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Excessive over-inking.

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1960.Tercentenary of Establishment of General Letter Office.
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The Broken mane flaw. Bottom row,stamp two.

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Hi Battyrat

I must say, that's an interesting variety.

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Thank you. I have a few other pieces to post. It's been a busy day and quite late so will post tomorrow.
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1960.First anniversary of European Postal and Telecommunications Conference.

Top row and second stamp.
The Broken diadem flaw.

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1962.National Productivity Year.

Top row second stamp. Kent omitted flaw.

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And a close up.

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A couple I have in my collection;

1971-1973 QEII 7c purple block of 30 with a slight miss print :lol:

Also seems to have a slither of a Plate number at top left.

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1973 Sydney Opera House full sheet of 100, Perf 14¾ x 14 Comb.

Dark Blue shifted to left up to 1.5mm to the left. Upper sheet all 50 stamps and lower sheet 28/50 have the variety. Total 78/100.

Variety not listed in ACSC catalogue only ACSC 653cb is light blue shifted to right CV $100 each.

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1973-80 OPAL, No Watermark. Perf. 14¾ x 14 Comb.

Not listed in ACSC Catalogue.

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Color variety - Scott's #78c
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1961.Great Britain.Post Office Savings Bank Centenary.

Nick in first "S" of Savings. Top row second stamp.

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Great Britain.1948.Olympic Games.

Hooked 3.Top row second stamp.

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Normal 3 in the first picture below followed by the hooked 3 in the second picture.

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Added this rather striking piece to stock today for $A45 (Stock 673KW) -
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Australia 1966 40c Abel Tasman Navigator stamp, with striking DOCTOR BLADE FLAW
Bought this from an Estate, where the owner had a Stanley Gibbons Australia invoice for $156 from the 1980s. :mrgreen:

The basic stamp MUH was $45 back then, but still a very striking smeared dark blue ''doctor blade'' ink error, as occasionally occurred on recess printed Intaglio stamps where near solid colour areas occurred.

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Here is a cool one I picked up, it is from the Nigeria 1965 animals set being the later printing from 1969-72 SG226a with the TD of LTD omitted on a commercial cover :D also with plate number as a bonus!

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Close up see bottom of right hand stamp..
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Catalogue value is only given for mint as £70 a few yrs ago

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From the 2019 Stamp & Coin Expo. Two sheets of the 3d was issued with double overprint. The second impression is weaker than the first, and is 1mm to the left, and slightly higher than the first overprint. Examples of a similar, but a closer double overprint (from another sheet)have been used on cover cancelled at No. 8 Aust. Base P.O. -7 Nov 1947, shown above. This cover is one of only two presently recorded.

It also has a back stamp which I forgot to scan before handing it over to Chris Ceremuga to expertise a few days ago, it already has a RPS Victoria (Royal Philatelic Society) certificate.
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From the 2019 Stamp and Coin Expo. A rare 5d stamp printed with non-Helecon ink (UV checked) from the booklet "EDITION G6". Posted at Launceston, Tasmania on February 10, 1966; only 4 days prior to decimalisation. The cover is now in the care of Chris Ceremuga along with the double overprint B.C.O.F. cover to be expertised.
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From the Edition G6 booklet

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Pane of 6 non-Helecon ink stamps with the front cover

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Bought at the 2019 Stamp & Coin Expo. 3d blue die 1 variety, bottom frame thinned under 'AU' of 'AUSTRALIA' (SG 168 var and ACSC 190d) it is MUH.
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Rob1956 wrote: it already has a RPS Victoria (Royal Philatelic Society) certificate.
So why bother getting another? :roll:
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After visiting the Stamp and Coin Expo at Hurstville I bought a few interesting stamps for my collection, the images below is a full pane of ½d kangaroos, the variety is a late state of plate crack travelling through the W.C.G. McCracken imprint.

The full pane with the late state of plate crack crossing the middle of the McCracken imprint is scarce, I have never seen the variety on a full sheet as I have only seen these plate cracks on blocks of 4.

Apologies for the unusual colour, I forgot to reset the printer.
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Nice plate crack. :)

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Australia 1975 18¢ Wildflower strip 4, with *progressive* Missing Black: Have never owned one of these before in 40 years of dealing. There were some sheets of totally missing black around, but only 2 or 3 sheets had the far more philatelically desirable progressive loss occurring, like this strip from top of sheet, with the top sheet margin. Top 2 stamps totally normal.

Stamp 3 has AUSTRALIA and 18¢ at top (but test fading and weak at base as can be seen), but stamp 3 is totally missing the botanical name along base as is apparent - “Helichrysum Thomsonii”. Stamp 4 is TOTALLY missing all black printing at top and base. Perfect centred, very fresh MUH - show me another ANYWHERE on offer. There are none! Around the cost of the current Post Office Executive Year Album - crazy. $A200 (Stock 835PG)
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So why bother getting another? :roll:
I recently saw Chris' written statement that accompanied a stamp which had a RPS certificate confirming a John Monash stamp with a so-called 'major variety' (no red or yellow), just tan and black and part of a pink background to be authentic; the Ceremuga statement said that the RPS was incorrect and that the stamp was chemically altered; he also mentioned that he could not issue a certificate because of that reason.

