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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Perforation Listings in Scott Catalogues

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egertoni
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11 Jan 2021
05:13:26pm
Though I think I've graduated from the Beginner class, this question is probably appropriate for Philately 101: What does it mean when a Scott catalogue lists multiple perforations at the top of its entries for a series of stamps without indicating which perforations apply to specific denominations? For example, the listing for a 1935 series of New Zealand pictorials is headed with: "Perf. 14x14 1/2, 14x13 1/2, 13 1/2x14, 13 1/2."

I've operated on the assumption that this does not mean individual denominations might be found with more than one of those perforations, but, rather, that Scott does not find perforations useful in distinguishing among stamps in this series.


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simothecat
11 Jan 2021
05:25:46pm
re: Perforation Listings in Scott Catalogues

Hi,

Based on my experience, it means that each stamp may be found in some, all, or just one of the given perforations.

To know which, you will need a specialized catalogue.

Jan

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sheepshanks
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11 Jan 2021
05:33:21pm
re: Perforation Listings in Scott Catalogues

Sg lists as follows. For that particular set.
1/2d 14x13.5
1d 14x13.5; 13.5x14 (die1); 14x13.5 (die2)
1 and a 1/2d 14x13.5; 13.5x14.
2d 14x13.5
2 and a 1/2d 13-14x13.5; 13.5x14
3d 14x13.5
4d 14
5d 13-14x13.5; 13.5x14
6d 13.5x14
8d 14x13.5
1/-14x13.5
2/-13-14x13.5;, CAPTAIN COQK13.5x14
3/-13-14x13.5; 13.5x14
A note below this set states:-
In the 2 1/2, 5, 2/-, 3/- perf 13-14x13.5 the horizontal perfs on each stamp are in two sizes, one half of each horizontal side measuring 13, the other 14.

There, clear as mud now!

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egertoni
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11 Jan 2021
08:54:17pm
re: Perforation Listings in Scott Catalogues

Thanks, this is helpful. In the future, I'll take such a listing of perforations in Scott as a signal there's a boatload more complexity than the catalogue is detailing, and turn elsewhere if I think it's important for my collecting.

Jim

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angore
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12 Jan 2021
06:14:54am
re: Perforation Listings in Scott Catalogues

If any stamp had more than one perforation combination they would list both versions as varieties. Scott sometimes is not specific unless you needed the information to determine the variety.

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