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Stamps are usually printed in sheets of 50–100 stamps of the same design in multiple rows and columns. In more recent years, particularly with advances in printing technology, regular issues of miniature sheets have appeared. These are in the form of a small number of stamps (4–10) of the same design. The surrounding border of the miniature sheet often contains other pictorial information relating to the main theme.
This miniature sheet from the British Virgin Islands was released in 1988 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the International Red Cross. It shows techniques in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with CPR inscribed within the design of each stamp. The four stamps together form the Red Cross emblem—a feature that is lost when they are separated.