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Glossary of philatelical terms

WANT LIST
Common way of exchanging stamps: a listing of stamps that are needed by a collector given to another stamp collector.
WATERMARK
An image intentionally impressed into the still-wet paper during paper manifacture process. Its purpose is to decrease the issue of fake stamps.
WATERMARK TRAY
Black plastic tray used to discover watermarks on stamps. The black colour helps to see the watermark on white back side of the stamp.
WMK
Abbreviation for watermark.
WOOD (LAMP)
Special glass that produce ultraviolet light: it is used to detect stamps fluorescence.
WW I
Abbreviation for World War I
WW II
Abbreviation for World War II
WZ
Abbreviation for Wasserzeichen (watermark in German).

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