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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Tonga Inverted Watermark

 

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Brechinite

25 Oct 2018
05:57:58pm

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Can someone say how common this inverted watermark stamp is, please:-

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It is SG 43 with tortoise watermark.
The catalogue says this stamp can have Upright Watermark or Sideways Watermark but no mention of Inverted Watermark
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Collecting King George VI from all countries, and King Edward VII and King George V from the West Indies.

26 Oct 2018
09:56:07am
re: Tonga Inverted Watermark

The Stanley Gibbons 2013 Catalogue indicated that the multiple tortoise watermark is found with the head pointing all upright or all downward if inverted. Sideways watermarks show the heads pointing both upright and downward. Stamps with the inverted watermark (all downward) are valued the same as the sideways watermark.

The used 2-1/2d value you have pictured is valued at about £1.60 for an upright watermark and £1.40 for a sideways watermark. Sorry it is not a windfall, but it does make an interesting study looking for the various watermark alternatives.

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Brechinite

26 Oct 2018
12:07:24pm

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re: Tonga Inverted Watermark

Thanks for the info.

I know that some inverted watermarks are quite common and others can be rarer. I couldn't find any mention in my catalogues.

I did not expect to retire on the value of this one stamp!Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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Brechinite

25 Oct 2018
05:57:58pm

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Can someone say how common this inverted watermark stamp is, please:-

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It is SG 43 with tortoise watermark.
The catalogue says this stamp can have Upright Watermark or Sideways Watermark but no mention of Inverted Watermark

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Collecting King George VI from all countries, and King Edward VII and King George V from the West Indies.
26 Oct 2018
09:56:07am

re: Tonga Inverted Watermark

The Stanley Gibbons 2013 Catalogue indicated that the multiple tortoise watermark is found with the head pointing all upright or all downward if inverted. Sideways watermarks show the heads pointing both upright and downward. Stamps with the inverted watermark (all downward) are valued the same as the sideways watermark.

The used 2-1/2d value you have pictured is valued at about £1.60 for an upright watermark and £1.40 for a sideways watermark. Sorry it is not a windfall, but it does make an interesting study looking for the various watermark alternatives.

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Brechinite

26 Oct 2018
12:07:24pm

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re: Tonga Inverted Watermark

Thanks for the info.

I know that some inverted watermarks are quite common and others can be rarer. I couldn't find any mention in my catalogues.

I did not expect to retire on the value of this one stamp!Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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