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Fred Sellars31/10/2020 11:22:09
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Earlier I mentioned briefly that in total I have found 6 different varieties of paper that was used to print the multiple crown Wildings, two of which are listed separately as being cream and whiter variations that occurred in 1962, with the third one being the chalk-surfaced paper (not individually listed) but mentioned in a statement in the catalogue relating to the 3d GLO stamp of 1960.

The above varieties of paper have been well documented and are not the reason for my intervention on this topic, but it's the three unlisted versions that have been my concern, due to the fact that they have all been classified as whiter papers without any variations being noted, consequently this has lead me into showing you that there is a vast difference between the normal whiter papers and the 3 unlisted ones in previous attachments.

I have now set out a summary of definitions for the 3 unlisted papers as to their conception in the following attachment, in order to enhance your knowledge on the subject of these 50+ year old little pieces of paper so much enjoyed by philatelists all over the world.


I think my last sentence in the attachment is appropriate to all concerned. Fred.

Fred Sellars03/11/2020 16:16:51
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Here are the three types of paper in question, all of which deserve catalogue status.


No doubt you will find some of these on your travels with the use of a long wave ultraviolet lamp. Fred

Fred Sellars06/11/2020 12:34:36
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Here are the 4d 9½ mm violet phosphors in question along with two varieties of the 8 mm paper versions.







Cream papers have been produced long after the changeover was implemented in 1962, and can be found on several other values that I have discovered over the last couple of years, due to the oxidation method being used to rid the paper of the ever-increasing contaminating fluorescent fibres. Fred.

Fred Sellars07/11/2020 19:14:36
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In their efforts to rid the paper of the contaminants (fluorescent fibres) via oxidation, they inadvertently produced a cream paper version similar to the earlier cream type papers prior to the changeover in 1962, but because the water was now being filtered, a more translucent embodiment was created as to it's overall appearance " a paper without any fluorescence " . Fred.

Fred Sellars09/11/2020 19:00:37
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One of the more revealing aspects in my investigation regarding the multiple crown Wilding papers was a posting by Mr Frank Walton on a similar topic made on the QE2 GBPS' discussion board, Mr Walton RDP FRPSL former president of the RPSL and previous editor of "The London philatelist" related to certain statistics on fluorescent papers, but gave no mention as to the contaminated papers or post 1962 oxidised cream papers which are also a major contributory factor on the subject.

This is what he had to say in his posting of the 6th of May 2020 about the fluorescence in some papers......


I responded the same day with this reply ...........


And later posted this satirical attachment of the situation as to what he had said ........


For some reason or other the contaminated, fluorescent and post 1962 oxidized cream papers are being refused any catalogue status, even when they are known to exist on many of the multiple crown Wilding lower values. Fred.

Fred Sellars10/11/2020 10:57:00
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Here's another "PUN" .


On behalf of the "FIB" society, enjoy ! Fred.

Fred Sellars11/11/2020 20:44:54
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And last, but not least of the 3 satirical images is of the translucent oxidized cream stamp paper.


Which had removed the fluorescent freckles (the contaminants) from within the structure of the paper, giving this non-fluorescent cream version. Fred.

Fred Sellars13/11/2020 10:23:27
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Enough of these frivolities, let's get down to brass tacks......






It would appear that the continuity of additives was variable for each mixture giving rise to some variations found, especially over a period of time. Fred.

Fred Sellars14/11/2020 10:20:22
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With acknowledgements going to Dr John Sugden and "Stamp Collecting" (1913 to 1984) . Fred.

Fred Sellars18/11/2020 19:21:54
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Little, if any information has ever been disclosed by the RPSL (expert committee) over the contaminated papers to the philatelic media, even though they have known of them for several years, it's as though they want to keep them a secret, as no notification has ever been disclosed by them over these contaminated papers.

If you know of such a publication then please inform the uninitiated over it's existence.

img_20201118_184758.jpgThis was Mr Harman's brief reply to me after submitting some of my findings on the subject around 2 years ago. Fred.

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