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Posted 11/30/2019   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jony78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I must admit that errors and flaws are my thing but what are your thoughts with this? I've googled images but havent found anything ,
thanks



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Posted 11/30/2019   5:25 pm  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are many unauthorised reprints and forgeries of these stamps including forged overprints.
So it is possible that your stamp is a forgery and not a flaw on a genuine stamp.

Not to be pedantic, but the Republic Of South Africa only came into being in 1961. Your stamp is from the South African Republic, also know as the Transvaal.

Clive
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There are a number of plate flaws on these Vurtheim issues, but this looks like a bit of dirt lodged in the plate.

All these Vurtheim designs were forged by unauthorised reprinting from the original plates. There are forged surcharges on these forged stamps.

There are a number of ways to check whether the stamp is a forgery. Have a look at the gum. The forgeries have whiter gum and thinner paper than the original issue. When viewed from the back, the impression on the reprint is quite clear because of the thinner paper.

The colours tend to be more vibrant on the original issues, but since there were three printings of this 3d value you can always expect a certain amount of colour variation.

The perforations on originals of this surcharge are comb 12-1/2 x 12; reprints are all line 12-1/2.

The surcharge itself looks OK when compared to the known forgeries.
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