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Started by printsmurf, June 06, 2020, 11:05:32 AM

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Issued by Spain on 4 March 1966 on the occasion of the Graphispack Exposition



First Day Cover



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Not quite hot metal, more like 'cold rubber' - Issued by Spain on 2 January 2007 in a series 'toys'
Printing set.



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More printing presses on stamps
Issued by Belgium on 17 December 1988.
The first press is a wooden handpress
The second is an iron Stanhope press
The third one (a lithographic press for use with a litho stone) I have included only because it is part of the set.








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Issued by Belgium on 23 June 1973. Dirk Martens set up his press in Aalst in 1473



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Further to post number 10 - Hristo Danov. Bulgaria also issued a postage stamp on 18 September 1978 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth



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Staying in Bulgaria. Issued on 12 December 1978 to mark the 200th birth date of Nikola Karastoyanov, the first Bulgarian printer. Side pane showing a wooden hand press.



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Issued on 14 March 1983 to commemorate the 390th anniversary of the first local printing press in the Philippines.




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Issued on 23 September 1983 to celebrate 150 years of printing in Tonga. William Woon, a Wesleyan Missionary, set up the first press.
Self adhesive stamp.




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Issued on 23 september 1982 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of printing in Denmark. The first book was printed in the town of Odense in 1482.



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Issue by Hungary on 5 June 1973 to commemorate 500 years of Hungarian printing.
The first stamp shows 'typesetting' fron Orbis Pictus by Comenius.
The second stamp is a woodcut of a printer, taken from a Hungarian translation of the Gospels.





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Issued on 8 march 1977 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Delft Bible, the first book printed in the Dutch language. the side pane gives some information and it is interesting to note that the printers of this stamp were Johan Enschede who appear in post number six of this thread.




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Johannes Gutenberg.

"In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg, came up with the idea of making individual type character out of metal and assembling them together to form words. He inked the type then placed a sheet of paper on the inked type and it is believed he used a wine press to transfer the type image to the paper. This procedure became known as letterpress".    Quoted from - The Most Important Invention After the Wheel
Started by Mechanic, May 08, 2021, 10:14:16 PM

The earliest stamp that I can find that either shows Gutenberg or mentions his name.

Issued on 3 March 1040 for the leipzig Spring Fair (German Realm)



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Following on from above......in date order
Issued on 29 September 1940 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of movable type. (Yugoslavia)
The picture is of the bridge at Obod - where the first press in Yugoslavia was set up.



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Two stamps from the French occupation of Rhineland-Palatinate
75pf issued in June 1947
30pf issued in February 1948





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