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Posted 04/28/2010   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add raywrio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While sorting some USA flag stamps I came across a Scott # 4130 .41 cent stamp that stated it is a,"Micro USPS" stamp. Ok, what is a micro USPS stamp? Thank in advance.
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Posted 04/28/2010   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Ray......


There's a fair size group of US stamps that have USPS micro-printed somewhere on the stamp. Micro-print is very tiny lettering.

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Posted 04/29/2010   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Raywrio,

Ahh, you are opening a whole 'nuther door.

The micro USPS basically means that the stamps have the letters "USPS" or sometimes other words etc in very tiny printing on the stamp.
There are lots of recent USA stamps that have the microprinting and also stamps that have hidden images that require a special USPS viewer (about 2 inch x 3 inch plastic) that you have to look through to see the image.

Here's a link to a previous discussion about them:
http://goscf.com/t/3017&whichpage=1

On the us_specialized Yahoo Group there is a listing in the files area that lists them (Thank You - Chapman). I've also seen an album made just for these stamps. I've been playing with the idea of starting up a separate collection for these microprinted/hidden image stamps.

Scott # Hidden Image Desc MICRO Desc Hidden Image Desc
976 Fort Bliss Centennial Various images rocket,fort,camel,foot horse,wagon,car,plane
2647-2696 American Wildflowers Dots in upper area of 29
2193 Berhard Revel Star of David
2544 Challenger STS-7
2711 Christmas Toys c1992 and dots
2712 Christmas Toys c1992 and dots
2713 Christmas Toys c1992 and dots
2714 Christmas Toys c1992 and dots
2750 Circus 1992
2751 Circus 1992
2752 Circus Trapeze 1992
2753 Circus Elephnt 1992
2779 National Postal Museum 1993WashingtonDC1993
2780 National Postal Museum 1993WashingtonDC1993
2781 National Postal Museum 1993WashingtonDC1993
2782 National Postal Museum 1993WashingtonDC1993
2807 Winter Olympics 1994 & Winter Sports
2808 Winter Olympics 1994 & Winter Sports
2809 Winter Olympics 1994 & Winter Sports
2810 Winter Olympics 1994 & Winter Sports
2811 Winter Olympics 1994 & Winter Sports
2819 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2820 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2820 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2822 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2823 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2824 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2825 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2826 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2827 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2828 Silent Screen Stars NINA
2840 a-d Four Freedoms 1994
2842 Moon Landing Firstmoonlanding
2854 Bessie Smith Jazz 0001 & 1994
2854 Muddy Waters Blues 0001 & 1994
2856 Billie Holiday Jazz 0002 & 1994
2857 Robert Johnson Blues 0002 & 1994
2858 Jim Rushing Blues 0005 & 1994
2859 Ma Rainey Blues 0003 & 1994
2860 Mildred Bailey 1994
2861 Howlin Wolf Blues 0004 & 1994
2863 Wonders of the Sea 1994
2864 Wonders of the Sea 1994
2865 Wonders of the Sea 1994
2866 Wonders of the Sea 1994
2872 Christmas Stocking 1994 and Christmas
2950 Florida Florida
2951 Children and the Environment Earth Day
2952 Children and the Environment Earth Day
2953 Children and the Environment Earth Day
2954 Children and the Environment Earth Day
2966 POW & MIA POW&MIA
2967 Marilyn Monroe TM
2968 Texas Statehood Texas twice? I see once on hoof
2982 Louis Armstrong Armstrong
2999 Republic of Palau Palau
3001 US Naval Academy Annapolis
3012 Midnight Angel Holiday
3018 Midnight Angel Holiday
3031 a Kestral USPS
3036 yes Red Fox Red Fox and USPS Lower left corner small trotting fox
3054 Yellow Rose USPS 1997
3059 Smithsonian USPS
3081 Breast Cancer Awareness Awareness
3082 James Dean TM
3088 Iowa Iowa
3089 Iowa USPS and IOWA
3121 Benjamin Davis USPS
3123 Love Love on each wing
3124 Love Love on each wing
3134 Thornton Wilder Our Town
3135 Raoul Wallenberg Passport to Freedom
3147 Vince Lombardi Green Bay
3148 Bear Bryant Alabama
3149 Pop Warner Youth League
