Philatelic Glossary - N

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Native paper
Crude, handmade paper produced locally, as opposed to finer, machine-made paper.
Never hinged
A stamp without hinge marks. A never-hinged (NH) stamp usually has original gum, but this is not always the case.
New issue service
A dealer service that automatically supplies subscribers with new issues of a given country, area or topic. The issues provided are determined by a prearranged standing order that defines the quantity and types of issues.
Newspaper stamps
Stamps issued specifically for the prepayment of mailing rates for newspapers, periodicals and printed matter.
Nondenominated
A stamp with no numerical inscription designating the face value. The value of some nondenominated stamps are marked by a designated letter. Others may have a service inscription that indicates the rate the stamp fulfills.
NH
Never Hinged. A stamp without hinge marks. A never-hinged (NH) stamp usually has original gum, but this is not always the case.
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