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Fred Sellars04/04/2021 14:53:05
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Over the years a collector has a tendancy to hoard philatelic material with the intention of eventually " getting around to sorting them out ".

This latest discovery is one of those moments after sorting through a used mixture I had put to one side several years ago, in this particular instance it concerns the 14p phosphor coated paper in used condition with what appears to be variation of the ink used to print them.

The first attachment is as seen under normal light that gives several different shades to be found .......


The second one is of the same stamps but under longwave ultraviolet .....


Again showing the different shades which compares with the visible spectrum results.

Has anyone else noticed these variations and are any of these varieties listed ?


Fred Sellars05/04/2021 14:11:15
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I decided to overlay and align the frame of stamps b&c and do a close up shot of the 2 stamps for comparison, not only are they of a different colour but the value tablet appears to be lower and closer on stamp (b) than stamp (c) in association with the point of the bust as can be seen in the attachment below.


Please feel free to comment on this particular topic, as to what you have noticed that is different, thanks Fred.

Fred Sellars07/04/2021 10:01:36
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I have decided to include three positional indicators in the form of coloured arrows been inserted in order to show you the differences found.

It was recorded back in 1983 that some denominations was narrowed to accommodate the queen's profile, but the 14p was not one of them.


The red arrow indicates the large pearl of the necklace in comparison to the upper section of the letter "P" of the value.

The green arrow indicates the white curve opposed to the base of the letter "P"

The blue arrow points to the joining of the dress near the base of the portrait.

There is a positional difference between the two stamps on all three indicators.


Fred Sellars18/04/2021 15:58:06
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On further inspection, another thing that has been noted to be different has been that the lighter coloured stamp appears to have been guillotined on the top perforations indicating that it comes from a booklet.


I would have thought a stamp that is so distinct in its colouration and value tablet format would have been separately listed in any specialised catalogue : Is it listed ? Fred.

Fred Sellars13/06/2021 09:26:26
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The only reference that I can find on the web to these particular 14p grey-blue stamps is on the following two sites.
The Adminware guide > **LINK**


The Connoisseur Catalogue by James Skinner chapter 2 ↓

And no mention of variation in their colour was to be seen.


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