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Scott #104-Xx...."Shilling Mark"...?

 
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Posted 04/02/2016   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys..i was looking through a lot of my old precancel stamps and came across this (not in good shape) Scott 104-xx...I have a couple of questions.

1 - Is this stamp below, what is called a ""shilling mark"...?
2 - Why is the whole line under Scott 104-xii blank in Unitrade...?

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Posted 04/02/2016   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert, what do you mean by 'shilling mark'? The only shilling mark I know used to be in the old English monetary system. If you'd write the price of something as 5/11 ( 5 shilling 11 pence ) the '/' was the shilling mark.

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Posted 04/02/2016   4:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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what do you mean by 'shilling mark'? The only shilling mark I know used to be in the old English monetary system. If you'd write the price of something as 5/11 ( 5 shilling 11 pence ) the '/' was the shilling mark.


True Peter...Unitrade uses it as and identifying mark.

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Posted 04/02/2016   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's called a "shilling mark" because it looks like 1' (i.e., like an apostrophe after the 1). I think whoever coined the name was simply looking for a catchy name. The actual shilling mark is much longer and at a slight diagonal, tapering at the bottom end -- so calling the plate flaw a "shilling mark" is sort of a stretch. Peter typing it as a / is more accurate. The actual plate flaw is a lot more like the small apostrophe.

I don't think the stamp you showed is the "shilling mark". The position is off, and it should be much more pronounced. But I will leave it to the Canada specialist to give you a more accurate opinion.
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Posted 04/02/2016   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a variety of the 1935 Silver Jubilee 13c Yacht Britannia known as the "shilling mark" (Unitrade 213i) where the symbol appears above the 1 and 3 in the lower left denomination tablet. I've never heard the term applied to an Admiral.
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Posted 04/02/2016   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the 2016 Unitrade Canada, they use the term "Shilling mark" for the plate flaw on this stamp, assign a catalog number 104xii, and also include a picture of the plate flaw.

But as Robert pointed out, the prices are all left completely empty. Not even a ___.
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Posted 04/02/2016   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here is my recent shilling mark acquisition. That one is listed in Unitrade

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OK, I understand the 'shilling mark' now. Robert, both of the numeral boxes have a dot in them. Is that normal?

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Very nice stamp, Gilles! Now that far more closely resembles a shilling mark in the left tablet.

I'll try to post a picture of the Admiral shilling mark.
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Posted 04/02/2016   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the 2016 Unitrade...

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Wert,
on your post, the dot in the left numeral box appears more sighificant to me....
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Posted 12/03/2020   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gilles...Why do you think the left numeral DOT is significant..???

The Blue/red arrow also shows a possible attached dot on the numeral "1"

Robert

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