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by MIKE
Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GENIALITY PROOF STAMPS
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: GENIALITY PROOF STAMPS

Winston W, you, sir are a hero and the link was completely unexpected. I had imagined a limited UK based design company not an international stamp dealer - really appreciate the reply - Mike
by MIKE
Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GENIALITY PROOF STAMPS
Replies: 2
Views: 367

GENIALITY PROOF STAMPS

Does any member have any knowledge of Geniality Ltd, a London based design company who produced a series of essay stamps during the reign of George VI of which is often sold under the Westminster or Harrington & Byrne folders.
by MIKE
Mon Oct 30, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: RECHROMED CYLINDERS AND THE AFFECT ON THE PRINTED SHEET
Replies: 0
Views: 18516

RECHROMED CYLINDERS AND THE AFFECT ON THE PRINTED SHEET

Hi - can anyone throw some light on the affect on the printed sheet by a rechromed cylinder and is there any information available that this process increases the print absorbency of the paper. Would this process then technically create a different paper from a non-rechromed cylinder - many thanks M...
by MIKE
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: £1 SILVER WEDDING PENROSE REPLICAS
Replies: 0
Views: 16585

£1 SILVER WEDDING PENROSE REPLICAS

Hi - does any member have any information regarding the replica £1 stamp of the Silver Wedding issue produced for the Penrose Annual and in particular how they were attached or were they photographic reproductions? - Mike
by MIKE
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: AIRLETTER INFO
Replies: 2
Views: 3599

Re: AIRLETTER INFO

You're a star as always - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: AIRLETTER INFO
Replies: 2
Views: 3599

AIRLETTER INFO

A most likely very silly question but from when and most importantly from where were the Olympic airletters on sale - presumably all post offices given the cancellation dates (FDC) and the areas postmarked. Many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Sun Oct 22, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: OLYMPIC GAMES 6d HPL FLAW
Replies: 2
Views: 4073

Re: OLYMPIC GAMES 6d HPL FLAW

Hi - thanks for the reply I copied the attached from some where but I get the feeling it is not correct in its states. Certainly the second, third and fourth all appear to be of the same state.
by MIKE
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MR TRORY OF BRIGHTON
Replies: 0
Views: 23983

MR TRORY OF BRIGHTON

Does any member have any knowledge of the son of Ernie Trory, a stamp dealer and publisher from Brighton, his son I believe may still live in the town and be undertaking the same business. I had heard from another seller that he frequents the stamp fairs as a dealer.
by MIKE
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: U/V Reaction to the Jubilee Blue green issue
Replies: 3
Views: 9037

Re: U/V Reaction to the Jubilee Blue green issue

Hi - I have attached the narrative which came with the study, I have as yet not had the time to check each stamp as listed and I think without UV enhancement the individual items would prove unsatisfactory - hope it helps Mike
by MIKE
Sun Sep 17, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: OLYMPIC GAMES 6d HPL FLAW
Replies: 2
Views: 4073

OLYMPIC GAMES 6d HPL FLAW

Does any member have images of the confirmed various states of the HLP flaw 6d Olympic Games issue that they would be prepared to allow me to publish - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Wed Sep 06, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Wants
Topic: FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY
Replies: 4
Views: 4116

Re: FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY

Brilliant - my address id stratford.mike@gmail.com I have pestered every private and commercial dealer on Ebay and no one seems to have any left, I have another 5 arrive today but I get the feeling that's it now - just infrequent and tatty sheets (which are fine for my purpose). Appreciate your time...
by MIKE
Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Wants
Topic: FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY
Replies: 4
Views: 4116

Re: FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY

Hi - thanks for the reply, I know Robin has been on the Coronation issue for some time but with the research undertaken and Birch's catalogue I have started with the Victory issue onwards. With regards to Stephen Weir how does one contact him regarding this matter? - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Mon Sep 04, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: Wants
Topic: FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY
Replies: 4
Views: 4116

