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This section shows stamps depicting punched cards. A punched card is an obsolete storage medium, it is a card that represents data in the form of punched holes. Originally used in the 19th century for controlling textile looms, it was adapted by Herman Hollerith in order to process US 1890 Census data. He founded in 1896 the Tabulating Machine Company that became part of IBM in 1924. Punched cards were the main computers storage medium until 1960's. A common format of punched card was the IBM 80-column.




ID# 1384 click on stamp to zoom other images: MS
ID# 261
ID# 876
ID# 687 click on stamp to zoom
  • Country USSR
  • Date 15-Jul-1986
  • Issue UNESCO
  • Format SH
  • Face v.5
  • Category keyboard punched card terminal
ID# 100 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 885
ID# 1378 other images: SS
ID# 366
ID# 99 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 536
  • Country Netherlands
  • Date 19-May-1981
  • Issue Centenaries
  • Format SH
  • Note centenary of national savings banks
  • Face v.65
  • Perf.13 x 13
  • Print.Lithography
  • Category punched card
ID# 98
ID# 364 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 365 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 767 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 680 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 401 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 1354
ID# 352
ID# 1353
ID# 1349
ID# 1072
ID# 558 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 557
ID# 1357
ID# 421 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 554 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 555 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 1383 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 534 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 480 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 248
ID# 841
ID# 523 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 57
  • Country Australia
  • Date 06-Aug-1968
  • Issue Science
  • Format SH
  • Face v.0,05
  • Perf.13 x 13
  • Print.Photogravure
  • Category punched card
ID# 528 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 1288
ID# 73 click on stamp to zoom
ID# 72





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