Hi all, this is my first post in the forum, so excuse if any rule is missed.
I recently started collecting and while being India specific collection - found two different watermark mentioned in early definitive stamp releases. Absolutely clue-less on how to identify which watermark stamp I am having (Ashokan or Star pointing which side, etc). Any help on how to make out the difference would be much appreciated.
As someone who's generally hopeless at spotting watermarks, I sympathise. Having said that, the Indian stamps aren't too hard to spot the watermarks on, if placed face down on a black surface. Even I managed to sort out these official stamps using that method! There are also various relatively cheap watermark detectors on the market - you can find them on eBay or Amazon. Others will have views on how easy they are to use - I seem to wrestle unhappily with any technology.