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Migrating Perforations On 1931 Red Cross Issue

 
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Posted 03/31/2008   12:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modern_who to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is a double-wide strip of Scott 702, the 1931 Red Cross Issue. Gussyboy wanted to see nursing stamps so I remembered these and looked them up. What caught my attention is the way the vertical perforations migrate from left to right, beginning with F-VF on the left then creeping over until they are eventually cutting into the design on the right.


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Posted 03/31/2008   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These were produced before the electric eye perforation equipment began to be used starting in 1933. By 1940 most of the stamps were produced with much better centering due to the electric eye technology.

While it is a very attractive stamp, this Red Cross issue is considered to have a design error for its complete omission of Greenland from the map of North America.
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Posted 03/31/2008   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These stamps are also found with the red cross shifted to different positions on the stamp.
For example the crosses are shifted left on this plate block compared to the crosses on modern_who's block:



This plate block is for sale on http://cgi.ebay.com/US-Stamp-Greate...ps_W0QQitemZ370036730200QQihZ024QQcategoryZ682QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted 04/01/2008   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So interesting! I already have my bid in on eBay for some of these to add to my nurse stamps! Now I have a cool history about them and the errors.

Thanks modern who and Tom! I find that I am gravitating towards the error stamps rather quickly! ha

Gussyboy1

BTW, Tom, I note you are getting closer to that 1000 post--maybe I should have chosen the 5th of April after all as contest date! ha
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Posted 04/04/2008   12:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I won those stamps on eBay with the errors--can't wait to show them to friends and family!
Gussyboy1 Also, got a lot of 6 RED CROSS stamps that I won.

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Posted 04/11/2008   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Modern - it's nice to see a large block still in one piece like that. I think the migrating perfs give it some great character!
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