Thursday, June 26, 2008

Plate varieties of the 5p late printings

These printings are from the 1950s, and there are at least three major groups, all easily separated by the changes to BOTH colors. This stamp has several easy-to-spot plate varieties.

Hereis a page

There is a plate variety that is almost impossible to spot

It has a long horizontal scratch to the central design.

Note that the line ends at the denomination box.

This following variety has a long scratch across the palm.

There are other minor scratches to the late issues plate.

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