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Posted 10/12/2019   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 4generations to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

I have a couple of questions on errors...

Would any of these be considered errors the way the print is over in the perforation? IF so, what kind of error? And is an error a good thing or a bad thing?

And ones like this this an error or different type or something else?

Once again, thank you all so much for all your help and for sharing your knowledge, it's invaluable!
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Posted 10/12/2019   3:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are just poorly centered. If the perforations are shifted more radically, so that the designs of 2 (or more) stamps are showing, then it becomes a "perforation freak" which makes it more collectible to some people.

The red Spanish stamp has plate scratches. Some collectors look for these.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 10/12/2019 3:17 pm
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Posted 10/13/2019   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi 4generations,

The Italian stamps are Scott 88; 1.25l blue & ultramarine issued in 1926

In Scott, the colors are listed from the frame inward so, the dark frame and portrait is blue while the wreath around the portrait is ultramarine.

I suspect that the intensity of the ultramarine varied during printing - The color is there on all of our examples.

For these stamps to be errors, the ultramarine would have to be completely missing - even under a microscope.

Another possible kind of error would be for a color other than ultramarine being used, but these examples do not seem to be different colors.
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