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Monaco.

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Here's an interesting one I picked up recently -- an error card! You don't see these too often, since quality control was easier to oversee on short runs (only 8,500 were printed). This is B-138, but you can see the black plate slipped significantly downward. I've also included an image from a typical card, for comparison. What do you suppose a similar error would bring on an actual stamp from that period?



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Have not checked if featured previously.
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Posted 06/08/2021   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
(Did not see in other scans)
This one came to me in the bottom of a box lot of odds&ends I got at auction.
Came with original envelope and paperwork.

I like how on the order form, along with the other BEP offerings, you can get uncut sheets of banknotes.

Thanks for the Ken Barr website.
This one is listed as: B186 Centennial 1994,thirteen 1894 stamps (black)




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Posted 06/12/2021   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Patg23, you actually have B-197, the blue version of the Postage Stamp Centennial card. When the BEP first issued the card in 1994, it was very popular and quickly sold out. So they reprinted it the following year, doubling the print run, and it sold very well, too.

There's a similar card, B-229, that showcases the entire Trans-Mississipi set, in green.

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Greg,
Thank you for the clarification. On closer look, it does look more like a very light shade of blue.(My eyes aren't what they used to be.)
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