Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stamp Alphabet Series: G is For Guatemala

Global Priority Mail (GPM): A category of international mail that provides fast service at attractive rates to 27 countries.

Grill: A pattern of small, square pyramids in parallel rows impressed or embossed on the stamp to break paper fibers, allowing cancellation ink to soak in and preventing washing and reuse.

Gum: The coating of glue on the back of an unused stamp.

The narrow space between stamps in the sheet permitting perforation. [see Perforation]

Gutter Margin
The blank margins dividing a sheet of stamps into panes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are doing a great job of getting kids interested in stamp collecting and making learning fun.