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Oceania/Australia : WWII War Savings Stamps

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Rob1956
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16 Jun 2016
09:14:55am
WWII 6d "SPITFIRE", perf 14¾ on no watermark paper. An Authority imprint block of 8 with guide pips in bottom selvedge.

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There are not many non-commercial stamps in my collection, so far this is the only one, these were affixed to War Saving Cards and then redeemed for a £1 or £5 War Bond etc.

£1 War Bond Certificate

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The "spitfire" is not the correct identification, the aircraft is actually a Boulton Paul "Defiant" aircraft.

Boulton Paul "Defiant"

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Spitfire

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CapeStampMan
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Mike
16 Jun 2016
11:32:07am
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

Rob,
Thanks for sharing those great stamps and certificate. Unless my eyes are deceiving me, it appears to me the cockpit on the Spitfire, sits further back, on the trailing edge of the wing, which is the same as the plane pictured on the stamps.
Mike

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Rob1956
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16 Jun 2016
01:27:02pm
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

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"Thanks for sharing those great stamps and certificate. Unless my eyes are deceiving me, it appears to me the cockpit on the Spitfire, sits further back, on the trailing edge of the wing, which is the same as the plane pictured on the stamps.
Mike"



Hi Mike

I had a look at the plane and I think I can prove it is not a spitfire.

Here is a larger image of a single stamp showing the plane in better detail, the Boulton Paul "Defiant" has a gun turret at the back of the cockpit as shown in the photo and the Spitfire does not. The plane on the stamp has a gun turret at the back of the cockpit.

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Cheers
Robert

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Anglophile
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16 Jun 2016
04:51:26pm
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

The rudder slope and curve profile also looks correct for the Defiant and wrong for the Spitfire.

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ikeyPikey
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16 Jun 2016
07:50:49pm
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

Perhaps the cockpit on the aircraft on the stamp appears further back than it is because the very front of the cockpit is transparent.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Rob1956
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17 Jun 2016
02:16:51am
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

The rear cannon is the magic word in the identification of the aircraft.

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CapeStampMan
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Mike
17 Jun 2016
10:23:55am
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

OK, once again I have proven myself an idiot, by really getting eyestrain I can see quite a difference in the two. I really should just keep my yap shut about these types of controversies since I have enough trouble seeing stamps right in front of my own nose, with a glass no less. Excuse the ring, now back to sleep for me.
Mike

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smauggie
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18 Jun 2016
08:31:46am
re: WWII War Savings Stamps

At least you are in good company, Mike. Happy

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