Die (philately)

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A die for a dog license stamp issued in Ireland, 1865-1928.
The stamp produced using the above die used in 1904.

In philately, a die is the engraved image of a stamp on metal which is subsequently multiplied by impression to create the printing plate (or printing base).[1]

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  1. ^ Williams, L.N. & M. Fundamentals of Philately, The American Philatelic Society, State College, Penn., revised edition, 1990, pp. 158-159.

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