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Some from Australia ;
Printing Error .

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A badly centred Australian KGV 1d OS overprint imprint block of 8

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Here are some modern day misperfs .....
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The one on the left is the regular one. :D
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Another one ....
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The normal stamp above and the misperf below.
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Yet another one .....
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Considered as printers waste, these some how make their way into the market from the Nasik Security Press.

India definitive issues imperfs ....
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1960 Melbourne Cup - only example seen:
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It is never easy to find the GB 2d blue stars perforated well centred, but this plate 4 is particularly way off.
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So how does one describe it? Are its check letters 'M-F' or 'N-F'?
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BigSaint wrote:1960 Melbourne Cup - only example seen:
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I found this earlier today in an auction lot I bought recently. Tucked in among a few "normal" examples with no note or comment.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
BigSaint wrote:1960 Melbourne Cup - only example seen:
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I listed these up today for $295, as Cat is $500. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Australia 1965 5d Red QEII Definitive “Imperf At Right”: Horizontal pair from right of the sheet, showing the striking misplaced perorations error with wide margin at right. MUH and most striking - ex the Arthur Gray collection. As you can see, this is exact Arthur Gray pair as illustrated in the ACSC catalogue, ACSC 402bb, cat $A500. $A295 (Stock 364EQ)
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emason wrote:It is never easy to find the GB 2d blue stars perforated well centred, but this plate 4 is particularly way off.
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So how does one describe it? Are its check letters 'M-F' or 'N-F'?
Well, on Ebay not many vendors seem to know the lettering system anyway, so they'd probably just say "excellent centering for its age" (i.e. meaningless).

What it is a good example of is how stamps were not aligned down the sheet. ( That looks like a whole mm offset top left).

I found a couple (/ three) to show

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I have no idea why I bought the last one, other than it was "opening bid only" inexpensive, and it just crossed the threshold into "swap box rarity" by my ruler!

The search continues, especially for rare stamps in blocks, misperf, or not

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Here is my contribution.

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I wonder how may of the other 478 stamps from the same sheet have survived. This pair was postmarked in Dublin.

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Badly centred PNG 15t uprating provisional.
Perfs bisect National Flag.
Bottom right corner stamp from sheet printed on Personalised Stamps paper.

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Rippa sheet!

Love your inverted orchid sheets as well.

Is this surcharged upvalue from 2012?

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Something a bit different:

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These issues are all line perf and occasionaly a miss with the original perforation run had to be corrected. In this case the reperf was misaligned to the original!

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Not forgetting the German stamps.

Mi. 312 perforation errors


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An Germany, Soviet Zone, East Saxony example from me.

Spectacularly "off" with or without the jump halfway down. :!:

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One from my area of interest - New Zealand Chalons

Apart from my avatar I have this SG113 p12.5

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Very pretty stamp even tho' not perfectly centered.

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I bought this 1967 Chile postcard the other day for the princely sum of $1.

I saw the extra perfs both top and bottom, but at the time thought the perf guage was different to the stamps. It is.

Still unusual and if bogus, they were done in 1967. Has anyone seen these before?

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Paul, your Chile is a totally different perf guage, but cancel is over it so a weird one!
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Ancient Page of spectacular South Australia misperforated stamps. $A30 each.

I had a person drive over and sell me some very nice stuff yesterday, that had some of the album pages marked on back as belonging to "F. V. Thompson" in his own hand. One and the same Lieut-Colonel F.V. Thompson of Sydney collector fame, pre-war. None of this material has been on the market for 40 years.

Among other amazing treasures, he also had this wonderful page of SA Officials with totally spectacular misperfs - including this, the very finest example I have EVER seen. Superb condition, and a neat central cds of “GAWLER AU 31 - 82”. This single mind-boggling stamp error I was tempted to remove, and offer for $350 alone on my Rarity Page, and it would sell in days. But thought it wise to keep the page intact, for a future exhibitor of this material. A dealer bought it from here within minutes. :idea:

They have been on this 1 page for a half century at least, and a real shame to split them up. 15 striking misperf stamps at just $A30 a stamp is a STEAL! A Roo or KGV stamp looking like this, would be a FOUR figure piece. Indeed, I have NEVER seen an Australian one however perforated this badly, with portions of all 4 stamps showing. The strip of 3 is also a cracker. Condition of the error stamps very nice it seemed on a spot check. Nice page.
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Another one for the pot.
Badly centred, badly trimmed..... Sometimes I just wish they'd gone with the perfs and created a much tidier example.

