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Posted 04/18/2019   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Vignette is fun, from French etymology.
Ghost tagging freaks as a phrase.
Rocket Mail for coolness.
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Posted 04/19/2019   12:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rismoney, are you a Rocket Mail guy?
I was just going over my collection last night.
Been working on an idea for an exhibit for a long time, now. Maybe it's time to put it together.
Do you have any sources for rocket mail histories?
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Posted 04/19/2019   02:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Tete-beche," meaning "head-to-tail," is a great name.

I like "gum" for "glue". Not sure why we don't call it "glue"?

And color names. I still don't know "amber," "cerise," "sienna" (brown, I think) and "sepia"?
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Posted 04/19/2019   04:39 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kiloware!
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Posted 04/19/2019   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
postfrisch!
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Posted 04/19/2019   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting to see responses. Major like non-English words and a few like misused words in trade.

I cannot decide.
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Posted 04/19/2019   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
L@@K!
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Posted 04/19/2019   08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Swscfdc87 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also heard this one once and thought what the heck? Goldbeater's skin - I had to look up the meaning now because I couldn't remember: According to Linn's "A thin, tough, translucent paper. The 1886 issue of Prussia was printed in reverse on goldbeater's skin, with the gum applied over the printing. These stamps are brittle and virtually impossible to remove from the paper to which they are affixed."

Tete-beche has always been a favorite of mine - I see I'm not alone. After reading some of the comments though I have to agree with obliterate and timbromania!! haha
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Posted 04/19/2019   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of great stuff, keep em coming!

One I had to look up recently that I quite like - French colour term "lie-de-vin" - literally "wine lees".

Below stamp - "lie-de-vin et olive" in Yvert, "claret and olive green" in Scott.

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Posted 04/20/2019   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anghus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mine is the color name used in Scott for US #214: vermilion. As a very young collector (age 7 or so?) that was one of my very favorite stamps simply because of the color! I had never heard of vermilion before and it sounded quite exotic.
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Posted 04/20/2019   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nlrsc61 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perce en arc or any of those odd roulettes you find once in a while.
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Posted 04/20/2019   2:27 pm  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
water activated
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Posted 04/20/2019   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"terribly difficult," as often seen in auction catalogs, e.g., "... minor faults yet still a presentable example of this terribly difficult issue."
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Posted 04/20/2019   3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like it when words related to hunting get used like "elusive" (i.e., hard to find) or "dangerous" (i.e., easy to fake).

Also, "selvedge" when used instead of "selvage." I think this sort of "logical" substitution has an official name but it escapes me at the moment.
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Posted 04/20/2019   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A term I don't get to use very often:

Completed!
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