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Prevention of Fraudulent Transfer of Labels or Stamps

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095025D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ghertman, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

Stamps, labels or decals can be fraudulently transferred from one item to another, from a self-cancelling card to another, or from one position on the card to another. The fraud of removing stamp, label or decal from a surface is practiced by applying a transparent, pressure-sensitive tape to it, lifting the stamp, label or decal from the surface by the tape. The tape is then applied at a new point on the surface or on another surface, thus re-using the stamp. To prevent this type of fraud, the surface upon which the label or stamp is to be applied is embossed with a cross-grain design similar to that of an alligator's skin. The surface is darkly colored so that the transparent tape is made visible in contrast with the background.

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Prevention of Fraudulent Transfer of Labels or Stamps

Stamps, labels or decals can be fraudulently transferred from one item to another, from a self-cancelling card to another, or from one position on the card to another. The fraud of removing stamp, label or decal from a surface is practiced by applying a transparent, pressure-sensitive tape to it, lifting the stamp, label or decal from the surface by the tape. The tape is then applied at a new point on the surface or on another surface, thus re-using the stamp. To prevent this type of fraud, the surface upon which the label or stamp is to be applied is embossed with a cross-grain design similar to that of an alligator's skin. The surface is darkly colored so that the transparent tape is made visible in contrast with the background.

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