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Very interesting varieties TonyL.
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I'd like to share this "bull-T" on this Bechuanaland overprint.

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Unusual may I say.

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Nice one Spartacus, is this a listed variety?

One of my unlisted varieties comes from Australia 1965;

50th Anniversary of ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, No Watermark, Perf. 14 x 14¼ Comb.

Broken Donkey lead at hand of soldier on Row 8, stamp 3 and 5.
Corner block of 10.

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TonyL, no my overprint is not listed as I guess many overprints from that period were imperfect and uneven. Even though there are some very interesting ones, SG doesn't list any overprint varieties as far as I know.

May I add, I like your variety, well spotted.

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Ahoj everyone!

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This is a plate 1A 1B 1C 1D block of twelve GB Salvation Army 1s6d stamps SG 666.

It contains four constant flaws that are listed in the SG Specialist catalogue.

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This is stamp 1 Row 17 showing the flaw SG(Specialised) W62a extra pearl on necklace.

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Stamp 3 Row 19 shows a diagonal scratch across the Queen’s forehead and nose

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Stamp 1 Row 20 shows a white flaw on Queen’s neck between the necklace and the collar

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Stamp 3 Row 20 shows a small red flaw like a figure 1 at the back of the Queen’s hair.

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Afternoon all, I have scored some interesting French stamps with flaws and possible French kiss prints :P

Line from the left border to the index finger.
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Large break in the left border, near snake.
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Blurred letter bottom of stamp
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Numerous flaws or just heavy inking.
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Anything considered a known flaw here?

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"Colon" on left of "J" on bottom left stamp.

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Here's an unusual flaw I came across on this K.U.T. KGVI 1c issue.

Shall I call it the "Brylcreem" flaw? :D

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Spartacus wrote:Here's an unusual flaw I came across on this K.U.T. KGVI 1c issue.

Shall I call it the "Brylcreem" flaw? :D

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Recently picked up a little old collection of Orange Free State which included some nice varieties.

This first one is a double print of the 1890 1d on 4d surcharge. This is the type b surcharge which only appears a few times on each pane. As only 3 half-sheets were overprinted twice, less than 30 of these could ever have existed. SG 58a £325 used.

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This next one is the 1882 3d on 4d surcharge, type c. The right hand stamp shows a major horizontal shift of about half the width of the stamp. I can find no record of this error, even in Buckley & Marriott, the 3-volume bible of these issues, so probably worth me getting a certificate for this one.

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Ahoj Honza, looking through this thread I noticed your unanswered query here...

honza wrote:Ahoj everyone!

This is a pair of one penny Orange Free State stamps overprinted V.R.I. 1d, with raised stops, for the British Occupation in 1900 during the Boer War.

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It shows a thick V on the left stamp se-tenant with a thin V on the right stamp SG 124 + SG 113

In addition the right stamp has a large full stop (period) at the right of I. Is this a further known variety?

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The large stop after I variety is well-known, though not in the catalogues. It appears in several positions in several settings and printings, and is about as common as the thick V variety. Here is one on a rather scrappy Boer War cover.

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However, because yours is to the right of a thick V example, I am able to locate it for you. It is from the fourth setting, third/fourth or fifth printing, row 7/5. If you look closely, you will note that it also has the top serif of the R broken to a point, which confirms this position.

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Ahoj kushti,

Thank you very much for your very helpful answer.

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Ahoj again!

These are two examples of the J17 control numbers on the GB KGV Script watermark 1d during WW1, both imperforate in the margin.

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The figures are much thicker in one than the other. Is the difference catalogued anywhere and which is the scarcer?

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ACSC 462ca. Vertical gutter pair.

Excerpt from page 9/84. Decimals I 1966-1975. Note 4.

In late 1969 it was found that one plate had stretched to such an extent that full sheets of 200 could not be perforated without excess spoilage, hence these were cut vertically and perforated as sheets of 100 in upper and lower panes of 50 and issued in this format in early 1970. Sheets from these sheets are recognised vertical gutter pairs.

