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Posted 04/13/2021   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Alan B to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is a pane of the Simpsons stamps (4399-4403) that has a date error/freak/oddity. The years on the far left side are missing the "2" of 2009. This in itself would classify it as a Freak, but I have 3 more copies with the same error, all purchased in three different post offices in two different states, and three of them have Homer on the back while one has Lisa. When I raised the question of what to call it with Linn's, I was told it was a "repetitive freak".

Anybody ever hear of that term?

Thanks,


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Posted 04/13/2021   10:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
"repetitive freak"


Isn't that the very definition of Homer Simpson?
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Posted 04/13/2021   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They really issued Homer Simpson stamps?!
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Posted 04/13/2021   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rogdcam,Check out eBay. All you want and more.
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Posted 04/13/2021   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alan B to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No1philatelist - major LOL!!!
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Posted 04/13/2021   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sharp eye. Congratulations on the find.

A page one article in the October-November 1983 EFO Collector (Journal of the EFO Collector's Club), Three of a Kind by Larry Weiss referred to a series of perforation freaks on a series of sheets as "...an event of a repetitive nature..." and the phrase was approved by the editor for publication.

So yes, I have "heard" (read) the term.

Likely your unprinted part of the image was a transitory plate defect. The fact the just the "2" in 2009 was affected is both a coincidence and has eye appeal.

Want to be in print? Write up a short article about your finds as in where and when plus good photos and sent it to the Editor of the EFO Collector for publication. Afraid of your writing skills? There editor will help with that. You could also approach the editor of The United States Stamp Specialist, Journal of the United States Stamp Society to see if he has interest. Due to the eye appeal he may very well be.

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Edited by Parcelpostguy - 04/13/2021 11:30 pm
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Posted 04/14/2021   12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A plate defect. I thought these done on an ink jet.
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