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Grenada Watermark Variety

 
 
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Posted 06/26/2019   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add WSO to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

Can anybody help me identify this Grenada watermark variety? This is a rough perf 15 with what appears to be the dull rose red shade (Scott 5a, Gibbons 8). Gibbons notes that this shade has a sideways small star watermark, however the watermark looks more like something that would be found in the selvage. I mistook it for laid paper at first. Any clues here?

Thanks!

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Posted 06/26/2019   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jkjblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

1863 Scott 4 6p rose


Here is my Scott 4 6p rose with rough perf (CV $20).

Looks a lot like yours.


Left: wmk 5 "Small Star"; Right: wmk 6 "Large Star"


Here is the small star watermark on left.

You think you have a 5a 6p dull red @ CV $275?

Remember, common stamps occur commonly, rarer ones not so much.

These stamps come in shades according to SG. You need to find a small star-sideways. By the way, the Scott 4 6p rose can also be found with small star-sideways.
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Posted 06/26/2019   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WSO to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp was tucked in a small stockbook with lots of early Victorian issues, including many in the $200-$500 range. Fine with me if it is a humble rose. Honestly I am more curious about what would cause the bizarre watermark, regardless of the color shade. I have never seen one like it before.
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It is lines from the sheet watermark in the margins, not uncommon for earlier Victorian issues. I don't have a picture of it, but the stamp appears to be a Scott #4 to me also, so then it would be for the small star watermark.
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Posted 06/26/2019   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It is lines from the sheet watermark in the margins,


I'd very much like to see an example, never crossed anything like that before.
Looks like damage to me, not a watermark, perhaps stored in a "magnetic" stamp album.
Happy to stand corrected.
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Posted 06/27/2019   07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sheet watermark___(Grosvenor pic)

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Great, thank you perf12!
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