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Great Britain 1902 2 1/2d Double Impression And Perforation 14.5+ X 14 - Please Verify Findings

 
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Posted 05/08/2019   08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add souldjer777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good Morning All,

I am pretty excited about this one... a 1902 Great Britain 2 1/2d stamp with a double impression along the top. Also, the perforation on this stamp is 14.5+ on top and bottom with perforation 14 at the sides. I have scanned the stamp at 1200 dpi to get verification of my findings. Please measure for yourselves and let me know your results.

My results - Marker #top14 saved. Top:14.66 Right:14.06 Bottom:14.87 Left:13.98.

1200 DPI:



Free Online Digital Perforation Guage:
https://www.stampcollectingblog.com...ation-gauge/


I appreciate the verification and assistance.
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Posted 05/08/2019   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Souldier, a real perforation gauge costs only pennies and really is a must.

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Posted 05/08/2019   2:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Galeoptix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Where is the double impression??? There is nothing like that in your stamp!
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Posted 05/08/2019   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What you have is interesting...but not a double impression. The printed sheets of stamps were stacked with interleaving when the ink was still wet. If the interleaving was not in place it caused an "offset" impression on the back of the stamp above it. If that "offset" impression was moved even slightly (again when the ink was still wet) it caused a faint non coincidental impression on the stamp below.
You stamp is perforated 14.
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Posted 05/08/2019   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Everyone.

I'm hoping someone will use the online perforation gauge and share their measurements here in the forum please. The stamp is scanned at 1200 DPI.

Petert4522 - I prefer the online perf gauge as others can measure and share their measurements. I have several perforation gauges - "phila combi box" , a "white ace postage stamp perforation gauge", a "Precision US Specialty Multi Gauge" and a S.G. gauge somewhere around here lol.

Galeoptix - The double impressions are along the top frame, in Postage & Revenue, top left, top right... in misc areas. It's quite hard to miss.

scotzm -
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You stamp is perforated 14.

I thought you would correct me and say that my stamp was 15 x 14 as in 1911 Stanley Gibbons GB 283. This stamp is not perforated 14.
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Posted 03/05/2021   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indicators to show strong areas of re-entry.

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beautiful photo
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Most British low value definitive stamps are about 20 mm wide. Consequently, a perf. 14 stamp has about 14 perforation tips and a perf. 15x14 stamp has about 15 at top and bottom. You cannot get 15 in a perf. 14 stamp. The 15 perforation tips of your stamp excludes the perf. 14 stamp. This makes it a 1911 Harrison stamp SG283 (as you already mentioned) and not a 1902 stamp. The cancellation will be "12" and not "02."

Since they used a comb perforator, the bottom and top perforations will be the same.

Other than that scotzm already said it (it has all the appearances of a doubling of parts of the print caused by the lack of interleaving coinciding with a shift of sheets) true double prints (the sheet being printed twice) are extremely rare during the Edwardian period and would create a full doubling of the image. Re-entries are not recorded for the Harrison printings and would appear on each stamp from the same position in the sheet printed from that plate (after a re-entry).
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Thank you NSK (and others) for bringing logic and reason to this thread.
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Don,

OP must be the luckiest guy on earth. All never before seen re-entries and the likes appear in his collection. I get the impression he hardly has "normal" stamps.
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Posted 03/08/2021   08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not lucky. I work extremely hard - accent on EXTREMELY. The truth behind my actions? I'm fiendishly looking through tens of thousands of stamps so I can help my son who has a heart condition. I personally can't think of giving up on him. I have more stamps than I can look through or count in my lifetime. Also, I have looked at some stamps more than twice and only discovered the difference after looking a 3rd or 4th time. What I do is NOT something I recommend to anyone. It's not relaxing. It's strenuous. Yes, in my case it is a necessity and my primary driving force. Giving back what I can to extend that life. What's surprising is - it's more exhausting just posting this message. I'm afraid it's the weight of the truth.
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