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A bit of a dog, I know, and certainly put to shame by Andrew Lajers misperf offering this month:

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That's certainly much closer the holy grail of "a four corners stamp in the form of an inverted St Georges Cross" (i.e. white cross, red background).

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Here's mine from my Indonesian collection ,the one on the right is how it should be .
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Yes, some of the Indian state issues are clangers. :mrgreen:
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Here's one from Indonesia the 1949 UPU set ,the one on the right is how they should be.
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Great mis-perf on this GB 1869 SG109 6d, wmk Spray.

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Parisboy wrote:Great mis-perf on this GB 1869 SG109 6d, wmk Spray.

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I had suspicions re this stamp as soon as I saw it and these have been confirmed by David Escott (author of Perforation Fingerprints, Volumes 1, 2 and 3(!)).

I'm afraid the above started life as a normal pair - the two outer vertical columns of perforations are faked.

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From another thread,
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Parisboy wrote:Great mis-perf on this GB 1869 SG109 6d, wmk Spray.

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Chris.
I had suspicions re this stamp as soon as I saw it and these have been confirmed by David Escott (author of Perforation Fingerprints, Volumes 1, 2 and 3(!)).

I'm afraid the above started life as a normal pair - the two outer vertical columns of perforations are faked.

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I have to admit that I thought that such a bad misperf at that period was strange. It didn't cost very much, so I went for it.

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No black cancel ink "bleed" into left or right perfs I can bet. :mrgreen:
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Put this gem into stock today (582KA) - Australia 1919 1½d Black Brown stamp, Large Multiple Watermark. Clear cds of ''Melbourne 14- 29 MY 20 - VICTORIA.'' Huge perforation jump. :mrgreen:

The Stamp Printer deliberately placed all badly centered, or poorly perforated, or damaged stamp sheets aside, to perfin or overprint for the “free Government Use” and history shows us, they did not care WHAT they looked like! Generations of ''waste not - want not'' printers, meant that NOTHING was thrown away back then. This was the WWI thought process era.

The printer often patched up the really horrible sheets with substitute stamps patched in, using tiny thin strips of printer selvedge on the gum side.

MOST got the OS perfins, so to see one like this - a NON OS is not common.

I bought this badly toned block for $A1,500 at the Arthur Gray sale - https://tinyurl.com/Gray1d - heavily patched by the PO. The "Inverted OS" overprints on Roo and KGV issues were caused by this policy - single stamps being patched upside down in such a fashion into a few sheets, *before* the overprinting took place.

The industry standard pricing yardstick is that for perforated "OS" early stamps, one adds a 100% premium for well centred, in mint or used - the Juzwin pricelist always clearly stated that 100% extra surcharge, and most experienced dealers adopt similar premiums.

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Ahoj everyone!

I thought I had posted this perforation freak before, but I can't find it.

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Turkey 20 paras SG 504

Surely it must be printer's waste?

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Queen Elizabeth II 5d Green SG354b
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Imperforate Booklet Panes
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How booklet pane should look:
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Perforated through centre & side edge straight
Seems like the booklet panes were separated through the perforation rather than guillotined through imperforate section to make the straight edge of the booklet panes.

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Ahoj everyone!

Here is a minor perforation error on a 3d pre-decimal Machin, which I sold on ebay this evening.

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It was caused by a diagonal fold across the top right corner of the sheet between its printing and perforation.

It is sad that the fold did not occur before the printing took place, as that would have produced a more spectacular variety.

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Some 50 years ago I bought a GB KGV 2d in auction that had such a flaw. I cannot remember whether it was the photogravure stamp or one of the previous typographed issues. Anyway about a quarter of the printing was missing from the stamp and appeared on top of the gum on the folded-over corner.

Because the crease was a heavy one, it began to split, so I hurriedly sold it to a London dealer at only a modest mark-up. On mature reflection I don't suppose it would have mattered if it had split in two. It might have made it easier to display in two pieces and they would have matched conclusively.

I wonder who owns it now. A Stampboard member perhaps?

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Here is one I out in my Germania thread

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=74927&start=50

It has some relevance here.

Question is why would anyone wish to perforate the left side of a half stamp?



a. Scan of halved and perforated 5Pf Mi 85I postage stamp.

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b. Scan relating vertical an horizontal perforations on stamp in scan a.


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Obvious difference between left and right perfs.

Vertical perfs. are OK.

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Here is a hefty block of Mi.312B with serrated perforations shifted to the right.

