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Posted 10/23/2010   01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Suggested by our Primitive collector, Tony.
Gutter designs also treated in a thread called "gutter snipes"
LondonBus also posted something in the selvedge
of the GB Wilding series but I cannot find it.

Perf Guides:

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Posted 10/23/2010   01:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Part halfpenny Aust Kangaroo Wallaroo sheet,
showing gutter lines and two "printers blocks"
(4 stamps in the corner with printers imprint)




Same piece, detail of perf guide holes:

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Posted 10/24/2010   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some interesting marginal markings !



Perforation Guide lines with pin holes horizontal; Guillotine guidelines; Colour code bars and stage blocks; The small quartered circle [top left] and the interesting little [compass point] thingy [left of Orange stamp] make up huge marginal interest.

More to come.

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Posted 10/24/2010   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jind (alias Jhind alias Jeend) State in India believed in giving the collector his or her money's worth in the way of marginal markings, too



No need for perf guides, of course. Scissors were good enough for the good citizens of Jind.
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Posted 10/24/2010   7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The specialists lurve these sheets of the Jammu & Kashmir Anna stamp. You can distinguish several printings from the number and positions of the nail heads (the white voids around coloured spots) in the margins of the sheets, as the printers bashed in more nails to hold the plate together.



This is an intermediate stage.

The printing plates of less used values, like this Official 4 Anna



required less attention. Screw 'em down once, and they stayed screwed down.
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Posted 10/24/2010   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting stuff there, Gentlemen


I may have to challenge the pundit,
the pontificate of primitives here.

I believe Tony suggested "the wedge" shown on
the uglies was a means of guiding the perforator.
On US tamps the arrow was used for the Guillotine.



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Posted 10/24/2010   11:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I rather think this is one of those cases of comparing great things to small. The requirements for postage stamps of the Bhopal Government being on a somewhat more modest scale than those of the US Post Office, the Bhopal sheets were printed from single plates. They had no need to guillotine them apart.
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Posted 10/24/2010   11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bussahir (alias Bashahr, Bashar and half-a-dozen variations on that theme) also included a printer's imprint in its margins:



This one on SG 25 - the 1896 Anna (I was not responsible for that helpful pencil note.)
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Posted 10/24/2010   11:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tony
I like this sheet. 1896, even with the stain it's a beauty. Daniel
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Posted 10/25/2010   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Daniel, actually it isn't a stain. It's just a very poor impression of the ruler's monogram. Every stamp of Bussahir was supposed to be stamped with the monogram before the stamp was sold, in order to prove it was authentic. This is what the monogram should look like:



(This is the perforated version of the Anna stamp from the same 1896 issue.)
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Posted 10/25/2010   01:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It's just a very poor impression of the ruler's monogram


Slight correction:
The initials are those of Tika Raghunath Singh,
son of the then Raja, organiser and former
director of the State PO.

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Posted 10/25/2010   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quite right, Rodney. He wasn't yet Raja at the time.
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Posted 10/25/2010   03:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whew! grasshopper was hoping he was right.

(BTW I thought it was a stain too)
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Posted 10/25/2010   03:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You know what is happening to grasshoppers in the Eastern states at the moment ...
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