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Posted 05/28/2022   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Wilding mad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there everyone, I have just joined this forum and would like to give you a rundown as to what my interests are.

Having collected stamps for many many years, mainly GB and commonwealth, I have now turned to the study of British postage stamp papers used from 1968 onwards, when you think about it around 99% of a stamp is the paper it has been printed on, consequently anyone that studies stamps should also study it's papers.

Sometimes the difference may be quiet minute and sometimes quite dramatic, finding a stamp that has been printed on an unusual paper can also mean a vast difference in the value of that particular stamp in question.

Take for instance the case of the 2 cent large Queen of Canada found to have been printed on laid paper first issued in 1868 (see link) >
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can...n_laid_paper

There is no comparison between the GB papers that I am studying in relation to the above find, but nevertheless some of these papers are much scarcer than the normal paper you would find, many of which are currently not listed in catalogues.

The reason is to let you know of their existence and of the variances found after studying them for over 4 years with the use of a longwave ultraviolet light of around 360nm.

Thank you, WM.
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Posted 05/28/2022   02:58 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
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Welcome!

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WM,

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences. Russ
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Posted 05/28/2022   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.

The Wildings certainly offer much in the way of collecting and philatelic research. Plz share an example or two of a stamp not listed in Gibbons.

TIA.

Jim
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Posted 05/28/2022   11:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wilding mad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not the stamps that are not listed Calstamp, but the paper on which they are printed on is different to the ones listed. WM
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Understood. Varieties. Not different issues.
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