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Posted 07/04/2017   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Weren't these stamps printed in a "tin shed" ?
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Posted 07/04/2017   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Weren't these stamps printed in a "tin shed" ?


Yes, the tin shed varieties are known for quite spotty appearances and many plate varieties could easily be mistaken.

Here is another one. The 1 1/2 red was surcharged with TWO PENCE, Scott 106 (ACSC 101). I thought this one was interesting because of the Perfin "T" (visible better from the back).



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Posted 07/04/2017   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of chads in that perfin. Is it missing a perf on the top? Not centered if not.
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Posted 07/05/2017   12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think there is a perf on the right side, completing the top. A very interesting example.
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Posted 07/05/2017   01:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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A very interesting example.

I've noticed you have quite a few of those.
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Posted 07/05/2017   01:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "T" puncture is a State Official T=Tasmania

Comes in a vast array of shapes.

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Posted 07/05/2017   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I've noticed you have quite a few of those.


It was a great auction purchase. Still going through the items, though I don't think there are any more "oddities".


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The "T" puncture is a State Official T=Tasmania


I completely forgot about that. Thanks. There is a person in my stamp club that collects Tasmania, so off to the club it goes.
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Posted 07/05/2017   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add langtounlad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
littleriverphil said
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Weren't these stamps printed in a "tin shed" ?

No! this is an urban myth which has been continued on SCF by misguided posters.

This is the building in recent times



Photograph from Victorian Heritage site.

As you can see it is definitely not a tin shed.

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"Tin Shed Flaws" is a term that lovingly reminds people of the building in which they were manufactured, a copy of which was produced by langtounlad. A different website has this to say:


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They are flaws created by patches of gum on the front of the stamp.

The image is printed over the top of the gum, so when you soak the stamp off the envelope, the gum dissolves and the ink goes with it, leaving a blank area on the stamp

The Tin Shed was the King's Warehouse, Flinders Street Extension, Melbourne, where the Commonwealth Stamp Printer was located.

These varieties mostly occur on smooth paper 1d Reds of 1917-18 (poor wartime paper), though they do crop up on other values.


I can only assume the phrase "Tin Shed" came from the possibility that the roof was a tin-like substance? (Not sure about this, though.) In any case, the extremely hot weather and working conditions probably allowed gum particles to float around during the printing process.
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Posted 07/06/2017   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add langtounlad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Partime

The building has a metal roof and I believe this has been the case throughout its life. It is known as Queens Warehouse and why the author of your publication would say otherwise is a mystery.

I think they have solved the temperature problem as it currently houses a very expensive collection of distinct cars. For the car buffs see here http://foxcollection.org.au/

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The "Tin Shed" flaw is caused by streaks of gum being on the paper prior to printing. The design is then printed over those streaks of gum and soaks off when the stamp is washed off the envelope leaving varying blank patches.

This terminology is mentioned in some books relating to the King George V issues and has nothing to do with tin sheds.

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For reference, I have a few hundred hi-res images of Australian varieties on a website I'm developing. I add new images every few days as I get a few spare moments, and I hope it will become a better visual resource than the ACSC. It's free as well! http://acsvid.com
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Posted 07/06/2017   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I checked it out, and you have some nice varieties. One suggesting might be to better point out the actual variety. Some are obvious, of course. But others may not be. Maybe just an arrow pointing to the general area?
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Posted 07/06/2017   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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and has nothing to do with tin sheds


Oh, great. Now you're going to tell me that the inverted Jenny airplane wasn't actually flying upside down when they took a picture for that stamp! Oh, the humanity ...
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Posted 07/08/2017   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott 27, ACSC 95, the 2d Orange KGV. An odd mark on the right side doesn't match up with ACSC, though it is somewhat close to 95(4A)e.



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