[verb oh-ver-print; noun oh-ver-print]
- Printing. a quantity of printing in excess of that desired; overrun.
- any word, inscription, or device written or printed on the face of a stamp that alters, limits, or describes its use, place of issue, or character.
- a stamp so marked.
Origin of overprint
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Examples from the Web for overprint
The overprint in each case is in shiny black ink, the figure being 13 mm.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery
Clifton Armstrong Howes
- (tr) to print (additional matter or another colour) on a sheet of paper
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