What we collect!

 

Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps
Discussion - Member to Member Sales - Research Center
Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps
Discussion - Member to Member Sales - Research Center
Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps



What we collect!
What we collect!


Europe/Great Britain : Mulready Question

 

Author
Postings
earwaves
Members Picture


Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.

19 Jan 2021
11:59:14am
What do the A "stereo" numbers on the back of Mulreadys designate? What's the difference, for example, between an A67 and an A 211? I couldn't even find that information in my venerable Huggins reference book.


Like
Login to Like
this post
Harvey
Members Picture


This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!

19 Jan 2021
12:36:19pm
re: Mulready Question

I'n not an expert, by any means, but when I see an N# I assume it's Scott's reference to their diagram number. I use it myself when just referring to a stamp in general from a Scott's catalog.

Like 
1 Member
likes this post.
Login to Like.

" An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until they finally know everything about nothing. A generalist is someone who knows less and less about more and more until eventually they know nothing about everything!"
sheepshanks
Members Picture


19 Jan 2021
12:42:21pm
re: Mulready Question

Possibly a printers mark to indicate the print run?

Like 
1 Member
likes this post.
Login to Like.
nigelc
Members Picture


19 Jan 2021
02:00:47pm
re: Mulready Question

The Mulready envelopes were printed in sheets of twelve in four rows of three.

These sheets were printed using a "forme" which consisted of twelve "stereos" with each stereo having been cast from the original brass engraving.

I guess the forme was effectively a composite plate made up from these twelve components.

Under each stereo is printed a stereo number. You can see this printed over (or under depending how you look at it) the large word POSTAGE on the back of the envelope.

For the 1d envelopes and letter sheets a small number of different formes were produced with different stereo numbers.

The 2d envelopes and letter sheets each used only a single forme.

The 1d envelopes and letter sheets have stereo numbers starting with "A" and the 2d stereo numbers start with "a".

My one and only Mulready example is a 2d envelope from stereo "a 202".

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
nigelc
Members Picture


19 Jan 2021
02:09:24pm
re: Mulready Question

Hi earwaves,

"A 67" was used in Forme 3 of the 1d letter sheet.

"a 211" was a replacement stereo used in the forme for the 2d envelope.

All this info comes from SG's GB Specialised catalogue Volume 1.

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
earwaves
Members Picture


Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.

19 Feb 2021
08:03:19am
re: Mulready Question

Thanks, everyone, for another educational batch of responses!

Like
Login to Like
this post
        

 

Author/Postings

Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
19 Jan 2021
11:59:14am

What do the A "stereo" numbers on the back of Mulreadys designate? What's the difference, for example, between an A67 and an A 211? I couldn't even find that information in my venerable Huggins reference book.


Like
Login to Like
this post

This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
19 Jan 2021
12:36:19pm

re: Mulready Question

I'n not an expert, by any means, but when I see an N# I assume it's Scott's reference to their diagram number. I use it myself when just referring to a stamp in general from a Scott's catalog.

Like 
1 Member
likes this post.
Login to Like.

" An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until they finally know everything about nothing. A generalist is someone who knows less and less about more and more until eventually they know nothing about everything!"
Members Picture
sheepshanks

19 Jan 2021
12:42:21pm

re: Mulready Question

Possibly a printers mark to indicate the print run?

Like 
1 Member
likes this post.
Login to Like.
Members Picture
nigelc

19 Jan 2021
02:00:47pm

re: Mulready Question

The Mulready envelopes were printed in sheets of twelve in four rows of three.

These sheets were printed using a "forme" which consisted of twelve "stereos" with each stereo having been cast from the original brass engraving.

I guess the forme was effectively a composite plate made up from these twelve components.

Under each stereo is printed a stereo number. You can see this printed over (or under depending how you look at it) the large word POSTAGE on the back of the envelope.

For the 1d envelopes and letter sheets a small number of different formes were produced with different stereo numbers.

The 2d envelopes and letter sheets each used only a single forme.

The 1d envelopes and letter sheets have stereo numbers starting with "A" and the 2d stereo numbers start with "a".

My one and only Mulready example is a 2d envelope from stereo "a 202".

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
Members Picture
nigelc

19 Jan 2021
02:09:24pm

re: Mulready Question

Hi earwaves,

"A 67" was used in Forme 3 of the 1d letter sheet.

"a 211" was a replacement stereo used in the forme for the 2d envelope.

All this info comes from SG's GB Specialised catalogue Volume 1.

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.

Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
19 Feb 2021
08:03:19am

re: Mulready Question

Thanks, everyone, for another educational batch of responses!

Like
Login to Like
this post
        

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails | Facebook


User Agreement

Copyright © 2023 Stamporama.com