Thanks for the link to the Tasmania Postal Group website. I found this interesting writeup of plate flaws in the Tasmania 1c pictorial.http://www.tps.org.au/wp-content/up...18-final.pdf
INTRODUCTION TO THE TASMANIAN PICTORIAL 1d PRINTINGS.
The printings of the 1d Pictorial can be broken down into three recognisable groups.
#61623; The Recess prints done in London England,
#61623; The lithographed prints done in Melbourne, Victoria and
#61623; The typographed prints done in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Recess Prints.
The first set of printing was done by De La Rue in London based on photographs taken in
These stamps can be identified by the use of the 'TAS' watermark and are perforated 14,
they were first issued in December 1899.
There a number of hairline flaws on the 1d value but I am not aware of any recent work to
plate them, there are some notes on flaws in the K Lancaster book.
My stamp is 14 perforation and is recess printed. It must be the De La Rue print out of London. These are indicated to have a number of hairline flaws. I am still looking for a description of the various hairline flaw types. I clearly have one here.
The above document indicates that the Tasmanian 1c pictorials had many small flaws (in the 11-12 perforation stamps). The document shows all of these flaws. However, my stamp is not the 11-12 perforation variety and looks beautifully printed, despite the hairline cracks.
Still looking for additional info and need your help.