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Europe/Great Britain : 1937 coronation colon after date figure

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sheepshanks
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06 Jan 2018
08:23:07pm
Had a couple of soaking and sorting days and just found this for my troubles.
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Looks fairly genuine as the colon variety, no thins, minor perf damage and only slightly off centre.
If correct a nice start to the year.

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egertoni
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07 Jan 2018
08:05:18am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

Great find, great reward for the sometimes tedious working through what appears to be an endless number of duplicates.

As someone who is just returning to collecting after many years away, I have a couple of questions:

My Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise catalogue (2008 - latest I own) has a blank for the used value of the Coronation "colon flaw" which is said to indicate "it exists, or may exist, but no market price is known." Has that value assessment by SG changed since 2008? The 2018 Scott Great Britain eCatalogue doesn't even list the colon flaw.

It's a find like this that prompts me to keep what seem like endless numbers of the same issue. I wonder, when you've determined that no treasure lurks within, what do you do with those myriad duplicates?

Congratulations,
Jim

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sheepshanks
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07 Jan 2018
09:24:50am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

Thanks Jim, the 2017 concise has no used value either. The specialized may have and perhaps someone else could advise.
There are in fact a large number of constant flaws known but not listed in SG. There is a book, published 1949 that lists them. http://www.worldcat.org/title/great-britain-the-coronation-stamp-1937-its-aberrations-flaws-abnormalities-etc-with-illustrations-and-a-plate/oclc/316014589
And no I do not have the book.
Regarding all the duplicates I tend to put them away in glassines, envelopes, and stockbooks after picking the best for my albums. Countries I do not collect eventually may get to be sold on here or elsewhere.

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DavidG
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07 Jan 2018
11:45:02am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

A great find. I searched thousands of these stamps and only came up with one "dot in oval" variety.

Congratulations.

David in Ottawa, Canada

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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
09 Jan 2018
07:53:39am

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re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

The colon flaw is listed in the George VI specialised catalogue.
My copy is dated 1993.
The colon flaw was quoted at £3.00 for MNH while the standard stamp was quoted at £0.40 for MNH.
There was no price for used.

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sheepshanks
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09 Jan 2018
11:08:12am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

The colon flaw is now listed at £70 mint and 30p mint and used for the plain jane. 2018 Concise.
Does the GV1 list any of the other flaws?

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Brechinite
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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
09 Jan 2018
06:32:12pm

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re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

George VI Specialised lists the following:-

a) Ray Flaw
b) Ray Flaw Corrected
c) Colon Flaw
d) Comet Flaw
e) Spur to A of MAY
f) Extra Decoration
g) Pearl Behind Tiara
h) Spot in lacing by Orb
ha) White Dot above Y
i) Pearl in Orb
j) Crack in Orb
k) Short foot to 2
l) Patch in Oval
m) Long Tail to S
n) Extended Bar to E
p) Beetle on Monogram
q) Double fraction bar
r) White Spot on E
s) "Cancelled"
t) Overprinted Specimen

I'll try and scan the pages tomorrow but it is a paperback book and doesn't lie completely flat.

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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
10 Jan 2018
11:39:33am

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re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

The scans of the book are like a chocolate teapot, useless!!

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doomboy
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10 Jan 2018
12:23:47pm
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

Quote:

"The scans of the book are like a chocolate teapot, useless!!"



...but a chocolate teapot would be deliciously messy, no? Big Grin

I love the expression, Ian. I'm going to have to work that one into conversation at some time!
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Nikki
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10 Jan 2018
12:35:29pm
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sheepshanks
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10 Jan 2018
02:18:07pm
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

Thanks Nikki and Ian, guess I have a lot more searching to get done.

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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
10 Jan 2018
03:28:36pm

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Quote:

".but a chocolate teapot would be deliciously messy, no?"



You would have to make sure the teapot was on a plate before you poured the hot water into it otherwise you would have to lick up the chocolate from the table or the carpet!!

UUGGHHHHHH!

(all that carpet pile, dust mites and cat and dog hair!!!!)

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12 Jan 2018
02:07:13am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

How about a Chocolate Celestial Teapot. I never thought of that possibiity before.

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malcolm197
22 Jan 2018
05:36:22am
re: 1937 coronation colon after date figure

Another vaiety of the "chocolate teapot" is "asthmatic racing pigeon" !

Malcolm

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