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UK Machin Smeared Printing- Is It Worth Anything Or Collectible?

 
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Posted 05/13/2022   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add shapaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just about to put these machins out of a 50p booklet on an envelope and noticed a printing smear and decided not to use them incase they are collectible.


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Posted 05/13/2022   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not know about monetary value, but if I were to collect Machins specialized I would certainly jump at these!
Please leave as much as possible of this intact!


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Posted 05/13/2022   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This might be a Doctor Blade flaw. It is quite collectable.
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Posted 05/13/2022   6:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shapaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for info

My initial reaction was to discard them as I thought the post office might reject them if I used them as postage.

Now I know better i'll put them safely away
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Posted 05/13/2022   7:55 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are you sure it is a smear and not a scuff/scrape?
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Posted 05/13/2022   9:42 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Are you sure it is a smear and not a scuff/scrape?


That perhaps was introduced during assembly of the booklet?
Don
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Posted 05/14/2022   05:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Contact the MBPC. They may be interested.
Provide clear scans, preferably of both sides of your booklets.
As it appears you have two adjacent booklets, try to place them next to each other in your scans.
https://www.mbp-circle.co.uk/

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Posted 05/14/2022   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shapaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've found a third booklet with even more pronounced marks.

The marking don't feel like a scratch/scuff when you pass you finger across the stamps
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Posted 05/14/2022   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shapaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is close up scan if it helps

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Posted 05/14/2022   1:11 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes, the closeup looks less like a scuff than he smaller image did.
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