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Canada's Efos And Weird Mistakes.

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Posted 01/27/2022   11:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, John has come up with an explanation I did not even know could happen. We continually learn something new each day.
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Posted 01/27/2022   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
great answer John!
this is getting interesting, it's new to me,
This is my kinda fun!
Wouldn't happen to have a digital microscope would you?
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Edited by Just_fella - 01/27/2022 11:39 pm
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Posted 01/28/2022   08:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoa!!! I never expected this. A slime hole. This is so enlightening. I absolutely love the new (to me) information and the link to learn all about it. Yes I do have a cheap digital microscope. I can try to get close-ups for all to see. You have to love what some of those specialists know and are willing to share. Thanks John Becker.
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Posted 01/28/2022   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Further to the topic of a "slime hole" on the 25c polar bear # 597. Here are a few close-ups that might be of interest to those who are still learning, like me.





Sometimes the fringes of philately can inform general knowledge.
Many thanks to those who responded.
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Posted 01/28/2022   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now, to get back to the top of the topic with the big bug on the 34c parliament. I bought this strip in two pieces for a couple of dollars. The picture shows it as one strip. It's an illusion. But here is what bothers me about it.
None of the perforation holes are covered. I am almost sure that the bug got caught in the moving machinery, got squashed after printing, or maybe before, and then was perforated through the bug. That was my first real stab at this.



Yesterday, due to above comments, I decided to look at the glue side. I had never looked there, ever. Here is the glue side. And remember that these stamps are mint never hinged.




What does this mean? It's the image on the glue side and the bug is on the face. This is not what I would expect if a bug got squashed on a sheet of stamps.

Help???
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Posted 01/28/2022   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Insect: Looks like the insect got caught in the paper making machinery as the slurry of pulp was still very water laden. His legs showing on both sides of the paper web. His demise occurring anytime after the web was formed would have him only on one side of the sheet.
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Posted 01/28/2022   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could you try for the UV images?
They add a different perspective and could help.
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Posted 01/28/2022   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suppose extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. This is for Just fella. The first photo is a UV image of 925 front. The highlighted areas are of great interest to me.



The printing was seemingly done over the bug.
The next picture is of the back of 925 under UV light. I hope this helps



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Posted 01/28/2022   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And since nobody else has yet presented weird stamps on this post I will show you yet another bug. number 1215
This one I love because it is on a 4H stamp showing a farmer's field. Seems it was so well printed that it attracted a real bug.
Was this bug there before or after the printing was done? What kind of bug was it?





I imagine this post may be starting to bug some of you so I swear I have no more insects in my collection. I may show you other things and maybe some of you can help me solve some other mysteries.
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Posted 01/28/2022   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the images,
there would need to be other things done to prove it,
with the photos we can only go so far, but I really like it!
Thank you for sharing

Could you UV the other?, The staining might be telling of something
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Posted 01/28/2022   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Moth?
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Posted 01/28/2022   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just for you Just fella,




I hope this is helpful.
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Posted 01/28/2022   11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It might be a common brown house moth*
Would need some more pic too :)

Thank you for images, had no clue before johns mention
it's my chance to observe what I can.
It's a thinker I like it
Do you plan on sending them In to be certified?
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Edited by Just_fella - 01/28/2022 11:37 pm
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Posted 01/28/2022   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bk80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Moth without wings??? Maybe not
Getting them certified?? I'm thinking about it but now that I have more info, maybe. What would be the benefit? Maybe for a display for a stamp show?
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Posted 01/28/2022   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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