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A help page from Gustamps for those philatelists new to stamp collecting.

Those new to philately are often puzzled where some stamps come from. Gustamps are pleased to help new stamp collectors by helping them to identify these stamps.

A novice to stamp collecting contacted Gustamps asking about a Columbian envelope. Gustamps was told the envelope had a cachet inscribed with the words "no hay estampillas". Gustamps was asked what does it mean? Gustamps reply was the cachet translates simply as "there are no stamps". Gustamps added that the Columbian Post Office would probably have collected the postage costs from the recipient on delivery.

Gustamps continuing with the theme of stamp identification explain about stamps marked DAHAMAPAKA. Gustamps explain that these stamps originate from Finland.

Gustamps explain how to identify stamps printed with the words "plebiscite olsztyn". These stamps, say Gustamps, are from Allenstein. 

Stamps marked "NOYTA" explain Gustamps, come from Russia and Gustamps add the word NOYTA translates as postage in Cyrilic.

As previously mentioned, those new to philately are often puzzled where some stamps come from. Gustamps love to help new stamp collectors by helping to identify these awkward stamps. Here are some recent examples where Gustamps have helped identify stamps for philatelists.

Stamps priced in Avos, say Gustamps, come from Macao.

Gustamps identify stamps of Syria or France overprinted T.E.O. with denominations in Milliemes as coming from Cilicia. Gustamps add that T.E.O. stands for "Occupied Territories of the Enemy". Finally Gustamps quote stamps inscribed "Stati Parm" as coming from Parma and Gustamps add that those stamps inscribed "Stati Parmensi" are also from Parma.