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Lots of perforation problems with this issue.

Scan of Mi.315 B perforation error.


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Australia 1981 24c Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger, stunning misperf Block of 10: From lower right hand corner of sheet (2 x 5) This freak misperforation jump affects all 3 middle rows. Base animal design Printed by The Note Printing Branch in Melbourne, and the value and country then added, and perforated by Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd. Explanation given by owner’s notes is that a minute power supply hiccup in the perforating stage, caused the perforating comb to skew briefly creating these striking central rows. ACSC Cat 902bd notes only one sheet discovered - Fresh Mint Unhinged - about the most striking Australian printer error block I’ve handled. (Stock 582JC)
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A broken perf pin ("BPP") variety that occurred late in 1854 on the GB 1d Red Star SG17 printing. Commonly known as the ‘Perf 7’ variety due to only seven pins out of the normal nineteen remaining on the left-hand side of the A column.

Catalogued £750 in SG Specialised as C1m. This stamp is lettered FA and is from Plate 195.

For those interested in BPP varieties of GB Queen Victoria, do have a look at the excellent book "Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years—1848 to 1880" by Ray Simpson and Peter Sargent. Very useful downloadable 100+ page file extract available at https://www.rpsl.org.uk/stamp_perforations.asp

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My favourite paper fold:
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Now THEY are cool!

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Added this this gem to stock today for $A195. (682JW)

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Australia 1978 Aviators 18c Hawker, marginal block of 4 variety 'Misplaced Perforations 3mm to Right and 2½mm Down', fresh MUH. ACSC 790bd, cat AU$300 - 20 years back! :lol: :lol:

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Added this amazing piece to stock -
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Papua New Guinea 1987 17t Anemone Fish stamp, Spectacular Misperf - just $A30 each!: From the one misperforated sheet of 50 found of this 1987 issue of the Anemone Fish - Amphiprion Leucakranos or White Bonnet Anemonefish. Have NEVER had these before. Printed by Harrison & Sons London, and all 15 stamps are fresh MUH, with an AMAZING degree of misperf jump as you can see.

If these were from AUSTRALIA we are talking $450 EACH. Vertical pairs of this error look fantastic as you can see in cropped image above. FISH are one of the world’s biggest topicals, and PNG is a super popular country. Attractive Block 15, fresh MUH - for just $A30 apiece - or around $US20 apiece at just $US315 right now: $A450 (Stock 834JQ)
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Added this cool looker to stock today - stock 482KW for $A75. 8-)

Australia 1949 5½d Newcastle Sesqui-Centenary stamp, large perf freak IMPRINT block 4.

Attractive unused - has had a large turned over corner, that luckily for philately, was not detected by the Post Office quality control checkers. :D :D

These are seldom seen on Australian stamps, especially post-war, and near always get 3 figures. If this were in a Phoenix Auction, the estimate would be $150 or so. :!:

When they have a plate number, or some printing on the turnover, we get up into 4 figures. :mrgreen:

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Although not strictly a stamp perforation error this is an error of rouletting, which because of the error, affects the stamps.

The rouletted perforation provided to separate the pane from the selvedge (for FDC production) is shifted to the right. The displacement of both perforation and iridescent ink is around 11mm and results in the perforation cutting through the Queen's nose and touching the chin on the 1p stamp.

I put this on my blog and I'm open to offers over £100 for the whole prestige book.


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1977-1989 $10 Painting Definitive Perforation Error

A number of sheets from the first printing were discovered with perforations misplaced vertically by 11mm.

Result = "AUSTRALIA $10" is at the top of the stamp instead of the bottom.

My collection has a top and bottom position piece to show the greatest impact visually.


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Perforation error - first printing (Burnie KP6T paper) -
Only the bottom margin stamp has "double" AUSTRALIA $10



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only the top margin stamp is "missing" AUSTRALIA $10

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Random Monday musing.

The topic is "perforation errors", but are they perf errors in all cases? Some will actually be printing errors.

This one clearly is a perf error.

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But what about this?
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Sheets were perforated prior to printing, so there are two possibilities:

1: The sheet was perforated in the correct place in terms of distances from margins etc. Then, when the stamps were printed, they were not printed in the correct place in terms of distances from margins etc.

2: The sheet was NOT perforated in the correct place in terms of distances from margins etc. Then, when the stamps were printed, they were printed in the correct place in terms of distances from margins etc.

So, for the 5d Red pair which is it? Perfs too far left, or stamps too far right?
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