Label (philately)

philatelic term

Label[1] or coupon[2] or tab[3] in philately is a part of sheet of stamps separated from them with perforation (or narrow white margin in imperforate stamps). It cannot be used for postage because it does not have face value and any indication of a postal administration that issued such stamps with labels. The notion of label should not be messed up with the term "gutter" or with a margin of a stamp sheet.

Sometimes, label is also a stamp-like adhesive of no postal value, often used for promotional purposes.[4][5]



  1. See examples on the sites AskPhil Archived 2012-05-06 at the Wayback Machine and Stamps News and Stories. Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "AskPhil". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  3. "Kenmore Stamps". Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  4. Advanced Philatelic Glossary at
  5. Glossary of Terms for the Collector of United States Stamps, Archived 2015-06-01 at the Wayback Machine United States Stamp Society, Inc.

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