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Novel perforations?

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Hi,

The Britisk PO came out this year with a series "Rescue at Sea" which has a novel and interesting use of perforations. Instead of the usual regular perfs, they read SOS in morse along the top and bottom of the stamps.

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It's easier to see when two stamps are still attached! :D

Have similar novelty perforations been produced elsewhere?

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That's cute.

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Post by iomoon »

Portugal has produced a set of stamps with the Cruz de Christo (Cross of Christ) as a "syncopated" perf.

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How interesting. :)

I'd love to get the GB set in a high rez scan to use in "Stamp News" .. does anyone have one?
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Do you want the individual stamps or conjoined stamps illustrating the pattern? The first I can do.

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Sorry, Glen. I only have those two!
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Post by ozstamps »

Iomoon ...... need to be pairs to show the perfs. :)

Alastair .. can you email me hi rez of that used one please?

glen at glenstephens.com

Do you know isuse date and how many in set?
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That image was at 600 dpi. What resolution would you like?

The came out 13 March 2008. There are six in the set. SG 4144 - 4149.
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Six stamps

Issued March 13th, 2008

Design: Hat-trick design

Printer: Walsall Security

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iomoon wrote:Portugal has produced a set of stamps with the Cruz de Christo (Cross of Christ) as a "syncopated" perf.

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Thanks Alastair for the superb scan!

Iomoon .. could you please email me a sharp scan of that one, glen at glenstephens.com and do you know issue date fo that one?

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On its way.

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Superb! Many thanks. I'll use both in my next column.

Can you or Nuno let me know how many were in this set please?
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According to the booklet kindly supplied by Nuno, the 61cent had a printing of 230,000 in sheets of 50 stamps.

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So it was stand alone and not part of a set?
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No it was part of a set of four

30 cent - 280,000
45 cent - 230,000
61 cent - 230,000
75 cent - 200,000

which, compared to US and GB stamps is a pretty small number.

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Post by Nuno_Silva »

That is correct!

More stamps with the Cruz de Cristo.

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Now all the stamps issued by Portugal have this feature.
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Nuno ... that is interesting .. so ALL current issues have this cross?

Did it start with the Volcano issue Iomoon posted?
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Nope, it appears to have started with the arrival in Brazil issue that Nuno illustrated above.

Issued on January 22nd.

But has been on all stamps since.

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Great info - thanks folks!
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The British GPO is getting a bit freaky! These are from 9th January 2007, SG 2686 to 2691. There are six of these weird stamps and 4 other normal shaped ones (2767-2770).

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So are these comb or line perfs??? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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So are these comb or line perfs???
Die cut but assume by your winks you already knew that :D

Now for the silly question

Does that mean they were cut with something like a cookie cutter :?
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kedwaven wrote:

Does that mean they were cut with something like a cookie cutter :?
I heard they hired lots of little old grannies with sharp scissors. :)
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I heard they hired lots of little old grannies with sharp scissors.

LOL Knowing the UK employment market nowadays they
were probably Polish grannies aswell :wink:

PS. no offence to polish workers i actually worked
with a couple and they were ok guys
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kedwaven wrote:
LOL Knowing the UK employment market nowadays they
were probably Polish grannies aswell :wink:

PS. no offence to polish workers i actually worked
with a couple and they were ok guys
The Polish grannies were GUYS???!!!!
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http://www.glenstephens.com/snjune08.html

Thanks for all those who assisted with phots and info .. all part of my next "Stamp News" column above!

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