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Nz, Queen Victoria Six Pence (Brown) Wt Big Star, Perf 12 3/4

 
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Posted 05/30/2020   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Aurora to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all.
Would you please kindly help to identify New Zealand stamp: Queen Victoria Six Pence (brown) with a watermark - a big star, perf 12 3/4

Online I found info on stamps with perf 12 1/2 or 13 - 13 1/4 only.
If I measure this stamp with not such an accurate gauge, then the perfs look like 13. Please kindly advise. I appreciate any kind of comments.






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Posted 05/30/2020   3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, if perf 13, watermark 6, I'd say Scott #19 Pretty bad shape, tho.
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Posted 05/30/2020   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I appreciate any kind of comments.


Suggestion:
If you are going to consider 1/4 points in your guaging, and are a stamp collector, consider making up a Vario page with known perforation guaged stamps, they can be any country, as long as they are clean, crisp perforations.

Have them face down and write on the back the Guage as identified.

Then, when you come across dodgy, worn, badly perforated examples,
it becomes a peace of mind to use your vario page of perforations as an accurate guide to match to.

It is a simple, but trustworthy method of guaging, that overcomes bent perf pin examples etc.

Take into consideration as well, some catalogues only guage to the 1/2 a tooth.

Example:
Australia Sc#415 1966 $1 Mathew Flinders
Sc#415 14.5 x 14 $2
Sc#415a 15x14 $110
Keeping a used common stamp of the 14.5 x 15 in the vario page
is a simple fast, efficient way to identify the Valuable variable.
Personally, I distrust all these new fandangled digital Perf ID's.


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Posted 06/01/2020   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Guage?
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Posted 06/01/2020   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aurora,
If the stamp gauges exactly 12.75, Scott will round down to 12.5, but Stanley Gibbons will round up to 13.0. That might explain what you're finding online.

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