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Glossary of Philatelic Terms G

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Glassine: A thin, semitransparent paper that is moderately resistant to the passage of air and moisture. Envelopes made of glassine are commonly used for temporary stamp storage. 

Gum: The mucilage applied to the backs of adhesive postage stamps, revenue stamps or envelope flaps.

Gutter: The selvage separating panes on a sheet of stamps.
 
Gutter snipe: One or more stamps to which is attached the full gutter from between panes, plus any amount of an adjoining stamp or stamps.

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