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original gum

noun, Philately.
1.
See o.g (def 1).

o.g.

1.
Also, O.G. Philately. original gum: the gum on the back of a stamp when it is issued to the public.
2.
Architecture, ogee.
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Examples from the Web for original gum
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  • This packet contains perfect specimens only, nearly all with original gum.

    Stamp Collecting as a Pastime Edward J. Nankivell
  • Unused copies should be carefully preserved with the original gum on the backs, as their prices advance with every season.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson
  • Old Griebler, the original gum man, had fogy notions about advertising, and as long as he lived they had to keep it down.

    Personality Plus Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for original gum

o.g.

abbreviation
1.
own goal
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