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Austrian Stamp With A Year Number Turned Upside Down

 
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Posted 11/22/2021   12:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add simonfun to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi. Got this Austrian stamps and noticed one number wrongly printed. Was that common mistake, does that mean all series were facing same mistake? How can something like that happen during production?
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Posted 11/22/2021   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The year date is not upside down. The date is the year that the city of Rottenmann was founded, 1279. I wonder if this was the printer being cute?


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Posted 11/22/2021   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kuikka to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I checked 2 Austrian specialized catalogues and they made no note of it. It might be a transient one.
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Posted 11/22/2021   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bingo! (I think)
I have that same stamp, with inverted 9
I see some time ahead, searching for that in my database.

My queries were never answered.

Found it!
It was EXACTLY the same stamp, you must have posted the image in 2003 (23rd September) and I looked through my collection.

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Edited by rod222 - 11/22/2021 5:31 pm
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Posted 11/23/2021   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add simonfun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WOW, thanks.
I might have posted this scan few years ago (almost 20 ) but I can't remember any reply on that topic.
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Posted 11/23/2021   08:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

...and here they are




I checked everywhere, (and still check my Austria when they arrive)

I think yours is genuine, but astounded they have not been recorded elsewhere.
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Posted 11/23/2021   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
<I have that same stamp, with inverted 9>
It's not an "inverted 9" An inverted 9 would simply be a 6, but this number looks like a 6 that has been reversed right to left, ie a mirror image, so the number has been both inverted AND flipped over. Since engravers have to do all their work in reverse when making printing plates, possibly he/they (O. Zeiller and A. Nefe) just got confused here?
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Edited by waddsbadds - 11/23/2021 8:41 pm
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Posted 11/23/2021   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a great piece especially since it is a part of a pair with one normal example. You could have something pretty darn good there.
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Posted 11/23/2021   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting find - checked my Michel 2021 Austria specialized and no mention of this.
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