3150 George Halas Chicago
3152 Humphrey Bogart TM
3166 Valera USPS for Dots
3167 yes U.S. Air Force United States Air Force (4) USAFUSAFUSAFUSAF
3168 yes Phantom of the Opera NA two masquerade masks
3169 yes Dracula NA three flying bats
3170 yes Frankenstein NA 3 bolts of electricity
3171 yes Mummy NA two anceint Ebyptian deities
3172 yes Wolf Man NA two howling wolves
3173 First Supersonic Flight USPSUSPSUSPS & X-1 & Glamourous Glenna
3174 Women in the Military USCG USMC Army Navy USAF
3176 Madonna and Child Christmas 1997
3177 Holly USPS and Holiday Greetings
3178 yes Mars Pathfinder NA repeated text USPS USPS & MARS PATHFINDER JULY 4, 1997
3180 Alpine Skiing USPS
3181 Madame CJ Walker USPS
3193 Flowering Trees USPS
3194 Flowering Trees USPS
3195 Flowering Trees USPS
3196 Flowering Trees USPS
3197 Flowering Trees USPS
3206 yes Wisconsin Statehood NA picutre of a badger
3211 Berlin Airlift USPS
3220 Spanish Settlement USPS and 1598
3221 Stephen Vincent Benet John Browns Body
3222 Tropical Birds USPS
3223 Tropical Birds USPS
3224 Tropical Birds USPS
3225 Tropical Birds USPS
3230 yes Dog NA bone and doghouse
3231 yes Fish NA eight bubbles coming out it's mouth
3232 yes Cat NA paw print and mouse
3233 yes Parakeet NA birdcage
3234 yes Hamster NA exercise wheel
3235 Klondike Stampeders and Gold
3237 Ballet 1998
3238 yes Space City NA two spacecraft and figure
3239 yes Space Ship Landing NA small spacecraft
3240 yes Person in Spacesuit NA small spacecraft
3241 yes Space Ship Ascending NA small spacecraft
3242 yes Large Domed Structure NA two spacecraft
3244 Madonna and Child USPS 1998
3261 yes Space Shuttle Landing USPS ENTERPRISE COLUMBIA CHALLENGER ATLANtIS ENDEAVOR DISCOVERY
3262 yes Space Shuttle Piggy Back USPS ENTERPRISE COLUMBIA CHALLENGER ATLANtIS ENDEAVOR DISCOVERY
3273 Malcom X USPS
3274 Love Love
3275 Victorian Love Love
3276 Hospice Care USPS
3286 Irish Immigration Ireland
3287 Lunt and Fontaine Actors
3308 Ayn Rand Novelist
3309 Cindo de Mayo USPS
3314 Bartrams Botanists
3316 California Goldrush Goldrush
3321 yes Skateboard NA GNARLY
3322 yes BMX Biking NA RAD
3323 yes Snowboarding NA SWEET
3324 yes InLine Skating NA PHAT
3332 Universal Postal Union UPU
3338 Frederick Law Olmsted Central Park
3353 Uncle Sam USA1999 10 times
3354 NATO Unity
3355 Madonna and Child USPS
3369 Year 2000 USPS
3370 Year of the Dragon Dragon
3371 Patricia Roberts Harris USPS
3372 Submarine USPS
3389 American Samoa Samoa
3391 a Roadrunner and Coyote USPS
3391 Wilie E Coyote USPS
3392 Wilie E Coyote USPS
3397 Summer Sports USPS
3398 Adoption USPS
3411 Escaping Earth's Gravity USPS
3413 Landing on the Moon USPS
3432 A Edward Trudeau USPS
3436 Wilma Rudolph USPS
3444 Thomas Wolfe Author
3445 Whitehouse 2000
3448 Flag Farm USPS
3449 Flag Farm USPS
3467 Bison USPS
3468 a George Washington USPS
3469 Flag Farm USPS
3470 Flag Farm USPS
3472 yes Capitol Dome NA PRIORITY MAIL
3473 yes Washington Monument NA EXPRESS MAIL
3482 George Washington USPS
3483 George Washington USPS
3484 a Bison USPS
3484 Bison USPS
3491 Apple USPS
3492 Orange USPS
3493 Apple USPS
3494 Orange USPS
3496 Love USPS
3497 Love USPS
3498 Love USPS
3499 Love USPS
3500 Year of the Snake USPS
3501 Roy Wilkins USPS
3503 Honoring Diabetes USPS
3507 Peanuts USPS
3508 Honoring Veterans USA
3509 Frida Kahlo USPS
3521 Bernstein USPS
3523 Lucille Ball USPS
3533 Enrico Fermi USPS
3546 Thanksgiving USPS
3549 United We Stand Flag USPS
3551 Love USPS
3557 Langston Hughes USPS
3559 Year of the Horse USPS
3616 George Washington USPS
3618 George Washington USPS
3619 George Washington USPS
3620 Flag USA
3621 Flag USA
3623 Flag USPS
3629 f Flag USA
3630 Flag USA
3633 b Flag USA
3635 Flag USPS
3647 yes Jefferson Memorial NA signature of Thomas Jefferson
3647 a yes Jefferson Memorial NA signature of Thomas Jefferson
3648 yes Capitol Dome at Dusk NA United States Flag
3651 yes Houdini NA four chains that envelop Harry found between corresponding pairs of colored dots
3675 Madonna and Child USPS
3747 Year of the Ram USPS
3749 a Tiffany Lamp USPS
3749 Tiffany Lamp USPS
3752 Navajo Necklace USPS
3753 Navajo Necklace USPS
3754 Silver CoffeePot USPS
3756 a Toleware USPS
3758 a Tiffany Lamp USPS
3763 American Clock USPS
3766 Wisdom USPS
3771 yes Special Olynpics Special Olympics Logo
3773 Ohio USPS
3774 Pelican Island USPS
3778 Madonna and Child Christmas 1997
3781 Ceasar Chavez USPS
