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1951 KGVI 3d Dark Green On Green Tinted Paper

 
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Posted 03/20/2021   12:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob041256 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A 3d dark green on green tinted paper. This stamp originally identified as part of an experimental printing, but is more likely a result of interrupted printing.

The ink used for the first sheets once printing was resumed not being sufficiently thinned to be completely removed from the surface of the pale by the action of the wiper, at least four sheets were recorded.

A 3d dark green on green tinted paper. This stamp originally identified as part of an experimental printing, but is more likely a result of interrupted printing.

The ink used for the first sheets once printing was resumed not being sufficiently thinned to be completely removed from the surface of the pale by the action of the wiper.

From the 414,720,000 stamps printed, only 4 sheets consisting of 120 green tinted tamps were discovered.

640 out of 414,720,000.

These stamps are seldom seen and the quantity believed to now exist is less than 100 as a result of environmental damage, thrown away and accidents that were witnessed over the years by dealers and auctions.

One such accident (I saw the stamp) was with a Ceremuga certificate showing it to be originally untouched, yet the stamp when offered for sale had the left side (middle to bottom) guillotined.

This stamp is rare and in well centred MUH condition. The rare green tinted paper is on the left and the regular stamp on the right.

These stamps are seldom seen and the quantity believed to now exist is less than 100 as a result of environmental damage and accidents that were witnessed over the years by dealers and auctions.

One such accident was an undamaged stamp with Ceremuga certificate showing it to be originally untouched, yet the stamp when offered for sale had the left side (middle to bottom) guillotined).

This stamp is rare and in well centred MUH condition. The rare green tinted paper is on the left and the regular stamp on the right.

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Posted 03/22/2021   12:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steveb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. A dead common and uninteresting stamp otherwise. Do you know if any sheets went to post offices making used copies possible? It would be easy to overlook if there are. On its own it doesn't call much attention to itself. Never heard of this issue before, overlooked in my ACSCs. Thanks for the post. Though is really should be "Green washed" as from the rear it wouldn't be noticed as its not green paper.
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Posted 03/26/2021   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi steveb

If you have the ACSC (2015) it is on page 190.

There were at least four sheets recorded, each sheet had 160 stamps (640 in total), only a few there would have been only a few stamps per sheet that would have had the tinting which only occurred on the front of the stamp.

An imprint block of 4 is catalogued at $6,000; the catalogue value provides evidence that only a few stamps were found on each sheet with this tinting.

So in reality as little as 16 of these stamps exist, although none have been found used, and only MUH and MLH is recorded in the ACSC, this does not mean that none were ever commercially used, but until a commercially used one is found, until then it will be assumed by ACSC that all are unused.

Rob
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