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Quote from: Dave Hughes on November 02, 2022, 06:36:38 PMFDC sheds no further light



Spotted a typo on the first day cover, "GOVERNMET"

'N' lost in translation?


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Issued on 22 June 2015 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp          (Guinea)

Part of a souvenir sheet this stamp shows the Jacob Perkins press used to print the stamps



Although this issue was authorized by the Guinea postal administration, it was not sold in Guinea, but only distributed by the Guinea philatelic agency Stamperija for distribution onto the philatelic market. Due to this and the fact that this item was excessively produced makes it of little to no philatelic value.

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Issued on 15 April 2020 to celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp                   (Mozambique)

Another stamp showing the Jacob Perkins press used to print the stamps (part of a souvenir sheet)



Although this issue was authorized by the Mozambique postal administration, it was not sold in Mozambique, but only distributed by the Mozambique philatelic agency Stamperija for distribution onto the philatelic market. This item was excessively produced affecting its philatelic value.




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Issued on 25 March 2020 for the 180th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp              (Niger)
Another stamp showing the Jacob Perkins press used to print the stamps



Although this issue was authorized by the Niger postal administration, it was not sold in Niger, but only distributed by the Niger philatelic agency Stamperija for distribution onto the philatelic market. Due to this and the fact that this item was excessively produced makes it of little to no philatelic value.

This seems to be a recurring theme.......stamps issued just for overseas use as a means of generating income for the country concerned (see previous two posts).

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Issued on 26 March 2020 for the 180th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp.                            (Liberia)



Jacob Perkins press appears on souvenir sheet

Edition authorized by Liberia's postal administration, but only distributed to news dealers by Liberia's philatelic agency.

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Sticking with the Penny Black theme and Jacob Perkins press
Issued on 30 March 2020 for the 180th anniversary of the Penny Black                  (Chad)



Although this issue was authorized by the Chad postal administration, it was not sold in Chad, but only distributed by Chad's philatelic agency Stamperija for distribution onto the philatelic market. This item was excessively produced making it of little to no philatelic value.

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Issued on 6 May 2015 for the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black          (Great Britain)
Souvenir sheet shows Jacob Perkins presses in action




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Issued on 3 May 1990 for the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black                (Ghana)
Jacob Perkins press



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Issued on 22 November 2016 for the 100th birth anniversary of Vasil Yonchev            (Bulgaria)
Vasi Yonchev was a Bulgarian typographer and published a series of articles on the problems of illustration ,fonts and book layout. He is the author of the monographs "The Font through the Ages" (1965) and "The Book through the Ages" (1977).         



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Issued on 6 February 2015 to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldo Manuzio.           (Italy)

Aldus Pius Manutius was an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press.
The Aldine Press is famous in the history of typography, among other things, for the introduction of italics. The press was the first to issue printed books in the small octavo size, similar to that of a modern paperback, and like that intended for portability and ease of reading.

One of the most well-known old printer's marks is the dolphin and anchor, first used by the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius as his mark in 1502.




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Issued on 24 June 1962 to celebrate 100 years of the Paper and Printing Workers Trade Union.                                  (Hungary)
Misztotfalusi Kis Miklos - printer of the first bible in Hungarian.                               



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Issued on 3 September 2014 to celebrate 450 years of publishing in Russia.                  (Russia)



First Day Covers

Ivan Fedorov statue



Ivan Fedorov in his print shop



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Posted today by Dave Hughes in the linotype chat pages:

QuoteWhilst browsing on eBay I came across this first day cover, featuring a poem about the invention of the Linotype and a stylised illustration of the machine by JP Hall:



First Day Cover for stamp in post 2

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On 11 December 1973 Spain issued these three stamps to celebrate 500 years of printing in Spain.

1 Pta value - Map of Spain and the Americas



7 ptas value - woodcut of teacher and pupils



15 Ptas value - title page of Los Sinodales, the first book printed in Spain. Los Sinodales - the proceedings of the Synod of Segovia, held in 1472. Composing stick and ink balls.



First Day Cover


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