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Some previous Stop Press items

Night Shift – March 2021


A fortunate aspect of the design of the Windsor Castle series is that it can tolerate a vignette displacement to an extent that, had it been a symmetrical design, would be unacceptable. That is, unless the displacement was more than 1mm, as in this example from Hugh Alexander Jupp, when the Brunswick tower collides with the frame.

Recent realisations – March 2021


Recent eBay realisations (in £) include the following:

HK Chinese inscribed FDC with Victoria noon cds - scan

India rocket 2R label tete-beche signed pair

GB forged Westminster FDC - 8 bids

BFE 1pi tied to RAF piece by red retta - scan

HK set in mnh marginal blocks/4

Jamaica single 1/- value perf SPECIMEN

Cylinder 62 marginal Morocco Agencies 5 centimes mnh

Trinidad & Tobago extra flagstaff set of four mlh

India set less 8a on reg cover to S Rhodesia - scan

GB booklet inverted wmk set punctured & "cancelled" mm

Malta 6d extra flagstaff marginal block/4 um

HK 10c serial no. marginal block/4 um













Anticipation – February 2021


This India 1a appears to be postmarked Calcutta 5 May 35.


How many territories have been noted with pre-release examples?

Slight inclination – February 2021


A scarce printing error is a skewed image as with this Ceylon 6c which, apart from lateral shifts, shows a slight clockwise movement.


Since the vignette seems to align with the frame, perhaps the error occurred during perforation.


Double vision – January 2021


Since there is little evidence of an albino print with this Ceylon 50c, one might take the additional marks as setting-off - except that examples of that would be expected on the gummed side.


Reader’s ideas would be welcome.


PDF's of some earlier Stop Press items...


SP 50 - Rv2A.10/5 flaw, GB new perfin, Canada proofs, New Hebrides paquebot, Henry III tower flaw, Double specimens

SP 51 - De La Rue plate 3A discovery, Tristan to Lundy cover, Rv2A.10/5 flaw revisited, Rotary International cover

SP 52 - Tristan da Cunha pair, added data on De La Rue plates & sheet numbers, Straits marks, 2016 Red book report

SP 53 - Cayman ½d 2B plate confirmation, Australia VG perfin configuration, Tristan used bogus overprint

SP 54 - Tristan forged bogus overprint, K.U.T. colour changeling, Solomon vignette shift & rotation

SP 55 - 2017 Red Book report, GB FDC curious cachet, Cyprus 3/4 piastre Henry III tower flag variety

SP 56 - Papua essay & New Guinea specimen, K.U.T. to Bahamas set rate, B.F.Egypt concession withdrawal notice

SP 57 - A further Mauritius 1 rupee cover, St Vincent Wv5.7/1 variety confirms plate for 2½d value

SP 58 - Used varieties, Specimen varieties: Grenada & Malta, Postal order from Gibraltar, Jamaica rates discrepancies

SP 59 - Important Spink auction, 2018 Red Book report, Gerald King's "alternative" Aden set

SP 60 - De La Rue Lanyard flaw, GB mirror perfin, Spink auction Falkland note, Cyprus fiscal use

SP 61 - The Levinge book on India, further data for the Pioneer Plates and Between the Sheets tables

SP 62 - Barbados 1/- part sheet, Ceylon booklet data, Waterlow plate query, additional Pioneer Plates data

SP 63 - Somaliland specimen kite flaws, 2019 Red Book report, Jamaica perforation query

SP 64 - Waterlow lightning conductor, Quetta earthquake award, Morocco alternate air rates, Censor cover correction

SP 65 - Cayman albino frame, 1½d values showing Bermuda plate 7 and Ascension plate 5

SP 66 - Tristan da Cunha Wilde on cover, De La Rue broken flagstaffs

SP 67 - Different broken U for Egypt, India double frame, Falklands correction

SP 68 - Multi-aspect perfin, Red book report, Southern Rhodesia sample multiple

SP 69 - New K.U.T. perfin, Waterlow plate 2B further marks, Cook Islands short R response

SP 70 - Double take of Ascension 5d re-entry, Morocco block/9 ES for OS sells for twice estimate, Ascension frame flaw