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Fred Sellars26/09/2020 12:05:52
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This is the same stamp but as seen from the printed side also depicted in mono.



It's a shame that these contaminated papers have never been considered as a variety or even mentioned before in specialised catalogues. Fred.

Fred Sellars01/10/2020 13:45:07
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NOW is the opportunity to acquire these contaminated papers before speculators and the like can get their hands on them, you will note that there are several different values to obtain (see previous scans), some being much scarcer than others.

I hope you are successful in obtaining some of them, Fred and his FIB's.

Fred Sellars03/10/2020 10:55:58
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Just for the record : The earliest indications of contaminated paper to appear in definitives has been found to be on the ½d blue phosphor.


The most recent ones being the 4d 9½mm violet phosphor discovered by Hanns Fasching editor of the Deegam catalogue/handbook in a 10/- booklet dated February 1968, that he reported back in 2015 in the " Bookmark " journal along with the mention of cream type papers appertaining to stamps printed long after the changeover in 1962. Fred.

Edited By Fred Sellars on 03/10/2020 11:04:56

Fred Sellars04/10/2020 12:02:04
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Here is an example of an attempt made by the manufacturers of the paper, to conceal the contaminating fibres with the use of additional OBA'S


Which in my opinion was not very successful ! What say you ?


Fred Sellars10/10/2020 19:45:07
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Here is the much scarcer version of the same issue, but this time printed on a oxidised paper that removed the fluorescence from the embodiment.


This can be seen when comparing like-for-like.


Fred Sellars11/10/2020 17:29:45
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Under normal circumstances, articles published in the Great Britain Philatelic Societie's journal are reserved solely for members only, but kind permission has been granted to me from the editor of the journal Mr Mark Jackson and the author of the article Mr Austin Barnes for you to view the article in this posting that coincides with some of my findings.

It makes interesting reading for anyone specialising in the stamp papers of the multiple crown Wildings.



Thank you once again to both Mike and Austin. Fred.

Fred Sellars18/10/2020 14:37:41
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Further findings have now been made regarding the 3d (plain) regional for Wales, indicating that 4 papers were used in their printing.


Greater detail has been given in my posting by the name of "Ultra violet radiation of multiple crown Wilding definitives" in association to this disclosure, thank you. Fred.

Fred Sellars21/10/2020 20:00:12
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A more in-depth version of this topic can be found on the Great Britain Philatelic Societie's QE2 discussion board by entering into your search engine the following :-

It certainly makes interesting philatelic reading, thank you and enjoy, Fred.

Fred Sellars26/10/2020 15:58:09
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It would appear that Unitrade list the fluorescent variations of Canadian stamp papers in their specialised catalogue, yet, Stanley Gibbons fail to do so with stamp papers of their own country, so by denying British stamp collectors the same benefits and coverage of existing variations to be found.

Even the experts at the Royal philatelic society in London are aware that contaminated papers exist on the multiple crown Wildings, but have never disclosed information of their existence to the philatelic media in the past.

What are they trying to hide ?


Fred Sellars29/10/2020 11:53:52
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Another thing that should also be noted, was that whilst writing an article in the Stamp Collecting Magazine back in 1968 Dr John Sugden in his Woodstock column commented the following :- quote "As official silence is absolute" when trying to discover the reasons for their configuration and variaties in the papers of the multiple crown Wildings,

It is therefore obvious that he did not succeed in his efforts as to finding the answer. Fred.

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