And it's not the first time I have heard of erroneous certificates from the RPS, so whenever I get a stamp/s with an RPS certificate I will send it away for re-confirmation.

I prefer Drury and Ceremuga certificates as I know Mick and Chris personally and I have a great deal of respect and trust with these two people, and I also trust their expertising; and with a Ceremuga certificate it is more detailed.
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Nice plate crack. :)
Thanks, I thought so too, had to get it for my 'roo collection.
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Have been trawling through a tin of stamps I bought locally last week and found a couple of modest things including below:

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Thought it was cool that both colour variations captured under the one postmark.

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Rather than repeat the flaws examination I add a link to my

´A look at my Germany 1922 Michel 233 & 234 Plate flaws`

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=86094&p=5967580&hilit=233#p5967580

These are an interesting lot and defined in Handbuch for Mi.233 and Mi. 234 flaws. Link shows 16 flaws.

Scan 1. Handbuch for Mi.233 and Mi. 234 flaws, Thomas Schantl.


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The issue in question.




Scan 2. Mi.233 and Mi.234 German empire stamps.

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A few examples.



Scan 3. Mi. 233 f33 (Mi.PF I) plate flaw for Mi.233, 1922 German Empire stamps.


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Scan 4. 233 f6A (Mi.PF IV) plate flaw for Mi.233, 1922 German Empire stamps.

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Little or no ´eyes`. Note hair filled in.

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Normal ´eyes`.

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Scan 5, Damaged top to ´f`in ´für`234 f18B plate flaw for Mi.233, 1922 German Empire stamps with enlarged section showing damaged and undamaged normal für (bottom image).


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Enlarged flaw.

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Scan 6. 233 f2A plate flaw for Mi.233, 1922 German Empire stamps.

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Enlarged flaw.

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Browsing flaws.

Here is one Australian Head I like, ´picked up` when assessing 4d oranges.

I hope it is identified correctly?


Scan of 4d GV Sideface 110h 2R12 flaw.

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Canada Booklet Unitrade #298 (SC#2069) 49¢ Christmas Issue with Red CANADA Doubled

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Here's a nice corner example of Australia SG 196 (2d Geo V Silver Jubilee) showing either a plate crack or joint. I've also appended a scan showing the watermark from the front.
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This misprinted example of the Australia 1975 18¢ Wildflower stamp (Sg: AU 608) has been with me since I purchased it by chance from Paraburdoo post office probably around 1977.

The grey colouring is out of alignment with the stalk of the flowers.

I recall sending the pair off to an Australian stamp magazine around that time, and a small mention of the item was published. Exactly which publication and when I don't know - my clipping from the magazine long since lost.
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Having just obtained Plattenfehler Katalog BRD, Berlin, DDR, Deutsches Reich (1919-45) in Thomas Schantl series (I wanted the BRD and Berlin flaws bits), I subscribe to ´knowledge is power`.

Without the Handbuch I would never see the flaws.

A brief look at what I have elicited three flaws.



Flaw 1. Scan of Germany DDR, Mi.431 f4 flaw, dot after ´C` in ´DEMOKRATISCHE (also Mi. catalogue Mi. 431 I).

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Flaw 2. Scan of Germany DDR, Mi. 544 f49 flaw, nick on ´D`of `DEUTSCHE`.
(also Mi. 544 III).

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Flaw 3. Scan of Mi. Germany DDR, 721 f24 flaw, short top bar of ´E` in ´SEPTEMBER`. (also Mi 721 I).

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Rob1956 wrote:
Nice plate crack. :)
Thanks, I thought so too, had to get it for my 'roo collection.
A crack in McCracken!

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That's not a Cut throat; THIS is a Cut throat.
Australia's Kangaroo and Map series have several flaws labelled "Cut throat". A good example is shown below, with the flaw located on the underside of the Roo's neck.
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But all such examples fade in comparison with a modern-day Cut throat on the $1 Sergeant of Light Horse stamp issued in 1974 (BW 664, SG 565). This one even comes with blood and gore. Magnificent!

Listed as BW 664e Cut throat flaw and McCleary page D63, 14.
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Prince Edward Island pair of Mint Queen Victoria 4d black on yellowish paper, mint with listed and unlisted plate flaws.

Column 3 row 4 and column 4 row 4 both have constant plate varieties with the left stamp having the break in the lower value scroll, as well as, the break in the upper shading lines in front of the Queens forehead. The right stamp has Unitrade #9v, the "FOUP" variety (the large colour spot in the leg of the "R" of FOUR).


