definitive stamp

definitive stamp - A regular postage stamp issued in unlimited quantities or often as part of a thematic series. These stamps vary in denomination and remain on sale for an indefinite period. (Compare with commemorative stamp and special-issue stamp) (Also called regular-issue stamp)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • definitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English diffinityf, from Anglo French diffinitive, from Latin definitivus, from definitus Date: 14th century 1. serving to provide a final solution or to end a situation < a definitive victory > 2. authoritative and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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