Stamp

Stamp

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Stamp, Josiah Charles, 1st Baron Stamp of Shortlands, 1880-1941, English economist and financier. Active in many national and international economic commissions, he had an important part in the framing of the Dawes and Young plans for German reparations and was economic adviser to the British government after 1939. He was raised to the peerage in 1938. His books include Fundamental Principles of Taxation in the Light of Modern Developments (1921, rev. ed. 1936), Financial Aftermath of the War (1930), and Christianity and Economics (1939).
stamp: see postage stamp; seal.
A stamp is a distinctive mark or impression made upon an object, for instance those made on a piece of paper and used to indicate the prepayment of a fee or tax. Types of stamps include:

  • Postage stamps, used on mail
  • Revenue stamps, often used on documents; they are superficially similar to postage stamps, but may have very high denominations
  • Philately is the study of postage and revenue stamps
  • Stamp collecting is the extremely popular hobby of collecting postage stamps.
  • Rubber stamps, devices used to apply inked markings to objects
  • Seal (device), used by notary publics or other authorities for identification purposes
  • A coupon, voucher, or electronic record of the right to a benefit, for example, Ration stamps and food stamps

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