Hinged stamps


Stamp hinges are small, folded, rectangular pieces of paper coated with a mild gum, used to hold postage stamps onto the pages of a stamp album. The short end is moistened and affixed to the stamp, the long end is likewise affixed to the page. The hinge keeps the stamp on the page while still allowing it to be lifted to examine the back.

Loose stamp hinges and stamp about to be hinge-mounted.

Multiple hinge remnants are visible on this stamp back.