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 Post subject: Penny red folded paper fault
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:18 pm 
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Hi Everyone
Had this penny red in my collection since I was a boy and would like to know if its a common or rare fault. Paper folded at printing stage. Done some research and cant seem to find much on it. rarity/ value etc
Thanks
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Penny red folded paper fault
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:55 pm 
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Mark,

You do see paper folds from time to time on stamps from the 1d Black onwards. Not common, I'd call them scarce rather than 'rare', which I consider an overused attribute in philately.

Worth a nice premium, certainly when so noticeable like yours.


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 Post subject: Re: Penny red folded paper fault
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:55 am 
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Cheers buddy. agree, term rare is a bit OTT.
Never parting with it- bought it at a stamp fair in North Wales when I was about 12.
Fell in love with faults and have collected them ever since. But never strayed in to scarcity or value. Bought for beauty.
Recollect I bought it for 25p which was 5 times the sale value at the time (5p for an average penny red), and a plate 225 for £6.
Money well spent methinks.
Thanks again


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