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Posted 04/02/2021   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As I was going through this collection I noticed that the over prints for different years have a different quality. See below the 1943 v 1946:



Is this normal?

I have some in which the cut cancel obliterates a number in the date. Can I use the difference in type to eliminate one date or another? Or will if find variation within a single year?

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Posted 04/02/2021   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It helps if you have the catalogue in front of you like I do. In 1943, the overprint still had 'SERIES' all caps. Starting with 1944 it switced to 'Series'. The font itself and size has varied over the years, but they are all depicted in the Scotts Specialized catalogue, and Documentary stamps seem to follow the same idea.
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Edited by Casey Magoo - 04/02/2021 10:34 pm
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Posted 04/11/2021   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add richard f to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The type of overprints used on the 1940-52 issues varied every year by font size and thickness of the letters and numbers. This was done intentionally. Some sizes are very similar so it's not easy to say for certain what year you when when the last digit is missing or illegible.
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