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Is This "Spoiled" Stamp From Haiti Of Any Value

 
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Posted 05/09/2021   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add addicted to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this Haitian stamp with the extra "spray" of ink (the lower stamp) of any value or is it worthless printers waste?
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Posted 05/09/2021   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The design of another of same stamp has been transferred to your stamp either through poor storage or during the printing process. See the "150" and portion of "Independence" and portion of "Republic"?
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Posted 05/09/2021   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add addicted to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think it was during printing as I have a full sheet and several other stamps have the same xs ink.
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Posted 05/09/2021   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Since the excess ink is upside down and backwards from the top of the stamp, I'm guessing that immediately after printing, the top of the sheet bent or folded over to leave the small area of the impression.

The value of freaks is like anything else in collecting. It comes down to supply and demand.
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Posted 05/09/2021   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add addicted to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now I can see it. I have been looking at this for years!!! Thanks for pointing it out - it is so obvious now I know about it. The other affected stamps don't show the upside down letters and numbers.
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Posted 05/09/2021   11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect Haiti at all, but will try to add some clarification.


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Since the excess ink is upside down and backwards from the top of the stamp

No not quite. Not backwards.

I have enclosed the clearest parts of the lettering in boxes, the corresponding areas of original and the extraneous ink.


Here is the clearest part of the extraneous ink area, rotated 180. It reads correctly, thus cannot be from a wet-ink folded-over


I would seek correction, but I suspect these were a rotary press product rather than sheet-fed, and the plates made by a photo-offset technology of some sort. It would be interesting to see addicted's versions to perhaps prove/disprove this as a constant plate variety or a production/handling freak.
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Posted 05/10/2021   12:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add addicted to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know it is not a constant printing as I have several sheets of these stamps and only two sheets show the extra ink.I can see letters on only 2 stamps. Only one is very obvious.
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Posted 05/10/2021   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add addicted to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If it is of any interest I have "cut and paste" from a print (not the stamp!)


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Edited by addicted - 05/10/2021 4:56 pm
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