Stamp Glossary "E".

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  Enamelled Paper  Similar in appearance to chalk-surfaced paper, but the coating consists of a solution of zinc white and glue, which makes it brittle.

  Entire   An envelope, postcard or wrapper, with stamps affixed or printed on it to prepay postage.

  Error   A stamp which has some abnormality about its production or printing. (see Flaws and Varieties)

  Error of Colour  Sheets of stamps are sometimes printed in the wrong colour by mistake.

  Essay  A design which has been submitted for a stamp issue.

  Europa  Issues from some European countries since 1956 to further the project of a United Europe and to commemorate the annual European Postal and Telecommunications Conference.

  Expert Certificate  Issued by an acknowledged expert or company to give credence to the authenticity and condition of a stamp.  

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