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This is a specialised post-print technique of adding real depth to a stamp, or section of a stamp. Skilled craftsmen work with extremely accurate, hand-finished tool dies to press intricate shapes into the stamp paper to create the life-like effects we can see here. At Cartor embossing is particularly intricate because the embossed detail is applied in varying degrees to create a real three dimensional effect.

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Stamp: Five Centuries of the Vatican Museum, 2006||Country: Vatican||Stamp size: 30 x 80mmStamp: Five Centuries of the Vatican Museum, reverse, 2006||Country: Vatican||Stamp size: 30 x 80mmStamp: Art of the Kingdom, 1st series, 2007||Country: Thailand||Stamp size: 42 x 70mm


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