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Hello All,

I attach an image of a major mis-perforation on an Australian 1963 5d green Queen Elizabeth definitive stamp.

I am well aware of the imperforate between and to left and right varieties but I have never found any reference to this error.

Does anyone have any information, value at all?.

As always eternal thanks for any comments and feedback.

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Alan - I have this on my rarity page right now, and had a few blocks of 4 of it actually - a very nice misperf:

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This one I also had on my rarity page and was one I loved:

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Not sure if this is a 'misperfoation' or just imperforate .. but it appears to be the only known pair so far. 8)

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1996 Nature of Australia Definitives $2 Blackwood Wattle IMPERFORATE horizontal pair MUH: A previously unknown imperforate and not seen or heard of by leading dealers in error material.

One assumes the adjoining copies on lower row were also imperforate but none have been recorded in the ensuing 11 years as far as I am aware. A superb looking lower marginal piece. $A700

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And from the Arthur Gray collection, I am selling this for the second time since I bought it in NYC only a year back.

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1920 Kangaroo 1/- Pale Blue Green, Die IIB, double perforations - official substitution - ex Arthur Gray Collection; Official printer substitution of a complete horizontal strip of six at the very top of the left pane. Repair was required because of an aberrant strike of the perforating comb in the top margin, that would have extended into the design of all six original stamps.

For complete details of the $7¼ million Arthur Gray sale, click - https://www.glenstephens.com/arthur-gray-kangaroos - and even the Deluxe Catalogue of the sale - offered below, is now $150. ANYTHING Kangaroo related with the "Ex Gray" provenance is in a special class.

Whilst the usual small pieces of selvedge repair tabs always used by printers are clearly evident at top and at the bottom of the strip, it remarkably was inserted with the selvage at both sides still attached, resulting in margins of double thickness as you can see!

Probably an extreme example of the legendary John Ash Scottish frugality in this post war era, where nothing was wasted! Comes complete on original Shreves/Arthur Gray lot card, with estimate $US1,000, and also comes complete with 16 page Arthur Gray colour supplement..

Such very major substitutions are occasionally found in the King George V head series, this is an unusually large substitution for a Kangaroo issue according to Gray. Stamps are all MUH, a tone spot on one stamp - fine and visually striking, and most eye catching.

Absolutely spectacular pieces like this make for Gold Medal collections - which is why Gray won so many! As 6 x normal MUH 1/- normals, these retail over $1,000 alone these days!

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Post by gavin-h »

There's a fine line between "poorly centred" which reduces the value, and "major misperf error" which increases the value.

Your example is WELL on the right side of "Major Misperf" 8)

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Thanks for the great examples guys! Am anjoying this thread - keep em comming!
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Garn ... Those aren't misperforations, this is a misperforation:

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I bought this today and will list it up.

This is the ACSC listed 1948 2/- Croc, ACSC 263B .. DOUBLE PERFS on part of lower row.

Only 2 sheets recorded.
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I found this one myself (have no catalogues as yet) so I was fairly pleased with myself.

Pity about the missing corner, but there seems to be a lot of red ink outside the frame as well..Anyone know anything about this one?

Looking at the pic, I also notice a dark red line on one side of the frame, but not on the other.


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here are penny red 'stars' from GB which are grossly misperfed.

the one on the right is properly perfed.

the first one is the bottom of the sheet, you can see part of the inscription.

the second one has the letters completly on the top of the stamp instead of on the bottom.

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Extra strike of the perforator:

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Too much movement of the sheet while perforating:

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Gross misperf:

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Imperf between (sheet folded when fed through perf machine):

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Hi All,

Here is image of a paper fold mis-perforation on block [at] 4 of 2d green Queen Elizabeth definitives.

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I hope it is of interest.

All the best,

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I had to show these two again



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Hi All,


As we know they sure were pretty casual with the perforations in the past.

Here is a selection of misperfed KGV which invariable ended up as O.S. items.

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I hope they are of interest.

All the best,

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Both of these are large multi wm. ACSC 84b and 84b.ba, both unpriced used.

Must have been after lunch one Friday!