3784 a Purple Heart USPS
3784 Purple Heart USPS
3787 yes Old Cape Henry Lighthouse NA 1792
3788 yes Cape Lookout Lighthouse NA 1859
3789 yes Morris Island Lighthouse NA 1876
3790 yes Tybee Island Lighthouse NA 1867
3791 yes Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse NA 1907
3803 Korean War Veterans USPS
3808 yes Bronko Nagurski NA football player design
3809 yes Ernie Nevers NA football player design
3810 yes Walter Camp NA football player design
3811 yes Red Grange NA football player design
3820 Madonna and Child USPS
3829 a Egret USPS
3830 d Egret USPS
3832 Year of the Monkey USPS
3838 yes US Air Force Academy NA falcon in flight
3862 yes WWWI Memorial NA small flat in upper left corner
3863 2004 Olympics xxviii Olympiad
3870 Buckminister USPS
3871 James Baldwin USPS
3879 Madonna and Child USPS
3880 Hanukkah USPS
3881 Kwanzaa USPS
3905 Yip Harburg USPS
3906 Barbara McClintock C-M Formula
3907 Josiah Willard Gibbs Formula
3908 John Van Neumann Formula
3909 Richard Feynman Formula
3911 Henry Fonda USPS
3930 Presidential Libraries USPS
3936 Arthur Ashe USPS
3965 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3966 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3970 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3972 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3978 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3981 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3985 Lady Liberty & Flag USPS
3995 2006 Olympic Winter Games USPS
3996 Hattie McDonald USPS
4018 X-15 X plane USPS
4019 X-1 X plane USPS
4030 Katherine Anne Porter USPS
4032 Purple Heart USPS
4077 Judy Garland USPS
4100 Madonna and Child USPS
4118 Hanukkah USPS
4119 Kwanzaa USPS
4120 Ella Fitzgerald USPS
4121 Oklahoma USPS
4123 International Polar Year USPS
4124 Longfellow USPS
4125 Forever Forever
4126 Forever Forever
4127 Forever Forever
4128 Forever Forever
4129 Flag USPS
4130 Flag USPS
4131 Flag USPS
4132 Flag USPS
4133 Flag USPS
4136 Jamestown USPS
4137 Florida Panther USPS
4141 Florida Panther USPS
4144 Airforce One USPS
4145 Marine One USPS
4151 Hearts USPS
4164 Purple Heart USPS
4165 L.C. Tiffany USPS
4186 Flag USPS
4187 Flag USPS
4190 Flag USPS
4191 Flag USPS
4197 Jimmy Stewart USPS
4199 Gerald Ford USPS
4201 Mendez V. Westminister USPS
4203 International Polar Year USPS
4204 International Polar Year USPS
4205 Yoda USPS
4206 Madonna and Child USPS
4219 Hanukkah USPS
4220 Kwanzaa USPS
4232 Flag USPS
4233 Flag USPS
4234 Flag USPS
4235 Flag USPS
4236 Flag USPS
4237 Flag USPS
4238 Flag USPS
4239 Flag USPS
4263 Purple Heart USPS
4264 Purple Heart USPS
4265 Frank Sinatra USPS
4266 Minnesota USPS
4267 DragonFly USPS
4268 Mt. Rushmore USPS
4269 Hoover Dam USPS
4271 Wedding Heart USPS & 2008
4334 Olympic Games USPS
4341 Take Me out to the Ballgame 1908 2008
4346 Valley of Yosemite USPS
4350 Bette Davis USPS
4353 Fins and Chrome USPS
4354 Fins and Chrome USPS
4355 Fins and Chrome USPS
4356 Fins and Chrome USPS
4357 Fins and Chrome USPS
4359 Virgin and Child 2009
4359 Virgin and Child USPS
4360 Nutcracker USPS
4361 Nutcracker USPS
4362 Nutcracker USPS
4363 Nutcracker USPS
4364 Nutcracker USPS
4365 Nutcracker USPS
4366 Nutcracker USPS
4367 Nutcracker USPS
4372 Hanukkah USPS
4373 Kwanzaa USPS
C135 Grand Canyon USPS
C136 Nine Mile Prairie USPS
C138 Acadia National Park USPS
C139 Bryce Canyon USPS
C140 Great Smoky Mountains USPS
C142 Okefinokee Swamp USPS
C144 Burnt Mile Woods USPS
O146 Official Stamp 10 USA1993 10 times
O151 Official Stamp $1 USA1993 10 times
O153 Official Stamp 32 USA1995 10 times
O154 Official Stamp 1 cent USA1995 10 times
O155 Official Stamp 20 USA1995 10 times
O156 Official Stamp 23 USA1995 10 times
O157 Official Stamp 33 USA1999 10 times
O158 Official Stamp 34 USA2001 10 times
Scott 2009 Official Stamp 2009 1 cent USPS
Scott 2009 Celebrating Lunar New year USPS
Scott 2009 Bob Hope USPS
Scott 2009 Wedding Rings USPS
Scott 2009 Polar Bear USPS
Scott 2009 Mary Lasker USPS
Scott 2009 Purple Heart 2009 USPS
Scott 2009 Zion Park USPS
Scott 2009 Tiffany Lamp 2009 USPS
Scott 2009 Old Faithful USPS
Scott 2009 Redwood Forest USPS
Scott 2009 Alaska Statehood USPS
Scott 2009 Oregon Statehood USPS
Scott 2009 Anna Julia Cooper USPS
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Posted 04/29/2010   07:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, information overload.