The UV reaction of these stamps from this printing is dark pink on the front and bluish-grey on the back.

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Lovely piece you've got there Rob1956.

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Spartacus wrote:Lovely piece you've got there Rob1956.

Great find!
Thanks Spartacus, it is an interesting acquisition and one of my favourite early QE II issues, I also noticed (if my eyes are not deceiving me) that the above stamp is of a darker olive-green shade to that of the bottom stamp.
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ACSC 462fc: Plate 3. State IV.

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Vertical lines removed and left frame absent from below nick to bottom corner (Stamp bottom left corner).
The top of the open page shows ruggedness compared to the smooth top of the remainder of the block.

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The remainder 3 stamps are normal.

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Australia 1918-1919 Wmk D. Stanley Gibbons No. 51.
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1949 Hermes and Globe positional block of 12, with extra island (top right stamp).

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Enlarged to show 'extra island' below Tasmania and just left of New Zealand on top right stamp in comparison to normal issue on the left.

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I just started to select a huge English collection.
Tens of thousands old stamps in bundles.
I didn't deal with English stamps, so I have no idea about the prices of the smaller printing errors.
I am sending you a couple of examples.
I would like to ask help from the English collectors. Is it worth to select this kind of small mistakes?
How much can I sell them?
The last one is an interesting watermark mistake.

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GB SG. 457 Spec. No. P1b "Pearl beside Crown" Cylinder & Control 10. A36 block of six.

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asmodeus, an unusual variety.
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1966 William Dampier 40 cent block of 4 on cream paper. ACSC 460 A & B (Blue - Type 1), with left serif missing from "U" of AUSTRALIA, and coloured mark on right shoulder.
1966 William Dampier 40 cent block of 4 on white paper. ACSC 460 C & D (Dull Blue - Type 2), with left serif missing from "U" of AUSTRALIA, and coloured mark on right shoulder.

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C & D (with selvedge slightly trimmed at left)

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I recently added this ratty looking block of 15 to my collection.
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The obvious poor condition belies its significance. The 4th stamp from the 3rd row is the well-known but unlocated inconstant "Defective E" variety; not to be confused with the similarly named but different 'Retouched E' plate flaw whose plate position is 1R60.

The above block has a known plate flaw in the 1st stamp of the 2nd row - the 'spear in foot' flaw. It was plated as 1L25. Therefore, the 'Defective E' can now be plated from the block as 1L34. An article I submitted to the Australian Commonwealth Collector's Club of New South Wales is shown below.
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ACSC 182cb) Australia. 1938 1d Queen Elizabeth showing ink stripping on right side of stamp.

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How could it issued?

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belu25 wrote:How could it issued?

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I have got this stamps for a few months and never paid attention to it- a few days ago I went through my collection and I recognised this flaw:

GB £1 brown-lilac SG. 185 Spec. No. K15ta "Frame broken" TA

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VARIETIES ACSC 170f & 170g
3d Opening of Tasmanian Submarine Cable 1935. A positional gutter block of 4 showing plate varieties. Coloured spot between "NE" of "SUBMARINE" (top right stamp); and between "LA" of "LANDING" (bottom right stamp).

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Coloured spot between "NE" of "SUBMARINE (top stamp)"

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Coloured spot between "LA" of "LANDING (bottom stamp)"

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Bottom of Sheet D – Plate 1 – with John Ash imprint - 13½ x 14

1) Perforation extends to end of selvedge at right.
2) Flush perfs at left and bottom.
3) Very scarce flaw on left branch of tree behind kangaroo (third from top right).
4) Minor weak entry at upper right corner.
5) Heavily recut lower frame line.
6) John Ash imprint on bottom left.

Perforation extends to end of selvedge at right with flush perfs at left and bottom, and John Ash imprint on bottom left.

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Flaw on left branch of tree behind kangaroo (3rd stamp from right)

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Heavily recut lower frame line (top row)

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Minor weak entry at upper right (5th stamp from left)

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Great Britain

SG. 210/210b Spec. No. K39g "Damage to left tablet and break to left of 1 at right"

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1912 Tasmania overprint 1d over 2d, bright violet block of 4 showing multiple varieties. Brusden-White T23d & T23e.

