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Glossary of philatelical terms

TÊTE-BÊCHE
Joined pair of stamps in which one is upside-down related to the other. Quite common in definitive Swiss stamps.
THEMATIC
Collection of stamps all related to a specific theme or topic.
TONGS
Indispensable instrument of every collector, used to handle stamps without damaging them. They look like tweezers but have round edges that do not hurt the borders of the stamps.

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