I will start this thread and see if anyone is interested. This is for stamps with any type of imperfection: miscuts/misperfs/ donut varieties/specks/dots/lines and anything else that should not be there. If anyone has any, post them so I can have something else to look for.
This first one is of the "donut" type variety. A bit of dirt or something got on the printing plate during production. Sometimes they stick and you can find several stamps with the same variety.
Stamp 1. blob to right of mondial, 2. blob above A, 3. blob above 8.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2018 13:30:03 GMT -5 by stampie78
Here is one from Honduras. Lincoln Air Mail issue. I call this one the "Shilling" Variety. Note the white line near the 1 on the right side. Could be broken plate or something on the plate when printing.
Post by Gordon Lee on Dec 15, 2017 14:49:39 GMT -5
Greetings Mr. stampie78, . This is interesting. This 20 May 1982 semi-postal issue double-overprinted surcharge is not listed in the 1999 copyrighted "Affordable Foreign Errors on Postage Stamps of the World, by Paul S. Greenlaw, Ph.D. This publication lists errors that have a catalog value of $200 (USD) or less. In fact, it unabashedly states "Tuvalu has produced no errors." The 2008 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue also does not indicate any variations. . Take good care of this stamp. . Respectfully,
There are a number of stamp-issuing entities that are notorious for having "manufactured" EFOs. Tuvalu is one of them. They aren't listed in most catalogs because they weren't acquired through the post office. Liberia is another example.
Some were produced/sold by the contracted private printer without the knowledge/permission of the government.
Gordon Lee,khj, Thanks for the info. Considering where I got this stamp, I can easily go along with it being "manufactured" by someone with no links to Tuvalu or the printers of their stamps. I have not found this stamp listed in this state in any catalog. They do make great conversation pieces though. I have more to be posted later. (it came in a bankers box at an auction)
Here is one from Canada. Scott 1107. One of a set of four stamps se-tenant. Printed in sheets of 50. This variety is in stamp 49 on the pane and only one per pane. Variety is called "pink flaw" , how appropriate. Unitrade 1107i. Large pink triangle shape in upper left area of stamp.
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I read in one of the other threads some rules to use if you wanted to destroy your collection. One of them was not leave your stamps in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Here is an example of what will happen if you do. I had read about this years ago and decided to try it myself.
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Here are a few more off center die cut examples. Note the top three stamps have part of the country and denomination at the top. These are from coil rolls. Middle stamp in bottom row is also from a coil roll. The other two are from booklet panes.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2018 13:44:44 GMT -5 by stampie78
Here is a nice color shift variety. From Equatorial Guinea so probably printers waste of a manufactured variety on purpose to bilk collectors from their hand earned money. But they are fun to keep when found in "junk" boxes. I'm sure if you had a lot of stamps from this country, you would find all kinds of varieties and printers flaws.
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