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Commendable efforts all, but make way for the professionals:

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Tony,

Did Barwani ever have any well centered stamps? :)
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Only by accident :D
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Dont think i am duplicating another thread here,

Thought it would be good to have an area for showing misperfs we have, i will start with my latest acquisitions from Albania! :D

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I have this one in stock that someone here ordered but I now can't remember who! :D
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The penny reds are famous for misperfs because of the paper stretching during the printing process. Here are some I've picked up.
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Barwani has some good ones of course :D

Here is a whole sheet of SG 28b:

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These are one of the most striking, actually PO sold ozzie issues since Federation.

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Australia luckily, has precious few perf errors. :)

Even things regarded as pretty minor, say in the USA, are popular here.

I added this one up this afternoon on my rarity page.

1967 5c on 4c Red Booklet Pane spectacular MISPERF: Never seen anything like this before, or even illustrated before. The pane is far wider and longer than normal as you can see, yielding 2 x MASSIVE at left singles. The ACSC does not record this. These two stamps and tab are the SAME size as single 5c Barton PM from 1969, that is recorded as ACSC 509cc at $A300 the single. (See inset above) With stitched tab at top, and all totally MUH.

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Nice ones, Colin :wink:

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Victoria:

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And this one I really like, from the one sheet found of the 1975 top value $10.

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Michael

I cannot work the 1d one out as to how it occured. Any ideas ?

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I have previously posted this one in another thread, but it goes nicely with the 5c prime Minister.

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colinscovers wrote:Michael

I cannot work the 1d one out as to how it occured. Any ideas ?

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I'm asking myself the very same question since I have this stamp. Very odd looking thing.

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These were perfed late on a Friday afternoon I guessed, or they let the apprentice have a go in his lunch time !!

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Midline perforations:
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Pair of 12pfg stamps with horizontal perfs badly misaligned and cut to shape.

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Glen,

Nice pair those QE2 5d greens. :wink:

You probably remember these. 8)
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A couple more.

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Just love those OS perfins. :)

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A few more Aussie errors
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Chris,

That block of QE2 5d reds is a little ripper - never seen that before.

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Most of the early issues of Barwani, printed at Barwani, have perforation errors, and most of the errors are scarce to rare. Here are a few of my favourites.

First, the only example I've been able to trace of SG 30a, the imperf between vertical pair of the 1931 1 Anna:

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Would the boy who removed the other pair please stay behind class ... :evil:

Next, a sheet of the 2 Anna purple to violet of 1922, SG 11, imperf between horizontally:

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a relatively common error, in Barwani terms at least

And finally, a sheet, imperf between vertically, of the first 4 Anna of 1927, SG 22:

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I believe there's one other sheet out there.
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colinscovers wrote:Michael

I cannot work the 1d one out as to how it occured. Any ideas ?

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Colin,

I'm asking myself the very same question since I have this stamp. Very odd looking thing.

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It looks to me like a double, slightly offset, strike of the comb, with another strike at a severe angle, perhaps whilst removing the sheet from the perforator the comb was accidentally activated?
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And now for something a little different :D

Here's another imperf between block (also with misplaced perfs) but this time of North Ingermanland SG 1.

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Double perf on 2/- Crocodile

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Double perf, in top margin, on ½d George V (CofA wmk). Unlisted in ACSC.

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PeterS wrote:Double perf on 2/- Crocodile

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Nice! How does it happen that you get double perfs but only over a short interval like this?
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PeterS wrote:Double perf on 2/- Crocodile

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Nice! How does it happen that you get double perfs but only over a short interval like this?

A very good question, which I asked a while back with less than conclusive results.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14452
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PeterS wrote:Double perf on 2/- Crocodile

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Nice! How does it happen that you get double perfs but only over a short interval like this?
Good question. I am at work and not near my ACSC, but not sure if it has any more detail (although they do have a scan from memory).

Supposedly, one complete sheet with bottom row so affected was discovered at the PO.
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Actually, on reflection, the reason is obvious. There would not, normally, have been any perforations in lower margin. The comb has had an extra strike, leaving only the lower portion of the stamp affected, no doubling in margin since there were not any perforations there in the first place.
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PeterS wrote:Double perf on 2/- Crocodile

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Nice! How does it happen that you get double perfs but only over a short interval like this?

A very good question, which I asked a while back with less than conclusive results.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14452
Ha! I had forgotten our exchange about this Chris. I am still convinced it is simply an additional strike of the comb, slightly offset and not a full advance, that has caused this error.
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