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Flyspecking 101 - Newfoundland Wayzata Stamp Oddity.

 
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Posted 05/23/2020   1:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Looking at this Newfoundland Wayzata stamp, I have found an oddity with regards to the design.

This beautiful stamp from 1932 has an oddity on the 4 vertical lies in the design...See stamp below.



Of the 4 vertical corners within the border of the stamp, all corners but one are equal...Three have 8 vertical lines which is opposite to the taller vertical lines..That makes 8 lines with 7 smaller lines of 8 and on portion that has 9..Very strange...See picture below.



Now that is flyspecking at a high degree..Like I said before, if you new/medium/ and expert stamp collectors want to be a flyspecker...Follow what I have said before.

1 - See what is there, that should not be.
2 - See what is not there, that should be.

Robert
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Posted 05/23/2020   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert, look at the variety in the 4 longer bars. One set of bars is flat across bottom - top right; one has a longer left bar - top left; one has a curved up to the right shape to them - bottom left; and lastly bottom right with all forming an angle downward.
I guess someone did not use a straightedge that day.

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Posted 05/25/2020   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is an interesting history about this stamp--which never was officially finalized into use as a stamp. Some would say its a bogus stamp, others would say it was officially created but still a philatelic item. Its collectible and I have a bunch including a whole sheet.

Check out the web or John Walsh's excellent NSSC for details.

In short, in 1931, there was a man in Minneapolis who came up with the design, a worldwide plan and thereafter convinced Newfoundland government to authorize 400,000 stamps. A while later, and with twists and turns, it all fell apart, the Newfoundland government canceled it and refused to even cancel the covers.
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Posted 05/25/2020   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The stamps in question are known as Air Post Semi-official issues. In the period 1924 - 1932 several private commercial airlines produced stamps to prepay the mail that they carried to areas that were inaccessible by other means. These companies operated under the strict regulations of the Post Office, and their stamps had to be affixed to the back of covers.


And here is what Tommy's sheet looks like.

Robert

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Posted 05/26/2020   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wert,
You are amazing and beat me to the image.
Thanks

PS Due to Covid 19, I am in process of uploading another 200+ of my covers onto my website (front and back). Have fun flyspecking them. Probably end of this week

http://newfoundlandcovers.org

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Posted 05/26/2020   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The stamps in question are known as Air Post Semi-official issues

I strongly disagree. The Wayzata stamp was fully authorized by the Newfoundland government as an official issue. While the government later repudiated the stamp and it was never issued, it was never a "company" issue as were the Canadian air carrier Semi-Officials.
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