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Glossary of Philatelic Terms L

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Laid paper: One of the two basic types of paper used in stamp printing.

Letterpress: Printing done directly from the inked, raised surface of the printing plate.

Line pair: A pair of coil stamps with a printed line between them.
 
Liner: Coated paper used as a backing for mint self-adhesive stamps. 
 
Linerless: An experimental form of self-adhesive coil stamp that requires no liner.
 
Lithography: Printing from a flat surface with a design area that is ink-receptive.
 
Locals: Stamps valid within a limited area or within a limited postal system. Local post mail requires the addition of nationally or internationally valid stamps for further service.

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