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Oceania/Australia : Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

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lasaboy
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13 Feb 2013
09:28:03pm
Anyone have any details on these, they all seem to be printing errors (lack of ink), If I only had one of each I would put it down to a loss of colour in soaking or some solvent contamination, but I have a number of copies of each (a) is what the stamp should look like (b) & (c) are the printing errors it seems.

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13 Feb 2013
09:43:57pm

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re: Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

Hi
I have this one from AAT. Same thing and have seen several of both.
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Birdie
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17 Feb 2013
09:50:48am
re: Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

I really like the parrot stamps with missing color, must check my own stamps to hopefully find some as, EFOs are great enhancements for a thematic collection .

like this one here, can go in an Aussie collection or a thematic (topical)
Inverted printing on a 1990 frama..
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tooler
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28 Apr 2013
01:30:16pm
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The left stamp is the LLA flaw (in Australia) Scott #26, Stanley Gibbons #77 and the ACSC #23R23. 2nd Wmk. King George V 1924 1½d Perf 14


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tooler
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28 Apr 2013
01:40:17pm
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Here is a King George V ½d Scott #60 Stanley Gibbons #48a and ACSC #5R43, Multiple W/M
Perf 14. The left stamp has the Variety thin 1 in fraction at right.

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tooler
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28 Apr 2013
02:09:55pm
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The information on this stamp is from the book: Adams, Bell & Pope. #CL29
Plate C, Left pane, stamp 29
4 recorded varieties.
(1) Break in top of S in Australia
(2) Break in top frame
(3) Spot, right of Tasmania
(4) Break in inner right frame 4mm from bottom.
This stamp (1d Kangaroo first watermark) has all 4 VarietiesHappy

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29 Apr 2013
10:42:57pm
re: Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

Jack,

Thanks for showing these striking plate flaws. I remember that we once had a fabulous discussion on the Australian KGV series, but I am not sure what happened to it. I vaguely remember it was supposed to be turned into an article? Someone remembers what happened to that discussion?

In any event: Do you know the odds of the plate flaws on the 1/2 p and 1 1/2 p KG V?

With respect to the 1 p Kangaroo: I am somewhat dumbfounded. Isn't it the characteristic of a plate flaw to be constant, always appearing on the same field position? How then is it possible that -- as your description suggests -- four varieties may or may not appear together and are miraculously united on the one stamp you are showing? This is really quite puzzling.

Arno


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tooler
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02 May 2013
03:36:28pm
re: Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

Arno
You ask a very good question and I'm not sure I can answer it. I will tell you what I have read on the subject. First, the 1d Kangaroo in question I showed, I think, to an expert in Australia Kangaroo stamps. He gave me the information I posted.

FREAKS, also called "varieties" or "minor errors" by some, represent production problems that are partial or not exactly repeatable, such as paper creases, misperforations, partially missing colours or an ink fountain on a press that may have run dry, depositing a minimal amount of ink on one row of stamps.

The way I understand it, you can find all of these varieties on other 1d Roos but not necessarily all on a single stamp. For some reason this stamp ended up with all 4 of the varieties as stated in the 1d Kangaroo book "Adams, Bell & Pope" Specialists on the 1d Kangaroo stamp of Australia.

I am going to try and find more about this stamp. Will post again when I find more information.

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Rhinelander
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02 May 2013
11:49:39pm
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Hi Jack,

Thanks for the additional information. According to the identification in the original post the four deviations are constant and can be traced to a specific field position, i.e., "Plate C, Left pane, stamp 29." This is great. As you know, usually, we get images of "errors" that are just random variation in the production process (some examples shown above). Plate flaws, especially if already identified and plated, are much more interesting.

Arno

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12 Jun 2015
07:14:27pm
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Missing map of Tasmania on the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Games series (the remainder have the map intact)
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The missing map of Tasmania (the cut out is from the bottom green stamp of the athlete with the shot put)

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04 Sep 2015
10:36:32am
re: Australia -- Printing errors and plate flaws

1966 4c Queen Elizabeth II coil stamp, fawn and black printing misplaced 2mm upwards (mint unhinged).

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