stamp, postage

stamp, postage - (See postage stamp)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • stamp — 1. noun /stæmp/ a) An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof. The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs. b) An indentation or imprint made by stamping. Just then there was a sound of footsteps, an …   Wiktionary

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  • Postage stamp design — is the activity of graphic design as applied to postage stamps. Many thousands of designs have been created since a profile bust of Queen Victoria was adopted for the Penny Black in 1840; some considered very successful, othersless so.A stamp… …   Wikipedia

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  • Postage due — is the term used for mail sent with insufficient postage. While the problem of what to do about letters not paying the full correct fee had existed since the creation of regular postal systems, it was greatly heightened by the advent of postage… …   Wikipedia

  • Stamp — Stamp, n. 1. The act of stamping, as with the foot. [1913 Webster] 2. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die. [1913 Webster] T is gold so pure It can not bear the stamp without alloy. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stamp act — Stamp Stamp, n. 1. The act of stamping, as with the foot. [1913 Webster] 2. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die. [1913 Webster] T is gold so pure It can not bear the stamp without alloy. Dryden. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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