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The 1-50 "Gold Head" Castles.

 
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Posted 06/26/2022   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Wilding mad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
During an examination of some of the 1-50 "Gold head" castle stamps first issued in 1992, I noticed that two specific inks had been used to print these stamps, some examples apparently had been printed with an ink that gave off an orange reflection under UV light whilst others appeared to be of a yellow/lime green shade when introduced to long wave UV.

This finding was quite a surprise as I had not heard of it before, giving rise to a possible variety being easily identifiable under the right circumstances, here are examples of my finding of the two inks that have been used to print this particular value. >



Without the use of a longwave ultraviolet lamp I would not have discovered the differences found. WM
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Edited by Wilding mad - 06/26/2022 9:52 pm

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Very good, but could you show both stamps in normal light? Just for the record?


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Hi petert4522,
Here's a quickie I did this morning just for you.

This attachment is of two pairs under normal light.


The next attachment is of the same stamps but under longwave UV.


The quality isn't brilliant but I am sure you will see the difference.

Here's a further selection of singles under different lighting. >

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Edited by Wilding mad - 06/27/2022 05:04 am
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