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printsmurf

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Postage stamps
« on: June 06, 2020, 11:05:32 AM »
This stamp was issued in Berlin on 11 May 1954. This was to commemorate the 100th birthday of Ottmar Mergenthaler.     The accompanying first day cover also depicted his Linotype machine.

There are other postage stamps depicting hot metal type but they are few and far between.

I have quite a few showing hand-presses and some showing litho machines.




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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 10:26:58 AM »
Further to previous post......hot metal characters.

Stamp issued by West Germany on 9 April 1991 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Lette Foundation - set up to promote careers for women.


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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
A couple of additional stamps celebrating the invention of the Linotype.

 









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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 11:11:37 AM »

Issued on 19 March 1962 to celebrate 80 years of the Bulgarian State Printing Office. Georgi Dimitrov was a compositor and the stamp shows him with composing stick in hand He was the first communist leader of Bulgaria, from 1946 to 1949.






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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 12:08:43 PM »
Issued on 19 June 1963 to commemorate the centennial of the Hebrew Press in Palestine. Issued in sheets of 16 each stamp shows a nineteenth century compositor at work. The background of the whole sheet shows a page from the first issue in 1863 of Halabon newspaper, giving each stamp a different background.




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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 10:35:39 AM »
Metal Type on postage stamps

Issued on 15 June 1943 when Slovakia declared itself independent of Czechoslovakia.
Newspaper stamps. The N stands for Noviny (Newspaper)




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Re: Postage stamps
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 01:27:13 PM »

Metal Type on postage stamps

Issued by the Netherlands on 4 March 2003 to celebrate 300 years of the print firm Johan Enschede.