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The future is built on the past

In September 1847 a series of stamps was issued in the British crown colony of Mauritius. Red for the one penny and blue for the two pence stamp. A legend was born.

In the same year Emil Theodor Gleitsmann launched his career in Germany - also involving inks for stamps. Ever since, the unique company of GSI Gleitsmann Security Inks has been working to make valuable items attractive and more secure.

Advertising placard from 1897 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gleitsmann. The colour lithograph shows young women mixing and testing the printing inks. At the bottom, a medallion showing the former factory building in Dresden.