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Star Watermark And Ashokan Watermark

 
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Posted 11/27/2014   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vijaym to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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.

Thans
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Posted 11/27/2014   3:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi vijaym, welcome to Stamp Community!

Here is a page I have kept a photo of from eBay years ago, more for the page design than any other thing alas.

The waermarks are somewhat referenced at top, hopefully of some minor help.

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Posted 11/27/2014   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Vijay

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.

Regards.

Geoff
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Posted 11/29/2014   06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vijaym to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Puzzler & Geoff for your inputs. I will try and see if I can track some spot mark with face down tricks.
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