This projects is directed toward developing a theme. Students will create their own postage stamp uniting all the elements of a stamp from lettering, layout and imagery.
Face value : It is the value inscribed on the stamp which accounts for the postal value.
Issuing country : All stamps have to bear the name of the issuing country. Except for Great Britain, as a privilege for being the country where stamps were invented.
Design : It is the printed image in the stamp which relates to the theme of each stamp.
Related Inscription: It indicates what the theme or main topic of the stamp is.
Imprint: It indicates who manufactures the stamp.
Year of Issue: It is the year when the stamp was issued.
Serrations: Perforations made to the sheet, which are printed in a determined number of stamps to ease their splitting. There are also stamps with no serration, generally from the first stamps issued.
Stamp frame: It is the separation between the subject matter or design of the stamp and the edges.
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