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GB 1961 Post Office Savings Bank Timson Vs Thrissell Printings

 
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Posted 12/05/2020   07:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tore99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Adding pre-decimal commemoratives to my Great Britain collection - can anyone show the difference between the Timson and Thrissell printings of the 2 1/2 and 3d Post Office Savings Bank stamps from 1961? I have a Stanley Gibbons catalog, but the verbal description of the differences unfortunately isn't enough for me.
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Posted 12/05/2020   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


As far as I can make out:
Left: Thrissell
Right: Timson

SG states the portrait of the former is lighter (grey black). Note also the difference in the fraction of the value.



Left: Thrissell
Right: Timson
SG states the portrait of the former is dull, lacking in contrast.
The Timson is a much deeper colour.
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Posted 12/06/2020   06:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tore99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



My scan looks a bit dusty, but it should still provide enough detail. I'm thinking Timson, based on portrait and the right-side fraction's denominator.
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Posted 12/06/2020   06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is extremely difficult to see from this image. The lack of contrast makes me think it is a Thrissell printing. But that could be due to the scan.

But I agree the fraction looks more like the Timson one.
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Posted 12/06/2020   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I find absolutely no difference in fraction values.
Certainly a difference in black hue.
"Toggling" both stamps, was humourous in the dancing of the little white dot in the leaves of the flowers.

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