Cut-out (philately)

A newspaper wrapper stamped with a cut-out and sent out in 1911 from the Ewen's company to Germany

In philately a cut-out is an imprinted stamp cut from an item of postal stationery such as a postcard, letter sheet, aerogramme or wrapper and used as a normal stamp.[1][2]

In Great Britain the postal use of cut-outs was banned under the Post Office Act of 1870. This prohibition was in force until 31 December 1904.[3] In 1905, Herbert L'Estrange Ewen published a booklet "The Unadhesive Postage Stamps of the UK" meaning postal stationery cut-outs.[4]

See also


  1. Mackay, James. Philatelic Terms Illustrated, 4th edition, Stanley Gibbons, London, 2003, p.40. ISBN 0-85259-557-3.
  2. Patrick, Douglas & Mary. The Hodder Stamp Dictionary, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1973, p.61. ISBN 0-340-17183-9.
  3. Dagnall, H, Postal Stationery Wrappers, p34, 1993, ISBN 0-9515497-4-X
  4. H. L'Estrange Ewen cut outs, Stamp Domain, Jan Kosniowski

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