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The fibrillous papers of the Wilding's

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Fred Sellars06/07/2019 11:23:51
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There is an old adage::"if you don't list em you can't flog em !"💰

And that applies to any object of intrinsic value including adverts on telly, newspapers and magazines excetera excetera.

These stamps are currently as cheap as🍟.

If you don't know that it is there you can't buy it !📺📱📰

Edited By Fred Sellars on 06/07/2019 11:35:18

Fred Sellars07/07/2019 00:08:37
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Hello you late nighters,

I can now confirm that the 1d has been found on a fibrillous type paper and that some 1/3d values have also been spotted, could it be that there are more, who knows ?

Due to the fact that my last picture was so full of fibres on the 7d value, I decided to magnify 1 section of the block,but in black and white to enable an enhancement of the white particles found, it's a little smaller than normal but I hope you can spot the quantity within the paper.

Please see below , thank you.


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Fred Sellars07/07/2019 00:45:55
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By the way the picture above in black and white was still under ultraviolet light just to clarify the situation.

Thank you.

Fred Sellars04/08/2019 10:16:02
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img_20190728_083301.jpgimg_20190728_081542.jpgimg_20190719_122928.jpgimg_20190712_192433.jpgimg_20190729_191124.jpgDue to an error of judgement the scans of the fibrillous papers previously depicted were taken down.

In order to redress that situation, I can now replace them with an update of some of the values found by me,basically showing the 1/-, 1d+8d, 7d, and 1/3d .

All were taken under long wave UV ,then some were later filtered into mono to highlight the luminous fibres found, that I have nicknamed " FIB'S ".

I particularly like the shilling value, as they appear as to like galaxies in the universe .

Several other values exist that were printed on this type of paper, no doubt all will be revealed in the course of time !



Fred Sellars09/08/2019 18:41:30
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img_20190809_175933.jpgimg_20190809_180159.jpgimg_20190809_175621.jpgI can now inform you that I have discovered gold coloured fibres on a cream type paper and white coloured fibres on a white type paper on the 6d 9•5mm violet phosphors.

The gold ones are difficult to depict on a scan but can be seen quite clearly with the naked eye under long wave UV.

Both cream and whiter type papers are more easily identified as per the following scans.img_20190809_174256.jpg

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Fred Sellars12/08/2019 13:27:08
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img_20190810_232517.jpgimg_20190810_234251.jpgIn order to enhance the visibility of the " gold FIB'S " I've took separate scans and experimented with different techniques.

I now hope that you can see them more clearly,as they are much finer than the normal white ones .

Thank you, Fred.img_20190810_233910.jpg

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Fred Sellars19/08/2019 09:59:59
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img_20190818_211025.jpgAfter finding fibrillous papers on one particular stamp you start to look at other values of the same issue to see if it was just a one-off occurrence.

From my findings so far it would appear that this is not the case ,as I have found the majority of the multiple crown issues to have similar characteristics. Here is the 3d violet centre band with small fibres depicted in the paper and apparently on cream and whiter type papers also .img_20190818_205718.jpg

Fred Sellars02/09/2019 10:39:47
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Hey hombres and señoras ,

I am fibrillous papers and number three of the three amigos, we like to stick around together.

Olé !

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Fred Sellars14/09/2019 15:45:05
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If some of the viewers have come across any of these variations that I have discovered and illustrated, I would like to hear from them on any of the following subjects.

Cream and whiter papers issued post 1962 relating to 1d-1/6d Wildings.

Fibrillous papers (FIB'S) post 1962 of Wilding phosphors .

Thanking you in anticipation,


Fred Sellars13/10/2019 10:43:20
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With regards to fibrillous papers (Fib's) , the only way that they can be detected is by the use of a long wave ultraviolet lamp in a similar way to detecting phosphors .

May I suggest that you read my thread recently posted by the name of " Ultra violet radiation of multiple crown Wilding definitives " in conjunction with this article , for a better understanding of these stamps .

Thank you, Fred.

Edited By Fred Sellars on 13/10/2019 10:46:16

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