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Stamp Parts Stamp Parts

You can find out where a stamp is from, how much it cost, why it was issued, and much more just by looking at it carefully.

All stamps are made up of the same basic parts:

  • The subject

  • The perforations

  • The denomination

  • The postmark

  • The year the stamp was issued

  • The description of why the stamp was issued

  • The country that issued the stamp

Stamp from Canada

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   Reproduced with permission.
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