1. White flaw in sea
2. White flaw below 2d (top right)
3. Right serif of "T" of TASMANIA missing giving the appearance of a 7, also the "A" beside the "T" is also affected (bottom right)

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White flaw through and below 2d on right; and white flaw in sea. White flaw through top right of arch. And "A" of "TASMANIA" affected by a white flaw.

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Right serif of "T" of TASMANIA missing giving the appearance of a 7; also the "A" beside the "T" is also affected giving it a front slash appearance and white flaw in sea.


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Nice large colour shift of the blue- large and small butterfly and the shift is going into the design of the upper right stamp!

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Great Britain "Jubilee" issue- S.G. 210/210b Spec. No. K39c "Damage left tablet"

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Evening everyone, here are 3 I recently bought. No idea if the first two are errors, the third one looks to have been shot a few times.

Week overprint and run on last S in SeychelleS.

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Double overprint, looking pretty cool.

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And this stamp was shot up.
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Micky, the Seychelles 6c double is not listed in SG but most of the others in the set are.

Get a Certificate, and it will then get Gibbons listed. :)
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Absolutely spectacular printing freak, and only 1 other example is recorded.

This is a fresh MUH block 4 on the Crown CA watermark sideways paper. With margin colour autotron printer dots on selvedge. Solomon Island 35c Loggerhead Turtle – “Caretta Caretta.”

Even minor printing and perforation errors were unusual under the super strict quality control the Crown Agents Stamp Bureau oversaw.

Even DOUBLE perfs for any issue are unusual, and in the modern era, TRIPLE perfs are near unheard of - from anywhere. If it were an Australia triple perf from this era, you could add a ZERO to this price. Look carefully at the lower VERTICAL perf lines, and you can see it was an errant extra strike of the perf comb, in that all the vertical holes are slightly double punched, typical of an extra strike of the perforating comb.

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Glen, I thank you for your wisdom, being a new born collector I would of thrown it away it on ebay :oops: I will spend the funds to get a cert.


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Black omitted leaving these two 1973 stamps without value and the word "Agate" missing. The middle stamp is on white paper and on the right cream paper.

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Evening all, can someone point me in the right direction please?

Double print that is not listed in SG, thanks to Glen for good news by the way.

Who is best to certify this stamp, I don't know what value it has and I noticed some places in the US can charge up to $1000 :shock:

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Micky if not listed in SG are a double overprint the RPS will regard it is a "chatter" print I think as it is only VERY partial.

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From Tonk to Lashkar in Gwalior State (additional 3A paid on rear; with 23MA/10 postage cd and 26MA/10 receiving stamp). The error here is the first and second-last characters in Hindi have been transposed (reading L to R).

In pencil on the rear is "No.11.a" - Can anyone confirm if this is the variety as listed in H&G?

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This error is noted on page 114 of A Handbook on Gwalior Postal History and Stamps (1837-1950) by V.K. Gupta; it is shown on Plate 24 (no page number, unfortunately).
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tonymacg wrote:This error is noted on page 114 of A Handbook on Gwalior Postal History and Stamps (1837-1950) by V.K. Gupta; it is shown on Plate 24 (no page number, unfortunately).
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Micky wrote:Evening all, can someone point me in the right direction please?

Double print that is not listed in SG, thanks to Glen for good news by the way.

Who is best to certify this stamp, I don't know what value it has and I noticed some places in the US can charge up to $1000 :shock:

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Oh well, thought I was a Thousandaire for a week :lol: lucky I only spent $2.50 on it and the other one.

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Here is a curious variety of the VRI overprints of the Orange Free State.

The type used for the overprints was founded by WH Caslon & co of London, and each piece had the manufacturers name on the reverse. Here we can see what happens when the printers accidentally put in a spacer upside down.

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Here it is in more detail - this is from the first setting of the overprints, when the mistake happened just once, when the forme was assembled for the 1/- value. It occurs on row 4/6 of the pane, but on some panes only as it was noticed and corrected.

