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Posted 01/24/2019   03:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add john62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone else here collect design error stamps? Errors can and do happen but usually are corrected prior to the stamp being issued into the mainstream. There are quite a number if you look hard enough.

I find it fascinating, yet I have little interest in printing errors.
Just one collector's opinion


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Posted 01/24/2019   04:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp wasn't issued with the spelling error, but the PHQ card was.


Corrected version:

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Posted 01/25/2019   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Italy's "comedy of errors"
The Simplon Tunnel.

Coach a copy of the painting from "The Gottard Mail" (Rudolph Koller) Switzerland.
The train would not be coming out of the left tunnel, rail rolls left in Italy
It would be going the other way.
Steam never went through the tunnel, with 2 tracks, it was electrified.

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Some of the issues in Estonia's 1999-2003 definitive series have the date in the bottom margin, and some have the date under the bottom lion's front paw. Position #83 in the 1999, 30 Senti value (stamp on the right) was incorrectly made with a redundant year date under the lion's paw.

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Posted 02/06/2019   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love this old chestnut from Monaco with the six fingered Roosevelt.

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Posted 02/07/2019   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I creates several album pages of errors on stamps. Here are a few examples. If anyone is interested I can post more examples.





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Posted 02/07/2019   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add john62 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
oldguy

Your album pages are great. I'd love to see more
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I recall reading a statue of liberty stamp was the Las Vegas replica
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Posted 02/07/2019   12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oldguy - Did you use this site to develop your pages.

http://topicsonstamps.info/errors/index.htm
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Posted 02/08/2019   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rogd -

No, but I will certainly check it out. Thanks! Looks like a great resource. (edit: it appears some of these pages must have a life of their own else where on the web.)

Wow! I did not realize there were so many design errors in stamps. I try to find the subject stamp. This is a bigger challenge than I originally realized.

Looks like Afghanistan (45 design errors) could needs better quality control! But US and Canada are not much better.
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The motorcycles are driving on the wrong side of the road.
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The Kingdom of Yemen issued in 1969 a set of 8 stamps entitled "save the holy places". Several stamps depicting the Dead Sea scrolls written in Hebrew two millennia ago:

One of the stamps depicting inverted Dead Sea scroll from Qumran caves:

When the stamp is inverted vertically and than horizontally, it shows a page from "Habakkuk Commentary" book written in Hebrew in the 1st century BC, exhibited in the Israel museum in Jerusalem:

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