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Sweden Watermark 181 (Wavy Lines)

 
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Posted 05/06/2013   03:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add woodwind11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi! Newbie here.

Does anyone have a clear photo or scan of what Sweden's watermark 181 (wavy lines) is supposed to look like? I have watermark fluid but I just can't tell what I'm looking at.

Thanks!

Woodwind
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Posted 05/06/2013   03:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Welcome to Stamp Community Forum, Woodwind!



Image from the Scott catalog. Just look for slightly curved equidistant lines.
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Posted 05/06/2013   03:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add woodwind11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, khj! I was really hoping to see it on an actual stamp- I do have the Scott catalog, but it seems I have some broken lines or just one or something. My stamp is a smaller, regular squarish one.
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Posted 05/06/2013   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome...can you tell us which stamp you are looking at? That might help us with an answer.

There are a few interesting varieties for some issues. Here is a site with some nice images:

http://www.sfu.se/skola.php?edit=1&id=18&page=1
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Posted 05/06/2013   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jkjblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that looking at an actual stamp can be quite helpful for watermarks.

Back of a Sweden 1911-19 Scott 95 1c black
watermark 181- Wavy Lines


This is with watermarking fluid. I did not see the watermark in this case without it.

Note two slightly curved lines at the lower left and upper right of the stamp? These lines obviously are fairly far apart. That should help I would think.
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Posted 05/07/2013   02:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add woodwind11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes- CJ and JK- that has helped a lot! I had been expecting the lines to be thicker, as in the Scott catalog example. Now I see that they can be thinner, and it is possible to have just one line. I am looking mainly at 1920s Gustav V 15o and 20o. Hoping of course that they are Sc 189 & 189A- ha! What are the chances? But a girl can dream...
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Posted 01/25/2020   12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add clearsig to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had difficulty distinguishing the wavy lines watermark on a stamp I recently purchased as Sweden Sc. 135, the 5ore heraldic lion definitive coil perf. 13. When I scanned an image of the back of the stamp and manipulated it using the 'levels' tool in my image program, a watermark did appear which may be the wavy lines, but sideways rather than vertical in the stamp. Is this watermark known to occur sideways?
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Posted 01/26/2020   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 5 öre standing lion of 1922, perf 13 vertically, is known with the wavy lines, wavy lines + text, inverted wavy lines and inverted with text. There's a decent adder for inverted watermark. :)
Normal curves bottom left toward upper right, inverted curves upper left to bottom right. You need to soak the hinge off and rescan at a higher resolution for me to tell what you have.
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