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 Post subject: Just for the record .
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:39 pm 
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Whilst studying the stamp papers used to print multiple crown wildings I came across several other varieties of paper.
Not on British stamps but of another countries issues, here is one in question :-
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The scan above covers the 1000 lira 1980 castles value from Italy. Rather than soak them off I decided to leave them on piece (as found) so that soaking could not be attributed to the differences encountered, under normal light they appear to be the same but with the use of longwave ultraviolet a completely different story !

With anyone that also collects or studies these particular Italian issues, your comments/observations would be of philatelic interest, as papers are not just confined to British stamps alone, thank you, WM.

PS. In an effort to find additional information I contacted SG with regards to my findings, a reply was made by Sue Price and came as quite a surprise, as they thought some of them could be forgeries originating in Milan around 1983 with an attachment on the subject, but on reading the article it would appear that the forged ones were printed on a non-fluorescent paper with no watermark, due to the fact that they were still on piece checking the watermark was out of the question, but these particular stamps in the scan are printed on a fluorescent paper and therefore cannot be classified as forgeries.

Consequently nothing has yet been resolved in relation to these fascinating variations of paper discovered.

Other countries also seem to like to play around with the papers that their stamps are printed on for whatever reason, one of them being Austria.
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All of which can be be identified under long wave ultraviolet light and make a fascinating study to contend with, and that includes the stamps of good old Blighty.

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