kacyds Types A and B of the recess (a process sometimes called intaglio) correspond to two sizes due to the use of damped paper with the mesh (paper thread) facing either in a vertical or horizontal direction, leading to the production of two sizes of stamps due to shrinkage of the paper across the direction of the mesh after printing.
TYPE A: Size of design 31 x 22mm mesh of paper vertical TYPE B: Size of design 31.75 x 21.5mm mesh of paper horizontal
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Plate Proof - From the estate of John Ash, Government Printer. This proof was printed with the perforation used for the 2d instead of the normal single-line perforation 11, the proof was unknown before 1988. A proof sheet of the 1/- ANZAC commemorative was submitted to the Post Office for approval is specifically mentioned as being comb perforated, as would be the issued stamps. This proof sheet duly approved was returned to the Note Printing Branch and would seem to have been retained by Ash for some reason, rather being destroyed, as would normally be the case, subsequently, the 1/- sheets were perforated by the gauge 11 line machine. This was probably because the comb machine, designed for the 2d value, did not quite fit the 1/- sheets (the 2d design is very slightly longer than the 1/- due to curvature of the plates). Altogether only 120 exist.
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