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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 Three:
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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 Four:
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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 Five:
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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 Six:
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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 Eight:
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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

1975 45c WILDFLOWER MISSING COLOURS AND PART COLOURS


Back in the 1990s I used to purchase albums of mint stamps at 80% of face value for postage. Glen Stephan Stamps was one such supplier. In the mid-1990s I got the bargain of a lifetime.

In the albums were dozens of part sheets of the 1975 45c Wildflower stamp in unrecorded missing error states. I did a study of these in a National exhibit back in the early 2000s (Large Vermeil) and it is my understanding this has been incorporated into the Brusden White catalogue, although I have never checked.

The missing dull yellow-green discoveries which I gave Type numbers to, were new to our then knowledge.

Below is a close up of normal and part missing. Exhibit pages will follow in other posts.
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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

1975 45c WILDFLOWER MISSING COLOURS AND PART COLOURS - PART ONE
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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

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My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

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Thought I'd share these "flaws and/or varieties" with you.

I would appreciate any comments on these as I am unable to find any info anywhere.

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Two different overprints with the one on the right seeming to have been overprinted
with a smaller font type and then again with the original bigger font.

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South Africa Official block with the top right showing the Afrikaans ovpt as OFF:SIEEL, the first "I" replaced with a colon.

Never seen this before.

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In addition to the above, here are two more varieties I'd like to share.

Once again any feedback and/or comments greatly appreciated.

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Northern Rhodesia with what seems to be the so called "extra boatman", maybe I am wrong, but on the
½d and not the 1d as in the SG catalog.

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Natal 1Sh Revenue with missing center.
Fake or real?

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1999 NAMIBIA MISSING HOLOGRAM

One of the errors in my collection a bit different to most.

The hologram is missing off the Turn of the Millennium N$9 stamp sheet.
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Error: Hologram printing omitted

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A nice block I have coming with some other goodies, has some small differences throughout. Will scan when received in the mail. Hopefully it's not because of the bad scanner :?
Kingsford 2d block
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4th stamp line through I in Flights and right Postage has thin T
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DRKKLP wrote:
27 Jun 2020 21:18
My Best Ever Error Find - Courtesy Glen Stephan Stamps

1975 45c WILDFLOWER MISSING COLOURS AND PART COLOURS - PART FIVE
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DRKKLP have really enjoyed reading through your two studies.

Thanks for taking time to post them.

Philip

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1995 USA Marilyn Monroe Major colour shift
RED LIPS variety


I like errors with more of a major impact visually, such as my Marilyn Monroe colour shift.
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Only one sheet of 120 had a major colour shift of 5mm down of the red ink. The red lips moved down hence the RED LIPS variety.

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Saw this one just now, as I was about to put it on an envelope to use as postage.

Are these levitating bushes a listed variety somewhere? They have risen above the hill! Has anyone got some information about this one? I would be keen to know more.

Normal stamp also shown for comparison sake. Note that the actual colour of the bushes there is a normal green shade, not the blackish hue that you see here in the half-light of the evening as I sit, burning the candle at both ends...
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Spartacus wrote:
12 Jul 2020 07:13
Thought I'd share these "flaws and/or varieties" with you.

I would appreciate any comments on these as I am unable to find any info anywhere.

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South Africa Official block with the top right showing the Afrikaans ovpt as OFF:SIEEL, the first "I" replaced with a colon.

Never seen this before.

Cheers.

Your OFFICIAL block of 4 seems to be from the 1929 issue, it is recorded as a variety as a "broken first I Afrikaans" on row 9 stamp 12.

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