FULL SHEETS GVI COMMEMORATIVES TO BUY

Does any member have full (condition irrelevant) sheets of George VI commemorative's for sale or paid loan - Mike
by MIKE
Mon Sep 04, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: JOHN K TEMPLETON
Replies: 2
Views: 4247

Re: JOHN K TEMPLETON

Thanks for looking - it was a rather hopeful enquiry. He wrote a really interesting article in 1993 and mentioned a group of other researchers of the Liberation issue as well as mentioning he was going to publish a full list of all the flaws discovered. I may go back to SGM and ask there as I want t...
by MIKE
Sun Sep 03, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: JOHN K TEMPLETON
Replies: 2
Views: 4247

JOHN K TEMPLETON

Does any member have any details relating to John K Templeton who published an article in the Stanley Gibbons Monthly regarding the Liberation issue.
by MIKE
Mon Jul 24, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: George VI commentative issues cylinder info.
Replies: 0
Views: 16845

George VI commentative issues cylinder info.

Does any member have any details relating to the use dates and production quantities or any other relevant information relating to the various cylinders employed for the commentative issues of George VI - Mike
by MIKE
Sun Jul 02, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION
Replies: 4
Views: 4744

Re: GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

PS you realise I am not going to sleep tonight! Mike
by MIKE
Sun Jul 02, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION
Replies: 4
Views: 4744

Re: GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

Hi - I read somewhere on the net that was deceased and I was trying to contact his estate management - could you please send him my details or ask him to contact me - my email stratford.mike.co.uk or mobile 07767384847 I would really appreciate some discussion with him - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Sun Jul 02, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION
Replies: 4
Views: 4744

GLENN MORGAN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

Can any member give advice on how to get in contact with the estate management of Glenn Morgan for permission to reproduce copyright articles. Many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Thu May 25, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GEORGE VI COMMEMORATIVES MATERIALS
Replies: 4
Views: 4598

Re: GEORGE VI COMMEMORATIVES MATERIALS

Many thanks Admin - appreciate the reply, I still compiling all the available data and hopefully soon be able to release my findings - Mike
by MIKE
Mon May 22, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GEORGE VI COMMEMORATIVES MATERIALS
Replies: 4
Views: 4598

Re: GEORGE VI COMMENTATIVES MATERIALS

Thanks so much for your positive input
by MIKE
Sun May 14, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GEORGE VI COMMEMORATIVES MATERIALS
Replies: 4
Views: 4598

GEORGE VI COMMEMORATIVES MATERIALS

Do any members have any specialised knowledge of the papers used, the ink formulas or details of the gum make up for the George VI commentatives, and in particular the paper termed translucent - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:39 am
Forum: King George VI
Topic: GEORGE VI INK RECIPES
Replies: 0
Views: 18024

GEORGE VI INK RECIPES

Hi - does anyone have the recipes for the inks used for the production of the George VI commentatives and any other related information - makers, quantities for a given number of sheets etc. many thanks in anticipation Mike
by MIKE
Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00
Replies: 4
Views: 4995

Re: BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00

Thanks for the reply - looking at the scan the stamp appears a lot more messy than it actually is. I did scan the image at 600dpi so the replication should be reasonable. The actual size is identical to the real and having viewed the stamp completely for a flaw to check against the actual sheet I fo...
by MIKE
Wed Feb 22, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00
Replies: 4
Views: 4995

Re: BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00

Hi - thanks for the reply - I am undertaking the study of the constant flaws in the George VI commentatives and having got half way through the various issues and their cylinders, I am finding the supply of material now so short that I am throwing myself off in tangents - paper, printers, and design...
by MIKE
Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00
Replies: 4
Views: 4995

