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Rob1956
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14 Feb 2017
06:46:22pm
The very dull blue 1949 £1 was printed from the original die of John Ash, any printing would have the John Ash imprint, McCracken altered the shade to a deeper blue and as thick paper does not absorb as much ink as thin paper, the result is a beautifully defined dark blue, bringing out the delicate craftsmanship of the engraving in very fine detail.

Soon after in the same year, the ‘Ash’ imprint was replaced with the impersonal ‘By Authority’. McCracken’s reason to do away with personalised imprints is to allow future printers access to the dies without making newer ones with their personal imprints; this also saved many dollars for the Postmaster-General’s Department.

The impersonal imprint was unpopular with philatelists as it done away with an important part of the stamps history, not to mention future value.

The ‘Robes’ is a very comprehensive collection and a project still in progress.

This collection is rare, all are mint unhinged, I hope you like the display.

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Sally
14 Feb 2017
08:06:05pm
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Well that is a very impressive display. Thanks for posting for everyone to see.

I am wondering - are these actual pages or a virtual presentation? The black background really sets off the stamps nicely. If they are virtual pages, do you scan all your stamps?

However you have done these, they are great. I like all the details and the format. Just Wow!

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Rob1956
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14 Feb 2017
08:57:47pm
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Thanks for the comment Sally. It is a virtual presentation; The black background is an excel page with a black background and I then inserted my collection from my Google Drive Album (took quite some time scanning the stamps in their proper shade to put into Google Drive).

My actual album has clear pages that can be seen back and front, it's impossible to scan from these pages as the light from the scanner is reflected off the pages causing a large blur on the page.

I thought black would be the better choice as it does bring out the finer detail of each stamp, and the stamps are the proper size format.

Eventually I will make a similar display of my King George V collection.




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15 Feb 2017
05:07:33pm

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re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Very nice Rob, i like the way you displayed the 1937-1940 blue 3p stamps..do you find them easy to identify ?

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15 Feb 2017
05:44:49pm
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Beautiful stamps! And the presentation with the black background is top notch.

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Rob1956
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15 Feb 2017
06:52:46pm
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Thanks Phil

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"Very nice Rob, i like the way you displayed the 1937-1940 blue 3p stamps..do you find them easy to identify ? "



The entire display is set out by ACSC order, I was able to recognise the first 3, thins and ink stripped stamps (white faces) quite easily, a little help from a pre-decimal specialist dealer helped with the remainder.
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Rob1956
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15 Feb 2017
07:01:39pm
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Thanks Eric

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"Beautiful stamps! And the presentation with the black background is top notch."



It is definitely a beautiful collection, and after testing a few background colours I noticed that black was the better choice of background. I will be using the same background in future displays as it will compliment whatever stamp I use.

At the moment I'm working on a complete collection of pre-decimal QE IIs, and later KGV definitive and commemorative issues.

The kangaroo and map is also in progress, a few more issues need to be located before I commit them to a project.

And Queen Victoria, coming soon.

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20 Nov 2017
09:05:18pm
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"My actual album has clear pages that can be seen back and front, it's impossible to scan from these pages as the light from the scanner is reflected off the pages causing a large blur on the page.
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Hi Rob,
I mount mine in Hawid mounts, on parchment paper, with SG nummbers, then I scan them so I have a digital record as well.
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I would love to show a complete page, but the scan is to large for the forum requirements. I have to retype page as perfs should say 11.5 x 14

I have never seen album pages that are clear back and front, where can I purchase them.
Horamakhet

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jbaxter5256
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21 Nov 2017
04:28:48am
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What a beautiful display! Stunning.

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Rob1956
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21 Nov 2017
09:19:37am
re: Finally my current collection of King George VI (in progress)

Hi jbaxter5256

I've added more since then, I will upload the updated collection soon.

Rob

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