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Belgian Semi-Postal #b-265 Error, Fantasy, Or Am I Daft?

 
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Posted 05/11/2021   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have just noticed on the B-265 that the last E in Belgie doesn't have the accents. I've included photos of the B-266 & B-267 of the same series that show they have the accents.

Is this a normal thing for Belgium or is it an anomaly. I haven't found an explanation in my local catalogues. So any info or direction to a source would be greatly appreciated.

Belgian #B-265


Belgian #B-266


Belgian #B-267


Another possibility is that it is a fantasy, have no way of finding out that. I have to learn to search through this communities database, back to the tutorial.

Any help is appreciated.
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you check this stamp on several other websites it does have the two dots, so this must be a variety. With a bit of luck a Belgium expert will ring in and tell us what is going on


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Posted 05/11/2021   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Petert4522 I was thinking the same thing. Yet I can't find any mention of a variety. I also noticed that the frame surrounding the country name is broken in many places. Where it's not on the others in this series. Hopefully a Belgian expert will notice my plight.
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It also does not have the accent (') after the 'D' D HIVER.It looks like it is there but covered up due to heavy inking in some areas of the stamp.Could be the same thing for the ..
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ink Bleed covering the Accent.
Here is an example of deteriorating dots
Click image to enlarge, see the smaller examples left hand stamp.
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Edited by rod222 - 05/11/2021 7:35 pm
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@perf12 Thanks I hadn't noticed that. This one just gets more intriguing the more I inspect it. I pulled it back out and looked at it. Yes it does look as if it was missed there is an impression I'll need to break out the microscope to check it to see if its the impression and it just missed the ink. It doesn't look as if it was inked over though.

Thanks again for that eagle eye of yours.
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@rod222 Thanks for the assist. The posts are helpful in knowing what possibly happened with ink spill over. Now the question is this a known varietal or just a fluke.

Thanks again for the images
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Posted 05/11/2021   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well picked up by you.
Personally I consider mine just an EFO or FIDO
(Errors Freaks or Oddities)

For it to be listed in a catalogue, it would have to be a damaged printing screen, which is not.
Deserves to be on an Album page with an explanatory note.

Keep scouring those stamps !

PS: I have noted other members here, refer this type of thing, to "Ink Pull"
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Edited by rod222 - 05/11/2021 8:00 pm
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@rod222 Thanks again for the education. Never worry about me scouring the hordes. I've been doing it for way more years than I care to acknowledge. Yes it will go on display with a note as an EFO. Its part of the series I have in MH state. I always get nervous when finding Mint class stamps with a little age to them. I have a growing collection of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fantasies that are in absolute pristine condition for being 160 yrs old. I have inherited so many collections from friends and others who heard I collected stamps. I'm always cautious before declaring that rare find.

Thanks again for the help. It is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 05/11/2021   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott #268
Deteriorating "States" of the accent
Good
Getting worse
Almost gone
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