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.
The rarest of a series of different embossing security devices used in USA between 1867 and 1870.
The name given to the services organised by the zemstvos, units of local Government in rural Russia.
Airmail services operated in connection with the flights of German Airships.
Zig Zag Roulette
Form of separation which produces sharp pointed projections at the edges of stamps.
Printing from Zinc Plates.
Postcode used in USA. Name derived from Zone Improvement Plan.