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Glossary of Philatelic Terms E

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Embossing: The process of giving relief to paper by pressing it with a die. 

Etiquette: A gummed label manufactured for application to an envelope to designate a specific mail service. Airmail etiquettes are most common.
Europa: "The ""United Europe'' theme celebrated annually on stamps of western European nations since 1956. European nations that are members of the postal and telecommunications association (CEPT) issue Europa stamps."
EKU: The cover or piece that documents the earliest date on which a stamp or postal stationery item is known to be used.


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