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Fred Sellars21/06/2020 10:14:19
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It would appear that Stanley Gibbons along with some other catalogues are in denial as to the existence of Wilding definitives printed on a cream paper after 1962, as stated by Mr Frank Walton, but my latest find indicates that this is not the case as well as several other variations previously discovered based on previous scans displayed.

This scan concerns the 1/6d regional issues that appear to have been printed on 3 distinct papers, namely, the no watermark coated, the whiter watermarked paper, and a cream watermarked paper also (but don't exist).

Can anyone still be in denial that cream papers were used and do exist ?

Every picture tells a story, judge for yourself !!!! Your call, Fred.img_20200620_162345.jpg

Fred Sellars25/06/2020 09:25:04
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img_20200625_082149.jpgYou don't have to look far to find omissions in the specialised catalogues, but for these I had to go to Guernsey to find the 4d plain first issued on the 7th of April 1966, the two variances can be seen in normal light on the upper scan, but then under longwave ultraviolet on the scan below.

The stamps on the left appear to be on a cream type paper where the stamps on the right are on a more fluorescent paper, both are listed as whiter papers in the specialised ? Fred.


Fred Sellars28/06/2020 12:06:17
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The more I investigate these multiple crown watermarked papers, the more I seem to discover. I am now finding that both the Scottish 4d plain and 2 band phosphors have been printed on what appears to be cream papers, both issued on the 7th of February 1966 and appear to be contrary to the GPO statement/guidelines of 1962.

Here is a scan relating to that fact ! How could these differences not have being noticed in the past ?img_20200628_104327.jpg

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