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Posted 06/20/2019   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would think Mint Hinged, Mint No Gum, etc. would be more of an abused word than unused.
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Posted 06/23/2019   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angore, mint hinged is fine. That is a generally accurate description for any mint stamps that were previously hinged, but still have the remainder of the gum undisturbed. If all the gum were disturbed but mostly still there, because of hinging than I would consider it unused.

It is just that a lot of people call used but uncancelled stamps unused, or as you mention, mint no gum.

And the word "unused" I found is used differently in descriptions depending on which side of the pond your on.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 06/23/2019 9:58 pm
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Posted 06/24/2019   01:04 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here the convention is that "unused" means uncancelled, but without gum. Of course, most relatively recent, uncancelled stamps that one encounters have actually seen postal use. Older material is more likely to have been soaked from an old album or have had the gum removed by the collector to preserve the stamp from damage from the gum. Or someone has monkeyed with what was a cancel, of course!
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Posted 06/24/2019   05:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add imodius to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Re-entry"
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Posted 07/31/2019   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The color "drab."

"Definitive"
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Posted 07/31/2019   10:17 pm  Show Profile Check TheArtfulHinger's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Used never hinged"
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Posted 07/31/2019   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/03/2019   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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The French equivalent of the UK's Cinderella Stamp Club is L'Arc en Ciel.
A great name......but I still like Tete-Beche. I guess French terms rule !!
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Posted 08/05/2019   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about "burelage"
A design of fine, intricate lines printed on the face of security paper, either to discourage counterfeiting or to prevent the cleaning and reuse of a stamp.
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The poor relations of stampdom need a home too. ... I'd rather have an example that is imperfect than no example. (LSNW 11/20/17 p.54)
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Posted 08/05/2019   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Post office fresh" - used to describe 95% of unused stamps in an auction
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Posted 08/05/2019   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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"Post office fresh" - used to describe 95% of unused stamps in an auction


And 65% of the unused stamps are described as MNH since no one bothers to actually check.

"Post Office Fresh" reminds me of a pet peeve I hear in TV commercials about breakfast food. Eggs are described as "Farm Fresh Eggs." What do the marketing geniuses think we are expecting? "Back of the Restaurant Dumpster Spoiled Eggs?" What is the grade of eggs that exists between "Farm Fresh" and "Dumpster Spoiled??"
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