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"Wildings" is this a cream or whiter paper ?

Can you tell the difference, if so how ?

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Fred Sellars24/06/2019 11:16:28
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With any specialised subject in philately such as coloured papers, perforations, different types of phosphors,minute differences, watermarks or various shades you are going to need some form of instrument or aid to help you to detect the difference.

Several things spring to mind when looking at the above such as a magnifying glass,a perforation gauge, watermark detector or a colour chart, all of these things can be used under the normal spectrum with the naked eye to distinguish any variation, however there are some subjects that require a different approach.

How would you differentiate between some 8 mm phosphors on the Wilding stamps such as the 1/3d value as there are three colours to choose from as in normal daylight they all look the same !

I would use a shortwave ultraviolet light to recognise them with their afterglow, as I am sure all serious collectors of this issue would also do.

We now come to the crux of the matter with regards to different types of papers used as since 1962  the post office stated that from there on only whiter papers would be used to print these stamps.

My question to you is how would you know the difference.

This forum appears to mainly consist of spectators rather than participants perhaps you could get involved, why not, isn't that why you registered for in the first place to be part of it ?

Edited By Fred Sellars on 24/06/2019 11:20:52

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Carmen24/06/2019 11:57:22
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Hey Fred... well in this case, I must say that my participation will be limited since this is in no way an area of interest of mine, since I'm just a more general country and thematic collector (i.e., some would call me a Hoarder of Stamps, LOL!). It really does fascinate me though just how specific a collector can get in our hobby - here you are talking lierally about one type of stamp, produced about 60 years ago and which allows you to do some real, in-depth research and results presentation, as well as building a collection around that particular type of stamp. Coolio.

More power to you, my friend! Even if it's not an are of interest for me...

By the way, I was reading the other day about thematic collectors, and one in particular who is so specific, he has built an exhibit on his collection of Jersey Cows - Facing Left! laugh

Fred Sellars24/06/2019 12:58:29
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Hi Carmen,

I can't top that one, perhaps he needs to go to Guernsey.

Have a nice day.

Fred Sellars28/06/2019 08:19:08
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May I suggest that you see my latest thread by the name of "it just doesn't make sense !", thank you.

 

Edited By Fred Sellars on 28/06/2019 08:23:45

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