BROMIDE SILVER WEDDING £1.00

Help - I am seeking information on the bromide production of a sample and in particular for the £1.00 Silver Wedding - I believe produced in black and white to be printed by either lithograph or photogravure, any help would be most appreciated - Mike
by MIKE
Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: translucent paper
Replies: 0
Views: 19350

translucent paper

A Geo. VI sheet for sale on Ebay was mentioned as being translucent, I have several copies of various commentative issues with this feature which I had believed to be offset printing. Does anyone have any definitive information regarding this paper wether real or a freak of a one off print ran. Many...
by MIKE
Sat May 21, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: King George V
Topic: electric head control h16
Replies: 0
Views: 25199

electric head control h16

Some time ago I read an article on Geo. V royal cypher green half penny which was describing control H16 electric head - recently I discovered tucked in my stock book an example labelled as such but I cannot find any reference to this flaw/print type or whatever - appreciate any advice.
by MIKE
Sun May 08, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II
Topic: Elizabeth booklet sheets and their division to create the booklet
Replies: 1
Views: 5180

Elizabeth booklet sheets and their division to create the booklet

Hi - can anyone suggest the reference for the formation of booklet sheets and how they were divided to create the individual booklets - many thanks Mike
by MIKE
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: King George VI
Topic: CORNER LINES FIVE SHILLING SG477
Replies: 0
Views: 6527

CORNER LINES FIVE SHILLING SG477

Can anyone explain the purpose of the red right angle lines found in the top corners of the five shilling high value (SG477) - at present I presume they are for cutting reasons and would therefore be in appropriate corner positions. I have four examples and with varying degrees of definition, most b...
by MIKE
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: U/V Reaction to the Jubilee Blue green issue
Replies: 3
Views: 9037

U/V Reaction to the Jubilee Blue green issue

Question regarding the Jubilee Blue Green issue - I have a range of the Hendon described Black U/V reaction shades but also a small selection of those that under U/V shine bright whist normal are a dull beiges colour. Has anyone a suggestion - I have researched chemiluminescence and luminescence but...
by MIKE
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: CYPRUS OVERPRINT FLAW ON MAUVE SG141
Replies: 0
Views: 9495

CYPRUS OVERPRINT FLAW ON MAUVE SG141

Is the SG141 Rosy mauve overprint Cyprus with the large and thin C restricted to a given series of corner letters - SG Commonwealth says BK & JK positions where as I have KK plate 14 and JI plate 15 showing the flaw. Are these fakes or does SG not mention all positions.
Help appreciated - Mike
by MIKE
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: lilac overprints
Replies: 5
Views: 29608

Re: lilac overprints

Hi I have several hundred overprints from Edward VII through to the lilac and given some spare time I will check the Victorian and let you know if anything interesting pops up.
Mike
by MIKE
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: lilac overprints
Replies: 5
Views: 29608

Re: lilac overprints

Hi - many thanks for the reply - very interesting and not a process I would have thought of, I have a bantum with a super blue-black cancellation of which I posted a query about on the site sometime ago and had assumed the colouration would be somewhat similar but annoyingly we all live and learn ev...
by MIKE
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: liverpool multi roller cancellation machine
Replies: 2
Views: 8148

Re: liverpool multi roller cancellation machine

Many thanks for the reply, I had seen this site but was interested in any other information from members.
This blue/black ink is rather interesting, the amount of this so called colour in the lilac overprints is costing me a fortune and with no positive results.
Again thanks for the input - Mike
by MIKE
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: liverpool multi roller cancellation machine
Replies: 2
Views: 8148

liverpool multi roller cancellation machine

I am trying to find some information regarding the Liverpool multi roller cancellation machine, having recently purchased a high value with this cancellation but appears to be three cancellations side by side with the continuous 466 number across the stamp - is this correct, I also have just found a...
by MIKE
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: EARLY ELIZABETH PRE-DECIMAL FLAW RESEARCH - HELP REQUIRED
Replies: 0
Views: 10054

EARLY ELIZABETH PRE-DECIMAL FLAW RESEARCH - HELP REQUIRED

Hi - I am attempting to compile a concise reference of Elizabeth Pre-decimal flaws, both major and minor. I am using three sources - Stanley Gibbons, Woodstock and Langston and cross referencing against my own collection to confirm the flaw and suggest it is to be included. At present, having only j...
by MIKE
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II
Topic: COIL STAMPS OF THE JAMBOREE JUBILEE
Replies: 0
Views: 9591

