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 Post subject: Stamp paper variations
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:46 am 
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I can now report the finding of two different papers used to print the 1970 5d Christmas stamp, on comparison one of which appears to be of a non-fluorescent type set against a quite highly fluorescent one that reacts strongly under long wave ultraviolet light.

The fact that these paper differences have been ignored by major catalogues means that many collectors are not aware of such varieties being in existence, a difference in a stamps paper is as important as to the way it was printed and I am sure that some other QE ll issues have also been likewise affected by similar differences.

I have selected 4 used examples of the said stamp (two frontal and two reverse images) in order to exhibit the differential found..........

The difference in the type of paper that a stamp has been printed on can make a vast difference regarding its scarcity and value of that particular stamp in question.

An extreme example of paper variation being that of the Canadian 2c large Queen discovered cancelled in 1870 as depicted by Mr. Christopher Mc Fetridge of Brixton Chrome, a Canadian dealer from his article of studying a stamps paper as follows .............



The complete article can be viewed by going to >>> ... amps-paper

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