Yes, I think a separate album for micro stamps would be fun.
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Posted 04/29/2010   09:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe they can be used in Micronesia!
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Posted 04/29/2010   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't that when you forget where the "USPS" appears on the stamp?
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Posted 04/30/2010   01:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wow! that's a looong list!
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Posted 04/30/2010   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I assume this is an anti-forgery device. If so, it fails. How many people carry around a device to read the Micro USPS???

Or am I confused. Don't be bashful, I've been confused before!
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Posted 04/30/2010   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot answer for the US,
however microprinting on issues such as Austria
contain code that dates the issue when printing.
I have a feeling that is particularly true with
"personalised stamps".

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Posted 05/01/2010   12:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I must be getting old, the last time I heard of micro-printing was in a James Bond 007 movie, where the secret info was the focus of the movie.

Now it's stamps! thanks oldtriguy for the previous topic discussion link...good read!
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Posted 05/02/2010   05:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ryan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The recent Canadian engraved high-value definitives contain microprinting. Here's the $2 polar bear, a small picture and a detailed view of the microprinting.

Ryan




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Posted 05/04/2010   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ryan,

Thanks for the example.
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Posted 05/04/2010   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Ray........


The micro-print on the Canadian stamp posted by Ryan is larger than the micro-print on US stamps.......



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Posted 05/16/2010   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nr-notrare,

I have several of those stamps now I just need a good magnifing lens to see it.
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Posted 05/16/2010   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks nr - now that stamp is more ofa James Bondish movie version!
Great! I'll have to find out if I have any of those stamps!
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