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Types of papers used

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Fred Sellars19/06/2019 11:37:21
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Hi everybody,

Over the past year or so I have been studying the different types of papers used to print the Wilding multiple crown stamps both plain and phosphor types and contrary to what the specialised catalogue states with regards to the change over cream and whiter type papers used from 1962 onwards I am inclined to disagree,as I have found anomalies that confirm differently.

By the use of long wave ultraviolet light I have noticed vast differences in the papers used to print these stamps and this is mainly on the phosphor issues from around 1966 onwards, I have always been lead to believe that whitertype papers Fluoresce under long wave UV whereby cream type papers do not..

It would be interesting to find out what others think on the subject.

Fred Sellars19/06/2019 14:42:40
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In addition to my previous new thread, I would like to point out that it's not just the phosphors that spring to mind but also I have recently come across the 4d deep ultramarine (plain) that also falls into this category as can be seen depicted below.img_20190615_194829.jpg

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Edited By Fred Sellars on 19/06/2019 14:52:13

Fred Sellars19/06/2019 21:35:00
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As I have also mentioned The phosphors I thought I'd better show you one, once again it proves that cream type papers have been used since 1962 contrary to belief.

There are several other values of a similar ilk that fall into this category, but another type of paper I have observed includes not only various coloured papers but also fibrillous ones with small fibres impregnated into it, and as far as I am aware these seem to have been omitted from most catalogues and should be rated as a variety.

All of these stamps have been issued long after 1962.

Food for thought !


Edited By Fred Sellars on 19/06/2019 21:56:50

Edited By Fred Sellars on 19/06/2019 21:59:33

Fred Sellars20/06/2019 10:44:06
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img_20190602_025351.jpgimg_20190615_194829.jpgDue to an error I have had to re-set the scans previously mentioned, hopefully you can now see themimg_20190602_025351.jpg

Fred Sellars24/06/2019 22:35:43
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In my initial placing of this thread I feel it has being wrongly allocated and should have been placed on the topic of GB collecting, the word specialism threw me off somewhat, thinking this topic was for specialised items.

Fred Sellars04/07/2019 00:08:28
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Should you be interested further on this subject then please click on to my latest thread named "it just doesn't make sense !" As a continuation and for any future updates, thank you.

Edited By Fred Sellars on 04/07/2019 00:15:35

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