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Posted 01/22/2023   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add cownick to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


I'm a new stamp collector and have not had enough practice Identifying the multiple water marks yet . I measured the hoch to 6 mm. I'm still learning the lingo. Thanks.


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Posted 01/22/2023   10:06 am  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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Posted 01/22/2023   10:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cownick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you 51 Studebaker. All the sites I visited all have the horn running the length of the stamp not horizontal. The only way I can match it up is to turn it 90 degrees. is this common? I know they did print sheets with 2 water line directions on the same sheet but not side ways. I've only researched for a couple weeks so I'm no expert by any means.
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Posted 01/22/2023   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cownick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry I should have said turn it 90 degrees and then invert it. Then that will match up to the watermark.
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Posted 01/22/2023   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This looks like DDR & posthorn, but not sideways. It looks inverted as it is
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Posted 01/23/2023   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cownick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can any one tell me in which direction on the back of stamp the water mark DDR and posthorn travel , parallel or horizontally to an up right German 1953- 1959 5 year plan stamp?
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Can any one tell me in which direction on the back of stamp the water mark DDR and posthorn travel , parallel or horizontally to an up right German 1953- 1959 5 year plan stamp?


The watermarks are normally oriented as shown in Don's link above, but Michel does list varieties. Below are the watermarks:

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Posted 01/23/2023   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cownick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you kind sir. My catalog dose not arrive hopefully by the end of the week. I am wondering why water mark X1 and X11 are laying on there side? Is it just to show that the water mark runs across horizontally instead of Y1 parallel? Looking forward to all the fun.
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Posted 01/23/2023   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cownick - The watermark illustrations are not meant to match an actual stamp but rather they show the dimensional differences of the watermark components themselves and the general orientation of vertical and horizontal. They are "snippets" of a sheet of watermarked paper for this issue.
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Posted 01/23/2023   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cownick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you I understand now.
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