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Oceania/Australia : 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

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Rob1956
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27 May 2016
11:28:17am
A scarce 1938 variety of Queen Elizabeth showing ink stripping on the left side of the stamp (the right side of the Queen's head).

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Winedrinker
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27 May 2016
01:41:13pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

Rob, did you mean on her face? I see she is missing a bit of her eyebrow. Or did you mean her hair or the background.

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Eric

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Rob1956
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27 May 2016
08:11:10pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

The right side of her face lacks the detailing shown on the left side of her face giving it a whiter appearance.

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sheepshanks
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28 May 2016
04:42:33pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

Looks to me that the right side of her face is meant to be in a slight shadow and is emphasised under her chin and on her right shoulder. From the nose onward going right the lines are heavier, wheras the left side is more dotted than lined.

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Rob1956
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28 May 2016
08:31:32pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

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"Looks to me that the right side of her face is meant to be in a slight shadow and is emphasised under her chin and on her right shoulder. From the nose onward going right the lines are heavier, wheras the left side is more dotted than lined."



Trust me, the ink stripping isn't prominent, but it is a 'white face'.

Normal stamp without ink stripping

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With ink stripping

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A few other ink stripped stamps (her husband, King George VI)

Thin paper (normal) & Thin with very prominent 'white face' - ink stripping

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Thick paper (normal) & Thick with 'white face' - ink stripping

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ikeyPikey
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28 May 2016
08:54:08pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

To my uninformed eye, the real giveaway is the left side of her chin ... no shading at all.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Rob1956
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28 May 2016
09:04:20pm
re: 1938 Queen Elizabeth 1d "white face".

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"To my uninformed eye, the real giveaway is the left side of her chin ... no shading at all.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey"



And the nose; If you look at the post again you will see that I added a normal stamp in comparison to it and two good examples of her husband King George VI.

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