Notes from the Past


A design made up solely of printer's type, rule, and ornaments, etc., such as are in normal use in an ordinary printer's shop, as distinct from a design drawn and reproduced by one of the many known processes.  Overprints and surcharges are usually type-set. [The source is illustrated with an example from El Salvador.]

Typewritten Stamps

There are at least two instances of stamp issues produced solely on a typewriter -- Uganda 1895, and Long Island 1916; and there is also record of overprints and surcharges having been printed by this means. [The source is illustrated with an example from Uganda.]

- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's Encyclopaedia
Published 1966
 Posted January 31, 2000

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