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2021 Lunar New Year - Monkey

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Posted 01/27/2021   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add UnitradeEditor to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The uncut press sheet of the 2021 Lunar New Year contains 12 different stamps, all denominated at $2.71 (international rate).

The "Year of the Monkey" stamp has been reported with a "squiggle" variety (right stamp in image below).



Based on a few contacts, so far it seems the squiggle is the more plentiful variety.

Looking for verification of both varieties... Thanks!

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Posted 01/27/2021   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Talk about a monkey with a "hair out of place".

Will check my sheets when they arrive next week.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 01/27/2021 3:19 pm
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Posted 01/27/2021   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pollux to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got one on my sheet also.
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Posted 01/28/2021   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yup. Swiggle six for six...

(They're sold out now.)
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Edited by sak - 01/28/2021 12:26 pm
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Posted 01/28/2021   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Masteresgt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hummm... No luck for mine :(
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Posted 01/28/2021   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add UnitradeEditor to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quick followup:

First, it appears (from scattered reports) that the "no flaw" is less common than the "with flaw".

Second, the uncut press sheet has a date and time printed at the bottom of the sheet. There are TWO different times, and they seem to match up with the flaw/no flaw printings:



Do the times reflect when a printing run was sent to press, or the time the 'plate' was generated for the different print runs? Don't know.

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Posted 01/28/2021   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sylvain.m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. I got a monkey hair.
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Posted 01/28/2021   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BlackJag to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If everyone who purchased an Uncut Press Sheet reports the time stamp and whether or not the flaw exists we could possibly determine when the flaw began and ended. Then an approximate number of "flaws" could be determined assuming that it was a continuous run of the 8,000 sheets produced. I'll enter my info once my single sheet arrives in the mail.
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Posted 01/28/2021   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robin. Did you notice the white dot or spot about the middle, but below the black lower outline line on the right side? Monkeys left side. Or is that just a paper or dust speck? Its on Pollux image too.

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Posted 01/28/2021   11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add studystamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mike: sorry, not seeing what you are describing.

BlackJag: I have heard of reports of about 40 sheets - only two different times have been noted.

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Posted 01/28/2021   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See inside blue circle.


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Edited by No1philatelist - 01/28/2021 11:31 pm
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Posted 01/29/2021   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Masteresgt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can confirm that my "no flaw" monkey match the printed date 10/20/2020 8:51:46 AM

No blue circle on mine too.
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Well I received mine. Unfortunately all 5 are same time showing 3:53:18 PM and show the hair strand. And that white spot I mentioned above is almost non existant on my sheet. So it appears the hair/squiggly line showed up later. I notice that the sheets are unnumbered. Cuts nicely at bottom of each row into three panes to put into album in three pieces. May have to cut off large color bars only on left side so they will not be too long.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 01/29/2021 12:05 pm
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Posted 01/30/2021   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Six of six are 3:53:18 and have squiggle.
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Posted 02/02/2021   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tuco44 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got mine today, ordered Jan 26. Sheet is a 3:53:18 and has the hair squiggle. It would seem the "no-squiggle" sheet is more rare, based on this forum.
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Posted 02/11/2021   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
same for me. My 2 copies have the wiggle and are from the 3:53 printing
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