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Posted 10/02/2022   03:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SBstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is my 1st post as I'm a novice. Is this off center and if so is it considered an error?
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Posted 10/02/2022   04:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps are printed from a steel die (generally)
so they will always be true.
It is the punctures of the perforation needles that are mis aligned
This leads to "grading of stamps"

So, not an error.
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Posted 10/02/2022   04:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SBstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Understood. Thank you
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Posted 10/02/2022   07:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just to be clear,
if the perforations impinge well into the design,
then, one may have a perforation error,
and may be desired by some folk.
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Posted 10/02/2022   2:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
one may have a perforation error


In the USA the term of art is not error, rather it is a perforation "Freak."

SBstamps, you may enjoy and learn from this link below:


https://www.efocc.org/Resources/Hot...AA_Cover.php

It is from the vast information in the EFO Collector's Club website.
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Posted 10/02/2022   7:03 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SB - the one you pictured is not off far enough to be really considered a freak (you would need some of the top of the design showing at the bottom), rather most would just consider it poorly centered (the grade would be Average or less often Very Good depending on which term you prefer)
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Posted 10/02/2022   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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SB - the one you pictured is not off far enough to be really considered a freak


Generally one wants a perforation shift of about 20% or more. Sometimes less still produces a "change of design" which are sought after (by some EFO collectors) perforation freaks.
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