Letter-stamp

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Letter-stamp a post-office implement for defacing a postage-stamp: a stamp for imprinting dates, &c., on letters or papers
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Quotations

  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lettre—L. littera.

Usage

In literature:

It was only to post a letter, but I have no stamp.
"The Boys and I" by Mrs. Molesworth
It was "a really, truly letter," properly stamped and addressed, and duly delivered by the postman.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
Nothing stamps the character of a house so clearly as the letters it sends out.
"The Young Man in Business" by Edward W. Bok
May I trouble you to stamp those letters?
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
As he looked nearer, he saw that the letters formed on the stamp were a little tremulous.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
Why, there wuzn't money enough left in one company to buy postage stamps for their letters home.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
He sat down and wrote a long letter to Judge Martin, sealed and stamped it, and put it in his pocket.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
The child's letter disclosed intelligence and keen regret for using two canceled postage stamps.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
The liberal man, when he is in doubt about the proper weight of a letter, puts on two stamps: the mean man only puts on one.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Old Peter tore up the letter and stamped about in a great rage on his silver leg.
"The Story of Our Country"
Two were stamped on the haunches with the letters 'R.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
Not only telegrams, but letters with no stamps or post-marks!
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
I'm not one of your helpless English girls who can't even stick a stamp on a letter for themselves.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
The letters of an old firm were about to be destroyed when the attention of a stamp-collector was called to them.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various
Anne brought the red morocco box, with C. G. C. stamped on it in worn gold letters, and handed it with the key to Sophy.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The prepayment of letters by means of postage stamps was not introduced till some months after penny postage was established.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
The letters bore German stamps.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
All you have to do is to put a United States stamp on your letter.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
A fine stylist, his addresses and magazine articles bear the stamp of a cultured man of letters.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
My stomach is sticking to my backbone closer than a postage stamp to a letter.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
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In news:

The stamp will be used on oversize first-class letters.
The price of a postcard will increase from 32 cents to 33 cents , while a new global "forever" stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.
Letter carriers collected food to stamp out hunger.
Remember, Forever Stamps never lose their value, so stamps purchased months ago are still valid for mailing cards and letters.
The price of a postcard will increase from 32 cents to 33 cents, while a new global "forever" stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.
Lake Orion Postal workers are ready to collect some cans on May 12 for the 20th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
It now takes 9 New Jersey commemorative stamps to mail a letter.
Unprecedented cuts by the cash-strapped US Postal Service will slow first-class delivery next spring and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.
The "Parklife" Stamp: Even Better Than Sealing Your Letter With A Kiss.
Letter carriers will collect food for families in need during their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Saturday, May 12.
A Nov 27 letter says "food stamps have been stigmatized" and are thus underused by people who need them.
On Saturday Campbell Soup Company will again join forces with Poteau letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger across America, providing assistance to millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.
The 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, a cooperative effort of Campbell Soup Co. And the National Association of Letter Carriers, is scheduled for Saturday.
CHEYENNE LETTER CARRIERS ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF THE MAY 12 STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE.
Why not donate them to this year's National Association of Letter Carriers " Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive WGCU's Valerie Alker has more.
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