insightsThe evolution of franking: different ways to indicate postage was paid
October 29, 2007 11:31 AMMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, defines the noun frank as, "1a: the signature of the sender on a piece of franked mail serving in place of a postage stamp" and "b: a mark or stamp on a piece of mail indicating postage paid."
insightsConfessions of a happy hinger: how to use stamp hinges to mount stamps
October 08, 2007 11:45 AMIt was easier to be a stamp collector 25 years ago. If you needed hinges to affix stamps into an album, you just went to your local F.W. Woolworth variety store and bought a pack of 1,000 peelable hinges, which would set you back only 25¢.