Perforation of stamps in the 1860s

Perforations on Scandinavian stamps suffered in the early period of classical stamps, with the production of the stamps as a  manual process. The use of manual labour was the cheapest way to produce the stamps, since the volumes were not high enough to invest in more advanced equipment. In the 1860s in Norway they used handpressed bookprint production and a manual comb-perforation machine, imported from England.…


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