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 Post subject: The 9d multiple crown Wilding stamp kept in the shade.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:51 am 
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In the early part of the reign of king George V with the Royal Cypher lower value definitives 1912-1922, it would appear that many different shades were printed and a colour chart is required in order to differentiate between them.

With most modern day printings there is a greater conformity of inks used and the use of a colour chart is no longer required with only an odd few stamps being listed such as the Wilding 6d Edward crown listed as being two different shades and the 1/3d Wales on whiter paper with three additional variations being given.

Whilst sorting through some used multiple crown wildings (plain), I came across these 9d values, each of which appear to be of a different shade and on looking through the SG specialised catalogue could only find one specific shade/colour being given that of Bronze-green, could it be that the same applies as with the 1/3d regional on these 9d values ?
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The darker shade (A) is on a whiter translucent paper with the lighter shade (B) being on a more opaque type paper as can be seen in the scan below :-
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Perhaps this difference needs to be listed the same as the 1/3d regional ones as there is certainly a difference between the two.

Not withstanding, there will be a few doubting Thomas's stating the difference is possibly due to soaking off or fading by the sun, here are similar examples but of the phosphor variety unmounted mint :-
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Any comments would be appreciated, thank you, WM.

 Post subject: Re: The 9d multiple crown Wilding stamp kept in the shade plus others !
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:56 pm 
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As of yet there's been no response to this posting that was made several months ago, and in view of that fact I have decided to show you another value that is not only different in shade but also relates to the paper used to print them.

It concerns the 4d deep ultramarine, none-phosphor with multiple crown watermark that was first issued on 28th of April 1965.

My first attachment was taken in the visible spectrum appertaining to the difference in shade with relevant captions......
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In the second attachment the same stamps can be seen, but under longwave ultraviolet light with what appears to be a whiter and cream paper used to print them again with captions.......
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Finally the last attachment depicts the same stamps reversed, giving a clear difference between the two types of paper that they were printed on........
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The SG specialised catalogue only gives one specific colour as being used for these stamps (deep ultramarine), and only one type of whiter paper that they were printed on.
Please feel free to comment, WM.

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