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Horamakhet
16 Mar 2019
03:26:14am
Hi to all

This was in the collection that I purchased.

Unfortunately the postmark is messy

I don't think it is fading, as the postmark is still visible. (I could be wrong)

Could this be from a rusted plate.

The watermark is type 6 in the ACSC volume


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musicman
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16 Mar 2019
09:02:42am
re: KGV 2D

Definitely looks faded - appears to have gotten wet and washed the red out.

Yes, the cancel is visible, but is also quite faded where the red is faded as well.

A damaged stamp, unfortunately.

(Entire row of perfs gone as well.)

Sad

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Horamakhet
16 Mar 2019
08:19:51pm
re: KGV 2D

Hi Musicman

You are probably right about faded.

The comment about perfs is interesting.

I have lots of normal KGV stamps, many denominations, and some have the top perfs like that and some have the bottom perfs like that.

I think possibly, the perfs are not missing, but it is the way they were irregularly perforated.

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Horamakhet

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musicman
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16 Mar 2019
09:32:16pm
re: KGV 2D

Unusual....why do you suppose the perfs would be like that?

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Horamakhet
16 Mar 2019
11:34:52pm
re: KGV 2D

Hi Musicman


Not sure, maybe Rob knows the answer.

My idea is that perhaps the sheet was placed wrongly in the perforater, for want of a better word. As it seems some stamps are like that at the top and the bottom. Some are just the top , and then others just the base.
Bears more investigation.


To quote spooner.

"The thick plottens"

For those who are not aware, Spooner was a person who would muddle colloquilisms, putting them in the wrong order, such as "that is water under the dam" instead of over. apparently there are hundreds of them, as people have made up their own as well.


Horamakhet

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Winedrinker
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17 Mar 2019
01:01:31am
re: KGV 2D

Hence the wordplay term "spoonerism." The Reverend William Archibald Spooner was famous for these errors in speech.

Looks like someone scissored the stamp off of an envelope, perhaps a bit too close to the bone.

Cheers!
Wine


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Horamakhet
17 Mar 2019
01:52:52am
re: KGV 2D

Hi Winedrinker

Still not convinced about the perfs. Yes some perfs are scissored off accidentaly or deliberately cut off by collectors.

But for stamps coming from different sources it would have to mean that collectors were gathered together at one time, and when some stamps have come from overseas, and interstate, that would not be possible.

Some I still maintain would have to have been done when being perforated by government authorities. The cutting is too perfect on some, and too numerous in being purchased from all sorts of places.

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Horamakhet

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sgm
17 Mar 2019
02:09:51am
re: KGV 2D

Were these stamps produced in booklet panes? Could they be from a booklet?

Scott

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Tasnaki
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17 Mar 2019
02:14:45am
re: KGV 2D

Yes, with the C of A watermark definately booklets produced, Could well explain the cut.

Tasnaki

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Horamakhet
17 Mar 2019
06:48:42am
re: KGV 2D

Hi Tasnaki

Yes that would explain it, especially when they have inverted watermarks, which in the case of this denomination, came from booklets.

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Horamakhet

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