COIL STAMPS OF THE JAMBOREE JUBILEE

Can anyone suggest a reference relating to the coil issues of the Jamboree Jubilee in particular details of minor flaws and if there were any peculiarities to these stamps. Needless to say the SG specialised has only a limited amount of information.
by MIKE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: lilac overprints
Replies: 5
Views: 29608

lilac overprints

Could anyone advise on the best method of identifying the listed blue-black version relating to the Victorian 1d lilac overprints.
by MIKE
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: blue-black overprints on penny lilac
Replies: 0
Views: 28009

blue-black overprints on penny lilac

Could anyone advise on the best method of identifying the listed blue-black version relating to the Victorian 1d lilac overprints.
by MIKE
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Surface Printed
Topic: sg93/94 plate 10/11
Replies: 1
Views: 9628

sg93/94 plate 10/11

Could anybody confirm that Plates 10 & 11 of the vermillion SG93/94 were both printed in an inverted manner, I believe I read it somewhere, sometime ago. The specialised catalogue does not list them as having an inverted print beyond the normal unlike the other plates.
Thanks Mike
by MIKE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: Wanted C10s - C13s
Replies: 3
Views: 16074

Re: Wanted C10s - C13s

That would be great - thanks for the response, I am still looking to complete these plates and will buy or swap as I have a very large number of stars which I am trying to plate.
Mike
by MIKE
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Line-Engraved
Topic: ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b
Replies: 4
Views: 11712

Re: ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b

Appreciate the reply.
by MIKE
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Line-Engraved
Topic: ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b
Replies: 4
Views: 11712

Re: ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b

Hi - appreciate your reply, I see what is meant, but if I may further enquire - is there an absence in all plate 1b of the 10 o'clock ray except for those as listed in the SG specialised catalogue because I have checked my other purchases of this plate and RG shows a 10 o'clock ray but the letters N...
by MIKE
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Machins
Topic: UNCOATED PAPER ON 4d BRIGHT VERMILION
Replies: 9
Views: 39639

UNCOATED PAPER ON 4d BRIGHT VERMILION

Are all examples of the 4d bright vermilion from the Stamps for Cooks on uncoated paper and if not why some and not others?
by MIKE
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Line-Engraved
Topic: ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b
Replies: 4
Views: 11712

ROLLER FLAW ON PENNY BLACK PLATE 1b

Recently purchased the roller flaw variety as described in the Specialised catalogue but I cannot clearly determine a difference, the letters are DE which is listed as the stronger example - can any more detailed description be provided.
by MIKE
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: MULREADY CARICATURES OF 1890
Replies: 1
Views: 11681

MULREADY CARICATURES OF 1890

Having just started the Mulready experience I am finding some lack of information on the caricature's of 1890, those contemporary to 1840 I fully understand but why the reprint - enlightenment please!
by MIKE
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: INSURANCE/SECURE STORAGE
Replies: 0
Views: 25547

INSURANCE/SECURE STORAGE

Can anyone suggest a reasonable company to insure my collection and any form of secure cabinet for 30 odd volumes - not getting very far searching every corner of the web.
Many thanks - Mike
by MIKE
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Queen Victoria
Topic: Penny red plate number sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 11247

Penny red plate number sizes

Just reconfiguring the entire collection of Victoria as one does and to consolidate the amount somewhat I thought I would included various miscellaneous penny reds into my plate collection - as, to ensure the correct replacement plate number I have compared the numbers and whilst doing so I have not...
by MIKE
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: 1912-24 Royal Cypher
Topic: ROYAL CYPHER WATERMARK ON BISTRE BROWN
Replies: 5
Views: 17894

Re: ROYAL CYPHER WATERMARK ON BISTRE BROWN

Thanks James - the problem in all these cases is having a clear and identifiable watermark, I do have a really good selection of very fine used but either the postmark from overleaf confuses or there is just not enough clarity but on the very brightside two were just enough to be able to identify th...