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Issued on 11 June 1979 to commemorate the 100th Death Anniversary of Sir Rowland Hill     (Guyana)



The same stamp was reissued on 22 July 1981 overprinted


Reissued with different overprint - 14 November 1981


Reissued with different overprint - 15 February 1982


Overprint of an overprint. Stamp from 1979 originally overprinted on 22 July 1981, then further overprinted 0n 1 April 1983


1979 stamp overprinted on 1 April 1983


Another overprint of an overprint. Stamp from 1979 originally overprinted on 15 February 1982, then further overprinted on 22 October 1984



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Issued on 29 January 1994 to celebrate 500 years Glagolitic printing in Senj      (Croatia)



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Issued on 18 September 1979 to celebrate 175th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Printing Office   (Austria)




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Issued on 27 July 1948 on the centenary of 1848-49 revolution and war of independence   (Hungary)



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Issued on 3 March 1986   Raymon Gid Typography      (France)
Although the stamp itself shows no hot metal type, two of the First Day Covers issued do.








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On a humorous note
Issued on 2 November 1989  (Antigua and Barbuda)



Interestingly this stamp also shows a stamp issued on 25 February 1959 celebrating a decade of Postal Activities in Israel which shows, in the background, a printer at a stamp printing press.



Issued on 20 November 1989      (Grenada)



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Issued on 26 March 1997 to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the first printing press in Armenia     (Armenia)




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Issued on 25 September 1939 to commemorate 300 years of printing in Colonial America   (U.S.A.)



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Issued on 1 September 1943 in London by the Polish Government in Exile, this stamp (and other values in the set) were used on Polish ships and by armed forces who continued to fight after Poland fell to Germany and Russia. It was withdrawn on 11 July 1945.   (Polish Government in Exile)



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Issued on 21 May 1955 to celebrate 1100 years of the Cryllic Alphabet     (Bulgaria)




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Issued on 30 December 1994 The 200th Anniversary of the First Armenian Periodic Print Edition "Azdarar" (Armenia)
Another of the very few stamps showing type composition   



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Issued on 25 August 1972 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 'Day of the Press'    (Albania)



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Issued on 14 July 1970   (Netherlands Antilles)


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Issued on 20 January 1970 to celebrate the centenary of the Polish Printers Trade Union   (Poland)





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