weight up to 50 gr within Ukraine).

Stamps with different designs that are attached to one another are called "Se-tenant" by stamp collectors."Se-tenant" translates from French as meaning "holding together or "joined together".

Quite a number of Postal Authorities allow these types of productions- normally a certain number have to be ordered (and paid for!). Some also allow actual personalised stamps- some people even collect them!



Johannes Gutenberg



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Issued on 18 December 2017 to celebrate 20 Years of Printing Postage Stamps at the Tunisian Post                 (Tunisia)



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This is another personalized se-tenent stamp sheet from 2018 issued by Ukrposhta (Укрпошта), Ukraine's national postal service provider. This one shows William Caxton (England's first printer)



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Two more from issued by Ukrposhta (Укрпошта),  showing Gutenberg

2019



2020



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Issued on 23 July 1959 in a series marking the seventh anniversary of Revolution of 23 July 1952.            (Egypt)
Stamp printing building.



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