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Perforation Gauges Which Are The Best How To Use Them.

 
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Posted 06/15/2020   2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There are so many old and new perforation gauges used by collectors.
Below is a list of approx. 31 different gauges...Some people have never seen before.

Big question...
1 - Which is the most accurate gauge to use.
2 - Which is the most accurate way to use the gauge.

Below are the available stamp perforation gauges including Jogil's experimental gauges.
And a gauge I have placed here to down load { a PNG download } used by coin collectors that can be used for aligning, identifying circle cancels for information collecting.




































If you want the PNG that is for circle cancels above..Please email me.
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Posted 06/15/2020   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert,
Where is the Kiusala one? Do you want a scan/image?
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Posted 06/15/2020   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gilles, is the US one different from the Canadian one ?

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Where is the Kiusala one? Do you want a scan/image?

Gilles le timbre..Please scan and post for collectors to see.



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is the US one different from the Canadian one ?

Petert4522..Good question

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Posted 06/15/2020   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one is for Canadian Stamps specialists. No mention of USA equivalent.
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Posted 06/15/2020   9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TomSwift to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Didn't realize there were digital perf gauges. That's pretty cool. Are they accurate?
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Posted 06/15/2020   11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ever since I was a kid, I've used a White Ace gauge that is essentially identical to the black Unitrade gauges pictured above, differing only in the branding and the country of manufacture (U.S.A. rather than China).
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Posted 06/16/2020   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Looks like both U.S. and Canada Gauges have the following in common:

11-72 (wheel)
11-70 (bar)
12-67 (U.S. Rosback stroke)
12-66 (wheel)
12.5-63 (U.S. Rosback rotary)

However, only 11-72, 11-70 and 12-66 are from the same kind of perforators.
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Big question...
1 - Which is the most accurate gauge to use.


To twist the first question around a bit ... what is the most appropriate gauge to use for each era of Canadian stamps?

Of course the gauge must be accurate itself, but the larger point being, when I have a problem to solve, I select the appropriate tool for the task. Do I select a regular screw driver or a phillips? Similarly, I would select different gauges for small queens vs 1930s definitives vs 21st century issues. I do not believe there is a one-gauge-fits all. And it is often better to use a stamp of known gauge instead.
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Posted 06/16/2020   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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And it is often better to use a stamp of known gauge instead.


Good point John for collectors out there..I have used another known perf to arrange perf tips to see if in fact there is a noticeable difference.
This would support perforation readings with what ever gauge you decide to use.

Robert
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1964 C.B. Charmatz 'Slide Rule' US Perf Gauge and Stamp Identifier



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Posted 06/16/2020   11:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 3Dadeo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As per Hillson (expert in SQ) I use the original SG yellow Instanta gauge for them (purchased on eBay).



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Posted 06/16/2020   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This perforation and cancellation gauge was given to me by Dr. Bohne at CHICAGOPEX many years ago.


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Posted 06/16/2020   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few more gauges...









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Here is my mother's "Whit-perf" perforation gauge. Circa 1960-63 I think.

The left hand piece is a plastic sleeve into which the right hand plastic piece slides. At right in the image are scans of the back of the sleeve and insert. I suppose the sleeve kept the thing from bending or getting dinged or dirty. Although I used it for years, I switched to a Sonic Labs US multigauge some time ago which I find quite easier to use as the perforation section is at least twice as wide as this one.

But in the interest of assembling a virtual collection in the thread, here it is.

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Posted 06/18/2020   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jleb1979...Nice old gauge.
Now for the second part of the title...
""HOW TO USE THEM""

Some use the perf. hollows to measure and others use the perf.tips.
Below is a stamp that I measured using both.

Robert






Which methods is the best..Which method is the most accurate..???
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