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pmc wrote: The error here is the first and second-last characters in Hindi have been transposed (reading L to R).
In pencil on the rear is "No.11.a" - Can anyone confirm if this is the variety as listed in H&G?

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This यवालिगर error in Gwaliyar 1888 ½A Vic. turquoise green on white laid paper envelope (Higgins and Gage B9) (11.8cm×6.6cm) is not recorded in Higgins and Gage.

Here is the relevant page of Gwaliyar H&G B9 envelope in,
Priced Catalog of Postal Stationery of the World (Section IX).
Ed. Edward G Fladung.
Higgins and Gage, Inc., Pasadena, USA 1978 (1st Ed. 3rd Printing)
Gwaliyar; p.4

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The यवालिगर error (Deschl E9c) is recorded in,
India States Postal Stationery Listing.
Ed. Edward F Deschl.
private, North Bergen, USA 1994
Part II: Convention States Postal Stationery Listing
Chapter XXXI: Gwaliyar; p.258

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The base envelope is Br. India 1883 ½A Vic. turquoise green on white laid paper (laid lines running left to right) envelope (H&G B4/Lang EA8) with knife 6.

Gwaliyar state was supplied with overprinted postage stamps and postal stationeries for its use which were valid for postage to entire Br. India, following Article 4 of the Postal Convention signed between Gwaliyar state and Br. India which was put into effect from July 1,1885.

The Cowen type I Gwaliyar Coat of Arms ovpt. (21mm×13mm) and Deschl type BB bilingual inscription ovpt. were both printed in black from electrotypes at India Central Printing Press, Kolkata.

In this setting, the Devanagari vowel diacritic ि before in the Hindi inscription ovpt. यवालिगर (13.5mm) is positioned in the middle below AL of the English inscription ovpt. GWALIOR (14mm).

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Re: Show us your stamp varieties, plate flaws or errors etc.

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The postage rate of Gwaliyar State Post was at par with Br. India postage rate following the Article 5 of the Postal Convention which was notified in Para. 2 of the Postal Notice "Correspondence, Money Order etc. Exchanged with Gwaliyar State" dt. June 22,1885, issued by HEM James, Officiating Director General of Post Office in India (1885).

From October 1,1907 to December 31,1918, the letter postage was ½A for 1st 11.66gm (1 tola) and 1A for weight exceeding 11.66gm (1 tola) upto 116.6gm (10 tola) and the registration fee was 2A from July 1,1885 to September 30,1931.

The stamp imprint was canceled with Stoney type 17 REG. cds of Tonk.

Lashkar was the largest PO of Gwaliyar State Post and here the manuscript marking 10 in red most likely refers to beat number for delivery.

Gwaliyar State Post maintained 120 post offices in the state and Tonk was an extraterritorial PO.
It may be mentioned that Gwaliyar had quite complex postal relations with neighboring states of Indaur, Mewar and Tonk dating back from the Brahmani Dak period.

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Re: Show us your stamp varieties, plate flaws or errors etc.

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A couple I picked up last week.
R joined to crown at top and space below 10c is filled in.

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H & A in British Guiana are tad messed up.
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B.C.O.F. A superbly centered scarce block of 6 with a wrong font "B" (top left stamp). A larger view of the left stamp is also shown compared to a normal font.

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Re: Show us your varieties, plate flaws or errors.

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honza wrote:Ahoj everyone!

Here is the 9d value of the GB 1968 Bridges set SG 764 with a horizontal line through HARRISON in the imprint at the bottom right.

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Do any of you have this variety and can therefore confirm it is constant?

Does anyone know its position in the sheet?

Is it listed in any of the Stanley Gibbons catalogues?

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Honza
Hi Honza,

I haven't seen this listed anywhere but I do see that the old SG Commonwealth Plate and Cylinder Varieties 1952-1980 catalogue lists a separate variety that may be relevant:

764E 9d V122 "HARRISON" redrawn (R. 18/3)

I wonder if your error was the reason for this stamp to be redrawn?
Nigel

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