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There is also the joined frame line between the two stamps. These are confirmed in the Firby auction, March 26th 2005, The Martyn Cusworth Colonial Prince Edward Island Stamps and Postal History auction, in which full and part panes were sold.
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CANADA Unitrade #726ii

Black Doubled on Value and CANADA

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This item came on a philatelic auction catalogue several years ago. Not sure if it's considered a doubling or just a faint/weak kiss print.
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Are they retouches and if so what do they retouch?
BW 590d and BW 590f (SG 509(var)) are strange retouches, consisting of diagonal lines. On 530d the lines are blue and in the upper left corner. On 590f the lines are blue and lower down.

Images of the apparent "retouch" stamps are given below

Block of four with 590f on the upper left stamp.
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There is no apparent need for any sort of retouch, and it is strange that the "retouches" are so much more obvious than the original. There is no mention of the need for these retouches in McCleary, either, just the descriptions, sheet position and drawing (page C14).

Having said that, the "foggy hills retouch" is so much more obvious than the original "line from ear to O" flaw. It makes you wonder about the mindset of printers. Then, of course, there is the state 4 typhoon retouch on the 8d tiger cat stamp, with the affected electro withdrawn shortly afterwards.

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Canada 5c with line break top frame above A, small nick left frame and the S on Cents looks to have an extension.

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Kainnikanada wrote:Here's a nice corner example of Australia SG 196 (2d Geo V Silver Jubilee) showing either a plate crack or joint. I've also appended a scan showing the watermark from the front.
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Rod is that red line on the margin from printer, or did you graphic that in?

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Kainnikanada wrote:This item came on a philatelic auction catalogue several years ago. Not sure if it's considered a doubling or just a faint/weak kiss print.
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The Canadian catalogues (Unitrade and Darnell catalogues) reference this as a doubling. I have often wondered about this very issue for many of these stamps. There is about a 20 year span where a ghost print factors into catalogue references as double print. They are, of course, different from what the print should be and they are often consistent varieties, but the identifying term may be incorrect.

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Kainnikanada wrote:Here's a nice corner example of Australia SG 196 (2d Geo V Silver Jubilee) showing either a plate crack or joint. I've also appended a scan showing the watermark from the front.
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Rod is that red line on the margin from printer, or did you graphic that in?
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I am still confused! Did you draw in the vertical red line, or was that the printer? :?: :?:
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Recently picked up the certificate for the B.C.O.F. overprint and another cover from Chris Ceremuga.
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Here is something that looks to be out of place a little, the 8d value has gone slightly to far to the left. I don't know if this is normal, but looks like a scarce item on cover.

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Essendon Booklet stamp

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How would this occur? Do the simulated perforations or the printing of the stamp occur first?

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US Benjamin Franklin with white flaw in Left value, looks like a small candle.

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footystamps wrote:Essendon Booklet stamp

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How would this occur? Do the simulated perforations or the printing of the stamp occur first?

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These are from miss cut booklet panes usually. The large sheets are printed first and then cut. You see a number of these on different self adhesive issues.

I had a booklet of the 60 cent fish with severe miss cuts and some even imperforate.

You will find some more examples on this page: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11672&start=100
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Dear traralgon3844
Thanks for the information and the link to the other Stampboard site.
I suppose we think that with modern scanning technology that stamp errors will all be found and not issued/released.
There must still be a few Homo sapiens at work for Australia Post.
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A relatively simple design, but an unusual number of retouches for a Decimal printing.
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Here are five examples. The ACSC lists nine, and McCleary twelve.
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ACSC 739i Retouch on left of Oxley's coat
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ACSC 739e Retouch left of head
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ACSC 739d Retouch above right of sailboat
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ACSC 739g Large retouch under row boat
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ACSC 739e (but different to the state above) - this one has a retouch to top of head
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Just added this to my Canadian Varieties page:

CANADA Unitrade #1183

Print Shift to right with "5 and building" progressively affected from top row to bottom row in right margin block of 10

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One more from the same Canada Varieties page:

https://www.armstrongsstamps.ca/page2cdnvarieties3.html

Canada Unitrade #1376

Leigh-Mardon Printing - perf 14.6 x 14.0 Ink smear over two stamps in pair

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Here is my newest addition to the Canadian Varieties page:
CANADA Unitrade #747b/bi

MAJOR ERROR

Possibly unique intact block of 10

Partial perf + Imperf Lower part of Pane

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Unitrade Canada Specialized lists this error as #747b for blocks and #747bi for vertical pair

The footnotes say nothing about the full and intact lower part of the pane which has both corner blocks plus the vertical pair.

This block also contains an imperf copy of #747i - "3 pulleys" variety
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Study from my exhibit of the 1977 Silver Jubilee issues of Queen Elizabeth, including the Sydney Trials, Melbourne Printing, and Plate Proofs and Trial Printing. Part One:
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Study from my exhibit of the 1977 Silver Jubilee issues of Queen Elizabeth, including the Sydney Trials, Melbourne Printing, and Plate Proofs and Trial Printing. Part Two:
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