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This is a pair of Half Penny stamps : They look normal from this side ...

 

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BUT, if you turn it around, this is what you see – all the letters are inverted?

 

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]1353[/ATTACH]

Can someone please help me with what is wrong it – how did it happen and what would be an approximate value?

 

Regards

 

Pierre

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BUT, if you turn it around, this is what you see – all the letters are inverted?

 

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]1353[/ATTACH]

 

Can someone please help me with what is wrong it – how did it happen and what would be an approximate value?

 

Regards

 

Pierre

 

That's 100% normal. Nothing wrong - all the letters should be inverted. Paper simply became translucent - there are various explainable reasons for that.

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Pierre_Henri

If that is normal, can you perhaps refer me to similiar examples with pictures ...

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dstorm

Hello Pierre Henri

 

This is what is called an “offset”. Full on the one stamp and obviously partial on the other.

 

The item is not that common. It is catalogued in the 2008/9 SACC as “from R380-00” per stamp for Mounted mint (Unmounted Mint = double that amount).

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I am sure that you will do well with it on the Crazy Wednesday Auction

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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seahorsefanatic

Hi Pierre and Jacques

 

I agree with the answer of offset. The price will be determined by the extent and clarity of the offset and very collectable to the Union specialist. A great item for Crazy Wednesday.

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Pierre_Henri

Thank you Jacques and Seahorsefanatic .......

 

I will be listing some truly magnificent error stamps of the Union (and other items) over the following weeks like this one ...

 

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Can I ask senior philatelists like yourselves, to please, if you do not mind, keep an expert eye on my listings, and help and correct me if you see any wrong or erroneous descriptions - I am certainly no expert and would really welcome any help I can get.

 

( I would return the favour if any of you should list any coins!)

 

Kind regards

Pierre

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dstorm

Hello Pierre Henri

I am not that senior, although Seahorsefanatic is senior. He is exactly one day older than I am – that is why I always treat him with respect.

Very seriously though, I think that it is important to know that while we are all experts in our respective fields, we are at the same time novices in many more areas.

So please be assured of my support.

Regards

Jacques

PS: How is your father?

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Pierre_Henri

Thank you Jacques

 

Very kind of you and the "old" man (being Seahorsefanatic with his one day edge on you!) to offer support.

My father is still well but do not write anymore.

Kind regards

Pierre

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seahorsefanatic

Hi there

 

Who's an old man - haha . Thought that someone reaching 50 was old when I was 20. Now nearly 50 and the shoes on the other foot. At least once I turn 50, I will only have to wait a day and then I can give Dstorm a hard time.

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Pierre_Henri

Your One Pound's worth Please ....

 

This is a beautiful One Pound Stamp of the Union of South Africa; one in a large collection that I will list over the next few months on Bid-or-Buy.

 

I promise not to “promote” the collection in any way in future by asking (and posting) too many questions here, bar maybe one or two times where I might lean on some (like "the two old men") to help me out...

 

When I look at the reverse of this stamp, it is clearly mounted on the margin-piece, but the stamp itself is not mounted as far as I can see, as is ...

 

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/jes038.jpg

 

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/jes038a.jpg

 

BUT, because even a novice like me know that this is a valuable stamp, I looked at it with a 20x loop, and there is a slight horizontal discolouring (a few millimetres maybe) on the bottom part ...

 

So how does one describe this stamp when selling it on BoB? Or must I first be sent to a Philatelic committee or whomever to judge if it has been mounted or not?

 

Or can I send it first to a Bobber to view (at my own cost) who can help me please?

 

Pierre

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dstorm

Hello PH

The PFSA Certificate route might be the best to take, although I am not sure whether they will issue a certificate according to whether the stamp is mounted or not (I have never sent a stamp for certification). Normally, they will state whether the stamp is genuine or not.

Most of the time a hinge in the margin means that the stamp itself will be unmounted mint, but this is of course no scientific guarantee.

What bothers me is the top part, just off centre to the right. There seems to be something going on there, but we both know that the scanner can sometimes make things look funny.

You are more than welcome to send the stamp to me, but I think that your own judgment should be good enough, especially since you have used a 20x magnifier.

Unmounted Mint Kings Heads Pounds are rare. Some buyers might complain that the stamp is centred slighlty to the bottom, but for the Kings Heads, this is not really a factor.

Regards

Jacques

PS: So no use hoping / waiting for “Ken op die Kierie Part 2”?

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