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HockeyNut
13 Aug 2019
09:39:39am
Hello all,

I recently joined this forum and read a lot of interesting messages.
I noticed that different people do not know exactly what the expert- (Prüfer-) signs at the back of the stamps mean.
Well, with this post I will try to give some clarification.

There are different experts and each has its own specialization.
Some examples are :
Dr. Dub
Heinz Grabowski
Paul Peter Jäschke
Dr. Oertel
Eduard Peschl
Schlegel BPP
Hans Dieter Schlegel
Dr. Simon
Hermann Ritter
Velimir Ercegovic
Heinz Jungjohann
Gerhard Krischke
Werner Pickenpack
Hermann Sieger
Walter Zirath
....
And many, many more

There is a strong protocol how to place the signs.
Below you can see how the experts place their signs on the stamp :

1) Stamps without overprint (Perforation, Puncture, Without perforation)
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2) Stamps with overprint (Perforation, Puncture, Without perforation)
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3) Specimen
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4) Stamps with issues (Small defects, Big flaws)
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Hope this article gives you some clarity.

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13 Aug 2019
09:44:53am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

Quote:

"Perforation, Puncture, Without perforation"



What does "puncture" mean? In English, we would interpret that as "a hole in the stamp", i.e. a fault.

And what does "BPP" stand for?

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HockeyNut
13 Aug 2019
09:47:10am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

And some samples below :

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A. Schlegel

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Dr. Dub


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HockeyNut
13 Aug 2019
09:51:47am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

BPP = Bund Philatelistischer Prüfer

Puncture : in german is the term DURCHSTICH
Do not no the english word, sorry

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13 Aug 2019
10:09:17am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

DURCHSTICH = roulette


Germany Serrate Roulette

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Chile roulette block

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HockeyNut
13 Aug 2019
10:12:58am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

Thanks,
Never to old to learn..............

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13 Aug 2019
10:20:57am
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

Good post but what do the snowflakes/circles beneath the stamps mean? Used/unused? The actual stamp illustrations used only show the mark on one side, does this mean they are unused or used.

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HockeyNut
13 Aug 2019
02:02:57pm
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

** means mint condition. The marking is only placed on left side.
* means unused. The marking is only placed on left side side.
(.) means used. The marking is only placed on the right side.
When the stamp has a flaw the marking will be placed higher on the stamp.
The greater the flaw the higher the signing.
Get it ??

See the examples in post 3

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13 Aug 2019
03:31:14pm
re: BPP marks on backside of stamps

https://www.filatelia.fi/experts/namesa.html

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