This glossary has been compiled from various different sources. Some of the terms have been reproduced with kind permission from the Stanley Gibbons Philatelic Terms Illustrated by James Mackay. If you think a term is missing please e-mail us.
Yacht Key Type
Designs used for stamps of the German Colonies between 1900 and 1914.
A book or pack issued by various countries which contain all the commemorative and special issue stamps made in the country during the designated year with background information.