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What Is A Double Print?

 
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Posted 09/15/2020   09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add josef61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can you help me understand if this stamp is a double print? Thanks and regards.



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Posted 09/15/2020   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is not a double print. Your stamp was printed and put on a stack of still wet sheets so that the image was "printed" on the back in reverse.
A double print occurs when the sheet is mistakenly put through the printing process twice

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Posted 09/15/2020   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just to add a bit more, what you have there is called a set-off. Often, you will see it called an off-set, although off-set technically has a different meaning. If there is an image shown on the reverse of the stamp, what you want to watch for is for that image to look "normal" and NOT be reversed. That can be worth $!

For an excellent source of information, see:

http://www.stampsmarter.com/learnin...methods.html
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Posted 09/15/2020   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps101 would you mind clarifying the definitions of set-off vs. offset? Thanks very much.
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Posted 09/16/2020   03:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add josef61 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your very thorough answer. I wanted to ask if the stamp can be identified as a decal so called in Italy. Do these kinds of stamps have market values?
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Posted 09/17/2020   12:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Offset technically refers to a printing process.

Set-off refers to the image of the stamp on the wet sheet underneath having part of the design transferred to the stamp sheet placed on top.

Usually the latter is interchangably referred to as an offset. Ex:

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Posted 09/18/2020   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Josef61:

Is "decal" a shortened form of decalcomania (i.e., a transfer of colored designs to paper, glass, etc.)? If so, that term would seem to apply here.
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Edited by EMaxim - 09/18/2020 9:34 pm
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Posted 09/20/2020   04:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add josef61 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you.
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