World Watermark Wiki

The members ask - the members get. There was a member demand for a STAMP WIKI on this board. Well here we go. All of you so minded can add to your heart's content. The Moderators here can consolidate info into a new post and keep things tidy. They can add 'Stickies' or 'announcements' to be at the top of the Forum.

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World Watermark Wiki

Post by GUTTERS »

Watermark are different from all over the world and have noted that member across the board have asked at times what watermark is this.

So hope this helps if you have a watermark image please not the back of a stamp, post it here and an info you can give and I will try and place them alphabetically by country through out the thread

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Australia

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FIRST WATERMARK

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SECOND WATERMARK

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THIRD WATERMARK

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LARGE MULTIPLE WATERMARK

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SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK

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C OF A WATERMARK

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NO WATERMARK
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Danzig

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Great Britain

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Tudor Crown

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KEVIII

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Crown

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Block Cypher

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Multiple Cypher

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Multiple Crowns

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St Edwards Crown

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Simple Cypher

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KGVI
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Sudan

Anglo-Egyptian Condominium:

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Thank you DaveR will leave where they are for now as they are in the correct place
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Hong Kong (Watermark Types: w 4, w 6, w 8, w 9, w 12 and w 14)

Note that these watermarks are also used in other Commonwealth and Empire countries. However, dates of usage will differ from those listed here.

Watermark Type w 4. 1863 - 1880

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The following are oddities and not watermark errors:

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Watermark Type w 6. 1885 - 1903

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The following is an oddity and not a watermark error:

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Watermark Type w 8. 1904 - 1921

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Watermark Type w 9. 1921 - 1962

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Watermark Type w 12. 1961 - 1975

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Watermark Type w 14. 1975 - 1984

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Notes

The 1862 first issue of Hong Kong, had no watermark.

Another watermark type; w 142 sideways, was used for the 1989 Royal Visit commemorative set. This resembles a series of elongated spirals.


Each image of watermark type and variety is a separate 'jpeg' file.

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Watermark Positions:

The diagram shows how watermark position is described in Stanley Gibbons' catalogues. Paper has a side intended for printing and watermarks are usually impressed so that they read normally when looked through from that printed side. However, since philatelists customarily detect watermarks by looking at the back of the stamp the watermark diagram also makes clear what is actually seen.
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MALTA

These watermarks are as viewed from the front.

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Crown CC (Crown Colonies)
Used 1863-1901 (and 1922 opt)

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Crown CA (Crown Agents)
Used 1882-1904 (and 1918 opt)

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Multiple Crown CA
Used 1904-1922

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Multiple Script CA
Used 1922-1957

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Multiple Block CA
Used 1958-1964

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Multiple Maltese Crosses
Used 1964-1998 and since 2004

Note that 1860-1863 and 1999-2004 issues had no watermarks.

This was only used on ration coupons:

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Multiple Crown SO (Stationery Office)
Used 1944-1946
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GUTTERS wrote:Australia

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FIRST WATERMARK

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SECOND WATERMARK

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THIRD WATERMARK

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LARGE MULTIPLE WATERMARK

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SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK

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C OF A WATERMARK

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NO WATERMARK
Do these have a copyright on them? (I would like to use them in the album pages I am working on).

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Use to your hearts content.
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Re: World Watermark Wiki

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This forum would have to be the ultimate reference for Watermarks anywhere.
To all contributors you have saved me many hours. Thanks :D

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