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Oceania/Australia : AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

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Horamakhet
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07 Aug 2019
12:56:11am
Hi to all

one of my latest purchases, and my first Two pound roller flaw.

I am very happy with the purchase.

Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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07 Aug 2019
02:00:15am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

Hi Franz

Good set, did you know that all the scrolls are different. And the roller flaw is very easy to see, many are very light.

Rob

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Horamakhet
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07 Aug 2019
03:08:53am
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Hi Rob

That is very interesting re the scrolls, I never noticed that.

I am also very glad, as it is very difficult to see where they were actually hinged.

It is a very prominent example of the flaw, I could not believe that I actually found one, after searching so long.

You have turned me into a Stampenstein's Monster, (With apologies to Mary Shelly)


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DaveSheridan
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07 Aug 2019
04:17:21am
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Now for the real challenge, finding the retouched roller flaw Happy

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Rob1956
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07 Aug 2019
07:34:32am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

The retouch roller flaw is scarcer than the roller flaw. Whoever wants to look for one would need to have a good magnifying glass and know what to look for. As I am very particular about the centring of these COAs, I'm still looking for a well centred to superbly centred copy, I'm sure one will come my way eventually.

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DaveSheridan
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07 Aug 2019
07:43:16am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

I've been looking for a used retouch for years (as in, find one, not buy it as such). Hen's teeth come to mind

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Rob1956
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07 Aug 2019
07:54:07am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

Hi Horamakhet

Here is how the stamps look when various shades are added, I have two roller flaws, the thin paper roller flaw is one of only two in existence, the second one was recently sold at Status International (Hopefully one day it will come home to its twin).

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Roller flaws are scarce (with the exception of the thin paper).

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Rob1956
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07 Aug 2019
07:59:05am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

Hi Dave

I think you would have a better chance finding those elusive hen's teeth.

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Horamakhet
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07 Aug 2019
10:12:34am
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Hi Rob & Dave

Now you have set me off on a tangent

A retouched roller flaw?

Just when I was happy that I had found a roller flaw.

In a past life, did the both of you work for the Spanish Inquistion?

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Rob1956
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07 Aug 2019
02:40:51pm
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

There goes a well kept family secret.

Here is an image of the retouch, it is very hard to notice, if you're lucky you may come upon one that is noticeable which is what I'm looking for.

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Horamakhet
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07 Aug 2019
08:14:48pm
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

Hi Rob

In the retouch, I am not sure what I am looking for.

Is it the tiny very hard to see half moon shape line near the tail of the two


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Rob1956
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08 Aug 2019
12:08:16am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

The illustration is not a good example as the retouch was corrected where it is nearly impossible to see. The majority of roller flaw retouches leave a weakened base of the “2” where the shading lines are weak, in many cases some of the shading lines are missing.

Rob

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Horamakhet
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08 Aug 2019
04:04:44am
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Hi Rob

Thanks for that clarification

Will begin the search.

Horamakhet

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Rob1956
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08 Aug 2019
07:09:15am
re: AUSTRALIA TWO POUND ROLLER FLAW.

Next week I'll be posting the 1965 ANZAC set with various shades and varieties of the blue 8d such as the broken rope, missing pocket, retouched rays of light making the rays a distinctive white, very worn chest flaw, chest flaw, etc, in singles, pairs, strips of three, strips of 4, blocks of 4 and a block of 10.

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