Pull (philately)

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In philately, a pull is created when an impression of a handstamp or die is made.

The wording or design of a handstamp or die appears in reverse when viewing the original so it is necessary to make a pull on to paper to view the image as it will appear in use.

Pulls are made of die proofs in order to check progress when engraving a stamp.[1]


  1. ^ Williams, L.N. & M. Fundamentals of Philately, The American Philatelic Society, State College, Penn., 1971, pp. 93-97.